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So many ways to Bling

The magnificence of a diamond’s sparkle is its greatest quality. Learn the industry terms used to describe the way a diamond dazzles.

Brilliance:  Refers to the way light is reflected from the facets of your diamond. The better your diamond’s cut the more brilliance it will have.
Scintillation:  Flashes of light seen when your diamond, light source or observer move. Negative scintillation refers to dark clouding in a diamond.
Fire: Used to describe the rainbow coloured lights that are reflected from your diamond. A well cut diamond will display more colours.


Did you know?

Ever wonder what the word “BLING means? The slang term has been added to the English dictionary and it refers to a diamond’s brilliance, scintillation and fire. The more your diamond sparkles the more BLING it has. So when someone says, “your Blinging,” or “your diamond is Blinging” know it’s a good thing since your jewelry is shining like it should.


Proportion Analysis

A diamond’s proportions will also affect its overall sparkle. When a diamond is being cut, the cutter will follow a mathematical formula to achieve the best proportions required for maximum fire and brilliance. A well cut proportioned diamond will bring the best quality and appearance. Become more familiar with how diamonds are crafted by reviewing the diagram below.

Diameter: The width of the diamond as measured through the girdle
Table: The largest facet of a diamond
Crown: The top portion of a diamond, extending from the girdle to the table
Girdle: The narrow band around the widest part of a diamond
Pavilion: The bottom portion of a diamond, extending from the girdle to the culet
Culet: The facet at the tip of a diamond
Depth: The height of a diamond, measured from the culet to the table