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Color of Light On a Diamond

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Ktrain1

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I am new to this world of diamonds and I have a question that I hope someone can help me with. If you take a stone and view under yellow light. Like the light that comes from a normal lamp in a house will any color stone D-I look like it has a yellow tone. Will the lower color stones look yellower in this light? I guess the question is will certain like make a diamond seem yellow.

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Richard Sherwood

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>>>>>If you take a stone and view under yellow light. Like the light that comes from a normal lamp in a house will any color stone D-I look like it has a yellow tone.________________

Incandescent light will tend to make a diamond look yellower, no doubt.

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>>>>>Will the lower color stones look yellower in this light?________________

Yes.

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>>>>>I guess the question is will certain like make a diamond seem yellow.________________

Yes. It is relative though. If you were examining say, an "F" color stone next to a "K" color stone under incandescent light, you should be able to see the difference.


Rich, GG
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