Fire and brightness are actually two related but somewhat independent factors. Princess is a brilliant style cut capable of nice brightness and fire. But they have traditionally been cut with very flat tops for maximum carat weight yield which significantly reduces fire.I know Round cuts sparkle the brightest historically. Can someone tell me about Princess cuts & their fire??
Scintillation and binary rivalry though count more than you can imagine.I know Round cuts sparkle the brightest historically. Can someone tell me about Princess cuts & their fire??
If you want a fireball with both scintillation and fire, you should seek out WF, BGD, HPD, and any other vendor I’m neglecting to mention who carries and markets IDEAL CUT MRB’s.This is all so interesting as I’ve never thought about brightness and fire being two different things per se. I think I’m drawn more to the fire than the brightness. If looking online for a MRB with more fire is there a way to read the numbers that would steer you in the right direction? Or is this something you need to see in person?
There are ways of assessing fire.Thank you Matthews1127, I actually already spend an embarrassing amount of time on these sites, looking and learning. I guess I’m just wondering if there’s any clues in the numbers, angles etc that specifically read “fire” in the ideal cuts, or is it just something that is individual to a specific stone? Assuming one is looking at diamonds with comparable specifications in clarity, color?
As a general rule, always distrust a person throwing out a generalized blanket statement. Then again, my own reply here is also a generalized blanket statement, I now realize.Princess fire is great in +5ct and crap below 2ct.
the brightest would be carre square or baguettes