Brilliance is the heart of a diamond's allure at GOODSTONE. It's the diamond's ability to reflect and radiate white light, making it truly mesmerizing. Expert diamond cutters understand that maximizing this brilliance involves crafting mirror-like facets that reflect light back to the viewer, creating an illusion of countless twinkling lights within the diamond.
Diamonds feature two types of facets: physical and virtual. Physical facets are the actual cuts on the stone, which play with light to create the appearance of numerous lights within, known as virtual facets. These facets work together to scatter light in various directions, recombining it into a brilliant white as it exits the diamond.
A diamond with more physical facets has greater potential to produce a spectacular light show. Well-cut diamonds achieve exceptional brilliance by reflecting light across multiple surfaces, creating a dazzling effect greater than the sum of its individual parts.
Fire refers to the dispersion of light in a diamond, revealing a vibrant spectrum of colors. When white light, composed of various colors, enters a diamond, it slows down and scatters, displaying shimmering hues. This process, known as dispersion, adds a dynamic vitality to the diamond, showcasing deep flashes of color like red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
For a diamond to fully display its fire, it must be precisely cut to refract and scatter light effectively. Inaccurate cuts may allow light to escape without breaking into its colorful components, diminishing the diamond's fiery potential.
Scintillation, often synonymous with a diamond's sparkle, is the dynamic interplay of flash scintillation (white light) and fire scintillation (colorful light). As the diamond moves, its facets split the light into a spectrum, creating lively sparks that seem to dance on the surface, contrasted with deeper colored flashes within.
The scintillation's magic lies in the balance of light and dark areas, creating the overall sparkle. Without this contrast, much of the light would escape through the diamond's lower facets, losing its enchanting sparkle. At GOODSTONE, we ensure each diamond is cut to maximize this scintillation, bringing life and radiance to every gem.