- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
Beautiful rings ladies!
Beautiful rings ladies!
Meeee. I can see it when my ring is clean! Unfortunately it’s usually dirty!
I had one in my old ring. The diamond picked up the red off my camera so this picture showcases the H&A very well:
Call me ignorant but I don’t think I would be able to tell with mine. Is it on the GIA cert?
I have a Hearts on Fire 3-stone ring (my Freedom ring I bought myself when I got divorced!). It is the sparkliest diamond ring and I’ve had tons of compliments from friends and strangers about how sparkly it is. Having said that, I think the WhiteFlash “A Cut Above” series would be the same quality but without the premium $$$$ associated with a HOF branded ring. I have an oval for my e-ring but when I eventually buy my next round diamond, it will be a WhiteFlash ACA because truly, the hearts and arrows diamonds really are exceptional.
The stones in my ring below are only H in colour, but they look colourless due the fantastic light reflection/refraction going on in there. This pic is indoors in low evening light, I need to take a pic in sunlight showing how amazing they are. When I’m driving in the car, I often get a huge spray of dancing lights across the visor. I also have a HOF diamond pendant and I get dancing lights off that too! It’s like a disco in the car lol. Can’t speak highly enough of the HOF cut stones but I’d save some money and get WhiteFlash. I’ve also heard good things about the Brian Gavin H&A signature stones too.
If you value the craftsmanship that goes into making a specific hearts and arrows pattern, then paying for a branded stone might matter. If you are looking for the brightest, best cut diamond with the best light return, it may or may not have hearts and arrows. Additionally, an ideal cut stone is usually cut to exact proportions for the best light return. H&A stones are cut to display perfect hearts and arrows and might not have the best proportions. It all depends on priorities. And FWIW, most well cut Round Brilliant stones will display arrows from the top. Hearts are only visible through the proper scope anyway.
We chose a Hearts and Arrows diamond because it sparkles like crazy, and we both love the symmetry of it. I love when I find the perfect light or angle to see all the arrows! We were choosing between two diamonds that were both H&A, 1.03ct and 1.05ct, and chose the 1.03ct because it was a better cut/proportions – the 1.05ct was cut slightly too deep which impacted the sparkle and made it face up smaller (even though in carat weight it was slightly bigger).
Compared to others I know who have similar size diamonds, mine sparkles madly from across the room and from every angle.
OP- i know this is an old thread, but for kicks- I do love that mine is H&A. I sometimes wonder if we went with ideal instead of “hearts and arrows” what would be the difference? I mean, ideal is phenominally cut right? idk. but i love my rings! I cannot deny that i LOVE the sparkle of it. This weekend i visited my girlfriend and as i was cooking in her kitchen, my ring was dancing in the light, i couldn’t stop staring at it. I showed my husband who was helping me cook and both just went googly-eyed hehehe.
I need to get this sucker cleaned.
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