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I was recently on a red eye flight and was admiring my new engagement ring in the light of the overhead reading lamps. I noticed that the light from above was casting patterns on the seat in front of me and ceiling above. The pattern consisted of small rings arranged in a spoke-like pattern.


What, if anything, does this indicate about the diamond or diamond quality?


Thanks for your help!

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Not too much in and of itself. If you were able to control the light beam's angle (or the ring position) very carefully and take some measurements of the pattern you could come up with interesting observations on symmetry, but that's about it.


You can use a laser pointer much to the same effect, btw

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