In the year 2000, Star Diamond wanted to create a diamond that would not only be the most brilliant diamond in the industry, but be affordable as well. The creation of the Star 129 was made possible with advancements in state-of-the-art laser cutting technology. While most diamonds are still entirely cut by hand and are subject to human error, Star 129 diamonds are created with the latest computer guided lasers, which allow all Star 129 diamonds to be cut with 129 precisely placed facets. The Star 129 has more opportunities to shine than other diamonds because it is based on an intricate and exacting geometrical formula, creating an incredible amount of brilliance never achieved before.
The Star 129 Is Proven To Be The Most Brilliant
The only way to measure a diamond’s true beauty is with the GemEx BrillianceScope. GemEx Systems Inc. has developed an instrument that visually records a diamond's Light Performance or essentially its beauty. The BrillianceScope uses the approach of specifically measuring the light that is returned through the diamond. It provides a scientific and objective method of evaluating a diamond using clear visual images.
The BrillianceScope measures the three components of sparkle:
White Light (Commonly referred to as brilliance.) The BrillianceScope Analyzer measures the percentage of the diamond returning bright white light to the observer.
Colored Light (Commonly referred to as fire.) The BrillianceScope Analyzer measures the percentage of the diamond returning bright colored light to the observer.
Scintillation ("Scintillation is the term used for changing colors, the radiance and sparkle of the rays when the stone is moved or when the light source changes." DIAMOND GRADING ABC, Varena Pagel-Theisen.) The BrillianceScope Analyzer measures the number of light points and determines how they change from position to position.
All of these factors can me summarized as Light Performance. Since Light Performance is closely correlated to cut, the best scientific method available was thought to be through measuring the geometry of the diamond. However, it has been known for decades that two diamonds of ideal proportions can have significantly different Light Performance or beauty. The Star 129 diamonds have been proven to be the most brilliant diamonds cut today.
Why People Choose The Star 129 Over other Diamonds.
You can see the difference in the sparkle with your own eyes. You don’t need special equipment to see the difference.
The Star 129 is fashioned with 129 facets versus the standard 58 facets of a traditional round diamond. This allows the diamond
to out sparkle all the other diamonds in the world.
The Star 129 will look larger when compared to a traditional 58 faceted diamond of the same weight.
Imagine if we were still using the first cellular phones that were ever developed as opposed to today's technology. For decades, the diamond industry has followed the traditional formula for cutting a regular 58 faceted round brilliant diamond and still does. The formula was created in 1919 by Marcel Tolkowsky, almost 100 years ago. This traditional way of cutting has allowed cutters to maximize the profit of their diamonds, by cutting diamonds for weight retention and not beauty. Cut drives 45% of the value of a diamond and 90% of what we see; the diamond’s sparkle.
Each Star 129 diamond is accompanied by a GemEx Light Performance Analysis Certificate, qualifying and quantifying its beauty. Every Star 129 diamond will score High to Very High in performance, and often the Star 129 will even exceed the parameters established in the Light Performance Analysis, in all three measures of light. Most round brilliant cut diamonds, including many AGS Ideal cuts, will score Low to Medium when analyzed. When the average consumer compares an Ideal cut to a Star 129 diamond, the results are always the same; the Star 129 will be chosen every time as being the most brilliant and eye catching diamond.
The GemEx Diamond Light Performance Certificate
is the most important certificate to accompany your diamond.