What are Fluorescence and how do they effect color diamonds?

In the world of fancy color diamonds, fluorescence has proven to be an asset for colored diamonds a staggering eight times out of ten. This thought may seem astonishing, considering that in the world of natural white diamonds, fluorescence can spell doom for the diamonds beauty and value. To unravel the mysteries behind diamond fluorescence, let's take a deep dive into the reasons why fluorescence can be beneficial for natural color diamonds.

What is fluorescence in diamonds?

To set the stage, in the case of natural white diamonds, the presence of fluorescence can cast a cloudy, milky veil over the diamond, particularly when the diamond hits sunlight. When sunlight interacts with fluorescence, it interferes with the passage of light rays through the diamond, diminishing its transparency. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) classifies fluorescence into five levels: none, faint, medium, strong, and very strong. Notably, the term "medium blue" fluorescence frequently graces the grading reports of both white and select fancy color diamonds. This designation owes itself to the diamond's propensity to emit a captivating blue glow when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. 

What is Diamond Fluorescence

Photo Credit: GIA, Chip Clark at Smithsonian Institute 

Fluorescence in natural color diamonds.

Fluorescence is a phenomenon influenced by distinct atomic structure variations, and its occurrence varies significantly between colorless and natural color diamonds. Approximately 30% of colorless diamonds exhibit fluorescence, whereas the range for natural color diamonds is broader, spanning from 60% to 100%, contingent upon the diamond's color and origin. For instance, a notable majority of blue diamonds, exceeding 90%, typically display no discernible fluorescence, whereas pink diamonds tend to exhibit fluorescence more prominently than other varieties. What adds an element of excitement to the world of fancy color diamonds is the kaleidoscope of fluorescence colors it can exhibit, including enchanting shades of green, white, yellow, orange, and even red! 

What are fluorescence and how do they effect color diamonds

Photo Credit: The Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

The misconceptions of fluoresce in color diamonds!

Here we are going to provide the truth to fluorescence: Fluorescence is NOT ALWAYS BAD! In fact in many cases it can make your color diamond have a higher intensity of color! 

Even the GIA says that incases when strong fluorescent is present it does not damage the diamonds appearance. In many cases especially with yellow diamonds the GIA will grade the diamond fancy yellow with medium fluoresce and that diamond will stand out in stronger color and beauty against any other fancy yellow in our collection. Many clients who walk into our showroom with often choose the fancy yellow or fancy light yellow diamond with fluorescence present because it gives them a higher intensity yellow color for less. The Majority of people can not tell the difference between a diamond with or without fluorescence and has no effect on the diamond at all.  It’s important to note - even when fluorescence is present the diamond we provide you will never look milky in any lighting. 

Fluorescence in green diamonds.

Natural green diamonds get their mesmerizing color from radiation that displaces the atoms from there normal alignment giving them the green color! Now what is even more desirable in some cases is when a green diamond has strong fluoresce. Unlike yellow diamonds green diamonds more often times have strong green, yellow, orange fluorescence on the GIA Report instead of only having blue fluorescence. 

In many cases we are asked to source green diamonds with strong fluorescence for their "neon green" look which is very desirable to many collectors because of the allure of the glowing look. Green diamonds that have this constant glowing look always have strong fluoresces and more often than not have strong yellow present. Shown below!

fluorescence effect on green diamonds

Fluorescence in pink diamonds.

Natural pink diamond get their desirable sweet color from intense heat and pressure causing distortion in the diamonds crystal lattice and not from trace elements like all other color diamonds. According to the GIA, in a study including 90,000 pink diamonds over the course of many years, 80% of all pink diamonds exhibit some degree of fluorescence. This does not have a largely negative impact on the value of the pink diamond as long as the diamond is still visually stunning. The most common fluorescence found with pink diamonds are blue, and orange. In investors eyes and our buyers stray away from orange in the diamond because it is far less desirable to any buyer looking for a pink diamond. Generally, most buyers want pure pink or purplish pink. 

Should you buy diamonds with or without fluorescence?

Ultimately, the question you should be asking yourself when deciding between diamonds is; Is this diamond full of brillance, luster, and sparkle? Is this diamond sweet in color? Does this diamond show value to me? Those will lead you to your decision and are most important when purchasing. As long as the diamond has visible beauty and the fluorescence aren't noticeable or if your a neon green diamond lover (noticeable so you love the vibrancy).

Even the GIA quotes "Jewelry professionals disagree about whether fluorescence adds or detracts from the value of the diamond...Diamond fluorescence and its effect on value is not a simple question, and there isn't a simple answer. We recommend that you compare diamonds in a variety of lighting environments and choose the stone that you like the best."

Diamonds are all about your personal taste and the style you want to display with your jewelry so what is most important is that you love the diamond you choose!

What are Fluorescence and how do they effect color diamonds?
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As the holiday season approaches, what better way to celebrate the spirit of giving than with the timeless elegance of color diamond jewelry? Dazzling and distinctive, color diamonds add a touch of rarity and sophistication to any piece, making them the perfect gifts for those who appreciate the extraordinary.

In this holiday gift guide, we explore the enchanting world of color diamond jewelry, offering a curated selection of exquisite pieces that will not only captivate the eyes but also create cherished memories for your loved ones. Whether you're searching for a show-stopping necklace, a pair of elegant earrings, or a statement ring, our guide is your gateway to finding the ideal color diamond creation that will make this holiday season truly unforgettable.

Color Diamond Studs

Color diamond studs make fantastic holiday gifts for a few practical reasons. Firstly, they're just plain beautiful and add a touch of class to any outfit. The range of colors available means you can choose something that matches the recipient's style. Whether it's a classic yellow diamond, a bubblegum pink shade, there's something for everyone. Diamond studs are also durable and versatile, making them suitable for everyday wear, so the recipient can enjoy them long after the holidays. Overall, the combination of beauty, personalization, durability, and versatility makes color diamond studs a great and practical holiday present.

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Color Diamond Stackable Bands

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, these bands carry significant symbolism, representing enduring love and commitment with their continuous circle of diamonds. The versatility lies in the variety of available colors, allowing for a personalized touch that aligns with the recipient's taste and style. Unlike traditional diamond bands, the introduction of colored diamonds adds a contemporary and distinctive element to the jewelry, making it a standout accessory. The timeless design of diamond eternity bands ensures their suitability for both casual and formal occasions, contributing to their practicality and enduring charm. In summary, the combination of symbolic meaning, personalization, uniqueness, and timeless design renders color diamond eternity bands a thoughtful and appreciated holiday gift.

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Color Diamond Necklaces

These color diamond necklaces carry an undeniable touch of elegance. From a diamond heart pendant, to a stunning yellow diamond tennis necklace, the range is diverse enough to cater to different tastes. The beauty of colored diamonds adds a unique charm, allowing you to select a hue that perfectly complements the recipient's style. It's a thoughtful way to show you know their preferences, and the infusion of color gives these pieces a modern twist, making them stand out in the jewelry collection. If you're aiming for a gift that's both refined and adaptable, a color diamond necklace is a solid choice for the holiday season.

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Green Diamond Rings

Green diamond rings have been making waves, emerging as best-sellers and gaining popularity, partly thanks to iconic figures like Jennifer Lopez flaunting a stunning green diamond engagement ring. It's not just about the trend, though; green diamonds bring a refreshing twist to the classic ring. Whether it's a solitaire or a more intricate design, the vibrant green hue adds a unique touch, making it a standout piece in any collection. Beyond the aesthetics, the rising popularity of green diamond rings makes them a thoughtful and on-trend choice for a holiday surprise. So, if you're looking for a gift that combines elegance with a touch of celebrity-inspired style, a green diamond ring might just be the perfect holiday present.

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Color Diamond Bracelets

Whether you go for a mixed-shape design or a classic tennis bracelet, these pieces bring a touch of sophistication and sparkle to any wrist. The mixed shapes add a contemporary flair, making the bracelet stand out, while a regular tennis bracelet exudes timeless elegance. The versatility of color diamonds allows you to tailor the bracelet to the recipient's style, whether they prefer a modern edge or a more traditional look

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