(Closed) Round J -color with strong fluorescence? opinions?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

The flourescence factor, imo, needs to be reviewed on a stone by stone basis to see if it effects the stone’s apparant clarity. Strong blue florescence is said to cause a cloudy or oily look to a stone if it is pronounced enough. It can also make the stone appear whiter if it is low color, which would be a positive quality from a monetary value standpoint. I would take the stone out into the sunlight (UV rays there) and see how it looks to you. There is a slight premium for low colored stones with fluorescence vs. high colored stones that possess it. In high colored stones it is not considered a valuable attrirubute. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I have a few accent stones in different pieces that fluorese blue and they are not cloudy as opposed to their non-fluorescent counterparts. I find the quality to be interesting and a novelty because I like collecting all types of rocks. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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Daisylovex3:  I have a GIA certified I VS1 triple Excellent Cut with Strong Blue Fluorescence and it is VERY clear. I agree with the OP, see if you can check it out in natural lighting. 

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

If it’s clear from any oily/hazy look, you shouldn’t fear fluorescents. Also, see if you can negotiate price since strong fluorescents is present. 

Check out Brian Gavin Blues! They are awesome!!!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I have a GIA J with a strong blue fluorescence. It makes my stone look like a higher color grade- and it was fabulous price.  Some stones with fluorescence are cloudy or hazy but I think it’s around 3% (not exact but it’s a very low amount).  I was sold on my stone the moment my sales lady pulled it but I fell in love when I took the stone outside.  

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think the fluorescence on a near colorless or lower colored stone actually makes the stone look whiter than it is/balances out some of the buttery tone. I have noticed that whiter/more colorless stones with a fluorescence tends to wash out the stone and give it that hazy look since the stone is already so white. When I was looking for rings one of the jewelers had some loose stones and I saw an Ideal cut K stone with strong blue fluorescence and it was gorgeousssss/crisp/clear and the value was great. I saw an E color ideal cut with medium blue fluorescence and to my eyes it wasn’t as pretty or clear (it was too white- almost looked like a great cut cz to me) and it was wayyyyy more expensive although it was about .15 ct smaller.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by  MissJulianna.
Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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Daisylovex3:  I love me some fluorescence in diamonds!  Like PP mentioned, it depends on each individual stone and I especially agree with with MissJulianna about fluorescence looking better on lower colored stones, so I would look at it in all kinds of lighting to see it appeals to you. Mine is a J/K OMC with strong blue flourescence and it’s like a chameleon. 

Daylight: 

Indoor ambient lighting:

Fluorescent lighting:

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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vip0802:  WOW. That is one gorgeous diamond. Is it an heirloom? 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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FutureDrAtkins:  Thank you!  It’s not, but I plan to pass it down to my future kid and hopefully he/she will do the same.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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stran760:  I’m in love with your ring!!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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vip0802:  That’s awesome! It’s gorgeous 🙂 <br />

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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daisybee90:  Thx! One day I was able to snap a quick picture of this blue phenomenon under very strong sunlight: 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Only 3% of strong blue fluro diamonds will look cloudy, according to the GIA, so in theory, it is not a big deal.  And strong fluro can make a warmer diamond look whiter, so that could be a good thing withg a J.  I would just want to make sure that in sunlight, you liked how it looks, but overall I think if you love the stone, don’t worry about the fluro.

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