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What You Need to Know About Pear Cut Diamonds



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  • Pears are also called teardrop diamonds. And you can wear them two ways, with the point facing in or out.
  • Just like Radiant cut diamonds, they’re diamond hybrids, a mixture between round cuts and marquise cuts.
  • Pear cut diamonds are less popular than many other shapes, and because of that, they are significantly cheaper.
  • Now the cons: Pear cut diamonds will always have a subtle bow tie shadow. So your goal will be trying to find the less pronounced ones. I would suggest sticking with the ranges from 58% to 64% for depth.
  • When it comes to color, I suggest you stay with a G color diamond or above. For clarity, you can go as low as VS2 - SI1 clarity diamonds as long as you’re being careful about where the inclusions are positioned.

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Dr. Rian Mulcahy
Rian is officially a Diamond PhD - just ping us if you’d like to read her fascinating 200-page thesis, titled Facets of Value: An Investigation into the Formation of Worth in the Diamond Market. She has consulted various firms all along the pipeline, from the rough diamond market to the recycled diamond industry. She holds an MA in Globalisation and Development from University College Cork and a PhD in the Sociology of Diamond Valuation from the London School of Economics.