Diamond Education: The Comeback of Heart-Shaped Diamonds, But Not Only For Valentine's Day

The heart-shaped diamond is considered to be the most romantic of all diamond shapes for obvious reasons. However, when selecting a heart-shaped diamond, it is important to set emotions aside and give careful consideration to several important factors. In essence, a heart-shaped diamond is a pear-shaped diamond with a cleft at the top. It should have clearly defined round lobes as well as good symmetry, shape definition, and outline. To determine proportion, review the diamond’s length to width ratio and judge if the gemstone is too short (and fat), elongated, or evenly proportioned. Also bear in mind that “shape” and “cut” are two different matters. Cut is critically important to a heart-shaped diamond.

Heart-Shaped Diamonds


Heart-shaped diamond cuts are perfect for Valentine’s Day and highly recommended as diamond stud earrings, diamond pendant necklaces, or as a center stone in a diamond engagement ring. Heart-shaped diamonds should be mounted in five-prong settings with two at the lobes of the heart, two on the sides of the heart, and a V-shaped prong at the point.

Visit us at either of our locations at 132 South Ridge Street Rye Brook, NY or 66 West 47th St. New York, NY to uncover our wide and varied selection of jewelry. Contact us at 914-510-8920 or 212-391-1980 and let us assist you in making a confident jewelry purchase. We offer friendly professional advice in a warm and inviting hassle-free environment while also following social distance protocol.


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