Picking Your Pear Shape Diamond

The Pear’s Color
A diamond’s color shines through because of the surface area. If the diamond has hints of pinks or another color, that is the color the diamond takes on. Since the pear has a large surface area, the colors come out easier. The one place that you will want to check on the color is the point. The point will show the true color tones within the stone.

When you use a white gold or silver color setting, you will want the higher color rating. The setting will help bring out the color in the stone. If the stone has pink tones, the stone will take on a pinker color because it is set next to a whiter setting. But if you have a stone with pink tones, you can set it in a yellow or rose gold to reduce the pink in the diamond.

Overall Shape
A pear-shaped diamond is a cross between a solitaire and a marquis. This combination can cause difficulties in finding the right looking stone. Many stones may not look symmetrical. You may find stones that look stubby while others look excessively long and thin. The ideal pear-shaped stone will have a balance of length and width.

The causes for a stone to not look proportionate includes a plumper round end, a thinner tip, a narrow width or a wider width. The plumper round end can create the look of a short stubby stone. The thinner tip and narrow width create a stretched look of the diamond. The wider width can create the look of a stubby diamond.

Caution with a Pear Cut
Diamonds are hard gemstones. It is not generally thought of as a fragile stone. But, when you are looking at purchasing a pear diamond, you need to make sure to exercise some caution. The tip of the pear can chip easily. So, when searching for your pear diamond, you want to make sure the tip of the pear is not too thin.

You also need to understand that finding the perfectly cut pear-shaped diamond is rare. Many of these cuts have flaws. These flaws may come from the cut itself or the cut showing the imperfections within the stone. You will need to really inspect the stone thoroughly.

Benefits of Choosing a Pear
The first benefit for choosing a pear-shaped diamond engagement ring is that the stone will appear larger. The larger appearance is because the surface area of the pear diamond is bigger. Many other cuts of diamonds do not have a large surface area. So, when you look at a pear-shaped diamond next to a round solitaire, the pear will look even larger.

Another benefit is the cost of a pear-shaped diamond. The cost is lower than other cuts of stones. You can potentially save as much as 30 percent on the pear-shaped diamond with the same carat weight as a round solitaire.

The next benefit is the versatility in the settings for a pear-shaped diamond. The stone can work in modern, vintage, classic, halo and eternity bands. You can have a simple setting or add accent stones to change the feel of the setting.

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