How is the Blaze Cut Diamond Different From Other Cuts?
Bez Ambar invented the Blaze cut diamond in 2003.
The Blaze is a square-cut diamond that signifies a dramatic departure from traditional diamond cutting. It has only 13 crown facets, and it produces bursts of vivid colors (fire) 10X larger than any other diamond cut.
Whenever anyone tries to introduce something new, they will encounter resistance
.John Dewey said: ‘Old ideas give way slowly; for they are more than abstract logical forms and categories. They are habits, predispositions, deeply ingrained attitudes of aversion and preference.’
The Blaze was introduced slowly, and it took awhile until it penetrated the consumer market.
In the meantime, Bez continued to experiment cutting it in different sizes and trying different setting styles. In recent years, the Blaze gained popularity, and there is a high demand for it especially after the introduction of the amazing Ring of Fire mounting.
The accepted model in the jewelry industry before the Blaze was invented, was that the beauty of a diamond is dependent upon its brilliance. Bez realized that Fire, (the amount of flashes of colored light reflecting from the surface of the diamond), is an even more important quality that defines the diamond’s beauty. He believes that “Fire is what gives the stone its life”. He decided to explore the possibility of designing a cut that maximizes the amount of color dispersion,the fire, in the diamond. After a lengthy investigation of optics and many hours of calculating the relationship between the size of the facets and their relative angles, Bez discovered that 13 is the number of facets that maximizes the amount of color dispersion in a stone.
He named the new cut BLAZE.“When the Blaze stones are set next to each other, they create large areas of uninterrupted brilliance infused with hundreds of colorful explosions of light,” Bez Ambar states.“I believe I have created a truly unique cut. The Blaze produces maximum fire dispersion without compromising its brilliance. It is an extraordinary cut that does not stop to astound me with its beauty” The enthusiastic reaction of the consumer to the Blaze proves that Bez’s feelings about the cut are correct.