(Closed) Strong fluorescence: Yay or Nay

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

the center stone of my right hand ring has strong fluorescence (my e-ring diamond does not) and honestly, I can’t really tell a difference. The only time I even knew it had it was when we went on a ride at Disneyland that had black lights and my stone was glowing….it was pretty cool ๐Ÿ™‚ Honestly, it’s a matter of preference…

Post # 18
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1311 posts
Bumble bee

Because it’s D colour, I wouldn’t want fluorescence.  If it were a lower colour grade like I or J, fluorescence would actually be a plus, because it would make the stone look whiter.

 

Post # 20
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6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

My diamond has a strong fluorescence and it’s not cloudy at all.

I looked at the diamond in the link you postd and I don’t think it looks milky at all!! The only thing I see that would annoy me is the inclusion that’s right in the middle. But if that doesn’t bother you, then get it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
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1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

My bestie has a diamond that almost looks white because it is so cloudy. Is that from the fluorescence? (It looks cloudy no matter the lighting conditions)

Post # 26
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1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Does a cloudy diamond effect the clarity? Like, can my friend’s diamond that looks milky white be in the VS range? Or are they graded I?

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Heidibrooke:  I went back to the website where we bought it (Brian Gavin Diamonds). They actually have specific criteria before working with fluoro to make sure there are no negative effects from it. Personally, I love it. Sometimes in the sun or other lighting it turns the faintest blue like an aquamarine. FWIW I also love ovals so I’d be super jealous!

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@shortie1848:  I would imagine she has a low graded clarity or a poorly cut diamond.

Post # 30
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1935 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@joya_aspera:  agree with you on this.

In a D color diamond, I wouldn’t. Perhaps if it was a low color grade, the flouresence might help to counteract the warmth. 

I also happen to not like blue-white diamonds. Mine is an F, no flouresence, so it’s glittery and white-white. But to each their own!

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Heidibrooke:  Some people actually seek out the milky fluoro because it is actually pretty rare. It causes an almost opalescence to the stone. Here’s an example:.

Its really about what you like. If you like the idea, go for it! You can always return the stone!

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