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What lighting environment can you see fire?

act1980

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I have heard that you can only see the fire in a diamond in sunlight. Is this true or will it display fire in any light?
 

voce

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It won't display fire in any light, but there are lighting environments besides sunlight where you see fire, too. Such as the lighting at some jewelry store counters.
 

AprilBaby

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Under store lights.
 

Karl_K

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In general small direct light sources that are bright compared to the surrounding area/light.
Small is relative to distance the sun is large but is a small light source because of the distance and intensely bright.
Store lights are another they are not generally small and at 5 feet over head would produce white light return but at 20+ feet and brighter than the surroundings produce fire.
 

act1980

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In general small direct light sources that are bright compared to the surrounding area/light.
Small is relative to distance the sun is large but is a small light source because of the distance and intensely bright.
Store lights are another they are not generally small and at 5 feet over head would produce white light return but at 20+ feet and brighter than the surroundings produce fire.
Great, thank you for the info! :))
 

RunningwithScissors

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I get a ton of fire in many different low light environments, from natural, defused sunlight at dusk, to low lighting in restaurants, to even candlelight and firelight. Surprisingly I get less fire in bright sunlight. I guess each diamond is different.
 

Big Fat Facets

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i see fire when direct sunlight rays are shone onto my diamonds. such as by an open window or outside under some shelter whilst light rays shine on the diamond.

i see fire outside in ambient sunlight.

i see fire by fireside

i see fire by candlelight

i see fire under led light

i see fire in grocery store lighting

i see fire in incandescent lighting

i see fire by moonligt

its just such a pity that i can't seem to capture it with a camera
 

monipod

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i see fire when direct sunlight rays are shone onto my diamonds. such as by an open window or outside under some shelter whilst light rays shine on the diamond.

i see fire outside in ambient sunlight.

i see fire by fireside

i see fire by candlelight

i see fire under led light

i see fire in grocery store lighting

i see fire in incandescent lighting

i see fire by moonligt

its just such a pity that i can't seem to capture it with a camera
I think you wrote a poem!
 
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