Heart Cut Diamonds
Heart shape diamonds are considered the most romantic of all cuts. Essentially a pear shape with a cleft at the top, it can be a fiery gem with excellent sparkle, depending on the quality of the curved cut and finish.
So why is it one of the most popular diamond cuts? It’s not hard to understand when you consider that diamonds are the perfect symbol of love and commitment and when you cut one into the shape of a heart, that symbolism is magnified a thousand times over.
The heart shaped diamond has a long history dating back to the middle of the 16th century when references to such a cut began to appear in written form. Heart shaped diamonds were often exchanged by royalty as symbols of friendship and goodwill, with perhaps the most notable example being a heart shaped diamond ring sent by Mary Queen of Scots to Queen Elizabeth in 1562.
More recent examples of heart cut diamonds belonging to celebrities include The Taj Mahal, a stunning heart shaped diamond necklace given to Elizabeth Taylor for her 40th birthday by Richard Burton, and the heart diamond engagement rings given to both Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj.
Learn more about cut quality here on the official GIA website.
Choosing a heart cut diamond
Symmetry is an important consideration with a heart shaped design. The two halves of the heart must be identical or the effect will not be as pleasing to the eye. The cleft between the two lobes must also be sharp and distinct and the sides curving down to the point at the bottom should have a slightly rounded appearance.
A tip when purchasing heart shaped diamonds is never to purchase one less than about .50 carats. This is because it will be much smaller and more difficult to see and the effect of the heart shape will be largely lost.
It is extremely important to pay attention to quality and to select the highest grade cut you can afford. Our minimum recommendations for buying heart shaped diamonds are as follows; Cut: Very Good, Colour: G, Clarity: SI2. Please remember these recommendations are opinion only and your own tastes may vary.
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Since 1977, Australian Diamond Brokers has been assisting our clients in sourcing only the finest quality diamonds at the very best prices. And in accordance with the Kimberley Process, all of our diamonds are conflict-free, which means when you buy from us, you can be confident they are ethically sourced and come only from trusted suppliers.
When you book an obligation-free consultation with us and visit our Sydney showroom, you’ll be warmly received and treated with the utmost respect, integrity and discretion. We want you to be completely happy with your buying decision and we will endeavour to make your time with us an informative and memorable experience.
Consult with our diamond graders and jewellery designers and you’ll soon realise why Australian Diamond Brokers is the trusted authority for those seeking expert knowledge and advice about diamonds.
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We have the resources to source the perfect diamond for you or your loved one and the expertise to create the ideal setting to display it in. So come and see us soon at Australian Diamond Brokers and let us create something special together from nature’s most spectacular treasures.
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