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Fluorescence - what does it mean?

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by LJsapphire, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. LJsapphire
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    by LJsapphire » Mar 13, 2018
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    i just did my nails and put my ring under my LED lamp. Does it mean they have been replaced with simulants/synthetics it is it normal? I did a quick search but the fluorescence I saw looked blue not green. Or is it just not the right kind of light? :confused:
     
  2. Krisking
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    by Krisking » Mar 13, 2018
    Your light is LED, not UV?

    I'm confused. It sounds like you were expecting green fluorescence?
     
  3. LJsapphire
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    by LJsapphire » Mar 13, 2018
    it does emit UV, which is how it cures the gel nail polish. LED lamps emit narrow wavelength UV afaik.
    I wasn't really expecting anything, that is why I'm surprised.
     
  4. Krisking
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    by Krisking » Mar 13, 2018
    Looks like beautiful blue, normal diamond flourescence! =)2
     
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  5. LJsapphire
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    by LJsapphire » Mar 13, 2018
    Well if its normal I will not worry :) I have done a bit more reading and seen there are a variety of colours that can happen :)
     
  6. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Mar 13, 2018
    Yes, it looks like normal blue fluorescence to me!
     
  7. denverappraiser
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    by denverappraiser » Mar 13, 2018
    By far blue is the most common color for diamonds to fluoresce but yes, occasionally you'll see other colors. Something like 5% of the diamonds do this. I agree, I think it's cool.
     
  8. ringo865
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    by ringo865 » Mar 13, 2018
    Only natural diamonds (not sims) will fluoresce. But not all diamonds do. So, no, nobody replaced your melee diamonds with fluorescing simulants :lol:

    The non-fluorescent ones, however …:bigsmile:(kidding)
     
  9. LJsapphire
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    by LJsapphire » Mar 13, 2018
    That’s what my fiancé wondered, if it means that some of them have been replaced somewhere in the last 100 years (if it is as old as they said it is). I know that not all diamonds fluoresce but would it be likely that if they all came from the same place at the same time they might exhibit the same properties?
     
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  10. foxinsox
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    by foxinsox » Mar 13, 2018
    only if all the melee were cut from the same rough. Which is really unlikely.
     
  11. Krisking
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    by Krisking » Mar 13, 2018
    Probably just as likely that they're all original. Having some with/without fluorescence would not indicate they were sourced at different times or places.

    (cross-posted with foxinsox!)
     
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  12. denverappraiser
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    by denverappraiser » Mar 13, 2018
    Diamonds have been a global market for a good long time. Stones from one mine and one country were mixed with stones from another in a way that made them impossible to separate, even if you wanted to. Even ignoring that, not all diamonds from the same location fluoresce the same any more than they will all be the same clarity.
     

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