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Pear Shaped Diamonds Guide

Learn more about diamond shapes and their properties. Find the perfect diamond and create your unique diamond engagement ring

The pear-shaped diamond is pointy at the top and curved at the bottom. Due to its unique shape, the diamond is preferred for earrings and pendants and is becoming an increasingly popular choice for engagement rings.

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Pear shaped diamonds were invented by the Flemish polisher Lodewyk van Berquem, who also invented the concept of symmetry and facet placement in popular diamond shapes, and date back to 1458.

The diamond is comprised of 58 facets, with the number of facets on the pavilion ranging from 4 to 8. To achieve the perfect shape, we recommend a typical length to width ratio of 1.38 to 1.55. 

Due to its long shape, the diamond is prone to the ‘bow tie’ effect, where a dark shadow may be visible across the central width of the stone. The bow tie effect is a result of the cut angles and proportions, so it’ s always better to select a high cut grade.

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Diamond Ratio

These are the recommended ratios, table% and depth% for pear cut diamonds

Diamond Shape  Length To Width Ratio Table%  Depth% 
Pear 1.47 to 1.65 50% - 60% 58% - 68% 

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