Nice Ice Diamonds: Your Quest for the Perfect Ring Starts Here

At Nice Ice® Diamonds, we aim to empower heroes like you to conquer the ring-buying challenge. Since 1996, we've trained love-struck knights online in the ancient skills of diamond buying, ensuring that they slay the retail-price dragon and return intact to present their Queen with the sparkliest super-ideal cut diamonds.

Our mission is to empower you with the knowledge and tools to navigate the diamond-buying landscape. We no longer sell diamonds directly. Thus, you can take our recommendations to heart, as they intend to ensure your successful quest.

Immerse yourself in our educational resources, and let us walk you through each step of the ring-buying journey. With Nice Ice® by your side, you'll discover the perfect diamond that resonates with your heart and soul. And if you ever need an expert guide, our Diamond Concierge Service is here, ready to craft a unique selection of diamonds from trusted merchants tailored to your specific criteria.

Brian Gavin Black Super Ideal Cut RBCD, the Pinnacle of Nice Ice Diamonds.

The Epitome of Nice Ice: Black by Brian Gavin.

Nice Ice® Diamonds Buying Guides:

Nice Ice Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Buying Guide.
Nice Ice Cushion Cut Diamond Buying Guide.
Nice Ice Diamonds Princess Cut Buying Guide.
Nice Ice Emerald Cut Diamond Buying Guide.
Nice Ice Heart Shaped Diamond Buying Guide.
Nice Ice Diamonds Pear Shaped Buying Guide.
Nice Ice Radiant Cut Diamonds Buying Guide.
Nice Ice Emerald Cut Diamond Buying Guide.
Nice Ice Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond Buying Guide.
Nice Ice Marquise Brilliant Cut Diamond Buying Guide.

Natural "Nice Ice" Diamonds

Earth-mined diamonds are a finite natural resource with origins in the earliest days of our planet. It takes millions of years for diamonds to form and travel from the center of the Earth to reach the surface. They have been coveted for centuries and believed to be talismans of love and devotion; they are the perfect symbol of your commitment.

Lab Grown Diamonds:

Manufactured diamonds grown in a laboratory are becoming more popular. Approximately five percent of diamonds in the market are man-made. The price of lab-grown diamonds is considerably lower than natural, and they become less expensive as technology improves. The essential chemical properties are identical, but there are differences.

The Best Places to Buy "Nice Ice" Online:

Quadex Square Brilliant Hearts and Arrows Diamond from Brian Gavin.

Quadex Square Brilliant from Brian Gavin.

Black by Brian Gavin Diamond Reviews:

Black by Brian Gavin Diamonds represents the pinnacle of light performance. Brian Gavin holds the patent for maximizing light performance in the modern round brilliant cut diamond.

Their patented polishing process maximizes light return and produces more intense sparkle. Now, that's what we call Nice Ice! Speaking of which, Brian used to polish hearts and arrows diamonds for our private reserve.

Read more about it in our in-depth Black by Brian Gavin Diamonds Review. Also, check out the latest Brian Gavin Special Offers for current coupons and promotions..

Exquisite photograph of a Blue Nile round diamond solitaire engagement ring and matching wedding bands.

Blue Nile Engagement & Wedding Rings.

Blue Nile Diamond Reviews:

Blue Nile offers the most extensive inventory of GIA graded diamonds online. They also offer a vast selection of popular engagement rings like the petite floral halo setting.

Be sure to read our Astor by Blue Nile Review to discover how they differ from Blue Nile Signature diamonds. That is different from our Blue Nile Review that explains how to search their extensive selection of GIA Excellent cut diamonds effectively.

Blue Nile has offices on several different continents. Under those circumstances, it's easy for them to ship worldwide, and returns are easy.

Brilliant Earth Design Your Own Engagement Ring.

Explore Brilliant Earth Diamonds.

Brilliant Earth Diamond Reviews:

Brilliant Earth is best known for promoting diamonds that are Beyond Conflict Free™. They boast an inventory of more than 100,000 natural and lab-grown diamonds most days.

Approximately 10,000 of those diamonds are block-chain enabled. That means that you can trace the origin of the diamond back to its source. You can also filter the search results by country of origin.

Be sure to read our Brilliant Earth Review for more information. It provides an in-depth review of everything they have to offer. Including a directory of showroom locations.

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James Allen Diamond Reviews:

First, James Allen offers one of the largest virtual inventories of GIA Excellent cut diamonds. Second, they offer an extensive selection of engagement rings in all the popular styles.

James Allen is also a popular one-stop-shop for natural and lab-grown diamonds. In that case, you can choose the best of both worlds.

Be sure to read our in-depth James Allen Review to discover how to search for diamonds with the best light performance. We also have diamond buying guides for every shape and reviews of other vendors.

Whiteflash Valoria Engagement Ring.

Whiteflash Engagement Rings.

Whiteflash A CUT ABOVE® diamonds:

Whiteflash is the exclusive source for A CUT ABOVE® diamonds. They carry an exclusive in-house inventory of super ideal round and princess-cut diamonds.

They also feature an extensive collection of designer engagement rings. Whiteflash offers designer engagement rings by Tacori, Simon G., Vatche, Verragio, and more.  

Be sure to read our Whiteflash Diamonds Review and learn more about A CUT ABOVE® round and princess cut diamonds. They also offer a vast collection of virtual diamonds in all the popular shapes and sizes.

The Most Popular Nice Ice® Tutorials:

If you're looking to save time and money, be sure to read the most popular guides by Nice Ice Diamonds.  

It Only Takes A Minute to Get Up to Speed.

The one minute diamond buying guide contains everything you need to know to buy a round brilliant cut diamond with confidence.

The Ultimate Diamond Buying Tutorial.

The five minute diamond buying guide goes beyond the basics and digs into the nitty gritty details experts take into account.

Diamond Performance by Shape.

Our diamonds shape tutorial provides insight on what cuts perform best and key factors to consider.

The Latest from the Nice Ice Diamonds Blog:

Let Our Diamond Concierge Service Be Your Guide

Selecting the perfect diamond is an art requiring extensive experience. The Nice Ice® Diamond Concierge Service provides the professional insight necessary for choosing diamonds with the best light performance.

It's in the subtle nuances where a diamond's true beauty and value are revealed – from its mesmerizing light return to the intensity of its sparkle. We specialize in super ideal cut diamonds, where minute details can dramatically influence brilliance and price.

Our service is more than guidance; it's a partnership in making an informed decision that balances your preferences with the science of exceptional light performance.

As a final reminder, our comprehensive services – including personalized consultations, in-depth buying guides, and diamond education – are complimentary for consumers. We're here to ensure your confidence and satisfaction, not just in the diamond you choose but in the value and meaning it holds in your life.


What makes a diamond sparkle?

Diamond sparkle consists of brilliance, dispersion, and scintillation. The proportions dictate the volume of light return, while the degree of optical precision determines the intensity of the sparkle factor. That is the consistency of facet shape, size, and alignment from the perspective of 360-degrees.

Which cut of diamond has the most sparkle

Modern round brilliant cut diamonds sparkle more evenly and intensely than any other shape when appropriately balanced. Specific proportions and precise facet alignment is necessary to maximize the volume of light return and sparkle factor. We recommend a pavilion angle between 40.6 - 40.9 degrees offset by a 34.3 - 35-degree crown angle.

How much are engagement rings?

According to one survey, the average price of a diamond engagement ring was $6,800 in 2021. However, the answer depends on the age and average income of the survey participants. Diamond prices depend on essential factors, such as carat weight, clarity, color, and cut quality. The latter of which can influence prices by up to sixty percent.

Where is the best place to buy an engagement ring?

The best place to buy an engagement ring depends on your preferences. In our experience, you'll find the best prices and selection online; plus, most online vendors provide more details than brick-and-mortar jewelry stores. However, we recommend shopping for engagement rings online and locally to determine the best options for your specific needs.