The Hearts and Arrows Diamond Guide

on July 11, 2021

As we all know, when purchasing a diamond, we consider not only the size, shape, and clarity of the diamond, but also the cut of the diamond. A perfect diamond’s cut creates sparkle and brilliance, and of which the hearts and arrows are the most famous one.

Hearts and Arrows diamonds are precision-cut round diamonds, in which the diamond is cut to the ideal proportions and polished symmetrically so that light is reflected from the 58 facets of the diamond in a special pattern that resembles eight hearts and eight arrows.It's also known as the Cupid cut diamond, and it represents the eight lovely meanings of encounter, love, hint, dream, first kiss, tête-à-tête, tacit understanding, and alliance.

Some merchants may mislead customers by claiming that the Hearts and Arrows diamond is the best diamond, but this is not the case. The hearts and arrows pattern are only a particular picture of the diamond reflected through the cut, not the diamond's greatest cut. The proportion of cut, polish, and finish, which are generally evaluated as EXCELLENT (EX), VERY GOOD (VG), GOOD (GD), FAIR (F), and POOR (P) on the IGI certificate, determine the quality of a diamond cut in three ways. The finest cut is the 3EX cut, which is the best technique to bring out a diamond's best brilliance if all three of the aforementioned criteria are met.



Because of their exact angles and symmetry, they show a hearts-and-arrows pattern when viewed through a special tool. Arrows are visible from the top of the diamond, and hearts are visible when the diamond is face-down. It is possible to observe a pattern similar to it, as long as the width to depth ratio of a round diamond is kept within an acceptable range and the symmetry is good. There is also a variation in the quality of the hearts and arrows diamond, with higher grade diamonds having a completely rounded heart and arrow design that fills the diamond's outer profile, and lower quality diamonds having the tiniest imperfection in the motif.

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