Fluorescence

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The impact of fluorescence is often a misunderstood topic. The concept has been debated over the years by numerous scholars and researchers. There are two aspects that should be considered. First is the strength of the fluorescence. According to the laboratory grading reports, the strength varies from none, faint, medium, strong, to very strong. Strong or very strong blue fluorescent often looks hazy. Medium blue fluorescent rarely looks hazy and faint. Slight blue florescent never looks hazy. Occasionally, a diamond that is very strong tends to have an oily appearance even in its usual lighting conditions. When this occurs, a negative value is realized. The second factor is the color exhibited by the stone. If the diamond color is blue, it will cause the diamond to appear more whiter in sunlight or ultra violet rays therefore it might be a positive factor. If the color is yellow, the diamond will appear lower in color in ultra violet conditions thereby, making it a negative factor.

The impact on prices of fluorescent diamonds varies according to various factors which include: clarity, color and the degree of fluorescence in the stone. Strong blue fluorescence is mostly considered desirable and in turn is preferred by many. If you consider purchasing a strong or very strong blue fluorescent diamond, consider buying it from Brian Gavin’s signature blue line. These diamonds are hand selected by Brian Gavin himself for showing no signs of cloudiness or milkiness. The stones have also been shaped to optimal light conditions. Fluorescence helps improve the look of the diamond by causing the stone to appear more colorless without any bad side effects. The most significant quality is their almost perfection in clarity, as it is his signature line of arrows as well as hearts brilliantly cut stones.

Have you ever been warned against buying fluorescent diamonds by jewelers or retailers? Has anyone ever told you that fluorescence in diamonds has negative side effects and is bad? The so many conflicting views are as result of a study made by GIA IN 1997. According to the study, it was found that 35% of diamonds with quality gem exhibited fluorescent features when exposed to ultra violet rays or sunlight. It also found out that 10% of diamonds displayed differences in the color of their body when exposed to ultra violet conditions. It also claimed that 3% of diamonds possessed hazy appearances. The main aim of the study was to prove that fluorescence in diamond helps improve the appearance of the stone. Therefore, GIA majorly claims that it is extremely difficult to find diamond with an oily or hazy appearance which is brought about by the presence of fluorescence in the stone.

Fluorescence is not a major issue when buying diamonds if it is looked at carefully. Instead, it is a more unique feature because of the impact it has on the diamond. Do not be scared to purchase those stones with strong or very strong fluorescence. You can enjoy affordable quality fluorescent diamonds at lower prices with good selection techniques. Never buy your diamond blindly. you should either physically see the diamond yourself or hire services from a gemologist who is trustworthy. Take extreme caution when purchasing one because you do not want to end up with a diamond that is hazy and cost you so much.

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