Heart

Heart
The most romantic diamond shape ever
57, 58
facets
D-O
colour
FL-I1
clarity

Basically, the Heart Shape diamond resembles the Pear shape, although in its rounded part it has a kerf which forms the lobes of the “heart”. Owing to obvious technological difficulties in making these diamonds, the polisher needs to have the highest level of qualification, and has to spend quite a lot of working time. Only in case of ideal make the Heart Shape will have an appealing, eye-filling form in combination with admirable fire and luster.

Side view

Pavilion view

Top view

Side view

The Heart is the most romantic of all fancy shapes, symbolizing love, charm and affection. But romance was not the only reason of its creation. This technically sophisticated diamond cut to the best extent demonstrates the beauty of the stone, reveals its natural charisma. When buying a Heart Shape diamond it is important to pay attention to the precision and smoothness of its outline as the beauty of this diamond directly depends on the ideality of implementation.

Any diamond, in its essence, is the symbol of human feelings, relations, deep and lasting love, but the Heart Shape diamond is the most telling in this respect. Diamonds of this kind of a cut are often set into pendants and earrings that appear to be ideal as presents foe family anniversaries and important romantic dates.

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Diamonds colour

The colour of a diamond is the degree of its colourlessness, the less hue possesses the stone – the better it is perceived by the viewer, the more expensive it is valued.

Polished diamonds – from colourless to yellowish or yellowish brown – are grouped into categories briefly described below. Well-trained professionals perform the colour grading procedure – by way of comparing a specific diamond to master stones.

Fancy coloured diamonds (blue, red, pink, and others) are very rarely found, and require an entirely different grading system – from Faint and Very Light to Fancy Deep and Fancy Vivid. Higher grade fancy diamonds have a greater monetary value.

At Kristall a unique and proprietary patented system of diamond grading is employed. It’s corresponding to the

More about diamonds clarity

Diamonds clarity

For diamonds, as well as for the majority of other natural minerals, inclusions, imperfections or blemishes are quite common. Depending on their character, location and degree of manifestation, polished diamonds are categorized by clarity grades.

In the process of the expert grading, the quantity, size and location of the inclusions and their appearance (colourless, coloured, garish, and dark), their nature (blisters, crystals, fractures) and type (dotted, diffused, large) are to be determined. The less inclusions a stone has – the more valuable it is.

However, one must bear in mind, that the presence of characteristic inclusions has one very important positive aspect: they are an unambiguous indication of the natural origin of the stone. It is no secret, that today, enormous amounts of synthetic diamonds are being grown, part of them getting but and polished, and is used in the jewellery industry. The absence of characteristic inclusions is one of the signs assuming that the diamond has an artificial origin.

Moreover, a huge number of diamond treatment techniques have been developed and are actively used: colour enhancement, inclusion elimination, and fracture filling.

Smolensk Kristall guarantees that all the polished diamonds it manufactures are neither synthetic, nor treated.

GIA Description
FL Without inclusions and outer flaws
IF Without inclusions
VVS2 Minute inclusions very hardly visible under 10X magnification
VVS1 Minute inclusions very hardly visible under 10X magnification
VS2 Light and dark inclusions comparatively easily visible under 10X magnification
VS1 Light and dark inclusions clearly visible under 10X magnification
SI1 Light and dark inclusions easily detectable under 10X magnification
SI2 Light and dark inclusions easily detectable under 10X magnification including those visible by unaided eye
I1 Inclusions visible by unaided eye, affecting a diamond's transparency, brilliance and resistance to damage
I2 Inclusions visible by unaided eye, affecting a diamond's transparency, brilliance and resistance to damage
I3 Inclusions visible by unaided eye, affecting a diamond's transparency, brilliance and resistance to damage
Rej. Inclusions badly affecting a diamond's transparency, brilliance and resistance to damage. A completely opaque diamond.
See also other classic shapes
Round
The most popular diamond shape in the world
57
facets
D-O
colour
FL-I3
clarity
1
Princess
More light dispersion than any other square cut
65
facets
D-O
colour
FL-I2
clarity
1