Diamond mining – UDPATE

Some of you asked for better pictures of The One Ring. Sarah gave you a lovely shot of the rock on her finger. I’ll give you the technical stuff.

Below are images taken from a diamond 3D model viewer called GemAdvisor. All images are of Sarah’s actual ring. The vendor I bought the stone from sent me a “gem” file which has all the technical specifications within it.


top view



table up

table down

bottom view

Finally, here is the diamond in action, with the light source moving around. Look deeply into the stone. You are getting sleepy. I’m going to snap my fingers on the count of three…

<<< Update >>>

Here are some additional images of Sarah’s rock under different lighting conditions. The following are excerpted from the GemEx Systems brilliance scope report. It analyzes the optical performance of the gem under various light sources. Here is her diamond’s scope results:

brilliance scope meter

Here is the stone under normal light:

normal light

And now for more sparkly action is the diamond under different light. Don’t ask me what kind of light, I just cropped the images:

light view 1

light view 2

light view 3

light view 4

light view 5

light view 6

5 comments for “Diamond mining – UDPATE

  1. May 11, 2006 at 8:40 pm

    That’s an amazing program you’ve got there, Mr. Lund. I love the animated one especially. We should set it up so that my 4th grade girls can stare at it all day… apparently they like “sparkly”.

  2. Jeff
    May 12, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    Hah! I almost posted last night to ask if you were going to plunk down the brilliancescope, ISee2, and Sarin info. Isn’t is fun being able to get all these specs on the lovely rock?

  3. Mary
    May 16, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    Rob, you’ve managed to take a very romantic item and describe it in a highly technical way. That must by why Sarah loves you! Congrats again!

  4. July 11, 2006 at 11:28 am

    Alas, it could only score a scintillation factor of high… I kid of course; we all know her Ring rocks hard-core!

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