Pear Cut Diamonds

The diamond shaped like a teardrop Diamond Tips

- A Good to Very Good cut provides the most economical pear cut.

- A length/width ratio of 1.40 - 1.75 might be a little less expensive but still looks great.

Pear Cut Diamond L/W Ratio

Pear Cut Diamonds: Brilliance In The Shape Of A Teardrop.

Representing tears of delight are the scintillating effects of an elegant pear shaped diamond, which essentially are a cross between a round brilliant diamond and a marquise cut. These less traditional teardrop shaped diamonds offer a rich look and high value. Choose a diamond pear shape that is well proportioned; not too top heavy or unevenly cut.


Ideal Pear Cut vs Normal Princess Cut

The ideal proportions for a pear cut diamond would fall into this range:


  Ideal Proportions (Class 1A) Acceptable* (Class 2B)
Depth Percentage: 59.0% - 63.0% 63.1% - 65.4%
Table Percentage: 55.0% - 60.0% 51.0% - 64.0%
Polish: Very Good to Excellent Good to Very Good
Symmetry: Very Good to Excellent Good to Very Good
Girdle: Very Thin to Slightly Thick
(0.4% - 4.5%) or
Thin to Thick (1.0% - 5.5%)
Very Thin to Thick
(0.4% - 5.5%)
Culet: None to Very Small None to Medium
Length/Width Ratio: 1.50 - 1.70 1.40 - 1.75

Adapted from D.S. Atlas, Accredited Gem Appraisers, © AGA 1998-2004.

* E.S. Designs does not carry any diamonds below an Acceptable Cut.

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