A Pear shaped diamond adds unwavering charm to any piece of jewelry, be it a ring, pendant, earrings, or even a broach. Its outline comprises of curved shoulders that taper down to a single point, forming its alluring contour.
Indeed, one of the most sought-after shapes, the pear-shaped diamond became popular during the 1400s. Back then, Lodewyk Van Berquem, the well-famed inventor of the diamond polishing wheel, popularized this form.
The pear-shaped diamonds were earlier made available only to the privileged class and were cast in the wedding rings of the royals. However, with time, it was made available to the layman, and its tear-shaped contour made it one of the most preferred options. Presently, it is widely used in diamond jewellery and is cast in pendants, wedding rings, and diamond earrings, especially the dangling ones.
Anatomy of a Pear Shaped Diamond
Shaped like a tear-drop, the area between its two parallel ends, known as its ‘Shoulders’ denotes its width. The point precisely in the middle of these shoulders is known as the ‘Head’, while its bottom-most end is known as the ‘Point’. The curved portions on either side, extending from the Head to the Point is known as ‘Wings’.
In order to get a sleek and narrow looking pear-shaped diamond, one must consider a gem with narrow shoulders. However, bear in mind that a gem with excessively narrow shoulders could have flat wings. This gem’s elongated contour directly impacts its carat weight, while also adding a graceful classic appeal to your diamond jewellery.
While pear-shaped diamond earrings would make any occasion special, finding two gems with identical contours can be quite a challenge. However, at Uniglo, we sift through high-grade pear-shaped diamonds and find identical ones for our esteemed customers.
How Do we Grade them?
We look into certain traits that impact the overall symmetry of the gem. Next, we grade the gem based on our color and clarity grading parameters. As a matter of fact, the pear-shaped diamond is much admired for its brilliant luster, and that is achieved only when the gem is well-cut. This requires probing further into the gem’s ability to reflect light under certain very specific lighting conditions.
Next, we grade the gem according to our color and clarity grading parameters. As a matter of fact, the pear-shaped diamonds are much admired for their brilliant sparkle, and that requires the gem to be well-cut. This requires probing further into the gem’s ability to reflect light under certain very specific lighting conditions. At Uniglo Diamonds, we strive hard to bring you the ones with balanced and uniform wings. Our prime focus is on providing you with the best value for your money.
How to identify the right gem?
To pick a pear shaped diamond that gives you the best value for your money, you need to first ensure that it has the perfect symmetry. While the right length and width adds beauty to a pear shaped diamond, an uneven wing can deter it. Therefore, the first step is to evaluate whether both the wings are homogenous. Besides that, one also needs to confirm whether or not there are any blemishes or inclusions on the gem.
Interesting Facts about Pear-shaped Diamond
- The pear shaped diamond is far more economic than the round shaped diamond
- The pear shaped diamond usually features 56 to 58 dazzling facets.
- The optimal length-width ratio for this contour should be between 1.50 to 1.75
Usually, the pear-shaped diamond is far more affordable, as compared to its round counterpart. It costs lesser because cutting the pear shaped diamond requires lesser efforts. That brings us to the next factor influencing its price, which is the gem’s overall clarity and color.
At Uniglo Diamonds, we take pride in adhering to globally accepted grading scales, in order to ensure that you get the very best. A pear shaped diamond has the ability to highlight even the faintest tint of color. Therefore, we scan through high-grade diamonds and rate them on universally acceptable color and clarity grading scales. With this, we ensure that your diamond sparkles like it should, and strive hard to bring you the very best.