(Closed) Diamond “glowing” in black light?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I know about it because I had researched diamonds a bit and it is part of the gia certificate. I can’t recall whether or not my diamond floresces and I’ve not been under a black light… so i dunno 🙂 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

sooo i just went to check this out… (we have a black light) and mine glows purple!!! but just light purple. how neat!!!

Post # 6
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Newbee

Some people swear that having a flourescent diamond will make it look whiter. ^_~ I highly doubt that though, hehe

I have 2 diamond rings from my Future Mother-In-Law, one is a .5ct round solitare and it is very very bright blue under black light. The other ring from her is a .75ct marquise cut with 15 little diamonds in the band. 5 in the band are flourescent 🙂

After I told Mr Crol about this he thought it was beyond cool.
^_^ He just got me a very pretty diamond and opal necklace for my birthday and after I opened it and put it on he was like “Ok! Now you have it after hiding it for so long we get to go look at it under the black light!” lol

Post # 8
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Worker bee

WHY are you using a tanning bed???????? it is so incredibly dangerous, it’s wayyyy worse than UV light from the sun.

fake tan is the only safe tan.

have you seen someone who has terminal skin cancer, or any cancer for that matter? it’s not worth it!

 

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Although I agree with foxi…that was kind of…random? unnecessary?  I think most people who use fake tanning beds have heard that they cause cancer.  Why people continue to do it after acknowledging the risks, I don’t understand, but I don’t think a post berating them on an online forum is going to make the difference here.

Anyway, I love this feature of diamonds.  I think it’s so cool.  It’s one of the two sole reasons why I hope to, in a decade or so, switch out my beloved, beautiful Moissanite stones for some near-ideal diamonds.  Moissanite may be a beautiful sparkly rainbow but it just doesn’t glow under blacklight! Ha.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I had never heard about this before! I am going tanning today and will deff have to check it out and see!

@foxi: I think anyone on a wedding website is old enough to make their own decisions about tanning.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@veganglam:  But remember, not ALL diamonds glow!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

This makes me want to start tanning now :o). Don’t worry, foxi, I won’t overdo it, though, lol.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oooh, I’ll have to check mine out! I know mine has florescense according to the cert. but I wonder if that means it will actually glow!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@CrolsGalatea: Actually, diamonds in the lower color range (I,J,K) that have a higher amount of flourescent in them do appear whiter. A lot of people will forgo a smaller ‘whiter’ diamond…and instead get a J colored stone thats larger but with some flourescent to balance out the yellow that you typically see in a J.

Check out pricescope for more information if you want…they describe it better 🙂

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had this happen to me a few weeks ago! One of my trillions on the side of my center diamond glows bright yellow, and I took a picture of it glowing and immediately sent it to my fiancé thinking it was fake and we got ripped off! Ha! As soon as I got home I was googling the situation, and come to find out it is real!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i’ve never seen it, but apparently mine flouresces blue. i think they showed Fiance when he was picking out diamonds. now i really want to see it!

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