Diamond Shapes: Pear Cut

The pear cut’s unusual teardrop or pear-shaped cut offers a timeless elegance that shows an emotional bond and connection. Just like a round diamond cut, the pear cut diamond is a popular brilliant cut that is known for its high sparkle. The pear cut diamond is shaped like a teardrop that has a mix of the best attributes of a round cut and marquise cut diamonds. Most diamond cuts are known for their icy and flowing water appearance and the pear cut is the perfect diamond cut to represent that concept. Pear cut diamonds can also help in making your finger look thinner and longer. In this article, we are going to give you everything you need to know before you set your heart in purchasing a pear cut diamond.


The exquisite and radiant look of the pear cut diamond with its narrow pointed top and rounded bottom is such a sight to behold. This beauty created by Louis Van Berquem who is a Polish gemstone polisher in Belgium in 1458. He created the pear cut shaped diamond using a polishing wheel that he invented. Van Berquem was also credited for inventing a technique that creates an absolute symmetry in the facet placement on the gemstone so that it will show its maximum brilliance and shine.

He is also believed to be the creator of the astounding 137 carats Florentine Diamond. During the Renaissance period, the pear cut shaped diamond grew in popularity and other techniques for polishing the diamond also grew from there.

How Much Does it Cost?

Just like other fancy shaped diamonds, pear cut diamonds are less expensive compared to round cut diamonds. This is because of its long and odd shape, which enables the jeweler to use more precious raw material. With that being said, the shape of this diamond cut also does a great job in distributing carat weight in the length of the diamond. That’s why the pear cut diamond tends to look larger compared to other shapes such as the cushion or princess cut with the same carat weight.

Thus, a 1-carat pear cut diamond will be around 8.5 x 5.5 mm and a 1 carat round diamond will only be around 6.4mm. The price of a 1-carat diamond will cost you around 4,568 dollars if it’s an excellent cut, and has a VS2 clarity grade rating.

Even of pear cut diamonds use the rough efficiently, it is still hard to find raw materials that are big enough to make larger diamonds. That’s why you should expect the price of a 2-carat pear cut diamond to be around 8,000 to 20,000 dollars, depending on the diamond’s quality.

Things You Need To Know When Purchasing a Pear Cut Diamond

Pear cut diamonds are now back in style and it’s showing up on some of the most photographed fingers such as Margot Robbie, Victoria Beckham, and Sophie Turner. If you’re now decided that you want a pear cut diamond for your engagement ring, here are a few tips that you should remember.

Set Your Budget and Priorities – Knowing what ring you can afford won’t just help you balance things out, it will also help you decide on how to prioritize the diamond’s color, carat, and clarity to make your options more manageable.

Know the ratio of the pear cut diamond you want – Pear cut diamonds comes in three ratio ranges, 1.30, 1.50, and 1.70. All of these dramatically changes the appearance of the diamond, most importantly its length and the roundness of the bottom. Always remember that a pear cut diamond that has a higher ratio will look like it has a longer outline. But none of the ratios are better or worse than the others that’s why it all comes down to what you really want.

Talk with a gemologist to see the bow-tie effect – It is very important that you choose a pear cut diamond that doesn’t have a bow-tie effect of light leakage. The bow-tie effect can be seen when light is not reflected back from the diamond’s center. That’s why it is important for you to check out the diamond personally and have a talk with a gemologist.

Decide on how you’re going to wear your pear cut diamond – One good thing about the pear cut diamond is that it can be worn with the point facing down the length of your finger or facing your hand. And when it comes to this, it is up to your personal preference. The pear cut shaped diamond facing down the finger is a more common choice because it makes your finger look thinner and longer.