Dispersion- the rainbow flashes of color that a well cut diamond displays when it refracts light; also known as fire.
Scintillation- the glitter of light seen in the diamond’s crown as either the stone, the light source, or the observer moves; also called sparkle.
Brilliance- the brightness or intensity of light reflected to the eye in the "face-up" position. You should see alternating areas of light and dark that give the stone a bright, lively high-contract appearance.
Symmetry- the exactness of shape and placement of facets. A full cut diamond typically has 58 facets.
Finish- the quality of the polish (final smoothing of each facet), the condition of the girdle, and the overall precision of workmanship; sometimes referred to as the "make" of the diamond.
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Cut is what turns an opaque, dullish-gray pebble into a mirror of light. In its ultimate form, a finely shaped diamond is a masterpiece of mathematics, its angles precisely drawn. In a classic cut, each of the 58 facets is aligned in exact relationship to the others to achieve maximum beauty."
"This is the beauty seen across a dance floor or a dining room as a brilliant flash of light, alive with a rainbow of changing colors. It's what sets the diamond apart as the paragon of gemstones. It's what makes the diamond so special, so valued.
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