Heart cut diamonds are dreamy and whimsical. They have soft curving arcs (or “lobes”) at the top, and a graceful point at the bottom. Hearts can be tall and slender, or shorter and plump. Couples choosing a Heart should always look for a symmetrical, pleasing shape, a centered culet, and lack of bowtie.
Like other fancy cuts, GIA does not grade the cut quality of Heart shaped diamonds. So, jewelers that advertise Hearts with cut grades are merely offering their own opinion. The GIA Certificate will not have a cut grade. Couples should also know there is no industry accepted standard of what makes an “Ideal Cut Heart Shaped Diamond.” That said, there are certain things look for to ensure your Heart is the graceful beauty you want. We have put together the table below as a guideline for evaluating Heart cut.