(Closed) Is Fluorescence really important??? Need pics and advice???

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: would you buy a diamond with fluorescence??
    yes-why : (29 votes)
    73 %
    no-why : (11 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    @kansas_nurse:  I would, for my upgrade i am looking at a cushion cut, I color with medium blue fluor. Because a) it would make the stone look whiter when you see it for lower colored stones, and b) its really nice and cool when you can see the diamond under the sun, and a you might be able to see a blue hue. 

    personally I don’t think blue fluor is a bad trait, but for some it is undersirable and because of the blue fluor diamonds are cheaper too. I’m trying to find you a link to show you the blue flour

     

    edit: check this link from pricescope

    http://www.pricescope.com/forum/rockytalky/photos-of-a-rb-with-strong-blue-fluorescence-t138766.html

    Post # 4
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    3969 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Yes, fluroescence can be great when you have a more-yellow stone, I would say I and below. It can make it look whiter, but I dont think faint fluor is necessarily a bad thing even in an E or F! Its personal preference.

    Post # 5
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    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I actually didnt know much about Fluroescence and was reading it just the other day. Apparently, you are correct with the black light – BUT I did read that it is sometimes preferable in diamonds with a H or higher rating that might have some yellow, because the fluorescence supposedly masks any yellow.  In a higher quality colorless diamond, I believe Fluorescence is considered a “flaw”.  I say if the diamonds looks good to the naked eye – it doesnt matter

    Post # 6
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    205 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I have heard similar that fluroescence can actually have a positive effect on a stone with a colour grading G+ – because the fluroescence tends to be cool in tone (blue) it offsets the warmth of, say, the H colour making it appear more white.

    I have heard it’s only a problem (sometimes) with stones that are D-F, and in those cases it’s important to actually see the stone and inspect it in varous lights, especially sunlight because it’s not always going to be the case that the fluorescence is a bad thing at all.

    I would say go for the stone you’ve been looking at – but make sure there is a return policy just in case you do find that you don’t like the look of the stone (probably unlikely I would think)

    Post # 7
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    162 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If the ring has high fluorescence it will glow in the dark, as in, if you’re in a dimly lit restaurant.  I know a girl who has a beautiful 2 carat diamond solitaire and it literally glowed in the dark when we went out to dinner a couple of months ago.  It made it look like a decoder ring or cracker jack style ring.

    Post # 8
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    745 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Mine flouresces like a raver’s glowstick under a blacklight. There is no difference otherwise. It’s an old ring (his great-grandmother’s from over a hundred years ago)

    I squealed with glee when I saw that it flouresces (we were at a science center. People were giggling at me)

    Giant picture for reference (taken in midday sunlight)

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @HeathenSwan:  I LOVE your ring. Sort of jealous I didn’t consider solitaires.  Six prongs, is that a knife edge.. oh swoon…

    Post # 10
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    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Fluorescence is only an issue if:

    1) You don’t like the look of it glowing blue in strong UV light (like at a club)

    2) The stone is one of the very few that are negatively affected by the fluoro. This means that in any kind of UV light (near the sun), it has a hazy/cloudy look.

    So, if you’ve seen it and like it, there’s no problem!

    Post # 11
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    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @kansas_nurse:  Hi, my diamond has a strong fluorescence and I really can’t tell what effect it has on the diamond.  I really don’t notice a color change whether I’m indoors or out or if it’s day or night.  I have an E color so I guess it’s supposed to have a yellowing effect but I sure can’t tell. 

    Post # 12
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    607 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Faint florescence is ok, but sometimes strong can make it apear a bit cloudy in less than perfect lighting.  Not just under UV lights, but if you’re at a restaurant or happy hour and the lights are dim it will appear dull without much sparkle.  I would be ok with a faint or medium florescence, but would steer clear of strong.

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