More about pear diamonds...

The pear diamond engagement ring, sometimes refered to as the ‘teardrop’ or pendeloque cut, is unlike any other diamond shape. It is the perfect blend of a Marquise and oval shape, with one rounded end and point on the other, making for a soft yet statement engagement ring.

The history

Invented in the 15th century by diamond cutter Lodewyk van Berquem, the pear diamond still retains its popularity today. He created a diamond-polishing wheel that allowed every facet of the diamond to be polished which was transformative. This meant that all pear shaped diamonds to follow had the chance to exhibit a sparkle and brightness like never before.

Why should I choose a pear diamond engagement ring?

A diamond of juxtapositions, the tip of the pear can be worn facing upwards of downwards–a dynamic shape that combines soft tradition with a pointy edge. Its facet structure leaves nothing to be desired, full of sparkle, fire and brilliance.

What should I consider when choosing a pear diamond?

Similarly to oval shape diamonds, some pear diamonds may exhibit a bow-tie effect. This occurs when light doesn’t bounce into the middle of the diamond because of the way it has been cut and appears as a visible bow-tie shape darkness in the diamond’s center.

While most agree that this is part of a pear diamond’s beauty, a severe effect is undesirable. All of our diamonds are hand-inspected to ensure they do not possess a strongly visible bow-tie effect.

severe bow tie pear cut diamond

What does pear shaped diamond mean?

The pear shape carries a multitude of meanings. With a tapered shape that resembles a droplet of water, this shape acts as a symbol for life, fertility and nourishment. Some also agree that the pear shaped diamond looks like a tear of joy, invoking the feeling of deep emotional attachment and love.

As a diamond cut, the pear is sharp yet feminine, making it a wonderfully unusual choice for an engagement ring. Pear diamond engagement rings are seen as edgy and original, perfect for anyone with a bold, playful personal style.

Bespoke pear diamond engagement rings

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How much does a pear shaped diamond cost?

When set on a plain solitaire band a white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold engagement ring featuring a 1ct pear cut diamond costs about $6,400. A platinum band set with a 1ct pear cut diamond would cost about $6,600.

When set on a plain solitaire band a white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold engagement ring featuring a 2ct pear cut diamond costs about $20,900. A platinum band set with a 2ct pear cut diamond would cost about $21,100.

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