Removing Head Obstruction

In Ideal-Scope images of round brilliant cut diamonds, it’s common to see 8 black arrows amongst a sea of red.

These black arrows are caused by light being reflected at such an angle that your head obstructs it, causing darkness. However, these black arrows provide contrast which in turn make the diamond more brilliant.

However, as seen below, when a person’s head is replaced by a fluorescent light, then intense flashes of light replace the black arrows, as seen below.


This video was taken in our light box with a diamond light shining directly onto the diamond.

2 Responses to “Removing Head Obstruction”

  1. Jogia Diamonds - Blog » Ideal-Scope vs AGS ASET For Fancy Shapes Says:

    […] head, is the most intense. Blue represents the light being obstructed by your head, however, if you remove the head obstruction, it will produce the most intense […]

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