We’ve recently touched on the rise in popularity of oval-shaped diamonds. Now we’re going to dive into a unique shape, heart-shaped diamonds, and everything you need to know about heart shapes before opting for a heart shape diamond engagement ring. Now, each with their own. Heart-shaped diamonds may not be for everyone as they differ from most diamond shapes available on the market.
The heart is the symbol of love and what better way to propose to the love of your life other than with a heart shape diamond. We’ve been privileged to see some of the most breathtaking, flawless heart shape diamonds throughout our existence and now we’re about to show you why considering a heart shape diamond engagement ring could be a potential option.
About Heart Shape Diamond Engagement Rings
Although, heart-shaped diamond engagement rings are not as popular for bridal when compared to other traditional shapes such as the round, oval, and pear. We strongly believe that its scarcity should be considered to be one of the primary reasons why you should consider a heart-shaped diamond engagement ring. After all, life is about standing out so why not stand out with a heart-shaped diamond engagement ring.
Heart Shape Diamond – 4Cs
Just like most brilliant diamond shapes on the market, the heart shape diamond is no different and can too be analyzed and valued using the 4Cs (Carat Weight, Cut, Color, and Clarity).
It is important to note that a heart shape diamond doesn’t really show off its true shape and beauty unless it is of a certain carat weight. When it comes to the heart-shaped diamond, the bigger the carat weight, the more appealing it will look. When a heart shape diamond is 0.5 carats and under, it becomes really challenging to see the outline of the stone once it is set in jewelry. So, definitely keep that in mind when deciding on the carat weight and of course your overall budget.
|0.25 Carat Heart Shape Diamond at Blue Nile||2 Carat Heart Shape Diamond at Blue Nile|
There are various different cuts of heart shape diamonds, some are elongated and narrow while others are shorter and wider. To determine how your heart shape diamond will look, you would calculate the length-to-width ratio of the diamond. The lower the ratio, the wider the stone is going to be. Unfortunately, heart shape diamonds are not as consistent when it comes to how they’re cut. When shopping for a heart shape diamond we would suggest picking Cut as perhaps your first decision-maker as it heavily influences the stone’s overall look.
The heart shape diamond holds more color as opposed to other brilliant diamond shapes. If color is important to you when shopping for a diamond then you would possibly want to opt for a heart shape diamond within the D to F range.
|K Color Heart Shape Diamond at James Allen||D Color Heart Shape Diamond at James Allen|
When it comes to the clarity of a heart shape diamond, you could compromise and opt for a heart shape diamond that is slightly included (SI) as the facets from the shape could disguise those imperfections.
|Flawless Heart Shape Diamond at James Allen||Slightly Included (SI) Heart Shape Diamond at James Allen|
Heart Shape Diamond Engagement Ring Setting
The heart shape diamond can be set in so many different ways. The heart shape looks good on platinum, yellow gold, rose gold, and white gold so you could save a little ($$$) depending on your choice of metal without having to compromise on the beauty of the stone. Personally, the heart shape diamond looks breathtaking as a solitaire but you do have the option of dressing up with the ring with pavé.
|Petite Solitaire Engagement Ring in 18k Yellow Gold at Blue Nile||French Pavé Diamond Eternity Engagement Ring in Platinum at Blue Nile|
Celebrity Heart Shape Diamond Engagement Rings
|Avril Lavigne’s 5 Carat Heart Shape Center Diamond Set Upon a Diamond Pavé Platinum Band||Lady Gaga’s 6 Carat Heart Shaped Diamond Ring|
If you don’t opt nor receive a heart-shaped diamond engagement ring, but still appreciate the shape. You may want to consider setting a heart shape diamond in a pendant necklace, stud earrings, and/or bracelet.
How do you feel about heart-shaped diamonds? Do you own a heart shape diamond engagement ring or heart shape diamond jewelry? Let us know by clicking the comments button below.
Written by Bianca Mac Donald