By now, if you have been keeping up with our blog, chances are that you are becoming quite an expert on of shapes of diamonds. In our last blog, we reviewed the marquise cut diamond and also what to look for when shopping for that particular shape of diamond. In this blog, we are going to be reviewing the pear shape diamond.
The pear shape diamond is also referred to (although less commonly) as the teardrop diamond. This shape of diamond was very popular during the Renaissance. A man named, Louis van Berquem of Brugge of Belgium was the first to develop the shape and cut of the pear diamond in 1458. History has also accredited him with being responsible for creating the 137 carat Floretine Diamond for the Valois Family.
For the woman looking for a diamond that is a bit more unique, the pear shape diamond just might be the perfect fit. The ideal pear cut diamond will have 58 facets which give it tremendous fire and sparkle! This shape of stone looks stunning as a solitaire and also in a setting. The pear shape diamond is a hybrid of the oval and marquise shape diamond – and it literally combines the best of both shapes.
In the last couple of blogs, we have reviewed both the marquise cut diamond and the oval cut diamond, in those blogs, we wrote about the importance of being on the lookout for the “bowtie” effect. The bowtie effect is something to be aware of when looking at a pear shape diamond as well. The quality of a cut will lend a huge difference to the bowtie being prominent and the diamond having a lot of sparkle. One of the good things about the pear shape diamond is that if you are concerned that a pear shape diamond that you have already purchased has a bowtie – it most likely does not. The bowtie effect is something that is very noticeable right from the start.
If you think that perhaps the pear shaped diamond is a good fit for the shape of diamond that you are looking for, then we invite you to view our selection online or stop by our store. We love educating people on what to look for when purchasing a diamond and would be more than happy to take the time to answer any questions that you might have. We hope to see you soon!