(Closed) Fancy White Diamonds, not Colorless I said White Diamonds!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Bee Keeper

@echomomm:  Eh, I’m not a fan of fluorescence in diamonds. I don’t like the oily/hazy effect it has, specifically in diamonds because I really like the “sharpness” that diamonds have. I know some people say they can’t see the oily effect, or they only can see it in a select few that have it very dramatically, and it’s a big point of debate among jewelers (and I have my opinions for why that’s so) but in any case, I think it’s a case where the buyer should beware… that is, make sure to see it first, in a variety of lighting conditions… before buying.

I kinda love fluoresence in some other stones though, it’s just that I really like diamonds to be super-duper “crisp”… it’s part of their magic, for me.

Post # 33
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

^ Oh, I absolutely agree that consumers should see any stone they are going to buy. And while I won’t argue with what each person can and cannot see or what their preferences are, in some 95%+ of stones with fluorescence, experts cannot tell which stones are which without a UV light according to studies by GIA. I will have to look that up, but it is on PriceScope, of course. In the vast majority of cases, fluorescence has no oily or milky effect on a stone, even in the sunlight. 

Regardless, like you mentioned, a buyer really needs to be educated about what they want and don’t want, and they need to browse stones until they get a feel for what they prefer. I am always astonished that so many of the little laminated card type of “certifications” in department stores or mall jewelers don’t even mention fluorescence. There’s a reason why GIA lists it; educated buyers generally have strong opinions regarding it – either positive or negative.

My sister is a jade collector and I had no idea until recently that jade could also fluoresce, as can other minerals. She carries a UV light with her when she is browsing collectibles!

Post # 34
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love these!

Diana

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I like it and it could be cool but I doubt it would sparkle which is what I love about any gem! 

Post # 37
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Helper bee

I googled “White Diamonds” and all that came up was the Elizabeth Taylor perfume. Hee hee 🙂

I’m always intrigued by gemstones, and specifically the “fancy colored” diamonds. I still have my own theories about those “chocolate” diamonds. But these are interesting. I’m not sure I prefer them over opals–and my guess is the price is waaay higher, but they’re interesting.

 

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Those are pretty and unforgettable!

Post # 39
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Busy bee

@dewingedpixie:  Stop educating me of all the cool gems out there!  Laughing Now I want a faceted opal, and I am currently off to google “chameleon diamond”. 

I had an obsession with fire opal as well, I have some that I got from ebay, but they ended up being a disappointing clear orange color :(, not what I expected.

Post # 42
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Newbee

Hi girls, I found your thread on google as I am getting something in this “fancy white” category. Here is the video. I am recieving it soon. I made it for my girl, what do you think? Check the video

  http://youtu.be/K9aXdRDZBSs

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I really like those milky diamonds…  Can someone tell me where I can get one?  And what prices are?  I didn’t even know they existed so I have nothing to go on.  I serious – if someone tells me where I’m getting one.

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@chica95110:  Leibish & Co. sell them.  I’ve never purchased from them, but I’ve seen them recommended on Pricescope.

Post # 45
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Newbee

The fancy white diamonds as they are called are collector items, they are very rare. This is the ring I was trying to show in the video. These are snippets from the video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Does anyone know the Mohs scale for the white diamonds?  It seems they would be more apt to break since they are full of inclusions?  

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