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Sunday, June 16th 2013. | Pear Shaped Diamond

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Like the name, a pear shaped diamond is a diamond whose shape like a ‘pear’, and thus, this one is also known as a teardrop diamond. It is actually a combination cut of marquise cut and round-brilliant cut. Even though a pear shaped diamond is not the traditional shape selection it can be a lovely engagement ring, either as a solitaire or with accent stones. It is a beautiful cut with many sparkles and sometimes assumed carrying a more dramatic flair than round diamond which is traditionally used as engagement ring. Pear Shaped Diamond Ring

Many people asked to which way the diamond point should face whenever they purchase a pear shape diamond. The point of the pear shaped diamond either can face the fingernails or wrist of the wearer and it can be a little confusing. But actually there is no any tradition or standard about this, so that there is no right or wrong in what direction the point facing is. Many people think that if the ring points toward the fingernails, the fingers will look slimmer. Pear Shaped Diamond Ring

Pear Shaped Diamond Ring

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When you purchase a pear shaped diamond ring, it is really important to give attention and select the best quality cut for the diamond. Since it is diamond, you still need to consider the 4C’s. An ideal pear shaped diamond possesses excellent or very good symmetry, means that the point of the diamond should line with the apex of the rounded end, the upper and lower curves on both sides of the diamond should form symmetrical curves, and the rounded top should appear like a semi-circle. There are two potential problems for pear shaped diamond: bow-tie effect and ‘uneven’ or ‘high’ shoulders. These two decrease the value of the diamond so that you better avoid those. Sometimes, these problems are visible to the naked eye, however, the certificate won’t provide that information especially when purchasing online. Thus, it is recommended to purchase a pear shaped diamond from a store with an excellent return policy. Pear Shaped Diamond Ring

The colour for a pear shaped diamond over 1 carat in size may appear a little bit darker at the point so that it will be better for you to move up one colour grade compared to other shapes. The option for the clarity of a pear shaped diamond is subjective and depends on you. There are some people who are comfortable with inclusions as long as they cannot be seen with naked eye. But others may want a pear shaped diamond with fewer flaws. Size and weight of the pear shaped diamond are also things you should consider. If the size increases, the weight will increase as well and so does the price.

Pear Shaped Diamond Ring

Pear shaped diamond needs specialized settings especially with an added prong to protect the edge point of the diamond. For example if the setting is six prongs, the five prongs support the bulk of the diamond and the sixth prong supports the edge point which is the fragile point of the pear shaped diamond. Most pear shaped diamonds look stunning with white gold or platinum, but it doesn’t mean you cannot have them with silver or yellow gold. It again depends on you, but you should keep in mind that any ring with platinum or white gold will cost more.

Pear Shaped Diamond Ring

Pear Shaped Diamond Ring
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