and Arrows diamonds are available through diamond brokers at wholesale
prices. Most hearts
and arrows diamonds are sold in high end retail jewelry stores at
very high prices. Typically a hearts and arrows diamonds will sell in
retail jewelry stores at double of a regular cut diamond. A diamond
broker can provide you with these same hearts and arrows diamonds selling
in Tiffany's and Cartier at wholesale diamond prices.
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 cut diamond.
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
The standard of the perfect degrees for maximum brilliance,
blended with perfect degrees of the Hearts & Arrows, results in the
best diamond in the world today. The beauty that is the result of those
experts who labour to bring out the best from rough diamonds. So if
you are shopping for the best diamonds in the world look for hearts
and arrows diamonds and find a diamond broker to buy you the diamond
directly from the cutter.