Round Brilliant Cut Beauty and Light Performance Part 2 Going back over 100 years, numerous efforts have been made to analytically prove the superiority of the small range of angles called ‘Ideal’. Several metrics and methods have been developed in attempts to provide this proof. Ray tracing was employed by many (e.g. Marcel Tolkowsky in…

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The diamond clarity grading scale used worldwide today was introduced by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in 1953. To help address varying interpretations and inconsistencies in clarity grading between laboratories (and even within some labs), this article introduces an objective system for diamond clarity grading. The determination of the clarity grade is influenced by…

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