Post # 1
Im just curious if anyone else has a diamond do similar things to mine.
I recently inherited a .50 ct diamond solitaire ring that has been appraised as having a carity of VVS1, is a round hearts and arrow, is ideal cut and is E in color. It looks GORGEOUS most of the time (extremely sparkly and clear) but it goes really white it the odd low lighting situation – it’s hard to explain but it just looks almost cloudy and has very little definition in this lighting.
I’m wondering if this is normal for a diamond. I’ve never had one this size before so I’ve never noticed this happen with other rings of mine.
Please let me know if you’ve had (or not had) similar experiences with your diamond.
Post # 3
Yes – my diamond seems to do this sometimes. It sparkles most of the time but in some light it looks plain white – kind of like a white sapphire does in pictures. It’s kind of weird, but I’ve never had a diamond either so I don’t know if it’s normal or not! My diamond is 1 carat F colour. It’s I-2; you can see a flaw if you look closely.
Post # 3
Fluorescence maybe? I’d be willing to bet that’s what it is. Fluorescence in diamond sometimes makes the stone look milky, or hazy, sometimes with a blueish tint. Nothing wrong with that, I love that quality in diamonds, it makes them really interesting!
Post # 4
I havent noticed this with mine. Maaybe if its really dirty? Has it been cleaned recently?
Post # 5
@MademoiselleL: Thanks for posting! Even if it’s not normal for everyone it makes me feel better that you’ve experienced the same thing.
@KatyElle: Yeah maybe?! Thanks for the comment.
Post # 6
@pinkshoes: I thought maybe that was the issue too so I tried cleaning it and it made no difference 🙁 But thanks for the thought!
Post # 7
@Lou947: Mine is definitely not dirty either so I don’t think that’s it! Haven’t really heard much about fluorescence before.
I thought it was maybe my cut (good) that was producing the effect…but since yours is ideal cut maybe that’s not it either!
Post # 8
I’ve heard that florescence does this as well.
One of my friend’s ring did this in low light, and under black light (like in a night club) it looked bright blue (not clear/white at ALL) and milky/cloudy.
It was kind of neat.
The good part about florescence is that you cannot usually see it under most lights, but it makes diamonds look whiter than they are all the time 🙂
Nothing to be concerned about, if you have a GIA cert for the diamond, it will list flourescence (if that is what’s causing this)