Heart Cut Diamonds

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- A Good to Very Good cut provides the most economical heart cut.

- A length/width ratio of 0.95-1.05 might be a little less expensive but still looks great.

Heart Cut Diamond L/W Ratio

Heart Cut Diamonds: Love Can Not Be Any Clearer.

Often considered one of the most romantic of diamond cuts, the heart-shaped diamond requires a clever cutter to master the unique heart pattern that resembles a pear shape with a small cleft at the top. It is recommended when choosing a heart shaped diamond to focus mainly on cut, with a high clarity and color to maximize the sparkle of the diamond. You may also want to determine its proportions – whether it appears elongated, too stout or too long – as the optimum cut will yield the most fire and brilliance of the diamond.

Ideal Heart Cut vs Normal Heart Cut

The ideal proportions for a heart cut diamond would fall into this range:

  Ideal Proportions (Class 1A) Acceptable* (Class 2B)
Depth Percentage: 59.0% - 63.0% 63.1% - 65.4%
Table Percentage: 55.0% - 60.0% 51.0% - 64.0%
Polish: Very Good to Excellent Good to Very Good
Symmetry: Very Good to Excellent Good to Very Good
Girdle: Very Thin to Slightly Thick
(0.4% - 4.5%) or
Thin to Thick (1.0% - 5.5%)
Very Thin to Thick
(0.4% - 5.5%)
Culet: None to Very Small None to Medium
Length/Width Ratio: 0.98 - 1.02 0.95 - 1.05

Adapted from D.S. Atlas, Accredited Gem Appraisers, © AGA 1998-2004.

* E.S. Designs does not carry any diamonds below an Acceptable Cut.

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