Also known as: PENDELOQUE or TEARDROP
|Unique Features||Facets||L / W Ratio||Origin||Expert Tip|
|Curved end with a single point.||Commonly 56 to 58||1.50-1.70||Fifteenth Century||Tends to elongate the finger, Clarity above SI and I color.|
The pear shape is another cut that utilises the round brilliant cut and a Marquise Cut in a varied and unique way. A ratio of 1.50 and 1.70 is usual and the stone is usually cut with 58 facets, the pavilion facets can vary depending on the size which may range from 4 to 8 facets.
Some pear shape diamonds can suffer from a detrimental cutting flaw which causes them to display what’s known as the “bowtie effect”. This effect tends to cast a shadow or ‘flat spot’ in the center of the stone. A well cut stone with will not have this effect. Other diamonds that are commonly effected the Heart, Marquise and Oval cuts. An ideal cut pear shape is one with a polished girdle and a rounded off culet. Color higher than ‘H’ is advised due to the pronounced visibility towards the tip of the pear.