image description PEAR

Pear diamonds are a classic combination of a round and marquise cut. The round portion forms the body of the pear while the marquise cut creates the pointed end.

Symmetry is highly important in pear stones, and an ideal pear cut with have the pointed end lined up with the center of the rounded end. HYSTR recommends that buyers purchase pear stones with Very Good or better symmetry by GIA standards.

Some pear stones can exhibit a 'bowtie effect', where a bowtie shaped darkness is visible in the middle of the stone. HYSTR's GIA Gemologists can examine stones to help a buyer choose a diamond with little to no bowtie effect.

Pear stones should be set with prongs that protect the end point to reduce the probability of chipping.

The following tables provide additional guidance for understanding the cut, color, and clarity of pear stones.

OUR GIA GEMOLOGIST RECOMMENDS

The cut of a pear diamond will impact the sparkle and size appearance of the stone. Most diamond grading labs do not provide cut ratings, so use this table as a reference to determine how your stone will sparkle.

  • image description EXCELLENT
  • image description VERY GOOD

PEAR DIAMOND CUT GUIDE

EXCELLENT VERY GOOD GOOD FAIR / POOR
Table % 54 - 63 53.9 - 52
or
62.9 - 65
51.9
or
65.1 - 68
< 51
or
> 68
Depth % 58 - 62 53 - 54.9
or
65.1 - 72
< 53
or
> 72
Length / Width Ratio 1.45 - 1.54 1.39 - 1.449
or
1.541 - 1.66
1.33 - 1.389
or
1.661 - 1.82
< 1.33
or
> 1.82
Girdle Very Thin - Slightly Thick Very Thin to Thick Very Thin to Very Thick or Ex. Thin to Ex. Thick
Culet None Very Small Small > Medium

OUR GIA GEMOLOGIST RECOMMENDS

Pear diamonds are somewhat forgiving of small clarity flaws. A diamond that is a lower clarity, but still 100% eye-clean, represents the best value.

Our gemologist recommends that clients purchase a stone with VS 2- SI 2 clarity. The inclusions in these stones will only be visible under magnification.

  • image description VS2
  • image description SI1
  • image description SI2 (GIA only)

PEAR DIAMOND CLARITY GUIDE

EXCELLENT VERY GOOD GOOD
(Eye Clean)
FAIR / POOR
(Not Eye Clean)
< .50 Carats FL - VS2 VS2 - SI1 SI2 > I1
.51 - 1.20 Carats FL - VS1 VS2 - SI1 SI2 > I1
1.21 - 2.00 Carats FL - VS1 VS2 - SI1 SI2 > I1
> 2.00 Carats FL - VVS2 VS1 - VS2 SI1 > SI2

OUR GIA GEMOLOGIST RECOMMENDS

Pear diamonds show more visible color than many other shapes. A diamond that is a mid-range color, but still appears white, represents the best value.

Our gemologist recommends that clients purchase a stone with G - H color. The color in these stones will be difficult to detect with an untrained eye.

  • image description G
  • image description H

PEAR DIAMOND COLOR GUIDE

EXCELLENT VERY GOOD GOOD
(Looks White)
FAIR / POOR
(Color is Eye-Visible)
< .50 Carats D - G H - I J > J
.51 - 1.20 Carats D - G G - H I > I
1.21 - 2.00 Carats D - F G - H I > I
> 2.00 Carats D - F G H > H
Fluorescence None - Faint Medium Strong to Very Strong
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