and arrows diamonds are truly the most beautiful and brilliant
diamonds in the world. The true Hearts and Arrows diamond pattern
is extremely rare and difficult to find. The sentimental charm
and mystery of Hearts and Arrows Diamonds renders emotional meaning.
According to classic Roman mythology, the " Hearts" of lovers
are graced by Cupid's "Arrows", that light the fire of passionate
romance and engulf them in the sweet sounds of the wedding bells....the
incredible hearts and arrows diamonds.
Only true master diamond cutters can create a hearts and arrows
diamond. Hearts and arrows diamond bezel, star, upper girdle,
lower girdle, and pavilion main facets must be aligned precisely
180 degrees opposite of each other or the "H&A" pattern will be
incomplete, misalign, faded or distorted in its appearance. All
the facets must be exactly the same shape and size. If the cut
of the diamond is even slightly asymmetric, it results in, uneven
or incomplete display of the pattern.
To gain this optimum hearts and arrows diamond reflection and
refraction of light, the cutter must be willing to sacrifice expensive
rough diamond material, losing significant percentage of costly
rough stone to yield a smaller diamond of superior beauty. Whereas
it takes an hour to polish a standard cut, the "Ideal Cut Hearts
and Arrows diamond" can take up to four days. As a result of the
extremely complex cut and occurrence of a rare phenomenon, the
diamonds exhibit a complete "Hearts & Arrows" pattern that cost
more to produce than a regular round or even a standard ideal
Not all all Ideal Cut diamonds are created equal. The Ideal Cut
with the 'Hearts & Arrows' optical effect is the unique diamond
in the world of ideal proportions. The term ' Hearts & Arrows'
is a generic description used by the diamond industry to refer
to diamonds that exhibit a crisp and complete pattern of Hearts
& Arrows. They are created by the reflection of 16 lower girdle
facets in the table of the stone. This phenomenon of harmony can
only be seen with the aid of a special magnifying viewer.
The clinical precision facet alignment, the impeccable care cherished
by the crown and the pavilion angles, the placing of the bezel,
star, upper girdle, lower girdle and the pavilion facets with
accuracy of the highest order emitted the Hearts & Arrows. This
Hearts & arrows pattern generates light return of an average
98 % in comparison with an average Hearts & Arrows that has
a light return of an average 80%.