Pear Shape Diamonds
Pear Shape Diamonds and Pear Diamond Rings London
Pears: Pear Shape diamond rings Hatton Garden London
This list shows a sample of our Pear Shape Diamond Rings & Pear shape solitaire rings. We stock a comprehensive range of Pear diamonds and solitaire diamond rings from .25 (A Quarter of a Carat and up). Plus some Fancy colour diamonds such as Intense Yellow diamonds, Pink diamonds, green diamonds and champagne diamonds.
The modified brilliant-cut Pear shaped diamond is a combination of a round and a marquise shape, with a tapered point on one end. The diamond is normally worn with the narrow end pointing toward the hand of the wearer. Like marquise diamonds and oval cut diamonds, the pear shaped diamond comes in a variety of slim to wide cuts, and has the added benefit of making the wearer's fingers appear longer and slimmer.
Ideally, a pear shaped diamond should possess excellent or very good symmetry. The point should line up with the apex of the rounded end. The shoulders and wings (the upper and lower curves on the right and left side of the diamond) should form uniform, symmetrical curves, with no straight edges. The rounded top should not appear narrow or squat, but like a semi-circle. In a misguided effort to add weight to a diamond (by incorporating more of the rough stone in the final cut) cutters may give the diamond added girth near the point or top, giving the diamond a squared off or squatty appearance.
While the length to width ratio of classic pear shaped diamonds is 1.40-1.70, personal preference will again dictate choice. The shape preference may also be affected by the diamond's eventual setting: A narrow pear diamond is ideal for dangle earrings, while a wider shape might be preferred for a solitaire ring.
Pear shaped diamonds posses some degree of bow-tie, varying from near invisible to severe. The visibility of a bow-tie effect cannot be ascertained by reviewing the diamond certificate or dimensions, but only upon visual inspection. If you are interested in purchasing a pear cut diamond, but would like to have it inspected first, please contact us
A pear diamond should always be set with a claw at the point - the most likely location for chipping on a pear cut diamond.
Evaluating colour in pear diamonds is subjective. Customers may prefer the ever so slightly warmer colors of a G - H diamond over the cool colourlessness of a D - F diamond. Most of the premium in price associated with pear shaped diamonds at the higher end of the colour scale is driven by supply and demand. Customers want the D - F colours are willing to pay a premium to buy them. In a world without diamond colour grading, the price premium for higher grades would be much lower, as the actual differences in colour are difficult to perceive.
In larger pear diamonds (over 1 carat), the colour may appear slightly darker at the point. For this reason, buyers may choose to move up one colour grade as compared to other diamond shapes.
Evaluating clarity in pear diamonds is subjective. GIA provides excellent help with their clarity grades. Still, it is important to understand that each customer will have an individual standard for clarity. Some may be perfectly comfortable with an inclusion as long as they cannot easily see it. Others may insist on a more technically flawless appearance.
Please contact us for ordering or buying pear loose diamonds, Pear Shape certificated diamonds or certified Pear Shape diamonds or Pear shape diamond rings hand made in Platinum or 18carat gold. Trade prices on request.