What should one know about Heart Shape diamond ?
A Heart shape diamond is a very peculiar and special shape. It needs to be cut with utmost care. The Shoulders of a diamond should have proper curves , perfect table and depth %
Ideally a nicely cut Heart diamond should have a Table of 54 – 62% . A table is the biggest facet in a diamond. The depth proportion should be between 54 – 65%. Depth is the measurement from the top of a table to the culet. The Length to Width ratio should be between 0.85 to 0.95 , which is Length divide by Width
“What things should one keep in mind while buying heart shape diamond ?”
Checking the make of diamond
For every fancy shape diamond its make is very important. In a heart shape diamond one should check if the cleft is proper and in proportion. As there are no edge or sharp ends in a Heart diamond chances of corners breaking is very low compared to other shapes.
Check the inclusion , color and brilliance
First thing to make sure is avoid inclusions which are visible to naked eyes. Always loupe a diamond and if the inclusion is too obvious or if it is reflecting than reject the diamond.
To check color of a diamond it should be placed in clean white shade card. If it has a brown or green tinge the price should be 3-5% lower than diamonds without any tinge.
Take a look its physical appearance. The sparkle and brilliance should be good and not dull. It does not matter if it is Excellent or Very good but the diamond should look lustrous.
Heart shape diamonds are cheaper than the Round shape diamonds. But they are costlier compared to most other fancy shape diamonds like princess cut , marquise , pear , etc
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