Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fancy Colored Diamond Flourescence Research

The GIA reported the findings of recent research which used a portable fluorescence spectrometer in order to examine the fluorescence of 240 fancy colored diamonds during a Smithsonian exhibit.

Diamonds ranging in color from pink, yellow, orange, brown, grey, yellow green and fancy white were studied in this groundbreaking research using a small, low cost, portable fluorescence spectrometer so the diamonds could be studied outside of a laboratory.

The researchers found that fluorescence corresponds to body color of a diamond and that fluorescence research may be the way to determine which chemicals are present in pink and brown fancy colored diamonds.

Read the GIA's colored diamond research article and visit Renaissance Diamonds for more information about fancy colored diamonds.