Some diamonds have a characteristic that makes them change colour when they are exposed to ultraviolet light from sunlight and fluorescent light bulbs. But is diamond fluorescence really necessary? In some cases you can only notice the fluorescence in your diamond under intense sunlight and in a night club under black UV light. It can be hard to decide if you was fluorescence in a diamond as it can be faint to very strong and most commonly turn to be a blur colour in the sun ann under UV light. However blue fluorescence can have a positive impact on lower coloured diamonds with a tint of yellow making them look whiter and colourless. A survey by GIA update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = Gemmological Institute of America) found that that fluorescence is favoured in low colour graded diamonds and surprisingly in the higher coloured diamonds graded – D, E and F. This is mainly because florescent diamonds with a high colour grade are discounted by the diamond trade. Many years ago D-F coloured diamonds with fluorescent were highly priced and known as “blue-white” diamonds, but sales people took advantage of the term and began to sell all diamonds with florescence at a high price.
Example of Diamond Fluorescence
Here is an example of a diamond with strong blue fluorescence. The first image shows how the diamond looks under normal lighting and the second image shows the diamonds fluorescence under UV lighting.
Coloured Diamond Fluorescence
If you are buying a coloured diamond like a yellow of orange diamond, make sure you only choose fluorescence in fancy coloured diamonds, as the fluorescence will make the diamonds colour more intense. The image below shows you how a fancy yellow diamond with fluorescence enhances its colour. The first image shows the yellow diamond with natural light and the other two images show the diamond when exposed in direct sunlight, showing the impact fluoresces has on fancy coloured diamonds. So, in essence fluorescence in diamonds is generally not an issue and won't always have a massive impact on a diamonds sparkle and brilliance, it is more of a cool feature and an add on to the diamond.
Whilst things will undoubtedly be different this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life’s
most luxurious pleasures. The enchantment still flows at Steven Stone.
The Stone way has always been to provide our clients with the utmost in bespoke service, which
is why we are offering 1-on-1 virtual consultations over the lockdown period.
Whether you’d like to talk about the diamond you have had your heart set or you want to discuss
an engagement ring you have seen on our website, we’re just one click away.
It could be something as simple as booking a repair in. Or detailing how the process works when
creating precious memories. Our experts are here to help whatever the occasion.
Your safety. Our priority.
The safety of our customers has always been our number one priority.
When we were allowed to open our doors and welcome clients back, we went above and beyond when
putting COVID safety measures in place.
And now we are giving you the chance to experience the Stone lore from home. We want to ensure
that every client gets the full Steven Stone experience, which is why our virtual consultations
are as close to a showroom experience as possible. Uncompromising, unrivalled service.
We know you may be wondering about the level of service a video consultation can deliver. It’s
only natural. But we’re here to assure you that our jewellers are trained to give the most
authentic experience to all of our clients. They are there to put you at ease and to make you
feel comfortable talking about any aspect of your jewellery desires - no matter the setting.
They will be at our showroom, able to take you round wherever you want to go. Once you begin
your video consultation, you will forget that you’re in your own home having immersed yourself
in the magic of diamonds. Our consultations are a special process and absolutely no expense has
been spared in bringing this enchantment directly to your home.
Whether you want to treat yourself to the diamond you’ve always wanted or you’re after something
sentimental for your partner, our relaxed video consultations can match you to the perfect
It may be a completely handmade, bespoke commission or it may be a ready-to-wear ring. Whatever
it is, our consultations will ensure it is perfect down to the very last detail.
Or it may be as simple as a repair. You might just want to breathe new life into an old
heirloom. We can help you with that too. We pride ourselves on being authentic jewellers, not
resellers. If you need any jewellery assistance during lockdown, Steven Stone are always on hand
A Steven Stone Promise
We are committed to delivering an authentic experience, enveloping you in marvellous escapism.
Whether that be in our trademark showrooms or from the comfort of your own home.
It is a commitment that we take on with the utmost respect and is what sets Steven Stone apart
from the crowd.