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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_cta h2=”JEWELLERY BY APPOINTMENT” add_button=”right” btn_title=”BOOK NOW” btn_color=”juicy-pink”]Book your free Wedstones appointment by either emailing us, calling us or completing the booking form on our contact page. We will get back to you to confirm your appointment with one of our expert consultants.[/vc_cta][vc_custom_heading text=”Diamond Fluorescence” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:48|text_align:center|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” t_supro_heading=”” m_supro_heading=””][vc_custom_heading text=”Diamond’s Reaction to Long Wave UV Rays” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:40|text_align:center|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” t_supro_heading=”” m_supro_heading=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-6″][supro_empty_space height=”30″][supro_empty_space height=”20″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column offset=”vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-6″][vc_column_text el_class=”remove_br_tag”]Fluorescence is the visible light some diamonds emit when they are exposed to invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays. On a GIA diamond grading report, fluorescence refers to the strength, or intensity, of the diamond’s reaction to long-wave UV, which is an essential component of daylight. The light emitted lasts as long as the diamond is exposed to the ultraviolet source.

Approximately 25% to 35% of the diamonds submitted to GIA over the past decade, exhibit some degree of fluorescence. However, only 10% of those show strengths of fluorescence that may impact appearance (i.e., strengths noted on laboratory reports as medium, strong or very strong). In more than 95% of the diamonds that exhibit fluorescence, the colour seen is blue. In rare instances, the reaction is yellow, white or another colour.[/vc_column_text][supro_empty_space height=”30″][vc_custom_heading text=”What impact does fluorescence have on the appearance if a diamond?” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:48|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” t_supro_heading=”” m_supro_heading=”” t_font_size=”36″ css=”.vc_custom_1593548813482{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;}” el_class=”remove_br_tag”][vc_column_text el_class=”remove_br_tag”]GIA studies show that, for the overwhelming majority of diamonds, the strength of fluorescence has no widely noticeable effect on appearance. In many instances, observers prefer the appearance of diamonds that have medium to strong fluorescence. In rare cases, some diamonds with extremely strong fluorescence may appear hazy or oily; fewer than 0.2% of the fluorescent diamonds submitted to GIA exhibit this effect.[/vc_column_text][supro_empty_space height=”30″][supro_empty_space height=”40″][/vc_column][vc_column offset=”vc_col-lg-1 vc_col-md-12″][/vc_column][vc_column offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-6″][supro_empty_space height=”17″][vc_custom_heading text=”Does fluorescence compromise the structural integrity of the diamonds?” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:48|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” t_supro_heading=”” m_supro_heading=”” t_font_size=”36″ css=”.vc_custom_1593548995184{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;}” el_class=”remove_br_tag”][vc_column_text el_class=”remove_br_tag”]No. A diamond that fluoresces has the same integrity as one with no reaction to UV. Submicroscopic substitutions and/or shifts in the diamond structure can cause fluorescence as well as prevent it. Nothing in either instance inherently weakens or is bad for the diamond.[/vc_column_text][supro_empty_space height=”30″][supro_empty_space height=”30″][supro_empty_space height=”40″][supro_empty_space height=”40″][vc_single_image image=”4761″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][supro_empty_space height=”95″ height_tablet=”60″ height_mobile=”20″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column offset=”vc_col-lg-6 vc_col-md-6″][vc_custom_heading text=”Wedstones are an accredited member of The National Association of Jewellers” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:36|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes” t_supro_heading=”” m_supro_heading=”” t_font_size=”32″ css=”.vc_custom_1593542380434{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text el_class=”remove_br_tag”]

The National Association of Jewellers are a mark of quality, they provide a mark of commitment to consumers – ‘Its members will Act with honesty, integrity and professionalism whilst describing goods and services accurately. All of our Engagement Rings and Bespoke Designs come with a GIA Certified Diamond Certificate.

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