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Fun with Fluorescence!

PumpkinsAreAwesome

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I was home alone today, so I decided to be a rebel and look at my mom's jewelry under the old, dusty Halloween UV light! Here's some pics:


Here's my mom's engagement ring, which she bought after her original one was stolen recently. Needs the prongs tightened. It looks to have a strong blue fluorescence, but couldn't see any discernible oiliness or haziness in the sun.


Another vintage find by my mom.


I love the red glow and the blue and yellow spots remind me of lightbrite! I read that only 5% of fluorescent diamonds glow colors other than blue, so she must be lucky or those side diamonds are fake! :cry:

Until today, I had wanted a diamond with faint to medium fluorescence so I could see it glow blue under a UV light. Now I know that unless I put the stone directly next to a UV light, I won't be able to see it glow blue! I suppose this opens up a bunch of non-fluorescent OEC options!

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adom

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I love the pictures. Definitely fun! Makes me want to go through the jewelry box with a black light! :)
 

marcy

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Fun pictures! :wavey:
 

PumpkinsAreAwesome

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I was told today that "higher quality diamonds don't glow". Tried to be as tactful as possible in my response, but in the end gave up. So many misconceptions about diamonds and what constitutes a "good diamond". Doesn't help that I now know way too much about diamonds thanks to PS! :lol:
 

_lovesvintage_

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So much fun! :) I don't think I have seen a pic of yellow fluoro from a stone until now. Erica at Love Affair Diamonds sold an OEC where you could see a blue tinge sometimes, depending on the lighting. It has orange phosphorescence too! The non fluoro OEC options are just as beautiful, of course.

http://www.loveaffairdiamonds.com/sold-2-34ct-old-european-cut-diamond-ags-n-si1/

PS has taught me so much about diamonds too.
 

Dancing Fire

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PumpkinsAreAwesome|1445992691|3942798 said:
I was told today that "higher quality diamonds don't glow". Tried to be as tactful as possible in my response, but in the end gave up. So many misconceptions about diamonds and what constitutes a "good diamond". Doesn't help that I now know way too much about diamonds thanks to PS! :lol:
Then the "Hope Diamond" is a low quality... ;))
 

AdaBeta27

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PumpkinsAreAwesome|1445992691|3942798 said:
I was told today that "higher quality diamonds don't glow"...

Well, that is technically true, in that fluorescent diamonds are devalued a bit and at least the higher color ones sell for lower prices than the diamonds of the same specs except no fluorescence.
 

telephone89

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Fluor and Phos are some of my favourite things in diamonds. I need to get my own black light soon!
 

Texas Leaguer

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Dancing Fire|1446007987|3942879 said:
PumpkinsAreAwesome|1445992691|3942798 said:
I was told today that "higher quality diamonds don't glow". Tried to be as tactful as possible in my response, but in the end gave up. So many misconceptions about diamonds and what constitutes a "good diamond". Doesn't help that I now know way too much about diamonds thanks to PS! :lol:
Then the "Hope Diamond" is a low quality... ;))
Touche DF!

The Blue Moon is another more recent example. Estimated to sell at auction for a cool $35 Million. While much smaller than the Hope it is even better quality (IF Vivid Blue). Like the Hope it has red phosphorescence!
http://www.nhm.org/site/research-collections/mineral-sciences/temporary-displays/blue-moon-diamond
 
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