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3 Amazing Fluorescence Pics - I didn't take them

kenny

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I've been discussing fluorescence with Leibish & Co. www.fancydiamonds.net from whom I have purchased several Fancy Colored Diamonds.
They just sent me 3 cool pics of fluorescence in colored diamonds and I can't help myself; I HAVE to share them.
Enjoy.

Left to Right: Strong Yellow, Strong Orange, Very Strong Yellow, Medium Yellow, Strong White, Strong Blue, Medium Blue, Medium Green, Strong Green, Very Strong Green.



Strong White



Very Strong Yellow Green

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Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant! Do they have pics of the same stones in normal light, by any chance?
 

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Circe|1314569026|3003858 said:
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant! Do they have pics of the same stones in normal light, by any chance?
I waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant too. :sun:

I'll ask about a pic with white light.

BTW, a UV pic of my kids may be appropriate here though several have no florescence.



Here's the same arrangement in white light - BTW they are all resting on table salt.
BTW, this is not the latest version of Kenny's Rainbow Collection.
The 0.16 Fancy Vivid Blue Oval was replaced by a 0.28 Fancy Intense Emerald cut and another Fancy Green pear has been added.
I need to take a new fluorescence pic.

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slg47

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super cool-thanks for posting these! I would also be interested to see what they look like in normal light
 

Circe

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Deeply cool, Kenny. Just when I thought your collection couldn't get any more enviable ....
 

kenny

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Thanks.
I MUST figure out how they got that near-black background near.
I love figuring out photography puzzles.

Asking would be cheating, plus if they told me I'd respect their proprietary property, as I have with other PS vendors who have revealed photography tips in private to me.
I suspect I know how they did it.

Figuring out such photography puzzles is why I'm going to beat my cancer.!!!
 

jstarfireb

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That's super-cool. I love fluorescence! Your yellow one with the crazy green fluor is out of this world!
 

kas baby

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way cool. I love seeing pictures like this.
 

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Circe|1314569026|3003858 said:
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant!
Do they have pics of the same stones in normal light, by any chance?
Here they are, Circe.
Funny how different the color in white light may be from the color of the fluorescence.
Check out that yellow one near the middle that fluoresces blue! :love:

Fancy Colored Diamonds are fascinating little creatures.

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I love the greens and the one they are calling med blue that looks more like light purple! Very cool!

Edit - so which one(s) are you getting Kenny?
 

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kenny|1314631365|3004487 said:
Circe|1314569026|3003858 said:
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant!
Do they have pics of the same stones in normal light, by any chance?
Here they are, Circe.
Funny how different the color in white light may be from the color of the fluorescence.
Check out that yellow one near the middle that fluoresces blue! :love:

Fancy Colored Diamonds are fascinating little creatures.
That is absolutely fascinating. Thanks for acquiring and posting these, Kenny! I would never have guessed the true color of the one exhibiting white fluorescence. I won't bug Leibish for more shots when they've been so kind to provide these, but, OH, I am curious as to which if any of these exhibit any eye-visible signs in natural light ....
 

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Very cool!!


Thanks for sharing Kenny! The lineup of halogen & blacklit is especially interesting..
 

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:appl: thanks for sharing that kenny! I just :love: fluor! It adds to the character of the stone IMO. :D
 

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Kenny - Those are awesome! Where did you find them?

ETA - I wish that cutters/vendors would give images of fluorescence in the stones that do fluoresce, as it is something some folks value!
 

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dragonfly411|1314643026|3004631 said:
Kenny - Those are awesome! Where did you find them?
Besides just buying FCDs from Leibish I also often ask them questions about every aspect of FCDs, including fluorescence, and they are very helpful.

They sent me these pics so I asked them for permission to post them since they are educational and people get a kick out them.
They are not something you see every day.
 

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BTW, this might be a good time to mention something I noticed about the fluorescence of one of my FCDs.
Clearly the six in the front have no fluorescence.
The Fancy Deep Purplish Pink Emerald Cut placed vertically in the middle has Faint Fluorescence per the GIA report but it does not state which color.
Sometimes they DO name the color.
I wonder how GIA decides whether to name the color of the fluorescence.

Based on what I learned in this thread I think it has faint white fluorescence.
It is not in any way milky in sunlight.

Also that Fancy Vivid Yellow Asscher clearly has some fluorescence going on but the GIA report says, NONE.

The pear has Strong Yellow and the Radiant has strong Green per GIA.
The Fancy Intense Orangy Pink heart on the right got an abbreviated GIA report which does not grade fluorescence, but I'd guess it is Strong or Very Strong Purple-Pink

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your yellow asscher is quite fascinating... it's like a black hole... just can't figure out what color it glows...
 

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Yes, notice it is returning a few colors as if from the environment, or from dispersion but none of the other diamonds are doing that.

Very strange.
 

kenny

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Uh oh.
I think I just figured that out.
It is back there with three glowing rocks and I believe it is reflecting their colors.

Sill I think there is some glowing going on in that Yellow that warrants further investigation and pics. :Up_to_something:
 

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kenny|1314644422|3004651 said:
BTW, this might be a good time to mention something I noticed about the fluorescence of one of my FCDs.
Clearly the six in the front have no fluorescence.
The Fancy Deep Purplish Pink Emerald Cut placed vertically in the middle has Faint Fluorescence per the GIA report but it does not state which color.
Sometimes they DO name the color.
I wonder how GIA decides whether to name the color of the fluorescence.

Based on what I learned in this thread I think it has faint white fluorescence.
It is not in any way milky in sunlight.


Also that Fancy Vivid Yellow Asscher clearly has some fluorescence going on but the GIA report says, NONE.

The pear has Strong Yellow and the Radiant has strong Green per GIA.
The Fancy Intense Orangy Pink heart on the right got an abbreviated GIA report which does not grade fluorescence, but I'd guess it is Strong or Very Strong Purple-Pink

Now that's an interesting thought. I remember that one from one of your other threads - the strange milky blue... do you have any way of finding out, barring sending it for re-submission/appraisal?

Definitely need more pics to figure out what's going on with your yellow. And of course it wouldn't be fair to photograph it by itself.
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The Natural History Museum in London has a really amazing collection of fancy color diamonds that show fluorescence. You should go see it.
 
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