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CBianco

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Show me your stones that glow in the sunlight, whether it's due to fluorescence or silk! Rubies, blue sapphires, spinels, emeralds, paraibas and all else I'd love to see! Post your hearts out! ;)2


 

CBianco

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Is this one of the stones you posted a while ago? And if yes is this the first one, the lighter one?
I just wanna say if it is, it's different than their video, it's much more vivid.

It is indeed, Gloria! Thank you!! Not a perfect stone, but I'm really pleased with it for the price. :)
 

Gloria27

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It is indeed, Gloria! Thank you!! Not a perfect stone, but I'm really pleased with it for the price. :)

Wow, it's awesome, congrats!
It really takes knowledge to predict/understand how the stone will look in real life.
 

elle_71125

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Big Blue is a ham for the camera but even I was like “wow” with this sunny pic.
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My purple sapphire definitely has some fluorescence because it turns BRIGHT in the sun.
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Wow, it's awesome, congrats!
It really takes knowledge to predict/understand how the stone will look in real life.

This is so true... luckily I had some help from our fellow PSers in that respect!
 

CBianco

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Lovely gems everyone!! :kiss2:

I'll share a few more of mine 20221020_122051.jpg Screenshot_20221120-173210_Gallery.jpg 20221023_101131.jpg 20221023_101225.jpg 20220225_134608.jpg 20221129_124123.jpg
My collection in the sun, yes I know this isn't the proper way to view gems but it's just for fun:P2:cool2:
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I have to take some more of mine in the sun! This is the best I've gotten of my blue sapphire through the window (I've posted this elsewhere). The camera oversaturates blues, but I swear it's pretty close to what I see in person: 911779
 

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Fine jade has to be the glowiest gem of all... just ask @Crimson. This is lovely!

Ooh, thank you, @Autumn in New England. This is such a lovely thread, @CBianco.
Adding glowy jadeite. This first pic is in partial sunlight. 36F6AFD0-8083-4BF8-8D98-3719D866AB9B.jpeg

This is just indoor lighting but glowing anyway.
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In bright light, the imperial green looks wild In photos. Not as crazy in real life!
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Taken in sunlight.
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Crystal_Dreams

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I don’t think this photo was taken in the sun, but it’s night time right now and these two definitely glow in sunlight!
 

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Mooshi

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OK I have to ask, is there some specific term people are using in searches for these stones? Or is it just luck? Or are some stones always/usually fluorescent? I'm such a sucker for fluorescence but have no idea where to start to find some, help? :mrgreen2:
 
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OK I have to ask, is there some specific term people are using in searches for these stones? Or is it just luck? Or are some stones always/usually fluorescent? I'm such a sucker for fluorescence but have no idea where to start to find some, help? :mrgreen2:

So different stones glow in the sun for different reasons. With regard to the fabulous blue sapphires you're seeing here, it's top saturation (vivid) possibly combined with a bit of silk (rutile inclusions). Concerning the spinels, it's vivid saturation plus fluorescence (from chromium), and sometimes a "sleepy" appearance from minute inclusions. For the jadeite, it's also vivid saturation plus fluorescence (but this time from uranium). Paraibas glow due to trace amounts of copper and manganese. So you'll want to ask vendors questions about silk and fluorescence when shopping. HTH!
 
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