What Makes a Diamond Sparkle?

Anyone who has ever seen diamond jewelry might wonder what makes the gemstone sparkle so brightly. 

Do Raw Diamonds Sparkle?

A diamond mined directly from the ground looks like a transparent rock. The raw diamond is still valuable because of its clarity, color, and weight. However, it lacks sparkle until an expert diamond cutter cuts and polishes it using precise angles and measurements to achieve maximum quality and brilliance.

What Makes A Diamond Sparkle?

A diamond cutter's skilled craftsmanship transforms the raw diamond into a finished gem. The expert can use laser-guided modern cutting tools to remove the diamond's rough exterior. They can also use a diamond-dusted cutting wheel to grind down and polish its sides. The diamond sparkles when the diamond cutter creates facets with precise proportions and correct alignment. Light enters the diamond from various angles, and it reflects and bounces within the diamond. 

What Qualities Affect Sparkle?

A beautifully cut diamond sparkles best when these effects balance well:

  • Fire: This term describes the elegant and colorful flashing effect produced by a diamond. The inner crystalline structure disperses light into a spectrum of stunning colors.
  • Brilliance: This term refers to the proportion of white light reflected through the diamond, making the gemstone seem lit from the inside.
  • Scintillation: Scintillation depends on movement, which is why wiggling one's finger can make the diamond ring flash. Light is bounced around the diamond's pattern, and the contrast of dark and light areas generates the gem's signature sparkle.

Find Your Perfect Diamond

At Bichsel Jewelry, we have a wide selection of quality loose diamond stones, engagement rings, and premier diamond jewelry in all shapes and sizes. Our dedicated staff and bench jeweler are here to guide you in selecting a diamond stone or jewelry piece that fits your preferences and needs.

Our store has been serving the Sedalia, MO area with our quality services, expertise in custom design, and integrity since 1865. Contact us or visit our website today, we look forward to working with you!