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Natural pear shaped diamonds have increased in popularity in recent years because they catch people's eyes, emit breathtaking brilliance, and look gorgeous in any engagement ring setting. Pear shaped diamonds offer plenty of other benefits as well.
As you can imagine, the cut of pear shaped diamond should look like a symmetric teardrop. It's a "fancy-shaped" diamond and their shape can vary a great deal. Each pear cut is special - some are more squatty while others are thinner. The stone's length-to-width ratio determines this (you divide the two measurements). The length-to-width ratio is important because it affects the stone's appearance and brilliance. Most jewelry professionals recommend a width ratio of 1.40 to 1.70, but remember that personal preferences are important too. It's the shape and other quality factors that resonate with you. Some couples prefer pears to be wider, but others prefer more elongated pears. An additional aspect of the cut is the symmetry, meaning that if you draw an invisible line down the middle of the diamond, it should look the same on both sides. Also, look at the point of the diamond because if it's too pointy, it could be prone to breaking.
In addition to the cut, you'll want to look at natural diamonds' color and clarity for pear-shaped natural stones. The color is most apparent in the tip of the pear diamond, so look there as you browse different diamonds. For this reason, jewelers recommend that you consider pear diamonds with a color of H or better. Examine the clarity, too. If you're considering a larger pear diamond, the inclusions can be more noticeable if the cut isn't hiding them well.
Now that we've discussed the quality of pear-shaped diamonds let's discuss the types of natural or lab diamond engagement rings that work well with this dazzling diamond shape. With Clarity has over 100 settings for pear-shaped diamonds. These styles vary from simple to extravagant and everything in between. Popular settings for natural pear diamonds include halo settings, pavé bands, classic solitaires, and three-stone rings. You'll also see bands with interesting details, such as twisted metal, vintage flair, or split shanks.
While this stone is considered "fancy," its price is affordable. Pear cuts are typically about 25% less than round diamonds and have the same amount of sparkle and fire. Plus, you get a teardrop-shaped stone.
What is a pear shaped diamond?
A pear shaped diamond is a droplet cut that looks like the tip of a marquise combined with a round brilliant. They have exquisite sparkle and brilliance from their 58 facets. Each natural pear diamond is rare and unique. Expert gem cutters create a symmetric pear shape to make the most of the diamond rough, hide inclusions, and take advantage of the stone's natural beauty.
What are the ideal length-to-width ratios for pear shaped diamonds?
Pears vary in shape - some are plumper, and some are skinnier. Look for length-to-width ratios between 1.40 and 1.70 for actual pear shapes. Calculate the length-to-width ratio by simply dividing the length by the width. Pear-shaped diamonds should have gently rounded shoulders and wings, and the wings should form attractive arches.
How does the bow-tie effect impact the appearance of a pear shaped diamond?
Some pear shaped diamonds have a bow-tie effect, which appears as a dark bow-tie shape that's visible in the center of the stone. This occurs when light doesn't bounce into the middle of the diamond because of the way the diamond is cut. Carefully look at any pear diamond you're considering to see how it looks from every angle.
What are the most popular carat weights for pear shaped diamonds?
One to two carats is the most popular carat weight for pear-shaped engagement rings. In other types of jewelry, the carat weights vary depending on whether you're choosing a pendant or stud earrings. The kind of jewelry will also impact the types of cuts - for example, a wider pear would work well for a pendant necklace while skinnier pears would look nice as studs or dangling earrings.
How does the fluorescence of a pear shaped diamond impact its appearance?
According to a GIA study from 1997, the fluorescence of a pear-shaped diamond does not impact its appearance. Fluorescence is an identifying characteristic. About 25% to 35% of diamonds exhibit some degree of fluorescence in reaction to long-wave UV light. Most (95%) of these diamonds fluoresce blue, while a few fluoresce other colors, such as yellow or green.
Are there specific considerations for choosing a wedding band that complements a lab grown diamond pear shaped engagement ring?
Some prefer a slim band that mimics the pointy end of the pear's point. This complements the unique shape of the lab grown diamond and allows the pear center stone to remain the focal point. Others choose to stack a couple of dainty bands for a stacked look.