The very moment when you’re asked the big question and you finally see that dazzling diamond ring for the first time, we all imagine ourselves seeing stars. However, if you look a little closer, you may be seeing hearts and arrows as well! Maybe you’ve heard about these hearts, maybe you’ve seen these arrows; here’s a little knowledge behind this heart and arrow pattern and what it means for your diamond.
When mentioning the heart and arrow pattern found on a diamond, each design can be found on opposite sides of the stone, usually under a microscope. Keep in mind your diamond must have been cut specifically to visually render these patterns. If you view your diamond from the top, namely focusing on its flat surface, you’ll see a circular pattern of arrow shapes pointing outward. If it’s possible to view your stone from below, namely from the opposite side, you’ll see a circular pattern of hearts.
What does this pattern mean? This heart and arrow pattern is just a way to demonstrate an exquisite cut, meaning that your diamond should look extremely symmetrical. Keep in mind that this heart and arrow pattern does not measure a stone’s brilliance, but rather simply measures the degree of symmetry. It is very possible to produce this pattern with a lower quality diamond. In fact, some experts advise some jewelers not to produce this heart and arrow pattern on diamonds 10 carats and above, since diamonds of that carat weight are already typically high performing.
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