PEAR SHAPED DIAMONDS is a combination of a round and a marquise shape, with a tapered point on one end. Ideally, a pear shaped diamond should possess excellent or very good symmetry. Like marquise and oval cuts, 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.

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.

Personal preference will again dictate choice, but we must remember that the length to width ratio of classic pear shaped diamonds is 1.40-1.70.

A narrow pear diamond is ideal for dangle earrings, while a wider shape might be preferred for a solitaire ring are the factors, which influence the choice of form. Of course , Every Diamond includes precise measurements, as well as the length to width ratio, so you know the exact shape of the pear shaped diamond you are considering.

A pear diamond should always be set with a prong at the point - the most likely location for chipping on a pear cut diamond. Because of naturals, extra facets, and other inclusionswhich may be located here. The only remaining concern would be if the flaws are significant enough to affect the stability of the diamond but this is extremely rare, however.

Table % 53 - 63 52 or 64 - 65 51 or 66 - 68 50 or 69 - 70 < 50 or > 70
Depth % 58 - 62 56 - 57.9 or 62.1 - 66 53 - 55.9 or 66.1 - 71 50 - 52.9 or 71.1 - 74 < 50 or > 74
Girdle Very Thin - Slightly Thick Very Thin to Thick Very Thin to Very Thick Ex. Thin to Ex. Thick
Culet None Very Small Small Medium > Medium
L/W Ratio 1.45 - 1.55 1.40 - 1.44 or 1.56 - 1.65 1.35 - 1.39 or 1.66 - 1.80 1.25 - 1.34 or 1.81 - 2.00 > 1.25 or < 2.00

Many customers may actually prefer the ever so slightly warmer colors of a G-H diamond over the cool colorlessness of a D-F diamond. So evaluating color in round cut diamonds is subjective. Customers want the D-F color grades, and are willing to pay a premium to get them and most of the premium in price associated with diamonds at the higher end of the color scale is driven by supply and demand.

< .50 ct. D - G H - I J - K L - M > M
.51-1.0 ct. D - F G H - I J - K > K
1.0-2.0 ct. D - F G - H I - J > J
> 2.0 ct. D - F G H - I > I
Fluoro None Faint - Med Strong Very Strong

The actual differences in color are difficult to perceive.But the color chart below provides a general guide for evaluating color in diamonds.

Еach customer will have a unique standard for clarity so evaluating clarity in round diamonds is subjective, like color. GIA provides excellent help with their clarity grades The clarity chart below provides a general guide for evaluating clarity in diamonds.

< .50 ct. FL - VS2 SI1 - SI2 I1 I2 > I2
.51-1.0 ct. FL - VS1 VS2 - SI1 SI2 I1 - I2 > I2
1.0-2.0 ct. FL - VVS2 VS1 - VS2 SI1 - SI2 I1 > I1
> 2.0 ct. FL - VVS2 VS1 - VS2 SI1 SI2 > SI2