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CBianco

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Gloria27

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Does opal count?! It's the only stone I've ever videoed in the sun. lol


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.
 
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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. :)
 

Crimson

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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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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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