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Hearts and Arrows Diamonds

Updated on July 17, 2011

The Perfect Diamond for the Perfect Woman

The holidays are right around the corner and you are stuck in the same rut as last year. "What do I get the woman in my life who already has everything? " Men, you are not alone, and there is a way to stand out from the crowd. Hearts and arrows diamonds have a superb craftmanship and diamond enthusiasts consider them the most beautiful of all stones.

Often referred to as superideals, perfect diamonds, and relationship diamonds, hearts and arrows diamonds are cut with such precision that they create kaleidoscopic patterns when examined closely through a magnifying viewer. If you veiw these diamonds from above the "crown", the patten appears as eight arrowheads. When you view the diamond from the bottom or "pavillion" the patten appears as eight symmetrical heart shapes.

You probably guessed that hearts and arrows diamonds command a much higher price than a regular cut diamond. In fact, they normally sell for double the price of a regular cut diamond of the same size. There are several reasons for the dramatic increase in price. First of all, hearts and arrows diamonds only make up 1% of all cut diamonds. Secondly, the time and expense it takes to create these rare gems is much higher than a regular cut diamond. For instance, it typically takes one hour to cut a round brilliant diamond while Hearts and Arrows can take up to five days.

Hearts and arrows diamonds are predominantly found at high end retail stores and boutiques. Before you purchase these special diamonds, do some research and only shop with high-rated industry vendors.

Hearts and Arrows Diamonds
Hearts and Arrows Diamonds

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      EngagementRing 8 years ago from Los Angeles

      Are you looking for a loose diamond? What is the occasion? Or do you just love fine diamond jewelry like I do? :)

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      glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

      Those are beautiful diamonds. I've been looking more into them... So many types!