Is faint fluorescence in a diamond bad?

Is diamond fluorescence good or bad? Fluorescence can be good or bad: it can improve a diamond’s color or make the diamond look hazy. When diamonds have Slight or Faint Blue Fluorescence, for example, they don’t appear cloudy. In fact, the slight fluorescence can make the diamond appear more white.

What should the fluorescence be in a diamond?

A surprisingly large percentage of diamonds — 25% to 35% fluoresce to some degree. The GIA and other labs like the IGI and GCAL assess a diamonds fluoresce by how intense it is, ranging from none to faint, medium, strong, and very strong.

Is strong blue fluorescence good?

Strong blue fluorescence is not necessarily bad! We have seen many diamonds with strong blue fluorescence that has not had any negative effect on the appearance of the diamond. In fact, once we observed an M color diamond look like a near colorless diamond because of very strong blue fluorescence.

Why is my diamond blue under UV light?

Fluorescence is when a diamond shows a soft glow under ultraviolet (UV) light. This is caused by certain minerals in the diamond. This effect is totally natural, appearing in a third of all diamonds. Most diamonds with fluorescence will glow blue.

Why is fluorescence in a diamond bad?

In some cases, strong or very strong fluorescence can make a diamond appear cloudy, diminishing its transparency and eye appeal. Such diamonds are often described as having an oily, hazy or milky appearance. In these cases it is obviously BAD.

Does fluorescence affect diamond value?

Notice that D-color diamonds with strong fluorescence have similar prices to non-fluorescent H-color diamonds four color grades lower! Meanwhile, a strongly fluorescent I-color costs about the same as a non-fluorescent J. Fluorescence doesn’t affect all diamond prices equally!

What is the best diamond fluorescence?

Blue is by far the most common fluorescence color in diamonds when they are exposed to longwave UV rays. Copyright: GIA and Harold & Erica Van Pelt.

Should I avoid strong fluorescence diamond?

In certain cases diamond fluorescence can negatively impact a diamond by making it appear hazy or oily when exposed to UV light (like the diamond pictured below). Typically, Strong fluorescence should be avoided in the higher color grades (D – G) as it is more likely to negatively impact these diamonds.

How do you tell if a diamond is real under UV light?

When you place a real diamond underneath an ultraviolet light, the stone with fluorescence in it will turn blue. But it’s important to know that this will only happen with about one-third of all diamonds. A fake diamond, on the other hand, will almost never look blue under a black or UV light.

How do you tell if it’s a real diamond?

Lay the stone onto the dot with the flat side down. Through the pointed end of the diamond, look down onto the paper. If you see a circular reflection inside the gemstone, the stone is fake. If you cannot see the dot or a reflection in the stone, then the diamond is real.

Is strong fluorescence in a diamond good or bad?

In most cases fluorescence is simply an identifying characteristic and not a performance characteristic, and is therefore NEITHER good nor bad. In some cases, strong or very strong fluorescence can make a diamond appear cloudy, diminishing its transparency and eye appeal.

Is the fluorescence of a diamond good or bad?

The opposite is true for diamonds with higher color grades: diamonds in the D to H color range with a bluish fluorescence are often considered less desirable by the trade. Some believe that a bluish fluorescence may cause a hazy or oily appearance in these diamonds, but only if the fluorescence intensity is very strong.

What causes the blue glow on a diamond?

The diamond has minor trace elements that cause fluorescence. There is no impact on the diamond. None and Faint fluorescence have an almost identical effect on a diamond’s value. A light blue glow is emitted by a diamond, when exposed to UV light.

What kind of effect does UV have on a diamond?

Diamond fluorescence, in its most simple form, is the effect that ultraviolet (UV) light has on a diamond.

What kind of light does a diamond respond to?

Fluorescence in diamonds refers to how a diamond responds when subjected to ultra-violet light. Ultra-violet light is what makes your whites look whiter, your teeth bright white, and your black-light posters glow.