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Collection: Heart Cut Engagement Rings

Shout your love from the rooftops with a heart cut lab diamond or moissanite engagement ring. Luxurious in its’ brilliance this is one for the true romantics.


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Heart Shape Diamond Engagement Rings

If you love sparkle, a heart cut diamond ring is a wonderful choice of shape when it comes to brilliance and fire. The gentle and endearing heart cut diamond is a unique design and the epitome of romance. Its distinctive shape symbolises love and devotion, making it a popular choice for couples who want to express their commitment, making it a beautiful and meaningful choice for an engagement ring.

Heart cut diamonds are known for their romantic and symbolic shape. The heart shape is a universal symbol of love, making it a popular choice for engagement proposals and other jewellery pieces. The heart cut is a modified brilliant cut, featuring a distinct cleft at the top and a rounded bottom that comes to a point. The number of facets can vary, but typically ranges from 56 to 58 facets, ensuring a brilliant and dazzling appearance.

Heart cut diamonds require skilled craftsmanship to achieve the desired shape and proportions. The most important aspect of cutting a heart-shaped diamond is achieving symmetry between the two lobes of the heart. A well cut heart diamond will have a balanced and symmetrical shape, with a clearly defined cleft and rounded curves.

Heart cut diamonds can be set in a variety of settings, including solitaire, halo, or side stone ring designs. They are often set in prong settings to maximise light reflection and enhance the brilliance of the diamond. 

Our collection of heart cut diamond engagement rings are meticulously crafted by hand to the highest standards, offering exquisite quality and sparkle. We offer a choice of both lab grown diamonds that come with a full diamond grading report from the IGI, GIA or GCAL or our signature gemstone, the Ethica Diamond. 

The heart cut diamond is often set in a prong or bezel setting to highlight its distinctive shape. It is also a popular choice for side stones or accent diamonds to create a stunning and eye-catching design. In addition to being a symbol of love and romance, the heart cut diamond is favoured for its versatility. It can be customised in various carat weights and can suit different styles, from classic and elegant to modern and edgy.

Some celebrities who have chosen heart cut diamond engagement rings include Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Joan Collins, Nicole Richie, Meg Ryan and LeAnn Rimes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a heart cut diamond?

A heart cut diamond is a diamond shape that is cut to resemble a heart. It is a unique and romantic shape, making it a popular choice for engagement rings and other sentimental jewellery.

The heart cut diamond is essentially a pear-shaped diamond with a cleft at the top that creates the distinctive heart shape. It has 58 facets, similar to a Round Brilliant cut diamond, which allows for excellent light reflection and sparkle.

When choosing a heart cut diamond, there are several factors to consider. The symmetry of the diamond is crucial, as a well-cut Heart shape will have evenly rounded lobes and a distinct cleft at the top. Look for a diamond with a well-defined and proportionate shape.

Overall, a heart cut diamond offers a romantic and symbolic look that is perfect for a cherished and sentimental moment. It is a unique choice that can symbolise love and commitment, making it a meaningful option for engagement rings or other jewellery pieces.

What is the length-to-width ratio recommended when choosing a heart cut diamond?

The ideal length-to-width ratio for Heart cut diamonds is typically between 0.90 to 1.10, with a ratio of 1.00 being considered perfect. This means that the length of the diamond should be approximately 1.00 times the width of the diamond.

However, the length-to-width ratio is ultimately a matter of personal preference. Some individuals may prefer a more elongated heart shape, while others may prefer a wider and more symmetrical heart shape.

It is important to note that the overall appearance of a heart cut diamond is not solely determined by the length-to-width ratio. Other factors such as symmetry, cut quality, and the proportions of the diamond's facets can also greatly affect its beauty and sparkle.

What do I need to look for on the diamond certificate of a heart shaped diamond?

In addition to the general characteristics found on a diamond certificate, such as the 4 Cs (carat weight, colour, clarity, and cut), there are a few specific elements to look for on the certificate of a heart shape diamond:

1. Cut grade: The certificate should indicate the cut grade of the heart shaped diamond. Look for a grade of Excellent or Very Good, as this ensures optimal symmetry and proportion. 

2. Length-to-width ratio: The certificate should provide the length and width measurements of the diamond and indicate the length-to-width ratio. For a well-proportioned heart shape, the ratio should typically fall between 0.90 and 1.10, with a slightly elongated shape being preferred over a more squat or rounded shape. The heart shape should also have a well-defined cleft or point at the bottom. Additionally, the diamond should have excellent symmetry and polish to ensure maximum brilliance and fire.

3. Symmetry: The certificate should mention the symmetry grade of the heart shaped diamond. A higher symmetry grade indicates better alignment and balance in the shape of the heart.

4. Bowtie effect: The bowtie effect is a dark shadow in the centre of the diamond that resembles a bowtie. It is a common occurrence in heart shaped diamonds. The certificate should provide information on the intensity of the bowtie effect, as it can affect the overall appearance of the diamond.

5. Additional measurements and proportions: The certificate should include additional measurements such as total depth percentage, table percentage, pavilion angle, and crown angle. These measurements can give you a better understanding of the diamond's overall proportions and how it reflects light.

Do heart cut diamonds have a bow tie effect?

Yes, heart cut diamonds can have a bow tie effect and are not recommended as the bow tie effect refers to a dark shadow or area that appears in the centre of some diamond cuts, including the heart cut. It is caused by light leakage or poor reflection within the diamond, resulting in a loss of brilliance.  A well cut heart shape diamond will have minimal or subtle bow tie effect, with the facets and proportions carefully optimised to minimise its appearance. On the other hand, a poorly cut heart shaped diamond may have a more pronounced and prominent bow tie effect, which can negatively impact its overall beauty and brilliance.

What is the best ring style for a heart shaped diamond ?

When it comes to finding the best ring style for a heart shape diamond, there are a few considerations to keep in mind:

1. Solitaire Setting: A solitaire setting can be an excellent choice for showcasing the unique shape of a heart diamond. This minimalist style allows the diamond to be the centre of attention, highlighting its romantic and distinctive shape.

2. Three-Stone Setting: A three-stone setting, with two smaller side stones or other gemstones flanking the Heart shape diamond, can create a beautiful and symbolic design. This style adds extra sparkle and visual interest to the ring.

3. Halo Setting: A halo setting consists of a ring of smaller diamonds or gemstones surrounding the centre diamond. This setting can enhance the size and impact of a heart shape diamond, making it appear larger and more radiant.

4. Split Shank Setting: A split shank setting features a band that splits into two or more strands as it approaches the centre stone. This style can add an elegant and modern touch to a heart shaped diamond ring, creating a unique and contemporary look.

5. Side Stone Setting: A side stone setting involves smaller diamonds or gemstones set along the band of the ring, complementing and accentuating the heart shape diamond. This style can add extra sparkle and glamour to the overall design.

6. Vintage Setting: A vintage-inspired setting, such as a filigree or milgrain design, can add a touch of timeless elegance to a heart shape diamond ring. This style can be perfect for those who appreciate vintage or antique aesthetics.

Ultimately, the best ring style for a heart shaped diamond is a matter of personal preference and style. It's important to consider your individual taste, as well as the overall aesthetic and design that you desire for the ring.

Our expert team at Ethica Diamonds can provide valuable guidance and options based on your specific requirements, helping you create a unique and tailored ring design that perfectly complements the heart shaped diamond.

What is the history of the heart cut diamond?

Heart diamonds date back to the 16th century, where the first truly well known heart diamond was gifted to Queen Elizabeth in 1562 by Mary Queen of Scots. This historic gem is known as the "Mirror of Portugal" and is currently part of the British Crown Jewels.

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