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A diamond's unique Hearts & Arrows pattern is derived from the accuracy and precision of the diamond's cut. Viewing the Hearts & Arrows pattern is a great way to understand the diamond's symmetry. The more precise the Hearts & Arrows pattern, the more beautiful your diamond will be.


For the Love of a Diamond - Hearts & Arrows

As a potential buyer immersed in research about diamonds, you’ve likely heard of hearts and arrows. But what is the hearts and arrows pattern, how important is it to the overall quality of the diamond, and what does it really mean in the grand scheme of the diamond world?
Initially discovered by Japanese jewelers in the 1970s, the hearts and arrows pattern was first noticed when viewed through a Firescope, a device that uses colored reflectors in order to display a pattern that shows the direction and strength of the light that passes through a diamond. When cut properly, a diamond should allow light to pass through and refract creating the shine and sparkle that is so coveted in the industry.

When a diamond is viewed from the crown side (top), the diamond should reveal eight symmetrical arrows. When viewed from the pavilion (bottom), eight symmetrical hearts should be seen. The hearts and arrows pattern will appear more proportional and perfect if the cut is more precise. When a round, brilliant diamond is cut with ideal optical symmetry, the diamond will emit more sparkle and brilliance, and a more distinct hearts and arrows pattern will appear.


When it comes to finding diamonds with expert craftsmanship and quality, the hearts and arrows pattern is the optimal way to verify both the expert’s and the diamond’s credentials. In fact, the hearts and arrows pattern has become so popular throughout the world that many diamond manufacturers attempt to cut to a specification that will create this pattern and result.

Up till now, it has only been possible to view the Hearts & Arrows pattern with expert equipment. With accurate, easy to understand illustrations of the Hearts & Arrows pattern for your diamond, the Sarine Diamond Report gives you the verification you need. Based on the technology of Sarine‘s DiaMension HD device, you can view images of the Hearts & Arrows pattern as if looking through expert viewing equipment, such as a Firescope. The Sarine rendition is a highly accurate image of the precise measurement of a diamond’s cut and craftsmanship. Together with the rest of the Sarine Diamond Report, it helps you understand the diamond’s unique symmetry in a deeper, more intimate way.