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Although pear-shaped or teardrop diamonds are not as popular as the brilliant round cut, they are still loved for their unique and elegant look. This cut type is a combination or round or oval cut and a marquise cut. The cut first originated in the mid-15th century Flanders is primarily found in more modern designs because of its imaginative look. It’s quite a unique choice for an engagement ring, as currently only 4% of diamonds on the market are pear cuts.

Pear shaped rings are known to give fingers a more elongated look. They are also a great choice for wearers who like sparkle - they have a fire and brilliance relative to round brilliant cuts because they have a similar faceting structure, both cuts have 58 facets. They however need to be handled with care, as their sharp tips can be susceptible to cracking.

  • What does a pear-shaped engagement ring mean?

    Characterized as one of the more unique ring designs to show the wearer’s personal style, the elongated cut gives the pear shape a tear-drop appearance, symbolic of tears of joy. In other words, the soon-to-be-married wearer of the pear cut ring shows their current independent status and a  welling up anticipation for their upcoming wedding.

  • Are pear-shaped diamonds more expensive?

    Pear-shaped engagement rings are one of the most affordable rings in the diamond pricing world. These rings are known to be close to a quarter less costly than round brilliants of the same carat weight and still look bigger in appearance. Of course, factors such as the ratio and clarity of the rings play a big role in their pricing.

  • What is the correct way to wear a pear-shaped engagement ring?

    The most ideal and recommended way of wearing the pear-shaped cut is with the tip facing downwards. This has been revered as the only proper and traditional way of wearing the ring as it just looks better but modern wearers have worn it to accentuate their different styles. Needless to say, the pear-shaped ring can be worn in any way the wearer prefers!

  • Is pear a good diamond cut?

    The cut combines the eloquent marquise and round cut diamonds to give the cut an elongated look, they also look larger than round-cut diamonds – for wearers who are looking for a piece that stands out even with fewer carats, they also cost less and maintain a similar fire and brilliance coveted in round cuts . Taking the best of both worlds, the pear-shaped ring is known for its vintage heritage that hides inclusions making it one of the few designs that have stood the test of time and are a popular preference.

  • Do pear diamonds look bigger?

    Thanks to the combination of the marquise and round cut design, the pear-shaped diamond ring looks relatively bigger on the wearer as compared to other ring types such as the round cuts, this effect however is als dependent on the chosen ratio, ratios ranging from 1.4 to 1.8 tend to accentuate the finger.

  • Do pear-shaped diamonds sparkle?

    One of the reasons why the round cut is the most preferred and popular is because it holds light which gives it a level of brilliance and sparkle unlike any other. The pear-shaped cut has taken this attribute as it is a blend of both the round and marquise cut giving it a brilliant sparkle and a stunning appearance as it has a similar facet structure with 58 or more facets.

  • Is color or clarity more important in a pear diamond?

    In pear-shaped cuts, color is more important than clarity because of the way they are cut as is the same with oval or emerald cuts. Colors or tints in a diamond will be more visible in its point, however, smaller pear diamonds will hide color better than a larger cut. However, a well-cut pear diamond can hide clarity imperfections – a jeweler would be best suited to recommend the color and clarity grade for a pear cut. 

  • How big should a pear diamond be?

    The pear-cut diamond is recommended at a ratio ranging from 1.4, if you want a fuller and wider look, to 1.8, if you are looking for a lengthier appearance. In both cases, however, the tip of the pear-cut diamond must be well taken care of because the longer it gets, the sharper and more prone to cracking the tip of the cut is.

  • How many prongs should a pear-shaped diamond have?

    Dependent on personal preferences or priorities, prongs on pear-shaped diamonds could be 3, 5, or 6. The more prongs placed on the diamond makes the gem appear smaller and overbearing. However, with fewer prongs, the diamond looks fuller and better with the only drawback being the security of the diamond on the ring.

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