The modern Asscher cut moissanite is similar to a square emerald cut, usually with larger step facets, a higher crown, and a smaller table. This combination often creates more brilliance than the emerald cut moissanite.
A well-cut Asscher will resemble to have concentric squares as you look down through the table, the result of proper positioning of the pavilion facets underneath. Like the emerald cut moissanite, the Asscher cut moissanite has cropped corners; however, because an Asscher cut is square, the cropped corners give the Asscher cut moissanite a somewhat octagonal shape.
Once mounted in a four prong setting, the Asscher cut moissanite stone maintains its unique shape within a square form.