Hearts and diamonds have both long been a symbol of love. What kind of saccharine supernova would be created if the two were combined? This fanciest of fancy cuts has a long history, and continues to be a popular cut in modern times. The heart cut diamond, unsurprisingly, is now considered to be a gift between lovers, reserved for anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Arbor Day, etc. However, in the days of yore, the heart diamond wasn’t strictly reserved for lovers. Among other things, it was often given as a gift between royalty.
You can imagine how difficult it would have been to create a heart cut diamond before the days of precision cutting tools. That didn’t stop enterprising diamond cutters from doing exactly that as far back as the 15th century. The infamous Duke of Milan, Galeazzo Maria Sforza wrote a letter to Nicodemo in 1463 describing Cosimo de Medici (first of the Medici dynasty) as commanding “a Titus Livy just as you might a heart-shaped diamond.” It has been recorded that about a century later, in 1562, Mary Queen of Scots sent a ring to Queen Elizabeth featuring “a diamond shaped like a heart.” Even the questionably accurate villain from the writings of Alexandre Dumas, Cardinal de Richelieu (1585-1642) is rumored to have a heart-shaped diamond weighing twenty carats.
The diamond’s unique look makes it a very distinctive choice for a variety of jewelry types. Color can be more visible in this particular cut, specifically in the lobe areas. Heart cut diamonds may also show a bowtie, which is a dark area present across the middle of many fancy stones, a result of varying pavillion angles. It is good practice to avoid overly shallow or deep stones in order to avoid a prominent bowtie.
The most important thing you can do to make sure you get the most for your Heart Cut diamond is to know exactly what you have. Pawngo’s team of evaluators are all GIA certified gemologists. The Gemological Institute of America is world renowned for their accuracy in evaluating diamonds, so a stone certified by the GIA is sure to bring you top dollar. Knowing the four C’s (carat, cut, clarity, color) for your Heart Cut diamond will help in being sure you get the most accurate estimate possible and the funding you need when you need it.
With Pawngo, loaning against your Heart Cut diamond is easier than ever. Our GIA certified evaluators have decades of experience in diamond evaluation as well as the stone market as a whole. Pawngo will make absolutely sure that you receive a fair market price for your stone when getting a loan. It’s as simple as filling out an application and agreeing to the initial estimate by our team of evaluators.. You can pawn your Heart Cut diamond and be sure that it is safe and sound for the entirety of your loan period in Pawngo’s secure vault. Biometric security, steel-reinforced walls and all the bulletproof glass you can shake a stick at makes sure that your Heart Cut diamond stays locked up and out of harm’s way. Click the button above to Get Started Now!