(Closed) Hearts and arrows diamonds…

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
77 posts
Worker bee

@Merinda1994:  Hearts & Arrows is a pattern that appears when a perfect Ideal Cut round Brilliant is viewed in a gemscope. It was there before, but it wasn’t “discovered” until the late 80s. It’s not a cut quality per se, as all round brilliants are technically “Hearts & Arrows,” just distorted in non-Ideal cuts – some arrows are shorter, some hearts are smaller, etc. Because Ideal Cut diamonds are a rarity in themselves, Ideal Cut Hearts & Arrows diamonds are even more so, because it takes more time and wastes more of the diamond in the careful cutting process. Apparently, “less than 1% of the world’s diamonds are cut to hearts and arrows optical symmetry precision.” All Hearts & Arrows are Ideal Cut round Brilliants, but not all round brilliants or Ideal Cut round Brilliants are true Hearts & Arrows. Hope this helps. 🙂 (Aspiring gemologist) 










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