(Closed) Can diamonds have a lot of rainbow reflections?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My diamond ring has rainbow fire. Perhaps moissanite has even more of it? I also read that it’s a major difference but I’ve never seen a moissanite irl. I find my white sapphire ring mostly has white flashes, but my diamonds have tons of rainbow colour.

Diamonds:

White sapphire:

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

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@cmbr:  said: “Many people have never seen a well-cut, high quality diamond — they definitely throw a lot of fire!”

That!

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2006

My diamonds have a ton of rainbow reflection especially under store lights and right after it’s cleaned!

Post # 20
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Busy bee

I saw a moissanite and it seemed that the little rainbows were contained within the stone itself.  I have a diamond on my ering, and I noticed that it gives mostly white flashes, and blue and green.  If I get it in the sun while in the car, I see that it gives off little rainbow reflections on the roof of my car. 🙂  I didn’t have the opportunity to try that with the moissanite, but would have liked to!

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

My diamond is very colourful and rainbowy outside and in shopping mall lighting. Indoors, more white. It’s a D coloured, excellent cut, VS1, no fluorescence diamond.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@FR825:  Do you have a side shot of your diamond?  That should make it easier to tell if it’s cut like a diamond or like a moissanite.  If you’re really worried, I’d take it to a jeweler though.  They’d be able to set your mind at ease better than we can.

Post # 24
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Worker bee

Someone said that the rainbow colors in moissanite make it look like “clear opal”. My diamond has lots of rainbow sparkles (fire) under certain indoor lighting, but I can tell the stone itself is colorless. Does your diamond have any fluorescence?

 

 

 

 

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