GET CREATIVE WITH PEAR SHAPED DIAMOND RINGS
Pear shaped diamond rings are not supposed to be bottom heavy even though some tend to be.
The ladies will understand me about this.
For the guys who are still not in touch with their feminine side, being pear shaped means a woman has been gifted with wide hips and a generous derriere (read butt).
I’ll elaborate further on this.
The pear shape is technically known as a pear shaped modified brilliant because it’s a combination of the marquise cut & the round brilliant cut.
Its also called a tear drop diamond; if you place it tip up, it looks like a tear drop.
The De Beers Millennium Star mined in the early 1990s at 203 carats is the world’s only externally & internally flawless pear shaped diamond.
Its size & quality make it priceless in that you can’t value it normally want to give it a go & give them an offer they can’t refuse?
Back to being bottom heavy…. when the girdle is too thick, it presents problems with setting the diamond & hides the weight at the bottom where its not seen.
When the girdle is not thick enough especially at the tip of the diamond, there are issue with durability.
The finished diamond shape for fancy shaped diamonds is determined by the rough diamond.
The length to width ratio is important.
Due to the nature of their elongated shapes, pear shaped diamond rings have a greater likelihood to suffer from the bow tie effect.
This is caused by misalignment of the facets.
If you happen to own pear shaped rings or have seen one you are planning to buy & are wondering if it has a bow tie effect, stop looking.
It’s a very obvious effect; you’ll literally see a bow tie in the face of the diamond.
Elongated diamonds which tend to be too narrow to be used in pear shaped diamond engagement rings can be used for dangling earrings and pendants.
The accepted width to length ratio of pear diamonds is 1.70:1 to 1.45:1 however some people prefer shorter-fatter cuts while others longer-thinner ones.
Another thing you should look out for is uneven shoulders. You’re probably thinking; exactly where are the shoulders on a diamond?
The non pointed side of a pear diamond is where the shoulder is.
They should have a nice rounded gentle arc which is even to the eye & to the touch.
Also get a specialized setting which will support the body of the diamond well and also protect the tip which is delicate.
Not officially but some ladies say they get a slimming effect when they wear their rings with the tips facing towards the fingernails.
Okay, so you now know all this things. However you are not a jeweler, how do you ensure you get it right?
Make sure your pear ring has a diamond certificate. It will have all the things described above written on it.