Shapes of Diamonds - Pear Shape

Pear Shape Diamond PhotoThe Pear cut is a tear-drop shape and is a variation of the round brilliant cut diamond. This attractive diamond is also extremely well-suited to pendants and earrings. Many of the largest stones ever discovered have been cut and faceted into magnificent pear-shapes.

A hybrid cut, combining the best of the oval and the marquise, it is shaped most like a sparkling teardrop.

Pear Shape Diamond DrawingLength to width ratio: Most people prefer a pear-shaped diamond to have a length to width ratio of approximately 1.65:1. More elongated pear-shapes extend to a ratio of 1.80:1, whereas a more compact look is achieved with a ratio closer to 1.20:1