What is "Hearts & Arrows" Cut

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Usually a byproduct of SUPER ideal diamonds, I think only 1%-2% are cut this way. Can you tell a difference from afar, maybe. Way up close, possibly, but MOST will be ideal.

 

They come unbranded or branded, Branded aka Hearts of Fire, or some vendors place them in a special designation like James Allen “True Hearts” and do charge more. They quality and specs can vary greatly between what vendors will call Hearts and Arrows. Do make sure if you’re looking specifically for H&A, it has good light performance, or cut quality by checking out the depth, pavilion angles, crown angles, are jiving and it’s eye clean (clarity). I can’t speak to if non diamons are cut this way, but I have seen some CZ’s on Etsy being advertised as Hearts and Arrows.

 

http://www.goodoldgold.com/4Cs/Shape/RoundHeartsAndArrows/

 

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/glossary/hearts-arrows-cut-branded-non-branded-standards-t21569.html

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

A common misconception (or rather ignorant marketing) is that having H&A means that the stone is perfectly cut. That’s not true, it only has perfect symmetry. It doesn’t automatically mean it is a top performing stone. The stone with the best light performance (sparkle) requires the right combination of angles (crown/pavilion angles and depth/table %)

http://www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamonds/hearts-and-arrows-diamonds

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