Start typing to see products you are looking for.
  • Menu

Shopping cart

Start typing to see products you are looking for.

Hearts & Arrows Diamonds

hearts and arrows diamond

You've been asking us for the Whitest, Brightest and Rarest Diamonds. Here's the answer: the Hearts and Arrows Cut.  

On our recent Instagram posts we have showcased the various shapes of our Hearts & Arrows collection available for your made-to-order Engagement Rings. At Janai we offer Round, Radiant, Cushion and Oval in the hearts and arrows cut. We are the only retailer in Melbourne with these diamond shapes available in both lab-created and natural varieties. These beautiful stones are defined by their ultimate cutting precision and distinct contrast patterning. This cut makes up less than 1% of all the world’s diamond supply and can take 3-4 longer to produce than your typical brilliant cut.

But what exactly defines a Hearts and Arrows diamond? And should you be buying one for your Engagement Ring? 

When you begin familiarising yourself with diamonds you will undoubtedly come across both Brilliant Cuts or Step cuts and learn about either their angular or linear faceting patterns. Diamonds are usually identified under these two categories and are then able to be purchased in a variety of different shapes within these faceting patterns.

Hearts and arrows diamonds fall under the brilliant cut classification. They were born as a consequence of some very minor changes to the proportions of a brilliant cut stone. The exacting hearts and arrows cutting technique produces slightly wider facets and marginal adjustments in the angles of the faceting. These nuances deliver a kaleidescopic pattern of 8 arrows when viewed from above and 8 hearts when viewed from below.

hearts and arrows

Japanese jewellers were the first to discover the brilliant hearts and arrows diamond patterning in the 1980s. This cutting technique was protected and hidden for many years. It is only recently as the patent expired, that diamond cutters have been able to utilise this method and unleash the hearts and arrows magnificent beauty to the jewellery world.

This cut is responsible for reflecting all of the light from the lower pavilions of the diamond to brightly sparkling from its crown. The facets behave like 8 mirrors bouncing the light up and out of the diamond through the top of the stone.  This breakthrough cutting technique and vibrant light performance results in all Hearts & Arrows diamonds appearing 3-4 whiter than a standard brilliant cut. They will also appear larger due to their superior light return.  

Due to innovations and artistry behind Hearts & Arrows precision cutting allows for fewer and wider facets which produce perfect ratios and unrivalled light performance.  

A typical hearts and arrows has the following proportions:
The pavillion 40.7 degrees (affecting the pattern of the arrows)
The crown 34.5 degrees (the top of the diamond)
Table size 55.5 degrees (responsible for the pattern of the hearts) 

The contrasting pattern within the diamond is the by-product of extreme precision with every diamond facet aligning to exacting standards. Hearts and arrows diamonds feature the highest degree of optical symmetry. They are coveted for their spectacular pattern of arrows when viewed from above and hearts when viewed from below.

hearts and arrows cushion cut

hearts and arrows cushion cut

If you are seeking one of the rarest diamond cuts then a Hearts and Arrows is for you. Their facet placement behaving like a series of mirrors achieves the brightest sparkle out of any diamond.  They are an impressive achievement in the industry of diamond cutting to form such superior symmetry. The visual difference of a hearts and arrows stone will forever show their elusive pattern and distinguish themselves as their own.

If you expect the best and value craftsmanship and quality, Hearts and Arrows diamonds are the ideal option.
A masterpiece that features the highest degree of optical symmetry. 

hearts and arrows cushion cut

With advances in cutting techniques to achieve the ultimate precision, the latest technology allows for each Hearts and Arrows diamond to create a sparkle and brilliance like no other. These rare and exquisite diamonds display a distinct pattern of 8 arrows when viewed from above, and 8 hearts when viewed from below. This expertise of cutting brings the fire, brightness and scintillation of a Round Brilliant Cut into the shapes of Oval, Cushion and Radiant. This idyllic cut causes all the light to reflect upward through the crown of the diamond to achieve a remarkable sparkle. A Hearts and Arrows Diamond features increased light return as their larger facets form a series of mirrors - generating a brilliance and sparkle like no other. To understand the incredible feat, it requires remarkable skill, cutting tools, time and a larger diamond rough to produce. Less than 1% of all the world's diamonds are cut to this level of precision.

cushion cut hearts and arrows

The latest technology has elevated Hearts and Arrows diamonds to level like never before to create the most desirable diamonds yet. An exacting process lining up with facet with incredible symmetry, Hearts & Arrows Diamonds are visual evidence of diamond craftsmanship and cutting at its finest. 

To select the perfect diamond for your Engagement Ring, please book your appointment at Janai to talk with our diamond specialists.