This may be a dumb question.

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

oxstardust421xo:  I think it means your ring is real and theirs aren’t ha! My ring does that too. Mine is also an antique, so I don’t know if that has to do with it at all. Honestly, I wouldn’t worry about it. A diamond is a diamond. What’s it to them?

Post # 3
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve never heard this claim before. My ring is a diamond, and as far as I know, cut properly, and it reflects light in my car similar to what you’re describing (and it isn`t even that big…)

Post # 4
1172 posts
Bumble bee

Yep, that’s awesome! Little sparkles all over. Don’t listen to haters!

Post # 5
1622 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

That’s a good thing when you get a light show!  

Post # 6
6448 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Mine shows light spots like that as well and as far as I know it’s a good cut. I actually will sit and wiggle my fingers around when I notice my ring putting on a light show 🙂

Post # 7
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Don’t pay them any mind. My diamond (E, VS1, excellent, RB) can put on quite the rainbow light show in the car. It distracts me. haha

Post # 9
4910 posts
Honey bee

Agree with what PPs said. A sparkly light show is a beautiful and lovely (and good!) thing. My ring sparkles like crazy, and also reflects light in the car — on the roof and on the sides, especially when I’m driving. I think it’s a sign that you have a great stone!

Post # 10
135 posts
Blushing bee

Aren’t well-cut diamonds supposed to give disco lightshows?

It sounds like you work with some Hatrerade-sipping jelly bellies.  Just ignore them.

Post # 11
2894 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

oxstardust421xo: if you’re that worried, take it to a jeweler you trust and have him test it in front of you. There are lots of older diamonds (OEC, OMC, etc.) that aren’t certified, though you can always send them in for certification. It doesn’t mean that they aren’t cut right.

Certification doesn’t mean it’s cut right or not cut right. It only states what the cut is, relative to a standard as interpreted by the person performing the certification. 

Sorry to get pedantic, but misinformation that causes anxiety drives me nuts. Your question isn’t dumb at all. Your coworkers’ POV is unfortunately mistaken. 

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