Though many diamonds are spread too shallow or cut too deep to reserve weight from the primordial rough, Fire & Ice Diamonds are cut to specific angles and precise proportions that reflect and refract their luminescence for a crystal-clear display of brilliance, fire, and flash.
Compared to GIA Excellent and AGS Ideal cut diamonds, Fire & Ice has a narrower set of acceptable proportions. As a result, every Fire & Ice Diamond consistently delivers a vividly blazing, intensely dazzling appearance. Compare any two Fire & Ice Diamonds to see just how remarkably similar they are in symmetry, polish, and proportion.
Fire & Ice Diamond facets are precisely angled to allow for the maximum reflection of light through the top of each stone, thereby preventing light leakage and avoiding the "fisheye" effect. As a result, the Fire & Ice Diamond appears larger than most other GIA Excellent and AGS Ideal cut diamonds.
Jason Quick, Executive Director, AGS Laboratories explains the science behind the AGS light performance analysis
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Diamonds cut to Fire & Ice proportions reflect light from every direction through the top of the stone. The result? A display of white light ("brilliance"), a spectrum of dispersed colors ("fire"), and sparkling flashes of light ("scintillation"). Each diamond's facets are carefully arranged to accomplish a supreme brilliance similar to a group of perfectly positioned mirrors. This brilliance is then balanced by fire and enhanced by scintillation to achieve every Fire & Ice Diamond's luminescence.
The secret to each Fire & Ice Diamond's immense brilliance is the white light reflected through the top of the diamond. This reflection of light allows a Fire & Ice Diamond to appear one-to-two color grades whiter than its actual GIA color classification.
FINALIZING A FIRE & ICE DIAMOND'S BEAUTY
Master diamantaires using cutting edge technology have created the Fire & Ice proprietary cut diamond. Put simply, these are the world's most brilliantly cut diamonds.
Carat weight is perhaps the simplest element of a diamond to comprehend. The weight of one carat is 200 milligrams. 1.00 carat is also known as 100 points (0.75 ct. = 75 points, 1/2 ct. = 50 points). Because Fire & Ice Diamonds are of a superior cut, even a Fire and Ice Diamond of lesser weight retains a higher value than inferior cuts.
Being that diamonds are formed under immense pressure and heat, finding a diamond without internal or external characteristics is incredibly rare. A diamond's clarity grade and value depend on the scale, nature, location, and number of such inclusions.
While many diamonds appear colorless, the majority have faint yellow or brown undertones. A diamond's rarity and value grow as these tones fade and become less apparent.