What Is Diamond Fluorescence? All the Pros and Cons Explained.

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Welcome… to a rather misunderstood topic.

If you want your engagement ring to look amazing, it’s important to ensure the main diamond is the star of the show and has all the brilliance and fire you would expect from a diamond. 

Fluorescence is a little-known diamond specification that can drastically alter the price and appearance of any diamond you cross paths with.

Mother nature rolled the dice and around 30% of diamonds emit some degree of a fluorescent glow when exposed to concentrated UV light. It’s random, as you can see in the image above. 

As you know there’s UV in sunlight, and although far from concentrated there is a small reaction a diamond has with the UV light in natural sunlight. Continue reading What Is Diamond Fluorescence? All the Pros and Cons Explained.

Not So Independent Diamond Grading Certificates

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Welcome to one of the touchiest subjects in the world of diamonds!

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Most engagement ring shoppers are first time diamond buyers with a very limited knowledge of diamonds. Although most buyers insist on only buying “certified diamonds” these days that’s pretty much where the checks and balances end. At the end of the day – everyone just wants a great deal… 

So, a customer buys a diamond ring from a jeweller and rests assured since he received a legitimate looking Post-it™ note sized “independent diamond grading certificate” with his purchase. 

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Should Diamonds Be Considered An Investment?

Knock first, walk into my office, open my safe, pick any diamond and I’ll give you a price on it. It’s all for sale. Diamond dealers and jewellers trade in diamonds – no one is investing for the long run. Why then are diamonds being marketed as the greatest investment of all time? Sales talk. 

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