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Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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What does it mean? I am hearing from some people that it means they are move valueable... and then I am also hearing that it means you've got a crap diamond that isn't all that nice.

So ... what does it mean?

Because none of our diamonds are "crap" diamonds ... they are clear, not cloudy, beautiful sparkle (at least I think so ...haha)

I have posted some pictures of my husbands band, his bracelet and my wedding set. (And I don't know if it was just the angle, but my center stone kinda looks like it is glowing a little also..)

I just wanted to get to the bottom of this, and I know I can find out from the panel of "experts" here on diamondring.com

I did look on the internet, but I don't really understand all of the scientific/jeweler lingo they are using to explain what all of it means.



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Re: Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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I wonder if the stones "glowing" have more fluorescence than the others? This is interesting- I hope you get an answer.

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Re: Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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I wonder if the stones "glowing" have more fluorescence than the others? This is interesting- I hope you get an answer.


Once I was told that when the diamonds have strong florescence then they glow under a black light because once I saw this pendant glowing like radioactive at a bar with black lighting.

I am not sure if the same thing applies when diamonds are treated.

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Re: Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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It's just fluorescence. Neither good or bad provided it doesn't make your stone hazy.

Some people like it, others don't.

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Re: Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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Sweet! Nah .... it doesn't make my diamond hazy ... it's still super clear and pretty. I was kinda freaked out about it and hoping that it didn't mean my diamond was less-than-to-desired.

Either way, I love it because it is beautiful (IMO). But, that is good to know

THanks for the info!!

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Re: Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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Yeah it's just fluorescence, determined when the diamond was originally formed.

A lot of people bag out fluorescence but I always thought it gives the stone some personality, also makes lower colour grades stones appear much clearer.

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Re: Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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The others are correct, JBougie. Some of your diamonds fluoresce. Don't worry.....they're still real diamonds.

I read somewhere that about 20% of all diamonds fluoresce.

It's not a bad thing, as long as they don't appear cloudy or hazy under normal lighting.

I personally love fluorescence! It looks like a few of yours are blue under the UV light. A few of mine do that too. I also have a yellow diamond that fluoresces yellow & a brownish yellow diamond that fluoresces a yellowish green color. When I go outside, the brownish yellow diamond looks NEON yellow! It's very cool!

And Joluca is correct, blue fluorescence can actually make tinted (slightly yellow) diamonds appear whiter. So, sometimes it's actually a good thing.

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Re: Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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I love fluorescence, too. I have a diamond with strong fluor. and it looks nice and clear in normal light. It actually glows in the dark after the UV light is turned off, too. I think it's very cool and makes it more interesting than a regular diamond.

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Re: Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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I love fluorescence, too. I have a diamond with strong fluor. and it looks nice and clear in normal light. It actually glows in the dark after the UV light is turned off, too. I think it's very cool and makes it more interesting than a regular diamond.


That is cool ! If you google "phosphorescent diamonds" you can find out more about this unusual trait.


I think that fluorescent diamonds are really neat, particularly those which fluoresce orange.


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Re: Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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I have learned a lot about them now

haha I love my diamonds more now that they are "unusual" -- they fit my personality more 0_o

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Re: Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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[QUOTE=Michael_E]That is cool ! If you google "phosphorescent diamonds" you can find out more about this unusual trait.


I just returned from glow bowling. My center stone glowed. So glad to find out it is normal and a real diamond.

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Re: Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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I recently saw this on CSI. They claimed that real diamonds do not glow under the backlight. I tested mine and it glowed like it was radioactive. Thanks for reassuring me that my diamond is not fake. I shouldn't believe everything I see on TV.
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Re: Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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Hello all. I am new to this forum. I just saw the images. They are just marvelous. I love diamonds and I am having some. I tested my diamonds and even it glowed. Thanks for the detail that it is not fake. It is because of fluorescence

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Re: Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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Its right. It is just because of fluorescence.

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Re: Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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What does it mean? I am hearing from some people that it means they are move valueable... and then I am also hearing that it means you've got a crap diamond that isn't all that nice.

So ... what does it mean?

Because none of our diamonds are "crap" diamonds ... they are clear, not cloudy, beautiful sparkle (at least I think so ...haha)

I have posted some pictures of my husbands band, his bracelet and my wedding set. (And I don't know if it was just the angle, but my center stone kinda looks like it is glowing a little also..)

I just wanted to get to the bottom of this, and I know I can find out from the panel of "experts" here on diamondring.com

I did look on the internet, but I don't really understand all of the scientific/jeweler lingo they are using to explain what all of it means.



Diamonds that glow just mean they have fluorescence. That's not always a bad thing. If you have a warmer colored diamond, it can cause it to look whiter.

The only time strong flour is an issue is when it causes the stone to look cloudy. This is pretty easy to tell with the naked eye. I prefer diamonds with flour, because I get more bang for my buck in the color department.

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Re: Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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Interestingly the same thing happens with scorpions... irrelevant but awesome

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Diamonds that glow under blacklight....
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wow that is really I have never seen of I think this is one of those thing which every one wants to have and it really look intersecting.


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