posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mine reflect a little bit of color depending on the kind of light the ring is under and whether there’s anything colorful around it.  Definitely not to the extreme of moissy for example.  Not going to lie though…sometimes I’m a little jealous of the pretty moissys I see on here!

Post # 4
6365 posts
Bee Keeper

Of course diamonds have fire. A well-cut, good clarity diamond can have a lot. It does look different from CZ fire. When new, CZs can have a lot of fire, they can even have whole prismatic rainbows inside displayed on larger facets (Although that inside rainbow effect doesn’t happen as much with CZ as with moissanite). Diamond’s fire tends to “shoot out” and not display more than one or two colors at a time, and is stronger than the others but proportionately less in quantity as compared to the white light return it tends to give off.

I do have empathy for the girl because she doesn’t want to be tricked. I can sort of identify with that because I hate being lied to. What I can’t identify with is ever thinking my FI would lie to me about something like that. One of the reasons I finally chose him was because I know that he’s an exceptionally trustworthy person. It sounds like she doesn’t trust men, to the point where she would consider being engaged to a man that she didn’t already trust completely that he wouldn’t try to “pass off” a simulant as a diamond to her. I know that’s common, but it’s a sad state of affairs that it’s so common. I think in general we have a culture of mistrust being normal, lies being acceptable or even funny or smart, and people who are trusting are treated more as foolish than honorable. For me, I feel sad that there are people I don’t know well that I can’t trust…but I’m glad to say I can trust my “inner circle” absolutely implicitly. If I knew this girl, not only would I show her how to tell a diamond apart from anything elese, but most of all I would try to convince her to slow down and be much more picky about men… not even consider accepting a proposal from someone who she could possibly imagine lying about something like that. She should know, absolutely know, that the ring is exactly what he says it is even before she ever lays her eyes on it.

Post # 5
1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Diamonds absolutely reflect color. My diamond is rated F which means it is colorless. This is what happens to it when I hold a yellow toy.


Post # 6
2904 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Ha! My diamond reflects color all of the time! How sad and ignorant.

Post # 7
2436 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

@Someday_Mrs_Maguire:  I like to watch people, too! Sporting events are great for that! 


Diamonds  absolutely can reflect color, like this stunning OEC from Jewels by Erica Grace *swoon*



Post # 8
3914 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

A well-trained person CAN tell a sim from a diamond, but sometimes it is not immediately apparent (like in stadium lighting at a hockey game) and sometimes it is. It is rare that even an expert can tell for certain in every possible circumstance, and I doubt even a well-trained jeweler would loudly boast about it or offer to be able to tell under questionable circumstances. 

But saddest of all is even thinking that your FI would present you with something and lie about it. That was a thought that never even entered my head about my (now) DH. A lot of people go on and on about how to tell if someone is cheating, or how to tell a diamond from a sim or how to tell if he is “into you.” The fact is, however, that part of what marked love from infatuation for me was not always worrying. I trusted him enough that those things just weren’t even possibilities. Laying awake at night with a knot in the pit of your stomach isn’t love, nor is thinking someone would try to pass off something you didn’t want in your engagement ring. 

Post # 9
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

Poor girl doesn’t know what she’s talking about, lol.  Diamonds DO reflect color, it’s called fire. :). I wonder why she thinks the way she does?  Of course, diamonds flash lots of white light:



Post # 10
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Some people just don’t realize how stupid they sound. I am sure her “friends” already know how obnoxious and ignorant she is. She probably says stuff like that all of the time. Diamonds definitely reflect color. Especially OEC’s and other chunky-faceted diamonds. Even more modern cut diamonds do. “Heart and Arrows” cuts are supposed to shine with maximum FIRE and brilliance also. 

Post # 11
1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Heidibrooke:  HOLY CRAP! Awesome pics! I tried to get mine to do the same, but it is a cloudy day here. This is all I could get. (I’m wearing a green shirt today)


Post # 12
2037 posts
Buzzing bee

@Someday_Mrs_Maguire:  I don’t know anything about the color of diamonds lol!

I just feel bad for whoever tries to marry her!  YIKES!

Post # 13
2231 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Sounds to me like she’s only been looking at cloudy and poorly cut diamonds if she thinks they don’t reflect color.

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