The pear diamonds is arguably the most uniquely asymmetrically cut diamond used in engagement rings today. Dating back to the 15th century, the pear shape has a classic look on its own. The simple round bottom and pointed top has created some very impressive engagement rings. The typical one carat pear shape diamond looks larger than a round brilliant and it may be for that reason so many love it.
The rounded portion of the diamond is cut very much like a round brilliant diamond. Diamond cutters have to be extremely careful when cutting a pear shape and maximizing its brilliance. In Dallas, Texas we have notice that our educated customers are looking for brilliant pear shapes without the bow-tie. The bow-tie is the dark area or shadow in the lower bottom portion of the diamond that is in the shape of a bow-tie. When the diamond is cut too deep or too shallow light will not reflect or refract light properly, but when it is, the pear diamonds sparkles like no other. When choosing a pear shape diamond it is also important to look at is width and length. Two one carat pear shape diamonds can look completely different. If the diamond is cut too long and narrow it may lose its pear shape appeal. A pair shape should not look skinny. However, wider pear shapes have been more preferable than the skinny ones, but there is a limit to how wide a pear shape should look before it gets to flat. The danger to both off cuts is the point. The tip of a pear shape may be compromised too pointy or flat. The most desirable length to width ratio is 1.50-1.70.
The natural shape of the pear shape draws your eyes from the round brilliant bottom to the point like a star on a Christmas tree. Depending on how you choose a design for your engagement ring, the pear cut diamonds can help create a modern look with its sleek angle and point, all the way, to a design that flows with its organic rounded shape. Regardless of the design you choose, the tip of the pear diamonds should be protected by a chevron, ensuring a safer and more protected fit.