Pear-Shaped Diamonds

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Pear-Shaped Diamonds

Pear-shaped diamonds (also called “teardrop diamonds”) feature one rounded end and one sharply pointed end, a unique mix of the round brilliant and marquise shapes. Suited to those with a cutting-edge style, these distinct diamonds are one of the most modern choices for engagement rings. They are also the most versatile diamond shapes available; pear diamonds can be worn with the tip of the teardrop pointing toward the wearer’s fingernails or toward the palm — and are sometimes even mounted sideways.

Clean Origin’s Pear-Shaped Diamonds

Within our curated collection of dozens of pear-shaped diamonds, you’ll find the perfect stone to align with her preferences and your budget. Then, you can choose a setting to frame the stone and help her new rock shine from our solitaire, halo, classic, and timeless vintage collections, with bands available in platinum, 14K rose gold, 14K or 18K yellow gold, and 14K or 18K white gold. Whether you decide on the streamlined look of a solitaire or the intricate design of a vintage setting, her pear-shaped diamond will thrill her for years to come.

Pear-Shaped Diamonds - The 4 C’s

Cut —The shape of a diamond refers to its physical appearance, while the cut refers to how well the diamond’s features interact with light. Because pear diamonds are a “fancy” cut, they are not graded. However, one good rule of thumb is that when you look at a pear diamond, it should have close to the same sparkle that a round brilliant-cut diamond would.

Clarity — Like many fancy-cut diamonds, pear diamonds need to be scrutinized for clarity, or the number of inclusions and blemishes in a stone. Each diamond will have a different amount of these flaws, ranging from SI2 (having the largest amount) to VVS1 (having the least). Pear-cut diamonds have the tendency to show a bow-tie effect—a shadow in the center of the diamond. Similar to oval diamonds, this is just a talking point to discuss with one of our diamond experts.

Color — When it comes to diamonds, color refers to the absence of color. Clean Origin only offers diamonds from J to D, though there are diamonds with color from Z (containing the most color) to D (containing the least color). Like most fancy shapes, pear diamonds retain their color, making it more obvious if the color is on the warmer side of the scale. If your loved one prefers whiter diamonds, stick to H or higher color grades. Also, be aware that larger pear-shaped diamonds may appear to darken slightly towards the point of the stone; this will likely be a non issue for smaller pear diamonds, but for larger options, such as a 3, 4, or even 5 carat pear-shaped diamonds, it may be more noticeable unless you choose a higher color grade.

Carat — As with many diamond shapes, a pear shaped diamond is likely to be more eye-catching, the larger it is. However, pear diamonds often look larger than they should for their carat weight, thanks to their larger spread. A pear shaped diamond that is of a lower carat weight than a round brilliant diamond, for example, may appear larger simply because it is longer. This means that you can enjoy a diamond that looks bigger, without having to increase your budget.

Buyers Tips for Pear-Shaped Diamonds

Your loved one can already achieve versatile looks by switching which way she wears her teardrop, but pear diamonds are even more personalized than that: She can also have the exact pear shape that fits her aesthetic. Pear diamonds come in modified shapes, from slightly longer to elongate her finger, to slightly squatter for a bolder look. Whichever style she prefers, ensure her stone lies within a length-to-width ratio of about 1.4–1.7 to ensure it isn’t too narrow or too squat.

Lab-Grown Pear-Shaped Diamonds

When you compare lab-grown diamonds with mined diamonds, you will look for the same qualities in clarity, color, and carat. The two types of stones have identical chemical constructions and appearances — though because lab-grown pear diamonds rely on a shorter supply chain, they are priced 20-30% lower. Use that extra breathing room to further personalize her ring with an intricate setting, or even add a carat to the center stone and take her breath away.

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