Flashcards in Optical Properties of Diamonds Deck (4):
What are some optical properties of a diamond?
Luster, Brilliance, Dispersion, Fluorescence, Reflection, Refraction
Refers to the quantity and quality of the light which is reflected from a mineral's exterior surfaces. Luster provides an assessment of how much the mineral surface 'sparkles'.
Categories of Luster:
Primarily divided into the three categories of metallic, sub-metallic and nonmetallic luster.