Internal Symmetry (Hearts and arrows)
Hearts and Arrows scopes allow us to view the inner optical symmetry of a diamond. This is a simple test that yields a big return when reviewing diamonds.
Below is an example what they look like:
Table Size & Depth Dimensions: Crown & Pavilion Angles
Think of the flash of light versus the spectrum light (light from prism). Varying a diamonds table and depth can give you more white light (flash) but potentially less spectrum light (fire – red, greens, blues, etc) or the inverse can be true.
We balance the table to depth ratios so you get the optimal balance of the white light (flash) and the spectrum light (fire).
Too shallow or too steep of crown or pavilion angles will impact the diamond’s light performance, specifically white light and spectrum light. This topic gets pretty technical but for now what you need to know is that these angles matter. People have written theses on this subject alone. We’ll make sure you’re getting the right angles.