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forrest79

'very Strong' Fluorescence On A G Color Diamond...should I Buy It??

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It looks VERY blue to me. Keep in mind that I am judging only from how it looks on the photos and that I don't have any experience and very, very litle knowledge about the whole matter.

 

But also comparing it to some stones I was looking at, it doesn't look like VS2 to me more like SI1. One of the last 3 pictures posted is showing 2 pretty big internal bubbles or it's maybe only the reflection?

 

Experts any opinion on this?

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It's reflections of dirt. Getting a diamond clean enough to withstand close/macro photography is not an easy task; the surface is literally a magnet for grease.


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No. Dust. :)

 

Judging clarity is difficult when you have the stone there. It's practically impossible in photos. And I have no reason to trust those photos - with all respect to forrest79's ability with a camera - more than I trust a GIA report.


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No. Dust. :)

 

Judging clarity is difficult when you have the stone there. It's practically impossible in photos. And I have no reason to trust those photos - with all respect to forrest79's ability with a camera - more than I trust a GIA report.

 

 

I agree with davidelevi.

 

Without going too deep into the jargon jar; spectra sensitivity and color rendition of images captured by digital cameras varies considerably. There is conversion from analog to digital, color assignment, and post-capture processing inside the camera. File formats (TIFF/JPEG)and format conversions (File - Save As) introduce another layer of color distortion. Computer monitors, LCD & CRT, introduce their own color bias and chromatic distortions. Then there is the human brain, processing photon energy gathered by living cells. Stick with GIA’s analysis.


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