Brilliant cut is one of the most popular diamond cuts. It consists of 58 facets, 33 on the crown (topview) and 25 on the pavillion(bottomview). I was thinking of illustrating it and got a pretty decent Diamond. Have a look at it.
A diamond by ~rockraikar on deviantART
I just thought of sharing how to draw this. I have two png files at deviantart.com for top as well as bottom view.
Top view of diamond and Bottom view of diamond show how to draw them.
I haven't written more about filling with gradients there. Its pretty simple. Use a gradient with white & light greyish colors. It would be better if you have reduced the opacity of few colors because if we do an overlapping of these views , you will get a cool diamond as the one here.
I drew a cool Brilliant cut diamond Ring, looks pretty nice.
A diamond ring. by ~rockraikar on deviantART
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