Ice on Fire
Every diamond in our Ice on Fire collection has been carefully selected, cut, and polished to the highest possible standards. Our exclusive Ice on Fire diamonds are selected and thoroughly examined by our in-house experts, who then mark the proportions on the diamond that will create the most brilliance. Diamond Exchange's Ice on Fire diamonds are perfectly regular and symmetrically aligned, as shown in the top right image, ensuring that the maximum amount of brilliance is evenly reflected. Each Ice on Fire diamond is classed as "Super Ideal Cut" with a level of precision in their proportions that is far stricter than GIA's coveted excellent.
What sets Ice on Fire diamonds apart?
Proportions: The proportions of a diamond affect how light travels within the stone, so diamonds must be cut with the perfect proportions to maximise the amount of light reflected through the top. Diamonds that are cut too shallow or too deep result in a dull lustre.
Symmetry: The symmetry of a diamond refers to the exactness of the shape and placement of the stone's facets, and is also another major element of a stone's brilliance. When the facets are properly aligned, all the reflected light is directly focused at your eye. If the shape of the facets is slightly irregular, or if the facets are not aligned, it causes a misdirection of light, as shown in the top left image.
Hearts and Arrows: Hearts and Arrows is a visual phenomena in diamonds with perfect proportions, symmetry, and polish. When a perfectly cut diamond is viewed from the bottom with a specialised lens, a beautiful pattern of eight hearts is visible. When looking from the top, a dramatic pattern of eight arrows is visible.
Japanese jewellers were the first to discover this "hearts and arrows" kaleidoscopic effect when a round brilliant cut diamond was examined through a special viewer. As the Japanese started to refine their polishing techniques, the cutting style slowly gained popularity and was picked up by other cutting houses around the world.
All of our Ice on Fire diamonds are cut with perfect proportions, symmetry and polish, each one exhibits the visual phenomena known as Hearts and Arrows. All well cut diamonds require more time to cut and any cutting of a stone will generate some waste. These factors are why diamonds with the Hearts and Arrows feature, that include our Ice on Fire diamonds, are usually priced higher than other diamonds.
When you purchase a diamond from our Ice on Fire collection, you will also receive your own Ice-Scope, a useful tool to help you see the Hearts and Arrows effect in your stone, and proof of the time, skill, and energy that created your perfect diamond.