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16.4 Properties of Diamond
16.4.1 Relevant descriptions of the gemological properties and their practical exploitation
16.4.2 Dispersion and Fire
16.4.3 Reflectivity and Lustre


16.4.4 Brilliance
16.4.5 Directional Optical Properties
16.4.5.1 Polarisation
16.4.5.2 Refraction and the measurement of RI
16.4.6 Non-optical properties
16.4.6.1 Durability
16.4.6.2 SG
16.4.6.3 Electrical properties
16.4.6.4 Thermal properties
16.4.6.5 Wettability
16.4.7 Non-optical directional properties
16.4.7.1 Grain
16.4.7.2 Cleavage
16.4.7.3 Differential hardness
16.4.7.4 Crystal form in relation to the crystal structure of the diamond
16.4.7.5 Their significance in identification and manufacture.

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