Answer :

Total internal reflection is the main reason

For brilliance of diamonds. The critical angle of a diamond is very low (24.4o). So if a light ray enters a diamond it is very likely to undergo total internal reflection which makes the diamond shine.


The figure below illustrates the total internal reflection in diamond.



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