Heart Shaped Diamond Explained

Heart Shaped Diamond


Universal symbol of love

Heart Shape diamonds are high-quality diamonds cut into the shape of the universal symbol of love and are undoubtedly the most romantic of all shapes. They are modified brilliants as the cut is based on the Round Brilliant Cut, and the standard cut has 59 facets. Heart Shape diamonds are a very popular choice especially as solitaire pendants as well as promise rings. It is best to pick out a Heart Shape diamond that is at least above 1 carat weight. Because of its complex shape, the shape of the heart will be difficult to see with stones below 1 carat.

Only for skilled diamond cutters

Heart Shaped Diamond Sketch

This is one of the more complex shapes and more so than with any other shape, the quality of a Heart Shape diamond heavily depends on the skill of the cutter. It is important to find a Heart Shape diamond with even lobes and a well-defined outline. The lobes should be well-rounded instead of tapering, and clearly defined. The complexity of the shape requires skilled cutting to ensure optimum brilliance. When choosing a Heart Shape diamond, symmetry is a very important characteristic because it is critical that the two halves of the heart are identical to create a pleasant and obvious heart silhouette.

Different shapes for different jewelry

Just as with most other Fancy Cuts, Heart Shape diamonds can vary in their shape from narrow to fat. The choice eventually comes down to personal preference, but the length-to-width ratio of the classic Heart Shape diamond is between 0.90 and 1.00. For diamonds to be set in pendants, you may prefer a cut that is slightly narrower with a ratio between 1.05 and 1.15. And for stones to be set in rings as a solitaire, a slightly wider cut may be more appealing, with a ratio ranging from 0.80 to 0.90.

What are the prices for a Heart Shaped Diamond?

Since 1961, the Diamond Registry has published an overview of up-to-date wholesale prices for GIA certified diamonds, both round and fancy family. Buying diamonds at wholesale prices will get you the exact stone you want at a much better price than retail prices. Below you will find the wholesale price list for Fancy Shape diamonds per carat, arranged by clarity grade and carat weight. To get the average wholesale price for the exact diamond you want, multiply the per carat value by the number of carats you want.

What to do next

To get the current wholesale price for your exact Heart Shape diamond, fill in the quote form and you will receive a free quote. Our diamond expert will personally contact you to give all the information you need. Sourcing our global network of diamond cutters and suppliers, we can find GIA certified diamonds at the best available wholesale prices. Your diamond expert will answer any further questions you might still have. He is your dedicated contact from beginning to end.

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