Durability

The characteristic of a polished diamond that accounts for the risk of damage inherent in its proportions (i.e., the risk of chipping in diamonds with extremely thin girdles).

Dispersion

When light enters a diamond it reflects off the facets and the angles cut into the stone. This distribution of light is known as dispersion, or the display of the spectral colors.

Diamond

A diamond is the hardest known natural substance. It is crystallized carbon. Diamonds are mined in their rough form and then, cut and polished to reveal their brilliance.