Pear shaped diamonds are in fashion. Maybe Blake Lively or Margot Robbie’s engagement rings gave this diamond shape some trend-setting credentials, or it is just because these are so undeniably beautiful. Either way, we are happy to see pear shaped rings back in vogue.
The History of Pear Diamond
The pear shape first emerged in 1458. A Flemish jeweler known as Lodewyk van Bercken combined the best features of marquise and round brilliant shapes, and the result was this shape that appears like a teardrop. Lodewyk van Bercken was the one who instigated facet placement and symmetry into diamonds. Basically, Bercken had the knowledge and skills to cut and polish diamonds in an effective manner.
The pear diamond got a positive response from the public at the start, but industry players were not happy with the quality of raw diamond cut to accomplish this shape. Fast forward some centuries and nearly all have an altogether different opinion about it. If you are searching for the best pear diamond ring, here are some important points to note.
Protect the Tip
A pear-shaped diamond’s most vulnerable area is the pointed tip. It can be likelier to break or chip, which will ruin the appearance and value of your diamond ring. If you have chosen a pear diamond setting, then choose a design having a claw at the tip. Do not worry, it will be tough to find a pear diamond ring without one.
Focus on Color
The 4C’s of a diamond refer to the cut, clarity, color and carat of the stone. The unique teardrop-like shape means that pear diamonds weighing one carat or more can appear more dark at the point. Do you want the whitest of cut white diamonds and the maximum sparkle? If you do, then you may need to sacrifice a large carat diamond, a flawless clarity or a pear shape for a high color grade.
Consider the Proportion
The proportion of a diamond refers to the link between the shape, size, and angle of every facet. While it is by and large a personal choice, the proportion of your pear diamond is important for more reasons than just appearance. Diamonds are being cut and proportioned by professionals in such a manner to make it refract the maximum amount of light, emitting the most sparkle or brilliance. With this in mind, 1.55 to 1.75 is the ideal length-to-width ratio for pear shaped loose diamonds. However, if you like a narrow or “fat” pear shape, then go for it.