Pear shaped diamonds
Deeply symbolic, a Pear shaped diamond’s tapered silhouette resembles tears of joy.
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Our guide to Pear shaped diamonds
Our tips for finding the Pear shaped diamond meant just for you.
Pear shaped diamonds are true to their name and combine the curves of a Round Brilliant diamond with the sharp point of a Marquise. They are an historic shape that is known for symbolizing tears of joy. Their elongated shape can slenderize the finger and maximize carat weight. Once a favorite in fine jewelry designs, the Pear is featured in engagement rings more and more.
When it comes to Pear shaped diamonds and the 4Cs, prioritize cut and clarity. Pears feature a large face and facets, so prioritize these first for maximum brilliance. They may possess a slight "bow-tie" effect in its center, which is the dark shadow that appears from the face-up. The degree of “bow-tie” severity varies so you can base your decision on personal preference.
Color depends on the metal setting you choose; yellow gold engagement rings work well with near-colorless Trillion cut diamonds, while platinum and white gold pair best with colorless stones.
Pear shaped diamonds appear larger than other diamond shapes of the same carat weight, so carat should be based entirely on personal preference and the engagement ring budget you have set.
As it is a reflection of your individual style, you should only buy an engagement ring based on personal preference. However, certain styles featuring Pear shaped diamonds are sought after again and again.
A Signature Solitaire or Classic engagement ring setting is a popular way of highlighting the Pear’s unique form. Three Stone and Toi et Moi engagement rings highlighting a Pear create a look that is full of emotion and symbolism.
Halo or Bezel engagement rings are popular choices for Pear lovers who want a truly vintage-inspired setting or Art Deco engagement ring. The Signature V is also well-loved for accentuating the Pear’s defined point.
Frequently asked questions about Pear Diamonds
Explore VRAI’s inventory to buy diamonds. Browse Pear shaped diamonds to make your selection, then choose “Purchase without setting” to complete your purchase. Loose VRAI created diamonds of 0.5 carats and more are sold with a Lifetime Warranty, so you can choose your center stone with confidence.
Yes, the name Pear and Teardrop often refer to the exact same diamond shape.
Because of their elongated form and large, open table, Pear shaped diamonds appear larger than other diamond shapes of the same carat weight, such as Round Brilliant diamonds. Like Emerald and Oval, they can elongate and slenderize the finger.