Diamonds are all the same, right? Wrong.
According to the American Gem Society, diamonds are graded from 0 to 10 with 0 being the highest. The Gemological Institute of America breaks down the grading process into the 4Cs: Color, Cut, Clarity, and Carat Weight as well as levels ranging from Excellent to Poor.
So, what makes the Hearts and Arrows diamond, found at Clean Origin, so unique amongst all the diamonds on the market. It’s the facets, the refraction, and the rarity of the diamond cut itself.
The hearts and arrows diamond is in the family of round brilliants, but it is the pinnacle of that family. Gem cutting has been around since the 14th century, but it is done mainly by hand.
This means the gem cutter must be skilled indeed to attempt to cut a diamond. The facets are cut with such precision you see eight perfect arrows when you look at the diamond from the top down. When you turn it over to look at it from the bottom up, you see eight perfect hearts.
Refraction is simply the reflection of light off the facets of the diamond, a mirror effect that creates the famous sparkle all diamonds have. The hearts and arrows diamond is cut with such perfect symmetry it achieves maximum refraction.
This means all of the light entering the diamond is reflected off every single facet resulting in an amazing and dazzling sparkle. This sparkle is what draws the attention of potential buyers and determines its emotional value over its monetary value. What woman doesn’t want a diamond that sparkles like stars at night?
Creating the hearts and arrows cut requires a great deal of skill and patience, even with tools. It is one of the most difficult cuts for a gem cutter to make.
This is why, despite 75% of all diamonds being cut in round brilliants, only 1% of them, lab-created and mined, have the hearts and arrows facets. The rarity of this variation of the round brilliant makes this diamond highly sought after.
In conclusion, the very nature of this diamond’s cut is what makes it so unique in the vast market of diamonds available today. The precisely made facets requiring a master’s hand. The most incredible sparkled achieved by perfect refraction. Even the rarity of this variation of a popular cut; they all combine to create a unique diamond.