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Glistening bright like an angelic tear, the unique pear shaped diamond is one of the highly admired fancy diamond shape that was invented in the year 1458. Endowed with remarkable brilliance, the pear cut diamond can also be regarded as a hybrid cut created by the amalgamation of the round diamond cut and the marquise diamond cut thus forming a roundish curve at one end and a pointed narrow corner at the other end. Due to the tapered corner, the pear diamond like other fancy diamond shapes, also appears larger in the slender fingers as compared to the geometrical diamond shapes that are mostly prevalent.
To acquire perfection in the cut of the pear shaped diamond, there are some conventions that are to be followed. Firstly, the pointed end of the loose pear cut diamond must be in the straight line with the apex point on the other rounded corner. Secondly, the two halves of the pear loose diamond must be symmetrically curved to produce two completely identical wings. Then only the complete beauty of the pear shaped diamond will truly unfold. As can be witnessed in other fancy diamond cuts, the brilliance and fire of pear cut diamonds is also remarkable with the presence of bow-tie effect in the diamond. The triangular cut facets numbering up to 58 gives a prism like effect creating maximum reflection to present aura of shimmering light.
The length to width ratio of the pear shaped diamond is generally in the varying range from 1.40 -1.70 revealing choices from plump pear shaped diamond to narrow pear shaped diamond to select from. The perfect setting for a genuine pear shaped diamond is prong setting, so that the pointed corner gets protection against chipping or any other damage. Also subtle flaws on the outer surface can be masked using prong setting.
A chart is shown below that represents how the various cuts of pear shaped diamond will look like based on the shape and size of the table, depth, culet and also length to width ratio.
|Types of Diamond Cuts
||53 – 63
||58 – 62
||Very Thin - Slightly Thick
||1.45 - 1.55
||52 or 64 - 65
||56 - 57.9 or 62.1 - 66
||Very Thin - Slightly Thick
||1.40 - 1.44 or 1.56 - 1.65
||51 or 66 - 68
||53 - 55.9 or 66.1 - 71
||Very Thin to Thick
||1.35 - 1.39 or 1.66 - 1.80
||50 or 69 - 70
||50 - 52.9 or 71.1 - 74
||Very Thin to Very Thick
||1.25 - 1.34 or 1.81 - 2.00
||< 50 or > 70
||< 50 or > 74
||Ex. Thin to Ex. Thick
||> 1.25 or < 2.00
Among all these cuts, excellent cut pear diamonds give the maximized sparkle and as it descends the quality of cut also degrades and the price also varies accordingly. The top quality diamond is worth many times more than that of an inferior quality.
The price range of diamond fluctuates based on the 4C’s of diamonds i.e; the cut, color, clarity and carat of the diamonds. The color range of diamonds start from D, E, F till Z. D is considered to be colorless and hence the best quality diamond with high prices and as we descend towards Z, the price decreases and the diamond reflects slight yellowish or brownish tint. In case of clarity, it is measured as FL, IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, SI2, I1, I2 and I3. FL indicating flawless diamonds are free of any inclusions or blemishes, so can be regarded as the supreme quality diamonds and also pretty expensive quality diamonds. But as we descend towards I3, the diamond becomes internally included that may be visible to the naked eyes thus depleting the worth of the natural diamonds. Similarly, the cut of the pear shaped diamonds detected as the Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor also influences the brilliance of the diamond. The excellent cut diamonds very beautifully reflect the light causing the full seven rayed spectrum of light that we observe as intense fire and brilliance. So, it can be concluded as the excellent cut is the superior one and such a diamond has high worth, on the other hand, a poor cut diamond is not appreciated much for its lack of shimmer and blaze. To guide you through the purchase of loose pear shaped diamonds, a list of price range relying on the carat and other attributes of genuine pear cut diamonds are discussed below.
0.50 Carat Pear Cut Diamonds:
Fascinating Diamonds provides a large number of options of 0.50 carat pear cut natural diamonds to select from. With the diversity in cut, color and clarity of the diamonds the net cost of the pear diamond also varies. A 0.50 carat pear cut diamond can be acquired in between a price range of $ 800 to $ 1100 depending on the color, cut and clarity.
0.75 Carat Pear Cut Diamonds:
A colossal ensemble of 0.75 carat pear shaped diamonds is existent in this section. Slightly under 1 Carat, the pear cut diamonds of this carat are highly appreciated for their visible size and affordable cost. Basically, a 0.75 carat pear shaped loose diamond costs around $ 1400 and above depending on the cut, color and clarity you select.
1 Carat Pear Cut Diamonds:
An ideal carat weight to be mounted in any jewelry, 1 carat pear shaped diamonds signify a benchmark in diamond jewelry. With a variation in price range, starting from $ 2,300 solely depending on the cut, color and clarity of the pear diamonds, these diamonds are perfect to be mount in your preferred engagement ring settings too.
1.25 Carat Pear Cut Diamonds:
Slightly over standardized 1 carat pear cut diamonds, the 1.25 carat pear cut diamonds also add a larger bling to your jewelry. Available in a price range of $ 5,500 to $ 11,500, these pear loose diamonds add priceless glitter to a jewel with its larger size.
1.50 Carat Pear Cut Diamonds:
Pretty large in size, the GIA certified 1.50 carat pear cut diamonds are very much preferred size. Although it sounds a little over 1 carat only but its size appears very larger. They can be bought within a price range of $ 10,000 to $ 20,000 explicitly depending on the cut, color and clarity of the diamonds.
2 Carat Pear Cut Diamonds:
Gigantic size of the GIA certified 2 carat pear cut diamonds are very much adored. Due to the rarity in availability of such huge carat weights in diamonds, they can be bought within a price range of $ 15,500 onwards, explicitly depending on the cut, color and clarity of the diamonds.
2.5 Carat Pear Cut Diamonds:
A sparkle that will hold your gaze forever, the genuine 2.50 carat pear diamonds with its brilliance and fire are perfect to be mounted in any rings or other diamond jewelry. This unique cut diamond can be acquired at a price range starting from $ 20,000 onwards based on the cut, color and clarity of the diamonds.
3 Carat Pear Cut Diamonds:
Ideal carat weight to own if shimmering beauty attracts you; 3 carat pear shaped diamonds will look outstanding if settled on a solitaire engagement ring setting. With a variation in price range, at around $ 35,000, solely depending on the cut, color and clarity of the pear diamonds, these diamonds are perfect to be mount in your preferred engagement ring settings too.