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The Shirley Temple Blue

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  1. foxinsox
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  2. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Apr 23, 2019
    Ooh, nice - and blue phosphorescence! How cool! :))
     
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    by Snowdrop13 » Apr 23, 2019
    They recut it to improve the clarity, wow, the responsibility on that cutter:eek2:
     
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    by foxinsox » Apr 23, 2019
    Imagine the terror of getting it wrong. Also I couldn’t quite work out if they’d modernised the faceting or not
     
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  5. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Apr 23, 2019
    It’s jaw dropping, isn’t it?!
     
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    by meely » Apr 23, 2019
    Definitely looks bluer! Presuming clarity is very important to the market they are aiming for?
     
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    by foxinsox » Apr 23, 2019
    Good question @meely, I thought for coloured diamonds the colour was the driving requirement and clarity was less important.. but I guess being able to make it flawless was just too tempting. Interesting that it’s improved the colour too.
     
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    by OoohShiny » Apr 23, 2019
    They must have modified the faceting to lengthen the lightpaths within the stone, which has caused all the other colours in the spectrum to be absorbed and less of them to come back out at the viewer's eyes, if I understand things correctly??
     
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    by meely » Apr 23, 2019
    I don't know much about this - but for colored stones small tweaks can make a big difference to color, there have been two recent cases over on the colored stones forum I think? One positive, one not so positive. Also for super ideal cut diamonds they face up whiter do they not? So by that logic it seems to make sense, that tweaks to the cut could alter the color. Perhaps that was at least some of the intention? It would be good if one of the vendors chimed in.
     
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    by kmoro » Apr 23, 2019
    They said it the more it’s in daylight, the bluer it gets! That is fascinating to me, lol. Wow! It is beautiful :kiss2:

    And it said the Hope Diamond and the Wittelsbach-Graff have red phosphorescence ... I didn’t know that and looked it up. Another wow! Red! :love:
     
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    by AGBF » Apr 23, 2019
    Thank you for posting the link, foxinsox. It's very interesting.

    Deb :wavey:
     
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    by lissyflo » Apr 23, 2019
    Sooooo beautiful!
     
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    by Matata » Apr 23, 2019
    I waaaaaaaaaaant it.
     
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    by foxinsox » Apr 23, 2019
    Same! I don’t usually like blue stones but oh! This is gorgeous
     
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    by redwood66 » Apr 23, 2019
    Oh that is lovely!
     
    


    


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    by stracci2000 » Apr 24, 2019
    Why isn't this thing on my finger???!!
     
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    by Karl_K » Apr 24, 2019
    way kewl! thanks for posting!!!!
     
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    by Bron357 » Apr 24, 2019
    The interesting thing now is that they can computer model it and simulate the possible outcomes before touching the gem. Certainly not possible in the 1940s when first bought (presumably cut even earlier). That said, someone still has to actually facet the diamond and whoa, what a responsibility.
    The blue fluorescence is really unique.
    I presume the pursuit of internally flawless would be to appeal to the very very wealthy Asian/ Arabic market who adore such perfection and pay very handsomely for it.
     
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    by Austina » Apr 24, 2019
    Wow, it’s stunning.
     
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    by missy » Apr 24, 2019
    It's just amazing.

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    by bludiva » Apr 24, 2019
    beautiful color. am i the only one who had the thought that either diamonds were relatively much less expensive or shirley temple's salary dwarfed even today's movie stars?
     
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