(Closed) Should I switch out my diamond?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’d switch it out for only 1k more.  What does it matter if you would have two rings in a few years.. what do you need two for?  I’d use that money you’d use to buy a second ring on something else.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Is $1000 a lot of money to you guys? Would it mean sacrificing a vacation, or debt repayment, etc etc? If so, stick with your original ring. I guarantee you that you are the only one who cares/notices. $1000 can buy a LOT of stuff that other people would notice more, or buy a trip full of wonderful memories for you and your husband.

Post # 7
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5400 posts
Bee Keeper

Looking blue in sunlight means your diamond has fluorescence. Fluorescence rarely, but sometimes can, make a diamond cloudy so it’s possible that’s why it looks cloudy, but if it’s SI2 it certainly could just be cloudy because of the inclusions. If its only 1000 more for an E, VS1, I would do it. But who is certifying these stones? Is yours certed?

edit: if your paperwork says no fluoro and your diamond looks blue outside, that is a problem. Is this jeweler reputable?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@BlondeMissMolly:  

The diamond does NOT have to have fluoro to look blue outside. Diamonds pick up colors around them. If there is a blue sky on a sunny day, a diamond can look blue because it’s reflecting the color of the sky. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

@PaisleyMedic:  sure, diamonds pick up colors. But I’m guessing OP can tell a difference between her diamond picking up color and her diamond being blue/purple. If the entire stone is glowing blue/purple, that is fluorescence. If it’s blue because it’s reflecting something, it would reflect a different color as soon as she moves it. Since she doesn’t say that, I would guess it’s fluorescence. 

edit: she could tell pretty easily by putting it under a black light. This would tell her if it has fluorescence or not. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@BlondeMissMolly:  She said it’s blue when it’s outside, not inside. My diamond has no fluoro, not even faint, and it most certainly looks blue (very blue) in sunlight with a blue sky because it’s reflecting the sky. Even a diamond with strong fluoro is not going to truly GLOW blue outside.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

@PaisleyMedic:  correct, I’m also talking about her diamond being blue outside. The term glow with fluorescence is used for diamonds, though it can be misleading because it’s obviously not truly glowing, but it’s an adjective used to describe the phenomenon. 

Edit: I found this for you in case you want to read more:

Diamond graders and other diamond professionals utilize UV lights in order to determine if a diamond displays fluorescence. If it does, it will have a faint to very strong bluish glow to it in the presence of the UV light.

http://www.abazias.com/DiamondEducation/articles/What-is-Fluorescence.asp

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@BlondeMissMolly:  Right. I just mean that fluoro obviously glows under a blacklight and doesn’t truly GLOW in sunlight. But regardless of if a diamond has fluoro or not, it can still LOOK blue in sunlight (caps aren’t yelling, I just used that instead of italics!)

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

@PaisleyMedic:  Since sunlight contains UV rays, a diamond with fluorescence will exhibit the blue glow in sunlight. Certainly diamonds can also reflect their surroundings. What the OP is describing sounds like fluorescence because she mentions it is outside and she doesn’t describe it as reflecting anything. Like I said, it would be easy to tell with a black light. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

What a lovely outcome – you sound so happy xx

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