(Closed) Does anyone else have a diamond that appears almost cloudy in the odd low light?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yes – my diamond seems to do this sometimes.  It sparkles most of the time but in some light it looks plain white – kind of like a white sapphire does in pictures.  It’s kind of weird, but I’ve never had a diamond either so I don’t know if it’s normal or not!  My diamond is 1 carat F colour.  It’s I-2; you can see a flaw if you look closely. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Fluorescence maybe? I’d be willing to bet that’s what it is. Fluorescence in diamond sometimes makes the stone look milky, or hazy, sometimes with a blueish tint. Nothing wrong with that, I love that quality in diamonds, it makes them really interesting!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I havent noticed this with mine.  Maaybe if its really dirty? Has it been cleaned recently?

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Lou947:  Mine is definitely not dirty either so I don’t think that’s it!  Haven’t really heard much about fluorescence before.

I thought it was maybe my cut (good) that was producing the effect…but since yours is ideal cut maybe that’s not it either!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve heard that florescence does this as well.

One of my friend’s ring did this in low light, and under black light (like in a night club) it looked bright blue (not clear/white at ALL) and milky/cloudy.

It was kind of neat.

The good part about florescence is that you cannot usually see it under most lights, but it makes diamonds look whiter than they are all the time 🙂

Nothing to be concerned about, if you have a GIA cert for the diamond, it will list flourescence (if that is what’s causing this)

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