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What You Need to Know About Heart Shaped Diamonds

Heart Shaped Diamond Facts

Rian here - Let's get right to the gist of what makes heart cut diamonds special and what you should look for when buying a heart shape diamond.

  • Hearts are extremely hard to make. If you really want one, make sure you find a good diamond cutter.
  • If you want to see the actual heart shape, your diamond needs to be big enough.
  • Heart cut diamonds are very good at holding their color. I suggest you don’t go below a G color diamond if you don’t like warm tones.
  • You might think heart cut diamonds hide inclusions well, like the other fancy cut diamonds. In this case they don't. In fact some inclusions could even be more visible. I suggest you don’t go below a VS2 clarity diamond.
  • For grading reports, it’s probably safer to stick with a GIA report.

Learn more about heart cut diamonds.

Dr. Rian Mulcahy
Rian is officially a Diamond PhD - just ping us if you’d like to read her fascinating 200-page thesis, titled Facets of Value: An Investigation into the Formation of Worth in the Diamond Market. She has consulted various firms all along the pipeline, from the rough diamond market to the recycled diamond industry. She holds an MA in Globalisation and Development from University College Cork and a PhD in the Sociology of Diamond Valuation from the London School of Economics.