What are Heart Shaped Diamonds?
The heart shaped stone is traditionally worn with the point directed toward the wearer’s heart. As a solitaire, or surrounded by other stones, the heart shape is the choice of the true romantic.
The shape and cut are complex for a heart-shaped stone. The sides must be exactly symmetrical, and the point and cleft should be distinct. A modified brilliant cut is used, and best cuts avoid creating a shadow, or bow-tie effect across the middle of the stone. Facets usually number either 56 or 58. Generally larger stones of 1 to 2 carats work best so that the shape is not lost in the setting.
Fancy color diamonds are often cut into a heart shape for a little sparkle and fun.