To qualify as AGS 0000 Ideal cut, a diamond must be polished to incredible precision, every facet carefully angled to maximize brilliance, scintillation, fire and overall Light Performance. The AGS Light Performance Grading Report sets the highest standard in the diamond industry, AGS 0000 Ideal. The 0’ mean zero deductions. 0 for Polish, 0 for Symmetry, 0 for overall Cut, and 0 for overall Light Performance.
Every Fire and Ice diamond achieves this maximum grade, but Fire and Ice goes beyond Ideal to produce a diamond which consistently faces up bigger, brighter and whiter even compared to other Excellent and Ideal cut diamonds.
– Avoid the crushed ice look
Every Fire and Ice Cushion cut diamond (over .30ct) will receive an AGS 0000 Ideal cut grade.
Fire and Ice went beyond the Ideal cut grade standards to preserve the classic Cushion design. Many cutters hoping to achieve an Ideal cut grade will cut the pavilion (bottom of the diamond) like a round. This is an easier way to reduce the loss of light and receive an Ideal cut grade. But Cushion connoisseurs like the look of the classic cushion, less crushed ice, more big bands of light.
The Fire and Ice Cushion cut diamond represents the maximum potential Light Performance a Cushion cut diamond can provide (See Bar Graph Below)