(Closed) Question about my diamond…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

Are you maybe blocking the light with your camera or head?

If it gets dark from a distance too, maybe it is shallow cut? Do you know the cut proportions?

Post # 5
11419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am not one of the ring-board experts, so I definitely will defer to those who are, but, based on what our jeweler told us, this is normal. For example, I don’t think your center stone is always going to look as white as your pave halo, because they are different sizes, depths, cuts, etc.  For example, my center stone looks very different from and sparkles differently than my tapered baguettes, especially in certain lighting.

Post # 6
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it’s normal, but I am no expert. Mine changes under different light as well. I have a solitaire so nothing next to it to make it so obvious but I think it naturally reflects whatever is around it. Maybe that is why it looks darker in the black jewelry box?

Post # 7
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@heathuhhhhwebbbb:  It could have something to do with the flourescence of the diamond which isn’t a bad thing. Mine does the same under certain lighting. I know the flourescence of diamonds vary depending on the color, cut, and clarity. Mine has a pretty blue flourescence to it so that is normal with diamonds with flourescence in them which are most (at a certain level) unless you have a perfectly flawless and colorless diamond. 

Post # 9
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It happened with my K color centerstone when surrounded by H color halo diamonds.  The whiter color diamonds seem brighter no matter the lighting, but JKL diamonds, even ones that are not yellow or brownish and appear nice and white face up, can dim in other lightsources and seem darker.  Its usually a color distinction.

Post # 10
7437 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Mine does this as well in certain lighting. I think it’s just more noticeable When a stone is set in a halo.

Post # 12
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@heathuhhhhwebbbb:  I think its normal. In some lighting, I think you can just see the brightness and contrast of the stone clearer and it does not scintilate the same.

Post # 13
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

In the last 2 pictures, it’s on a dark surface or reflecting your black sweater, lol.  Diamonds are very receptive to the colors they’re surrounded by.  It’s a beautiful ring, btw!!

Post # 14
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mine does the same thing!

Post # 16
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

The best cut diamonds turn dark in some types of light. You can look at the pricescope forums for more info. Good chance you have an GIA or AGSL ideal cut.

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