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WHAT ARE BLUE-WHITE DIAMONDS?

A CLOSER LOOK AT BLUE-WHITE DIAMOND COLOR

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What Is Blue-White Diamond Color?

Blue white?

Blue-white is a historical term used to describe a certain diamond color.

And even though it’s an older description, you may still find jewelers (unscrupulously) using the term today.

BEWARE!

Blue-white was used as a selling tool for “white” diamonds that had strong flashes of blue color in them (see image).

It was regarded as a top white diamond, or a pure-white diamond (D,E,F), the best of the best diamond colors.

A “premier” diamond.

But those “pure white” diamonds were often false claims.

Fraud

Because most “blue-white” diamonds sold on the market back then were not pure white stones, they were actually diamonds that looked whiter because of fluorescence.

(read all about fluorescence here.)

It’s true.

Fluorescence can make a diamond appear whiter because it can make them look foggy, cloudy and oily.

It’s false color identity.

Instead, these diamonds not only looked hazy in natural light, but they also glowed in the dark (often blue under UV light, or black light), so the name “blue-white” became very fitting for them.

Many people were taken or ripped off.

Today, blue-white should not be used in any sales presentation. It should not be used to describe any diamonds ever, and it should be avoided.

It’s misleading.

And confusing.

Consumers think that they’re getting a really white valuable diamond, like these pure-white diamonds here, when in fact, they got suckered into a low-grade stones that were foggy with a whitish veil.

Compare a pure-white diamond up against a strong blue florescent diamond below…

Blue White Diamond Color

Big difference.

My advice:

Don’t buy diamonds with a strong fluorescence.

If you want a white diamond, buy pure white stones. Pure white, or colorless diamonds will look bright white and “POP” in the mounting like there’s a spot light on them.

Leave blue-white in the past.

Where it belongs.

Because it’s not white, it’s not blue…

It’s florescent.

And that’s something to really be “blue” about.

Cheers! :)




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Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner Jewelry Steam Cleaner
Complete Jewelry Cleaner Kit Diamond Dazzle Stick
Gold Silver Jewelry Polishing Cloths Jewelry Making Supplies Kit
Gold Acid Test Kit Watch Tool Repair Kit
Ring Adjusters EMT Emergency Ring Cutter
10x Jewelers Loupe Jewelers Microscope

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