Hearts & Arrows Cut explained
Above supreme Triple Excellent Grade on Cut - Polish - Symmetry, Hearts & Arrows, H&A must have perfect symmetry of the facets and particular lengths of the lower girdle facets.
Hearts and Arrows, H&A pattern is defined by perfect symmetry of the major facets with particular lengths of its lower girdle facets
is also named super ideal cut diamond.
It is the pattern of ideal optical symmetry + excellent parallelism, particular lengths of  lower girdle 
facets and major facets, obtained by excellent cut of the the angles of the major facets  and the minor facets.

Viewed from the crown, (TOP) the pattern has eight arrows. 
Viewed from the pavilion, (BELOW) the pattern has eight hearts. 
By special magnifying viewer you can see this.

  • Diamonds with a Hearts and Arrows cut command a price premium

HRD (the Diamond High Council), IGI and GIA grade Hearts and Arrows cut as H&A and by labeled images
View H&A on certificates: View how Hearts & Arrows is graded on a Diamond Certificate

hearts & arrows image
hearts & arrrows viewer image
Eight Hearts
seen from below
Eight Arrows
seen from top
Hearts and Arrows viewer
H&A diamond image
H&A diamond photograph from top
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