HEARTCUT DIAMONDS: a little bit of History
The Heart Shaped Diamond has been widely accepted as the universal symbol of romantic love for centuries. Known from the 15th century, hearts are undoubtedly the most romantic and recognizable diamonds among other diamond shapes available on the jewellery market.
Luckily, with modern laser diamond cutting technology, the standard round diamond cut has evolved into the modified brilliant cut and today all fancy cut diamonds, including hearts have pretty much the same number of facets, and therefore exhibit the full brilliance as rounds.
LOVE INSPIRED HEART SHAPED JEWELLERY
Historically, Heart shaped jewellery has been used to commemorate life’s milestones and to celebrate events like Marriage Proposals, Wedding Anniversaries, romantic occasion, personal achievements or Birthdays like sweet 16th. It is of no surprise that the Heart-shaped design has lately turned into a hot trend and has become the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift for VDay’s admires.
Traditionally, Heart jewellery pieces have been considered to betimeless classics that embody sentimental value and which express a powerful message of love, bond, admiration and friendship. These inherently sentimental gems are commonly used in pendants, earrings, brooches, rings or bracelets and make perfect anniversary gifts, wedding bands and engagement rings.
HEART SHAPED DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING
Remember, the shape of the diamond is the most definitive part of your engagement ring’s visual presentation because it magically captures everyone’s attention and reveals your personal style.
Most of the time, the modified brilliant heart shaped diamond is chosen by non-traditional brides who look for uncommon, unique and
unconventional engagement rings with a romantic allure. It’s a great gem for a Statement Engagement Ring, so consider this shape if you want to make a bold and powerful expression of your deep sincere love!
A word of advice, if you are in love with the heart shape and want to consider this unique diamond for your Engagement ring, make sure to weigh the PROS and CONS before making your final educated decision.
PROS of a Heart Brilliant Cut Diamond
- It is an ideal diamond shape for romantic proposals on Valentine’s Day, to commemorate the special moment and to create unforgettable memories with this timeless symbol of outspoken love.
- Hearts in fancy coloured diamonds like canary yellow, pink, purple or blue is your great alternative. Visually, their distinctive silhouettes appear more profound in colour making your Engagement ring look exceptionally unique and appealing.
- Hearts in coloured gemstones can absolutely be the best affordable option, so you might want to give some thought to heart shaped rubies or pink sapphires, the second hardest gems after diamonds.
- It is a “Stand out from the crowd” eye catching center piece due to its distinctive visual appearance
- It’s a great center diamond for Halo-style admires.Heart-shaped diamond halo engagement ring will be the most practical and beneficial design style to attractively showcase this unique centerpiece. It will visually enlarge and enhance the size of the center diamond and accentuate the silhouette with a single or double halo of melee diamond accents.
- Hearts are less expensive diamonds in comparison to very popular and normally more expensive rounds
- Hearts are rare and buying them could be a good investment choice.
CONS of a HeartBrilliant Cut Diamond
In general, diamond cut is the most important factor of all C’s along with weight, colour, clarity. This is simply because of the light return that creates the desirable fire and brilliance and dramatically affects the stone’s appearance and price.
CUT: Heart shaped diamond is known as the most complex and complicated cut that requires a special set of skills from the diamond cutter to find the right balance in proportions and symmetry for its facets and achieve the captivating sparkle and overall beauty.
A properly cut heart shaped diamond will consist of about 56 to 59 facets with each half of the stone being symmetrical in size and shape.
COLOUR: Hearts tend to have a yellow overtone or tint which is often compared to other diamonds of the same color. We recommend the diamond colour grade to be at least G and up, should you want your creation made in white gold or platinum.
However, consider this little tip: Rings made in Rose or Yellow gold tend to mask the unwanted overtones and not to affect the overall appearance of your piece. You can sacrifice the colour grade and safely lower its color grade
to an H or I.
CLARITY: The modified brilliant cut tends to successfully hide most of the inclusions and imperfections. Stones in VS grades are always the best choice, but it will be absolutely safe to go with SI1 or even SI2 eye-clean stones for your budget.
CARAT WEIGHT: it is of concern! Hearts appear smaller than other fancy cut diamonds and according to the GIA, centerpieces should be not less than 0.5 carats and should preferably be about 1 carat for a better display of the shape and its silhouette.
We also suggest finding a local jewellery professional, preferably a gemologist or diamond expert with intimate knowledge about diamonds and gemstones. Nowadays, private viewing appointments are very popular in the industry, in which you can examine a few stones within your budget and select your perfect stone with the help of an expert.
EXPLORE OUR BESTCUSTOM-MADE RING SETTINGS
Choosing a Solitaire Diamond Ring Setting is probably not the best option, as it will require allocating a certain budget to prominently showcase the centerpiece.
ROSE GOLD DOUBLEHEART DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING
This bespoke jewel is our bestseller. Our custom-made Art-Deco inspired Bow Tie Style Diamond Engagement Ring set with custom cut perfectly matched pair of two Heart-Shaped diamonds on a band accessorized with diamonds accents in pave.
HEART SHAPED DIAMOND HALO ENGAGEMENT RING
This custom-made Bridal set consist of Engagement Ring set with 0.8ctsheart brilliant diamond surrounded by diamond accents in pave to enlarge the center diamond and add more fire and sparkle.
You can also see the matching wedding band set with micro pave diamonds in full eternity.
LUXURY HEART SHAPED DIAMOND HALO ENGAGEMENT RING
This Vintage style one-of-a-kind setting crafted in platinum and set with 1.5carats heart diamond accentuated with diamond accents in halo on a twisted shank in infinity style with mirco pave diamond accents.
Linara is a custom jewellery designer located in the heart of Toronto’s diamond district. We will be happy to guide you in finding your perfect diamond and design your dream bridal jewellery.
You can learn about our design process by visiting: https://linara.ca