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About Pear Diamonds

Discover the sparkle of Pear cut diamonds and the ethereal shape id suited to unique engagement rings.

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About Pear Cut Diamonds

HOW did a pear CUT DIAMOND get its shape?

This diamond style is truly unique, taking the shape of a teardrop with a distinct silhouette that sets it apart from other diamond shapes. Often referred to as teardrop diamonds, pear shaped diamonds boast a distinctive raindrop shape that symbolizes tears of joy.

The pear shaped diamond is a stunning combination of two popular cuts - the round brilliant cut and the marquise cut. The round cut is widely recognized as the most popular diamond cut worldwide, known for its ability to beautifully reflect light and sparkle brilliantly. Meanwhile, the marquise cut is a delicate and feminine cut that exudes elegance and beauty. The combination creates a delicately feminine quality that catches the eye.

The Pear Cut

A pear shaped diamond contains 57 facets. The rounded base of the diamond is facet in a very similar style to the round brilliant diamond, making the pear shaped engagement ring a particularly sparkly choice. Towards the apex of the pear diamond, the facet structure is similar to that of a marquise diamond.

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Pavilion depth is measured from the bottom of the girdle to the culet. The pavilion depth that's too shallow or too deep will allow light to escape from the side or bottom of the stone. Light will be directed through the crown of a well-cut diamond.

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Knowing how light behaves inside a diamond helps us understand diamond cuts. There are three main ways to classify diamond sparkle.

, or fire, separates colored light into its full spectrum. While white light enters and exits through the table, flashes of color are visible when the light is emitted from the center. This is done through the crown.

Brilliance. The amount of white light emitted and reflected out of a diamond determines its brilliance. Diamonds absorb natural light, then split it into the full spectrum of colors thanks to their wide top table. As the light bounces back and reflects within the diamond, it is projected upwards and leaves the table as pure white light.

Scintillation. A diamond's scintillation refers to how light bounces off its facets when moved, creating a glistening and twinkling effect. Light will emanate from diamonds when they are well cut, creating the mesmerizing sparkle we all love.


An Excellent diamond cut will enhance the appearance of other qualities of the stone, like the color and clarity grade. It can even make a diamond appear larger. When a diamond is cut to an Excellent (GIA) or Ideal (IGI) grade, the polish and proportions of the stone will produce brilliance, fire and scintillation that work together in harmony, creating a charmingly sparkly diamond.

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How does the sparkle of a pear diamond compare?

A pear diamond has beautiful brilliance that’s similar to a round diamond. The pear is seen most
frequently cut in the standard 56-58 facet brilliant pattern, but can have a
varying number of pavilion main facets.

Do Pear Diamonds look bigger than other shapes?

Pear diamonds tend to appear slightly larger than other diamonds of a similar carat weight because of their length.

Which diamond shape is the rarest?

It is more difficult to find some diamond shapes than others. The demand for asscher diamonds and radiant diamonds is much lower than for other diamond shapes, making them rarer than most diamond cuts. They are followed closely by marquise and hearts.

What diamond shape is the most popular?

Due to many of the reasons already stated, the round brilliant diamond continues to be the most popular diamond shape in the United States. Followed by oval diamonds, pear diamonds, emerald cut diamonds, and cushion cut diamonds.

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