Pear Diamonds


What is a Pear Diamond?

A pear cut diamond is immediately recognisable, with a distinct pear, or teardrop, shape.  Designed in the 15th century, a pear diamond combines the elegant point of the marquise cut and the inviting curves of a round or oval. Like a round diamond, a pear diamond is brilliant cut, offering beautiful sparkle and fire.

How Many Facets does a Pear Diamond have?

What Makes a Pear Diamond Special?

The pear diamond has become synonymous with luxury, thanks to its distinctive cut, exquisite sparkle…. and Elizabeth Taylor! Brilliant cut facets give the pear incredible fire and scintillation, while the teardrop shape is effortlessly graceful.  The beautiful, sweeping curves suit engagement rings and fine jewellery

How do you Know if a Pear Diamond is Well Cut?

First we consider the visual impact of the stone - how does the fire, brightness, and scintillation appear? Second, the design - how well proportioned is the diamond? Finally, we look at the craftsmanship - how skillfully has the diamond been cut and polished? While heart diamonds are not given a formal cut grading, there are some suggested parameters to consider for a well-cut stone, including;

Length to width ratio: the length to width ratio of a diamond measures how proportional it is. Diamonds which fall within these parameters will be most pleasing to the eye, with a more distinct and even shape. Look for a pear diamond with a length to width ratio of 1.45-1.55, letting personal preference dictate whether you choose a narrower or wider stone.

Table: the table is the largest, central facet of a stone. The table needs to be large enough to let lots of light into the diamond, but not so large that the upper facets don’t have room to sparkle. Look for a pear diamond with a table ratio between 50 - 60%

Depth: a diamond’s depth is the top-to-bottom measurement of a diamond, from its table to culet. The depth ratio compares this measurement with the overall width of the stone. The depth affects the visual balance of a diamond and its brilliance. If a stone is too shallow or deep the light will not refract properly, escaping through the base of the diamond instead of the top. Look for a pear diamond with a depth ratio between 58 - 68%.

Choosing a Diamond Cut Grade

diamond cut guide

Choosing a Pear Diamond Colour

diamond colour guide

Choosing the Clarity of a Pear Diamond

diamond clarity guide

Is a Pear Cut the Diamond for You?

If you adore the matchless sparkle of a round brilliant cut diamond but long for something a little out of the ordinary, you’ll love the pear cut. Set in a solitaire mount, this distinctive cut speaks for itself. In a diamond detail or halo design, a pear diamond exudes glamour. Style a pear cut diamond your way, choosing to wear it with the point facing up or down.