Look at Your Diamond with a Hearts and Arrows Scope

What to expect from a Hearts and Arrows ‘ideal’ cut diamond

A glimpse at your diamond through the Hearts and Arrows Scope will reveal the incredible precision of the diamond cutter. If you’ve ever heard the term “hearts and arrows” and wondered what it means, then the Hearts and Arrows viewer gives a much clearer picture and identifies if a diamond really does carry the ideal proportions that result in the “hearts and arrows” effect within the diamond.

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Here the diamond is inserted table up to reveal the effect shown in the first image above. 

The Kaleidoscopic view through the scope of a perfectly cut diamond, creates two distinctive patterns within the diamond. Arrows are seen when the diamond is positioned table facet upwards. Turn the diamond over, with the culet pointing upwards and you will see heart shapes. When diamonds are cut to perfect or near perfect proportions, they attain a visual symmetry that maximises brilliance. For this reason, diamonds with an excellent cut, polish and symmetry often demand a premium over diamonds exhibiting a very good cut grade.

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With the table facet face down, the hearts effect is seen with the culet pointing upwards. 

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Turned table face down, the scope reveals a formation of heart shapes within the diamond

Our photograph features a 2.35cts GIA certified diamond, visibly clear (VS1) and high in colour. Positioned here (below) on the base of the scope and once the body of the scope has been placed over the diamond.

For retailers, there are many ways of enriching the experience of viewing diamonds, from showing buyers their GIA inscription to using instrumentation like the Hearts and Arrows viewer. For many of our clients, buying a diamond is an important, and costly adventure—seldom repeated by many buyers.

Viewing diamonds in our showroom is a very different experience than choosing a stone on paper from certificate, but for our overseas clients, we deliver the next best experience, via our diamond concierge service which takes a lot of the uncertainty and guess work out of purchasing a certified diamond.

For help, education, guidance or to book a consultation, we offer no obligation appointments in Ryde. Viewings are available in the privacy of our showroom, with a trained gemologist to guide you in any aspect of finding the perfect diamond.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.