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Pear Diamond

The pear diamond has a raindrop or teardrop shape. A voluptuous, plump, and rounded base with a sharp and pointed pinnacle is the perfect description for this pendeloque diamond cut.

The pear-shaped diamond is a result of a modification to the brilliant round cut. Since it’s a product of a great modification, this fancy shape is still modified to produce many variants. Therefore, some pear diamonds are more rounded, others are more angular, and some are slenderer.

Of course, the variations affect the ratio, but the symmetry has to be intact. The pear shape strikes a balance between the round and marquise cut. So, if you can’t choose between both, go with the pear diamond, which combines the best of both worlds.

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Is Pear Shape Diamond Good?

The pear diamond is one of the best diamond shapes of all time. The reason is that they have a loud glimmer because their cut is brilliant. The brilliant cut implies that the facets of a pear cut diamond have a triangular or kite shape.


These shapes absorb light from all angles and bounce the rays off, creating a divine sparkle vibrant enough to light up a room. The sparkle of a pear diamond is further enhanced by its base being somewhat circular and plump. With the semblance to the most brilliant of all cuts, its shine is superb. However, with all these factors, not all pear diamonds are good. Some have effects of an imperfect cut which you should watch out for.

The first is the bow tie, a contrast defect that gives rise to shadows and dark patches within the stone, thus reducing its glimmer. Simultaneously, you should avoid a diamond devoid of contrast as it will look pale and dead. Instead, your pear diamond should have a perfect contrast of evenly spaced light and dark areas.

You should ensure that the color in all parts of your pear diamond is even. No corner should look paler or have an overbearing hue. Also, avoid a gem with inclusions.

Additionally, the base of your pear diamond must be round and plump, not squared, as this will inhibit proper reflection. Furthermore, be attentive to the ratio, as this determines if you’ll get a stubby or elevated pendeloque cut. If you can successfully avoid the defects above when shopping, you will bag an excellently shaped pear diamond.

Do Pear Cut Diamonds Look Bigger?

This diamond shape amasses enough surface area to boast of a bigger size than its contemporaries. Remember, this cut is a blend of the marquise and round cut. While the round cut provides brilliance, the marquise-like end adds size to the mix.

The size of a pear diamond is advantageous because a smaller carat will look bigger. Hence, you can reduce your carat size to lessen the cost.

You may wonder if this extra size is only an illusion arising from the elongated shape of a pear diamond. No, it isn’t. Pear diamonds are truly larger because their table surface is 8% larger than that of the brilliant round cut.

Interestingly, a pear diamond’s price is 20 – 30% less than that of a round diamond of the same size. This discovery should make you rejoice because it helps you spend less and save more.

A gorgeous diamond that looks bigger and costs less. It should be all shades of a big green flag to you.

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Why are Pear Diamonds so Popular?

Although pear diamonds constitute only 4% of fashion diamonds, they are still widely famous. Looking past the traditional diamond cuts, the pear diamond may stand next in line as the most popular diamond cut. Have you ever wondered why?


There are several reasons for this, the first being its shape. The pear shape is a unique cross-cut of two spectacular cuts that have rocked history. The famous marquise cut and the most brilliant round cut.


A hybrid born of the two cuts above produces a sleek silhouette that’s passionate yet firm. That aside, the cross-breeding gives the pear cut the best features of both parent cuts.

Secondly, the pear diamond has a versatile design. You can wear it  North-South, South-North, East-West, or West- East and it still looks great. You can also consider its effeminate teardrop/ raindrop shape as a reason for its fame.


Last but not least, the pear diamond is perfect for jewelry. It serves as a bold and elegant center stone for rings and necklaces. Due to this, their demand is high.

Which way Should a Pear Shaped Diamond Ring be Worn?

Most people wear this cut as a teardrop diamond. This description implies that the angular end points outward while the circular base faces you. Though this position is common, it is not mandatory.


Wearing a pear shaped diamond is a matter of choice. You select the position that suits you best. Therefore, some individuals wear it with the tip facing inwards and the base facing outwards, especially when it’s a ring.


For other forms of jewelry like pendants and bracelets, some position it to lie on its side in an east-west setting. This lopsided position appeals to some. All that matters is your comfort.


In styling, always do you! If you love the way it looks, feel free to flaunt it like that. Otherwise, you could try repositioning it till you find a style that represents your personality.

Where to Buy a Pear Diamond?

Are you looking for a pear diamond in Singapore? Would you like to cast down your desires and have a jeweler transform them into reality? If yes, then you’re on the path to the diamond haven where your wishes are our commands.


Step into our showroom and take a glimpse at what your jewelry collection could hold. At Dianoche, we create pear diamond jewelry that makes your reality better than your imagination. Book a consultation for satisfaction and fulfillment by filling out the form below.


You’ll receive an invitation to pendeloque paradise shortly.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a pear-shaped diamond?

A pear-shaped diamond is a type of diamond cut that resembles a teardrop, with one end pointed and the other end rounded.

What are the advantages of a pear-shaped diamond?

A pear-shaped diamond can create the illusion of longer, more slender fingers, and can also appear larger than other diamond shapes of the same carat weight.

What are the disadvantages of a pear-shaped diamond?

One disadvantage of a pear-shaped diamond is that it can be prone to chipping or damage at the pointed end due to its shape. It can also be more difficult to match with other diamonds in a piece of jewelry.

How do I choose the right pear-shaped diamond?

When choosing a pear-shaped diamond, consider the 4Cs (carat weight, cut, clarity, and color) and also look at the diamond's symmetry, proportion, and overall appearance.

What is the best setting for a pear-shaped diamond?

A popular setting for a pear-shaped diamond is the solitaire setting, where the diamond is set in a simple band with no other stones. Other popular settings include the halo setting and the three-stone setting.

What is a good size for a pear-shaped diamond engagement ring?

The size of a pear-shaped diamond engagement ring is a personal preference, but a popular size range is between 0.75 and 1.5 carats.

Are pear-shaped diamonds more expensive than other diamond shapes?

The cost of a pear-shaped diamond depends on a variety of factors, including the 4Cs and other characteristics such as fluorescence and certification. Generally, pear-shaped diamonds are priced similarly to other diamond shapes of the same quality.

How do I care for my pear-shaped diamond?

To care for your pear-shaped diamond, clean it regularly with a soft brush and mild detergent and store it in a secure jewelry box when not wearing it. You should also have it professionally cleaned and inspected periodically.

Can a pear-shaped diamond be used in other types of jewelry besides engagement rings?

Yes, pear-shaped diamonds can be used in a variety of jewelry types, including necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.

What is the history of pear-shaped diamonds?

The pear-shaped diamond cut was first introduced in the 1400s, and it became increasingly popular during the 1700s and 1800s. Famous pear-shaped diamonds include the "Great Star of Africa" and the "Taylor-Burton Diamond."

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