|Unique Features||Facets||L / W Ratio||Origin||My Expert Tip|
|A romantic and unique shaped design.||56 to 58 facets||Typically 0.90 – 1.10||Late Sixteenth Century||Excellent symmetry and clarity are advisable.|
Features & Advice
The Heart is normally cut utilizing between 56 and 58 facets, however depending on the size of the stone and the cutter some pavilions are seen with 6, 7 and even 8 facets. The overall appearance of heart cut diamonds differs greatly from the ratios and the overall positioning of the culet. Traditionally the heart is cut with ideal ratios of 0.90 and 1.10 with symmetry playing a vital role in its appearance. The top curves ‘lobes’ should be an even height and breadth. The ‘Bow Tie’ effect is sometimes observed in poorly cut hearts. This effect causes a dark center facets of your diamond.
When purchasing a heart cut diamond stick to stones that are well cut and as perfectly symmetrical as you can.