Published on 04-09-2015 12:00 PM
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Have you ever wondered why one diamond can be very brilliant, while another diamond may look dull and lifeless?
Or perhaps you sell diamonds and cannot figure out why the guy down the street can sell the same VS2/G diamond that you have, and yet constantly beat your price by 30%?
Well, it all boils down to a little cone shaped structure you see in the graphic at left. It's known as the "critical angle" and it is the most important property of a diamond related to beauty. This imaginary cone controls the brilliance, beauty and value of a diamond more than anything else. Diamontaires have to know and understand the critical angle in order to produce the finest quality.