What is a Hearts and Arrows Diamond?
Hearts and Arrows diamonds are precision-cut round diamonds. Arrows are visible from the top of the diamond, and hearts are visible when the diamond is face-down. The arrows in a well-cut diamond can be seen even without using a special tool.
In the 80s someone in Japan developed a scope that, when looking at a diamond inverted, reveals hearts in between each of those arrows on the starburst. This is where the concept of Hearts & Arrows was born.
How Are They Special?
- Craftsmanship: A diamond’s facets must be aligned in three dimensions for it to show a distinct Hearts and Arrows pattern. This precision can only be achieved by an expert diamond cutter who’s skilled and meticulous.
- Light performance: The precise facet alignment forms a series of tiny mirrors that refract and reflect light back to your eyes. This helps the diamond have tremendous brilliance
- Optimal symmetry: Hearts and Arrows diamonds are aligned in three dimensions, giving them excellent symmetry. This differs from traditional symmetry listed on a lab report, but it helps maximize light reflection.
- Uniqueness: Most diamonds don’t have an intricate pattern of arrows and hearts. A Hearts and Arrows diamond gives you a special diamond with a distinct character.
Overall, it’s always important to view a video of the diamond before buying it online to be sure that it sparkles well.
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