- Feb 29, 2012
I don't remember any of my friends mentioning hewrts and arrows as they got their rings (early 90s). Has the cut always been around?
Somewhere, buried in my books, is a paperback book with the details, most of which I have long since forgotten. I remember that EightStar was one of the early players, as I was one of their dealers for awhile, but they were eclipsed in the minds of the public by Hearts on Fire, who spent millions of dollars advertising and quickly became the preeminent vendor of Hearts and Arrows quality cutting in the United States. I believe the EightStar brand actually preceded the term Hearts and Arrows terminology, which if I remember correctly was used because EightStar was trademarked, but I may be way wrong here.denverappraiser|1479065979|4097890 said:Cut has been a topic for a lot longer than that. Marcel Tolkowsky wrote a book about it in 1919 for example.
H&A started with the Okuda scope in the 1970's Japan. It was a big hit. After a few variations it came to the US in a fairly big way with the Eightstar brand in the 80's. It went 'mainstream' in the 90's.
It's not exactly light reading but here's the entire text of Tolkowsky's book -- Diamond Design. It's amazingly relevant, even today.