HEARTS & ARROWS…What does this mean? And why is it important?
Hearts & arrows is a label given to an ideal Round Brilliant cut diamond. It’s important because a diamond that is cut to certain proportions, will have maximum light refraction, meaning any light that hits the diamond will disperse into a display of rainbow colours with sparkling effects.
Diamond Technologists and diamonds cutters have succeeded in mathematically producing a ideal cut that will achieve this. With perfect angles and symmetry for all 57 facets of the round brilliant cut Diamond.
Hearts can be seen through a special tool from underneath the diamond, this means all of the facets are aligned.
Arrows, can be seen from the top of the diamond with a scope and sometimes without, when you see both arrows and hearts all aligned on your diamond, you will know that your round brilliant cut diamond is perfectly cut and your diamond will twinkle with so many colours and light that you won’t want to take your eyes off it.
Cinzia DiPierdomenico Dip.DT
Diamond & Sales Consultant