Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Princess Cut Diamond Emerald Cut Diamond Asscher Cut Diamond Pear Cut Diamond Radiant Cut Diamond Oval Cut Diamond Cushion Cut Diamond Heart Cut Diamond Marquise Cut Diamond Trillian Cut Diamond
Round Princess Emerald Asscher Pear Radiant Oval Cushion Heart Marquise Trillian

Just briefly

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.

Features

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.