Pear Shape Diamond
The pear shaped diamond, like the round brilliant diamond, is faceted to deliver the most sparkle and brilliance.A poorly placed table facet can also make a pear shaped diamond look less attractive. For maximum brightness and fire, the table should be centred on the line of symmetry.
The typical ratio is between 1.50 and 1.70 and the stone is usually comprised of 58 facets, although the number of pavilion facets may range from 4 to 8. Additionally, pear shapes are sometimes cut with a “French tip,” which replaces the large bezel facet at the point with star and upper girdle facets. French tips are also used in the Heart and Marquise shapes.
Pear-shaped diamonds may vary in appearance with some having what is referred to as “high shoulders”, making the stone appear more angular.