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VMB Blaze Diamond

An exclusive collection of Ideal Cut Diamonds, hand selected by us using the highest standards set by the American Gem Society (AGS).

Since we hand select these diamonds ourselves from the thousands of diamonds we inspect and study each year, the VMB Blaze Diamonds are much more affordable than other “branded’ ideal cut diamonds on the market today.

VMB Blaze Diamonds are our own, in-house brand. They’re an exclusive collection of ideal cut round diamonds that we searched for, found, and hand-selected during our diamond buying trips around the world. To be in this collection, a diamond must receive an AGS cut grade of zero (AGS 0)...which is the best possible cut grade, representing the very best in  diamond cutting. Without exaggeration, this means that in VMB Blaze Diamonds, you’re literally looking at the finest cut diamonds in the world.

Here at Vanscoy, Maurer & Bash Diamond Jewelers we have directly imported diamonds from Antwerp, Belgium, for over 35 years, and 95% of our diamonds come from Fischler Diamonds, with offices in Antwerp, New York, Hong Kong and Santiago. Fischler is a specialty diamond cutting firm that specializes in the finest cut diamonds available. They do not sell to the chain stores. Fischler only selects the finest jewelry stores that adhere to the highest standards of excellence. We are proud of our 35+ year history with Fischler.

VMB Blaze diamond

You’ll select your diamond based on whatever factors mean the most to you. Maybe its shape, maybe its size, maybe its cost. But if you’re motivated primarily by the symbolism behind giving the absolute best of the best, then you want to prioritize the cut grade of the diamond. 

For generations, the diamond industry has known that the cut grade is the most important factor in a diamond’s beauty. Color and clarity are important characteristics to consider, but unless those are terrible, nobody will even notice them. What you and everyone else does notice about a diamond, other than its size, is how much fire and sparkle it has. Color and clarity have almost no influence on that; it’s all in the Cut. What you see across the room is how well the diamond was cut. Plain and simple, it is the engineering of the diamond (cut) that makes all the difference in the world. And that, is what we are very strict about – how the diamond is cut.

VMB Blaze diamonds are literally the best cut diamonds in the world. And all VMB Blaze Diamonds have received an AGS cut grade of 0, (AGS scale goes from 0 to 10, with 0 being the best, the Ideal cut) 

While each of the round diamonds in our exclusive VMB Blaze collection vary by color, clarity, and carat weight, the AGS 0 – AGS Ideal – cut grade is what they all have in common. Each is perfectly cut to reflect the most brilliant explosion of light that everyone wants in their diamond.

It was the American Gem Society (AGS), in 2005, that became the very first diamond grading laboratory to bring clear standards to the quality of a diamond’s cut. The AGS did this by basing their cut grading on both three-dimensional modeling and on the actual appearance of the diamond. Other laboratories have since followed suit with systems of their own, but we have always been a believer that the AGS system is the most thorough and trustworthy.