Diamond Fluorescence – Is It Good or Bad
By: Dee & Noam ~
You might have come across the term fluorescence during learning or shopping for diamond. Some will warn you against buying a diamond with fluorescence and other will advise you to consider it. There is much confusion and misunderstanding about this topic and there is full spectrum of opinions about it.
So what is the truth? Is fluorescence a good or bad thing for diamonds? The answer is: It depends. The fluorescence affects each diamond differently. For some diamonds fluorescence can be bad and make them look hazy, but in other diamonds it can make them look whiter. It is a characteristic that can have a significant impact on the value of a diamond, and therefore consumers need to carefully consider when shopping for a diamond.
GIA gives you the answer to most of your questions about fluorescence in the link below:
We always recommend seeing the diamond before you purchase it. To see how all the characteristic you see on the certification actually look in reality, and compare it with other diamonds to make sure you get the best value for the price.