All Ideal Square diamonds are responsibly mined, cut and polished in the North West Territories of Canada, which is the third largest producer of rough diamonds in the world. Canadian diamonds are mined under the most environmentally responsible standards, with the greatest amount of social responsibility and First Nations involvement. Ideal Square diamonds have an absolute pedigree and a transparent chain of custody from mine to market with a birth date, mine of origin and a birth weight. Each diamond has a unique diamond identification number laser etched on the girdle with a maple leaf and is registered at www.thecanadiandiamond.com.
- 8 sides. 8 hearts. 8 arrows. 68 total facets
- Light Performance measures show the diamond performs equal to or greater then an ideal round
- Much more brilliant than radiant or princess cut diamonds
- The cut maximizes brilliance, fire and sparkle
- The Ideal square is perfectly proportioned, perfectly polished and perfectly symmetrical
Light Return from an Ideal Square Diamond
Light Return from a Round Brilliant Diamond
Light Return from a princess cut diamond
The diamond cut refers to the angles and proportions of a diamond. A diamond crafted to use these angles correctly will internally reflect light from one mirror-like facet to another and disperse and reflect it through the top of the stone. The diamond cut, how well it has been polished and the proportions and symmetry, are of the singularly most important factors in determining the life, brilliance and dispersion of a diamond.
A diamond that is cut too shallow with respect to its width will allow too much light to pass straight through the diamond, leaving little light to reflect. Such a diamond will appear dull and lacking in brilliance. Alternatively, a diamond that is cut too deeply will allow light to escape from the sides of the diamond and also appear dull.
For many years the precise mathematical design of the cut that could offer the maximum light return has been a widely debated topic within the diamond industry. However, the creation of the Ideal Cut allowed diamond craftsmen to reveal the maximum brilliance and fire through optimizing the light dispersal within a diamond. Since the establishment and modern development of the Ideal Cut, only diamonds carefully crafted in this way can be said to have reached their full potential.
The Ideal Diamond is crafted using the precise formulas and mathematical calculations developed from the Ideal to achieve maximum brilliance and fire within the diamond. Ideal Diamonds adhere to the strict parameters of the Ideal Cut thereby ensuring that the Ideal² is the perfect Ideal Cut and the perfect diamond.