Many people are familiar with hearts and arrows diamonds, but they might not know why these types of diamonds are so revered, or what makes them such a smart choice when purchasing diamond jewelry.
A popular style known for showcasing 3D optical precision, the hearts and arrows diamond represents superior craftsmanship and quality. But, there are many who may be unaware of why this particular cut is so lauded. Below, we’ll discuss what you should know about hearts and arrows diamonds, including what the term means and the various benefits this diamond can provide.
What Does Hearts and Arrows Mean in a Diamond?
A hearts and arrows cut features a round diamond with a facet pattern, including eight hearts (visible from the down-facing view) and eight arrows (visible from the table-up view).
These diamonds, once known as hearts and cupids diamonds, originated in Japan. And, it is gemologist Kazumi Okuda who we have to thank for allowing us to see the hearts and diamonds pattern up close. In the 1970s, Okuda invented a tool called a Firescope, which uses colored reflectors to expertly highlight distinctions in the facet and light patterns of a hearts and arrows diamond.
Notably, it is a common misconception in the jewelry industry that if a diamond has hearts and arrows it is ideal cut. While many of these particular diamonds are ideal cut—including all of the diamonds that we sell—it is not always a given. To help our buyers showcase the brilliance of ideal cut hearts and arrows diamonds, we supply a hearts and arrows scope that lets customers see the precision-cut facet up close and verify that what they’re purchasing is a true ideal cut stone.
Hearts and Arrows Diamond: Worth It?
There are many reasons to opt for the hearts and arrow facet on a diamond. Here are some of the benefits of the cut, all of which make it a worthwhile purchase and investment piece.
- Enhanced light performance – The ideal cut hearts and arrows pattern is completely symmetrical, optimal for light reflectivity and results in an inherently more brilliant diamond.
- Optical precision – A hearts and arrows diamond offers optical precision, meaning it has complete surface consistency in terms of facet shape, size, and alignment. This level of precision is only found on the highest quality diamonds, and takes an immense amount of skill to create.
- Bolder, more vibrant sparkle – Symmetry and precision in the design creates a stone unmatched in terms of sparkle. The result is an eye-catching diamond that stands out in any piece, one that will maintain its brilliance for many years to come.
When a hearts and arrows diamond is also ideal cut, it offers all of the 4Cs of an exceptional diamond: cut, color, clarity, and carat. For that reason, it’s essential to only buy an ideal cut hearts and arrows diamond, since otherwise you’re losing out on a lot of the potential beauty and value.
Diamonds with an ideal cut hearts and arrows pattern take more skill and more time to produce. However, when quality, brilliance, and longevity are the goal, it’s hard to do any better than a hearts and arrows stone.
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At Grunberger Diamonds, we specialize in ideal cut hearts and arrow diamonds that exceed all expectations of fire and brilliance. Visit our Services page and learn more about what makes us a leading diamond manufacturer and supplier, and request a quote to discover firsthand why we’re known for providing the ultimate quality and precision to business owners in the jewelry industry.
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