The Romantic Heart Shaped Diamond
Diamond Education: Heart Shaped Cut Diamond
“A heart is the ultimate symbol of love and romance and the heart-shaped diamond is no different. A Heart-Shaped Diamond generally contains 59 facets, and is cut much the same way that a Pear-Shaped Diamond is. Often, a diamond cutter will cut a Heart-Shaped Diamond because the cleft at the top of the heart is a way of cutting out inclusions without losing carat weight./span>
Polish and symmetry are two important aspects of the cut. The polish grade describes the smoothness of the diamond’s facets, and the symmetry grade refers to alignment of the facets. With poor polish, the surface of a facet can be dulled, and may create blurred or dulled sparkle. It may constantly look like it needs to be cleaned. With poor symmetry, light can be misdirected as it enters and exits the diamond.