Pear cut diamonds, also known as teardrop diamonds, are a combination of the round and marquise cuts. This hybrid cut has been around for centuries, and its timeless appeal continues to captivate diamond enthusiasts.
Key features of a Pear Cut Diamond include:
Unique Shape: The pear cut diamond is characterised by its single point and rounded end. The shape is reminiscent of a teardrop, which makes it distinctive and elegant.
Brilliance: Like round cut diamonds, pear cut diamonds are known for their exceptional brilliance. The cut’s 58 facets allow for maximum light reflection, making the diamond sparkle intensely.
Choosing the Right Pear Cut Diamond
When selecting an pear cut diamond, consider the following factors:
Symmetry and Shape: Ensure the diamond has good symmetry, particularly that the rounded and pointed ends align perfectly. The stone should have well-proportioned curves, with neither side appearing too flat or bulging.
Bow-Tie Effect: Look out for the bow-tie effect, a visible dark area in the middle shaped like a bow tie. While most pear cut diamonds have some degree of this effect, it shouldn't be overly dominant or detract from the stone's overall brilliance.
Length-to-Width Ratio: Decide on your preferred length-to-width ratio, which affects the diamond's overall shape. A classic pear shape typically has a ratio between 1.5:1 and 1.75:1. A higher ratio results in a longer and more slender diamond, while a lower ratio produces a wider and shorter appearance.
- Colour and Clarity: Pear cut diamonds can highlight colour and inclusions more than other cuts. Consider opting for a higher colour and clarity grade to ensure the diamond's beauty, especially if the diamond is larger, as imperfections become more noticeable in bigger stones.
Pear Cut Guide
Pear Cut Ratio
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