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Bow-Tie Effect Defined

The term "bow-tie" in diamonds is used to describe a dark spot in the shape of a bow-tie that could be found only in fancy shaped diamonds such as the Marquise, Oval, and Pear also rarely it can bee seen in heart shaped diamonds. This bow-tie effect usually runs horizontally, East to West across the center of the diamond.

Having a bow-tie effect on a diamond is undesirable and should be avoided if possible.

Marquise Shape Diamond - Bow-Tie Effect Oval Shape Diamond - Bow-Tie Effect Pear Shape Diamond - Bow-Tie Effect