Undeniably the most romantic style of diamond is the heart-shaped diamond. Similar faceting to the brilliant cut provides its high level of sparkle and along with its unmistakable outline, the heart shape is even more flattering. The diamond heart was often exchanged as a symbol of friendship and goodwill among royalty in earlier times.
Typically featuring 59 facets, the heart shape is a cut that requires a high level of attention. Symmetry is of paramount importance, particularly with the cleft (the point in the middle between the two lobes), the lobes (top arches) and the positioning of the central tip. Similar to some of the other fancy cuts, the heart shape may be prone to a dark area of shadow called a bow tie. The severity of this bow tie can influence the diamond’s brilliance and may be caused by a poor cut. Such a stone will appear dull and lacking in brilliance and fire.
In modern times this sentimental and brilliant shape has proven popular in solitaire engagement rings and pendants, clearly representing the declaration of love.
At Kalfin Jewellery, we focus on selecting heart shape diamonds with perfect symmetry. We welcome you to arrange an obligation-free consultation to view our inventory and explore your options. Our expert advice and guidance will ensure you select a heart-shaped diamond that is ideal for you.