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Welcome to Nice Ice (the Super Ideal Cut Diamond Buying Guide):

Super ideal cut diamonds have proportions within a specific range that produce the highest volume of light return. In addition, they are polished to exhibit a higher degree of optical precision which produces broad-spectrum sparkle. Light performance is measured using ASET Scope, H&A Scope, and Ideal Scope images.

Ideal Cut Diamond Comparison

The ASET Scope images above 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.

Black by Brian Gavin Diamond e-ring.

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. The Black by Brian Gavin Diamond in my son's engagement ring (on the left) exhibits the edge-to-edge sparkle factor that I imagine you are looking for..

Cherry Picked Ideal Cut Diamonds of the Week:

Black by Brian Gavin diamond.

"Black Is The New Black"

If you're looking for Purrfection, this is it. The new Black by Brian Gavin Diamonds represent the pinnacle of diamond cutting at this time. The specific combination of angles, degrees, and cutting technique is so advanced that it's patented. Which is why this 1.435 carat, E-color, VVS-2 clarity, Black by Brian Gavin Diamond looks so spectacular. And we all know how good she looks in black.

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Astor by Blue Nile

Astor by Blue Nile:

This 1.85 carat, G-color, VVS-2 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.

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.

AGS Laboratory Introduces Advanced ASET for Light Performance
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Here's a great contest from James Allen! Enter for your chance to win a diamond ring valued at $10K and they'll probably send you a discount coupon via email just for signing up! Be sure to take the quiz and you'll be well on your way to getting her to say yes!
The Best Setting for Cushion Cut Diamonds (How to Maximize the Sparkle)
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Jeff Cooper Tracie vs Brian Gavin Anita Halo (Brilliant duo)
Trying to decide between the Jeff Cooper Tracie setting and the Anita Halo by Brian Gavin? Tough choice, no doubt about it! Both Brian Gavin and Jeff Cooper are extremely talented jewelry designers with a reputation for the highest quality. What are the differences between these rings and which should you buy?

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?

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