Rounding up our week of diamond shapes is the rare and symbolic heart cut. Forget your sleeve- the new way to wear your heart is on your finger!
The heart shape diamond is normally comprised of between 56 and 58 facets, and are sometimes cut with ‘French tips’; also used in the Marquise and Pear shape diamonds.
The cut’s exact origins are unknown. However, as it is a modified brilliant cut, it may have appeared as early as the 16th Century! The first recorded heart shape diamond appears in a portrait entitled ‘The Gonzaga Princess’, which was panted c.1605 by Frans Pourbus.
The unusual, stunning beauty of the heart shape diamond works well in a solitaire ring, such as this contemporary Madison engagement ring. The version shown below is 18 karat White Gold, set with a Heart 0.37ct E SI2 diamond. The elegant band widens slightly as it reaches the diamond, which is held in place by three claws.
The Madison ring
Another way to showcase the heart shape diamond is with a pair of classic diamond earrings. These Lumina studs are an elegant choice, and delicate wire studs help to accentuate the diamonds.
Lumina diamond studs