It seems to me that some people make hearts and arrows out to be a bigger deal than it should be. A well cut stone is a well cut stone, and your going to get the same sparkle and fire whether the facets line up precisely at the girdle or are off a bit. A jeweller of mine was showing me hearts and arrows on a diamond and explaining that some people pay a premium to have that. I asked him to show me as best he could two diamonds with similar cut quality, one being h&a, the other not. He found two comparable stones. I couldn''t tell the difference in terms of brilliance and fire. It just doesn''t matter.