This modern and trendy looking diamond shape may seem new, but it actually dates back to the 1450s. It was originally created by a Flemish cutter, Lodewyk van Bercken. He not only invented the diamond-polishing wheel (scaif), but is also responsible for the concept of symmetry and the placement of facets on a stone. This achievement made way for the fashioning of the pear-shaped “pendeloque” or “briolette” cut.
The pear shape is a hybrid diamond cut that encompasses the round brilliant cut and the marquise cut. This resulted in a unique outline that had a single tapering point from the marquise cut, combined with a rounded end from the brilliant cut. This elegant cut is often referred to as the ‘tear shape’ or ‘tear drop’.
Offering a sparkle similar to the round brilliant cut and an intriguing shape, pear shape diamonds are a popular choice for a wide range of jewellery including necklaces, engagement rings and earrings. When combined with pearls and coloured gemstones, its majestic shape enhances any design.
Similar to the oval cut diamond, the pear shape may have a dark discoloration in the middle of the stone called a bow tie. The severity of this shadow in the centre of the stone could be the result of a poor cut.
At Kalfin Jewellery, we have a large selection of pear shape diamonds available. All pear shape stones must adhere to our strict selection criteria. We welcome you to arrange an obligation-free consultation to view and explore our pear shape diamond inventory. Our expert advice and guidance will ensure you make an informed decision that is right for you.
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