Pear Shaped Diamonds and Their Specialties

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The pear cut is a blend of a round and a marquise shape, with a point decreasing in size toward one side. It is considered special for its peculiar shape and attractive appearance. It is a favorite among couples for use in engagement rings, as it has the special shape which resembles a tear drop. Below is a discussion on pear cut diamonds and their properties for use in loose diamonds.

In this, the diamond is usually worn with the narrow end directed to the hand of the wearer. Like oval and marquise cuts, pear-cut diamonds arrive in different size variations of wide cuts. They have the additional advantage of making the wearer’s fingers seem slimmer and longer.

In most cases, a pear-cut diamond is supposed to have excellent symmetry. The point should align perfectly with the tip of the rounded end. The shoulders and wings (the upper and lower bends to the right and left half of the diamond) should have a uniform shape and symmetrical bends, with no straight corners or edges. The adjusted top ought not to seem limited or squat; instead, it should look like a semi-circle. In a misguided attempt to add weight to the diamond (by adding a greater amount of the rough stone in the finished product) cutters may provide the diamond with increased circumference close to the point or top, imparting the stone with a squatty or squared-off appearance.

Pear-Shaped Diamond LW Ratios

While the length-to-width proportion of pear-shaped stones is 1.40-1.70, the individual interest will be the main reason behind this choice. The shape selected by the individual may also dictate the diamond’s final setting. For instance, a thin pear diamond is perfect for dangle studs, while a more extensive shape may be better in making a solitaire engagement ring.

Pear-shaped diamonds show some level of bow-tie effect, ranging from almost hidden to extreme. The appearance of a bow-tie effect cannot be understood by surveying the diamond certification or dimensions. It can be surveyed only through direct observation. In case you are keen on buying a pear cut diamond but want to have it assessed first, you can contact a jewel specialist. They would be able to audit the diamond for you. Note that a pear diamond should always have the prong at the tip, which is most prone to chipping.

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