This unique hybrid diamond cut combines the brilliance and design style of the Round Brilliant and the curvature of the Marquise Cut. As a result, we receive a diamond shape with a single point and rounded end.
Usually made up of 58 facets, the number of pavilion facets may vary from 4 to 8. Pear shaped diamonds tend to vary in appearance with some having “high shoulders” making the stones appear more angular.
Similar to the Marquise and Oval cuts, the pear shape may also suffer from the fearsome “bow-tie effect” wherein light passing through the stone casts a shadow across its central facets. This may be counteracted by modifying the angles of the tables and facets to better diffuse light in the central area.