The heart shaped diamond is essentially a pear-shaped diamond with a cleft at the top. And while that technical description of the heart-shaped diamond is anything but sentimental, the diamond itself is considered by some to be the most romantic of all diamond cuts.
The heart shaped diamond can be quite fiery with excellent sparkle.
The heart-shaped diamond is likely the most difficult diamond shape to purchase online. If you find a heart shaped diamond you’d like to buy online, we strongly recommend you:
When purchasing a heart-shaped diamond, it’s extremely important to pay attention to quality and to select the highest grade cut you can afford. While “shape” is not the same as “cut”, the skill of the cutter is critical with heart-shaped diamonds and a diamond with a high grade cut, likely had a skilled cutter.
Our minimum recommendations for buying heart-shaped diamonds are as follows (please remember these recommendations are opinion only, and your tastes may vary):
Always be sure to check the length and width of the diamond prior to purchasing.
While not the traditional selection, heart-shaped diamonds make sentimental engagement rings (either as a solitaire or with accent stones).
Heart shaped diamonds do require a minimum of four-pronged settings and most settings will include a fifth prong to support and protect the point. Make sure to keep that in mind when making your selection.
To give you some ideas of what’s available for a heart-shaped diamond ring, we’ve preselected a range of certified heart-shaped diamonds for you to examine (all from James Allen and Blue Nile, two premiere diamond stores). Except for the “Bargain Basement” selections, these diamonds are within our minimum requirements as listed above and are suitable for solitaire settings or settings with accent stones.
PLEASE NOTE: Most jewelers (including online) do not carry a wide range of heart shaped diamonds below one carat.
*PLEASE NOTE: All “Bargain Basement” diamonds fall below our minimum specification standards in one or more categories.
Any reputable dealer who sells loose diamonds will have a good selection of cuts, including the heart shaped diamond (though inventories of heart shaped diamonds are usually quite small in comparison to some other diamond shapes). For online purchase, we recommend:
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