Post # 1
So I got my heart diamond ring back yesterday and is really stunning, will be posting pics when I can get a nice shot of it (camera sucks).
But one thing I noticed when I looked at my diamonds certificate it is pretty shallow in depth, faces up more like a 0.70 than the 0.51 it is. However, it is still pretty well cut elsewhere and it still sparkles and has fire like mad and a lot more than loads I’ve seen. It’s a J colour but still very white in person. I was just wondering whether this is normal or not because I’ve heard that less depth takes away sparkle and fire but it certainly isn’t the case with mine. It was blinding my fiance with all its bright flashes in virtually all light!
Also, would I need to be worried about its stability since it hasn’t got the best depth? It hasnt got any real inclusions, no feathers or black carbon spots, only has white splecks and can’t see them barely through a loop.
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman
If by stability, you mean the fit in the ring , the dimensions shouldn’t really have anything to do with it as long as the jeweler sets it correctly. As for having a shallow diamond, if it’s too shallow, the light would escape and you wouldn’t get the sparkling that you described. Some ppl like the more shallow diamonds because they are more fiery. If anything I don’t think a reputable jeweler would sell a poorly cut diamond so you should be okay in that regard.
Post # 3
It has fire and sparkle so worry not. Some stones (like Daussi cushions) are intentionally cut shallow.
Post # 4
I actually like a shallower cut. I adore my diamond but if I could change one thing it would be its depth. It’s an omc and 2.4ct but faces up like a 2. My friend also has an omc and its 1.30ct but looks massive due to the shallow cut. It’s quite white and sparkles like mad. I wouldnt worry about yours. It will be beautiful im sure.
Post # 5
stability as in my diamond won’t get chipped or cracked for being a bit more shallow. It’s a fantastic cut, it just is a bit on the shallow side. But yes it does have loads of fire and sparkles like mad, I only noticed it was shallow when I looked at the papers because when I saw it in person I couldn’t get over how fantastic it looked anyway. They have secured it well in the setting and I have no doubt on it because the jeweller is amazing and gone all out to find it and make it.
Thank you for the reassurance ☺️. It does, I was just wondering how normal it was after reading some threads on shallow diamonds.
Thank you, your right there. Particularly when I have size R/9 hands and worried it was going to be too small! When searching I was hoping for one that has a bigger appearance. The rest of the cut on it is excellent and ideal on it.
Here is the ring/diamond in question:
I think it looks pretty big for a 0.51ct, particularly on my big hand. It’s dimensions are 5.51×6.11×2.59, so very top heavy.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2016 - Athol Hall, Mosman
ooh, you’ve got a heart cut! I’m so used to everyone with RBs, emeralds, pears & princesses. It’s nice to see something different.
I’m not sure what to suggest when it comes to cuts like this one. Normally you’d have to worry about the crown and pavillion angles and having a too thin girdle. I don’t know if I could apply the same knowledge here.
Try asking about this on the PriceScope forums. There are a bunch of jewelers on there that could answer your questions.
Post # 7
that’s like a ring from a fairy tale!
Post # 8
I say, you have a beautiful and unusual ring – focus on that and on what it symbolizes, rather than the little technicalities! Especially since you couldn’t even tell it had a shallower cut until you looked at the certification papers. Maybe make sure you have some kind of guarantee against the diamond ever breaking, if you’re really worried about that.
My Fiance found a simple, yet very unusual vintage solitaire to surprise me with. Being a former jewelry store employee, I can see that the diamond’s cut is a bit shallow and the clarity isn’t the best. But I LOVE the cut and band design, and the fact that she picked it out for me knowing how well the design fit for us, so I’ve worked to take my diamond-salesperson side out of that equation and just treasure it as the ring she gave me.
Post # 9
I mean it’s all about perspective. Might it sparkle a bit more if it had more depth? Maybe, I don’t know how heart cuts respond to changes in cut. But the important thing is, you have a beautiful rock that you love. I wouldn’t worry about it being “on paper” perfect, especially since it’s a unique cut.