Diamond brilliance is so important – it is the life of the diamond. A brilliant diamond will explode with light, creating an eye-catching sparkle. But what exactly is brilliance? It refers to the reflection of white light from the surface and the inside. Essentially, light enters through the table (the top) of the diamond and travels to the side facets, where it reflects internally from one side to the other before returning to the table of the stone as brilliance.
If the cutting is poor then the brilliance is sacrificed, so be sure to choose a diamond that has been well cut. At Fairfax & Roberts we source diamonds of the finest quality of cut, and they reflect the utmost brilliance and scintillation.
Fire, which is often referred to as dispersion, details the way the light disperses into the colour spectrum within the diamond. As light exits the diamond, dispersion causes the white light to be separated into multiple colours and this rainbow of colours is then reflected back into the eye.
Scintillation refers to the sparkle of the diamond, created by the play of light as the diamond, or the person viewing the diamond, moves. It is determined by how shallow the diamond is cut.