Can you see the flouresence in my diamond?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The picture isn’t showing up

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Can you reload the pics?

Post # 4
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Wannabee

I actually prefer fluors, not everyone’s cup of tea though

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

Your pics are not showing up. FWIW, GIA ran a study regarding fluorescence, and in normal lighting even professional graders cannot tell if a stone has fluorescence. Likewise in most sunlighting conditions. It isn’t until fluorescence get to be very strong that it has the potential to cloud a stone, but that is a VERY rare thing to occur. In the past, stones with great colour and fluorescence were sold as “blue white” diamonds and commanded a premium, but as bigger (and less educated) mall stores took over, it was too difficult to explain fluorescence to customers so most jewelers stopped carrying stones with any fluorescence (additionally, unscrupulous sellers used the term “blue white” on any stone with fluoro, even those without the required high colour grade). In most situations, the only thing fluoro does is make a stone appear a slightly better colour than what it actually is (makes it look whiter).

If you see blue in your stone, it is far more likely the sky relecting in it. In outdoor pics, it is impossible to tell which stones have blue fluoro and which are simply reflecting the sky. If your stone clouded in the presence of sunlight, there wouldn’t be any doubt whatsoever about it. It would be more than obvious and impossible to miss. 

However, you are clearly uncomfortable about the fact that your stone has medium blue fluorescence. If that is the case, then enchange the stone while you can. IMO, it is something a person should be educated about, and a person should want a stone that has it (or at least be indifferent or understand its positive attributes). If you don’t want a stone with it, there are plenty out there with none.

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