Choosing which diamond cut to go for can be extremely confusing. All diamond cuts possess their own qualities that make them all desirable in a unique way. There are also so many options when it comes to diamonds nowadays-from classic round, to marquise, oval, princess, heart-shaped, etc. which can only add to the confusion!
This week we’re focusing on the pear cut- one of the most unique and wearable cuts.
This cut possesses many beautiful features that make it so appealing and it looks good in all settings- solitaire, side stone, halo and multi-stone.
Pear cut is a combination of the marquise and round cut diamond, so it has one side round and the other end is a tapered point. The dimensions matter when it comes to a pear cut. A very narrow diamond may not be ideal for a ring as it could look like a marquise gone wrong, the opposite applies for a very broad diamond as this could just resemble a very poor attempt at a round cut. Symmetry plays a major role in the cutting of these pear cut diamonds which is why opting for Excellent or Very Good symmetry is advisable.
A pear cut diamond is also usually surrounded by 3 prongs- the most important one is obviously the one protecting the tapered end. This point is very susceptible to damage and getting caught in objects so this prong is crucial. Also, this point, due to the way it is cut, is most likely to show some slight inclusions which is why the prong is so useful.
Here are just a few of our favourite pear cuts that we have in our showroom to view- keeping in mind that we can bespoke design your dream pear-cut setting.
- VR1021- Pear-Cut Halo
Set in 18k white gold with a total carat weight of 1.25cts, this stunning vintage style engagement ring is set with a GIA certified pear shaped diamond weighing 0.90 carats graded G colour with Si1 clarity. This is surrounded by a halo of round brilliant cut diamonds. See here
2. PR1066- Unusual Side Stone Engagement Ring
Antique style diamond engagement ring set in 18k white gold. The centre diamond is a 0.70 carat pear cut diamond with a GIA certificate that is F colour and VS2 clarity. See here
3. CR1019- Sapphire Halo Engagement Ring
Set in 18k white gold, this stunning engagement ring is set with a pear cut ink blue sapphire, secured in a claw setting. This is then surrounded by a halo of round brilliant cut diamonds in a pave setting. See here
The pear-cut is definitely a trend to watch and we love the unusual and beautiful designs that can be created incorporating this cut.