The Pear Shaped Diamond

Pear Diamond

The pear shape diamond, also know as the teardrop, incorporates the facets of a round brilliant cut diamond giving it beautiful fire and brilliance. 

The pear shape is one of the most unique of all diamond shapes and can be used in a variety of ways including pear cut engagement rings. A stunning use of the pear shape, especially with larger sized diamonds, is to have the diamond surrounded by a halo of small diamonds and placed on a simple chain for a subtle, understated, elegant look.

An ideal ratio for a well balanced pear shape is between 1.45 and 1.65. Within these ratios your diamond will be full of fire and brilliance showing off the stunning beauty of this timeless diamond shape. It is important to choose a minimum of a very good symmetry grade as anything lower is given to diamonds which will not evenly interact with each other to give maximum brilliance and sparkle. 

The bow-tie effect occurs in some pear shapes and cannot be determined by looking at the certificate. This is an area on the diamond of dark facets in the shape of a bow-tie and will give a dull appearance. It is important to have a diamond consultant view the diamond on your behalf to ensure it is full of life throughout. 

Shopping for the Pear Shaped Diamond

To sum up the important aspects to remember when choosing a pear shape diamond:

  • Choose a ratio between 1.45 and 1.65 for a traditional appearance 
  • An excellent symmetry will be given to diamonds with facets which have positioned precisely to give the maximum brilliance and fire. 
  • Ask your diamond consultant to look at the diamond on your behalf or ask for images for you to see before making a decision.


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