Because of its striking design and poignant meaning, a heart moissanite engagement ring is cherished and treasured.
Because of the skill required to cut heart moissanite properly, and heart-shaped moissanites don’t come near as often as round-cut moissanites, they can be hard to find.
What’s a Heart-shaped Moissanite?
A heart-shaped moissanite, an iconic symbol of love, is a special, timeless alternative to more common moissanite cuts.
Moissanites with a heart-shaped design can be used in many jewelry pieces, including pendants, bracelets, and other forms. This type of moissanites is most often used as the center stone in a moissanite-based engagement ring.
A heart-shaped moissanite is designed to mimic a diamond. The heart-shaped diamonds date back to the 16th century. Rumors have it that Mary Queen of Scots sent Queen Elizabeth a diamond ring with a heart shape in 1562 as a gesture to her friendship.
Heart shape moissanite represents love symbolism. It is shaped like a person’s heart and is found on the left side. Heart Shape moissanite is a symbol of love and affection in a relationship.
More, A heart-cut moissanite is a symbol of the delicate feelings he keeps in his heart. This heart-shaped moissanite represents their heart. This is a symbolic gift that you give to your loved one.
The Pros and Cons Of Heart Moissanite Engagement Rings
Pros: Heart moissanites are unique. The unique heart shape is an exceptional jewel in comparison to other cuts. These are the most obvious symbols of affection, and some people find a sparkly, melted heart to be the best.
Cons: Heart-shaped Moissanite Moissanites are difficult to cut! It is difficult to create perfect hearts. Heart-shaped moissanites may be more prone to the “bow-tie” effect. Last, be aware that sharp points of heart-shaped engagement rings can get caught in hair or clothing.
Heart-shaped Moissanite Buying Guide
This guide will help you to choose the best heart engagement ring.
Moissanite is lab-made so most of the moissanite available on the market has high clarity and color grades. Look at the cut of a moissanite with a heart shape when choosing one.
Your heart-cut moissanite’s length-to-width ratio will impact its appearance.
A perfect length-to-width ratio for a heart-shaped moissanite would be 1.00. This means that moissanite should be precisely the same width as its length. A heart-shaped moissanite with a perfect or close-to-ideal ratio of length to width will look natural and proportionate, without looking too bulbous or stretched..
The choice of the particular silhouette should be based on personal preference. A narrower cut(1.05 – 1.15) may be preferred for pendants. For solitaire rings, having a wider cut may be more appealing (0.85-1.15).
We recommend choosing moissanite in a heart shape with a length-to-width ratio of between 0.90 and 1.10. This will give you the best appearance.
For a heart shape moissanite, symmetry is crucial. To assess the symmetry in a heart-cut moissanite, draw an imaginary line running from the point to the cleft. If the sides of the moissanite appear like mirror images, it is symmetrical.
A well-defined point and cleft should be present in your heart. Your moissanite will appear more pear-shaped if the cleft isn’t deep enough.
Also, inspect that the point of the moissanite stands out enough that the bottom of the moissanite doesn’t appear rounded. Although the point doesn’t have to be sharp, it should split the bottom of the moissanite into separate, clear halves.
Above and beyond the point or cleft, it is crucial to make sure that the moissanite is symmetrical. The lobes should be properly shaped and not too pointedly or too round. Your moissanite will not have a pleasing heart shape if it isn’t. The whole stone will appear lopsided if the wings or lobes are uneven.
Heart-shaped moissanite of fewer than 0.50 carats might not be a good option. This is because the heart shape can be more difficult to see in smaller moissanites after they have been set in prongs.
At higher carat weights, moissanite with fancy cuts such as heart-shaped moissanites can be more appealing visually. The visible and obvious heart shape of the moissanite is more prominent the higher its carat weight. We recommended choosing a heart shape moissanite in the 1+ carat range. This size moissanite is very heart-shaped.
Settings & Mountings
Asymmetrical five-prong settings are common for heart-shaped moissanites and other stones. On the top, four prongs are placed evenly on each side of the smooth, scalloped half moons. A V-shaped prong is attached to the base, protects the moissanite’s delicate point from being damaged, cracked, broken, or knocked. The three-prong base not only protects the moissanite, but also allows for maximum fire and scintillation.
A moissanite-halo looks best on a small heart shape moissanite. This preserves the classic shape of the moissanite while adding a little extra sparkle and weight.
Hearts are special and unique gems that can be used to express your love. A moissanite that is more than one carat will best display the heart shape. Pay attention to the appearance of the heart and its symmetry, and avoid the bowtie effect.
Any setting or ring metal will work well with heart settings.
Check affordable heart shape moissanite ring at Lane Woods Jewelry.