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Nice Ice® Diamonds has been online since 1996 and is one of the first online diamond education resources. As can be seen in the images above, we specialize in the niche of Super Ideal Cut Diamonds. At the same time, it's important to realize that we do not sell diamonds direct to the public. On the contrary, our mission is to teach you how to buy the most spectacular looking diamonds possible. Click on the button below to take advantage of our free Diamond Concierge Service.

How to Buy a Diamond Online:

To begin with, we recommend grabbing a copy of our diamond buying cheatsheet.

Then, you should  probably read the one minute diamond buying guide which most people find really helpful.

Next, we recommend reading the articles below that explain how to use the reflector scope images we use to judge light performance. Consequently, the images above show a Black by Brian Gavin Diamond through the reflector scopes we use to judge light performance:

At the same time, it's important to understand that minor nuances in diamond cut quality can have major impact on light performance. Which is why we recommend asking us to look over the details of any diamond you are considering. As a matter of fact, we don't care whether you're buying online or from a local jeweler. Which is why you should take advantage of our free Diamond Concierge Service before you buy.

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Cherry Picked Ideal Cut Diamonds of the Week:

Blue Fluorescence

"Little Boy Blue"

"Little Boy Blue Come Blow Your Horn" is the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this 1.36 carat, F-color, VVS-2 clarity, Brian Gavin Blue fluorescent diamond because I know that it's going to look amazing. The medium blue fluorescence is likely to make the F-color seem even brighter and whiter than it would without fluorescence.

Oval Brilliant Diamond

Oval Brilliant Cut 

This 1.21 carat, D-color, VS-2 clarity, oval brilliant cut diamond from James Allen has proportions within my preferred range. The 1.44:1.00 length to width ratio and outline give it a very pleasing shape. Be sure to read this article on the Best Proportions for Oval Shape Diamonds if you're looking for one and feel free to ask me to help you conduct a search or review a diamond.

Astor by Blue Nile

Astor by Blue Nile:

This 0.91 carat, F-color, VVS-1 clarity, Astor by Blue Nile diamond is guaranteed to take her breath away. The diamond has an overall cut grade of GIA Excellent with proportions within my preferred. range. As such, it should. exhibit a high volume of my return in a virtual balance of brilliance and dispersion. Click here to search Astor by Blue Nile for more options.

Are Super Ideal Cut Diamonds Worth It?

The ASET Scope images below show three "ideal cut diamonds" with varying degrees of Light Performance. The standard GIA Excellent cut diamond on the left is showing signs of light leakage under the table facet. While the entry level Hearts and Arrows diamond on the right shows traces of secondary brightness under the table facet.

Ideal Cut Diamond Comparison

The Black by Brian Gavin Hearts and Arrows diamond in the middle exhibits the most even distribution of light. To begin with, notice how the light is reflecting more evenly under the table facet. At the same time, the degree of hue and saturation is consistent throughout the entire facet structure.

This means that the diamond is reflecting light evenly because of the higher degree of optical precision. Which means that you will see sparkle which is even more vivid and intense along with higher light return.

Check Out The Latest From the Nice Ice Diamond Blog:

New Article: Diamond Prices 2019 - How to Maximize Return on Sparkle Factor and Light Performance.

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Get In-depth Answers to Your Diamond Buying Questions:

GIA Excellent vs Very Good Cut (seeing is believing)
People often wonder about the difference between GIA Excellent vs Very Good cut diamonds. Will the difference in light performance be something you can see? Or is the difference between GIA Excellent vs Very Good cut diamonds just a paper thing?
How to sell my diamond ring when things go bad (1.90 carats)
With 50% of marriages ending in divorce, many people want to know "How do I sell my diamond ring?" Including one Nice Ice client with a 1.90 carat, I-color, VS-2 clarity, cushion cut diamond for sale!"
ASET Scope Image for James Allen True Hearts (So Top Secret)
Do you know where to find ASET Scope images for James Allen True Hearts diamonds? Most people assume ASET Scope images are not available for James Allen True Hearts diamonds, but I'll let you in on a little secret...
James Allen True Hearts versus GIA Excellent Cut Diamonds
Are James Allen True Hearts diamonds worth the premium? Is it possible to find a GIA Excellent cut diamond that will rival the light performance of a hearts and arrows diamond? How does James Allen True Hearts diamonds compare to other brands?

The Best Places to Buy Ideal Cut Diamonds Online (updated for 2019):

Of Course, You Can Save Lots of Time by Letting Us Search for you...

We'll Help You Find the Most Spectacular Looking Diamond (using pro tools and mad skills):

Our trade status gives us direct access to the global diamond database that most sites use to feed their virtual inventory. Which means that we can help you find the most stunning diamond faster and easier.

Plus, we know exactly what we're looking for. So, we can whip through those diamond details pages and separate the wheat from the chaff at light speed.

So, you can stop wasting your time searching for diamonds one website at a time. We've got you covered. Click on the blue button below to get started. This service is free to consumers under the terms of our material connection disclosure.

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