Pear Cut Diamond Size (Chart, Dimensions, On Hand)

Pear Cut Diamond Size (Chart, Dimensions, On Hand)

Want to see how a pear cut diamond looks on your hand at 1, 2, or more carats? You’re in the right place. We made the chart and images below to give you an idea of how big pear cut diamonds are at different weights. 

Pear Diamond Dimensions & Sizes

Length
(mm)

Width
(mm)

Pear Weight
(ct)

3 mm.

2 mm.

0.13 ct.

4 mm.

2.5 mm.

0.18 ct.

4 mm.

3 mm.

0.21 ct.

5 mm.

3 mm.

0.25 ct.

5 mm.

4 mm.

0.35 ct.

6 mm.

4 mm.

0.50 ct.

6.5 mm.

4.5 mm.

0.60 ct.

7 mm.

5 mm.

0.75 ct.

7.5 mm.

5.5 mm.

0.85 ct.

7.7 mm.

5.7 mm.

1.00 ct.

8 mm.

6 mm.

1.25 ct.

8.5 mm.

6.5 mm.

1.50 ct.

10 mm.

6 mm.

1.71 ct.

8.7 mm.

6.7 mm.

1.80 ct.

9 mm.

7 mm.

2.00 ct.

10 mm.

8 mm.

2.50 ct.

11 mm.

7.50 mm.

2.61 ct.

11 mm.

8 mm.

2.70 ct.

12 mm.

8 mm.

3.00 ct.

12 mm.

7 mm.

3.12 ct.

13 mm.

8 mm.

3.40 ct.

12 mm.

9 mm.

3.44 ct.

14 mm.

8 mm.

4.00 ct.

13 mm.

9 mm.

4.11 ct.

14 mm.

9 mm.

4.25 ct.

15 mm.

9 mm.

5.06 ct.

14 mm.

10 mm.

5.41 ct.

13 mm.

11 mm.

5.65 ct.

15 mm.

10 mm.

5.75 ct.

16 mm.

9 mm.

5.86 ct.

16 mm.

10 mm.

6.27 ct.

17 mm.

10 mm.

6.46 ct.

15 mm.

11 mm.

7.36 ct.

18 mm.

11 mm.

8.14 ct.

16 mm.

12 mm.

8.99 ct.

18 mm.

12 mm.

9.35 ct.

18 mm.

13 mm.

10.21 ct.

What are a Pear Cut Diamond’s Dimensions?

Pear cut diamond ring

This pear shape is a combination of a marquise cut and an oval cut. It has a rounded edge on one end and a pointy edge on the other. 

On a good pear cut, the shoulders, or the sides of the rounded edge are even. And the wings, or the sides of the pointy edge are gently curved.

The optimal length-to-width ratio of a pear cut diamond is between 1.45 - 1.75. But when searching for that ideal diamond, don’t discount your personal preference.

About the Pear Cut Diamond

Pear cut diamond

Also known as the teardrop or pendeloque cut, the pear cut is a modified brilliant cut. That means it sparkles with amazing fire and brilliance. 

Although it has a modern look to it, the pear cut actually originated in the mid-15th century in Flanders.

A diamond cutter named Lodewyk van Bercken invented a diamond-polishing wheel in 1475. The wheel enabled him to place facets onto a diamond with complete symmetry for the first time. Later that year, he invented the world’s first pear cut diamond.

Although it wasn’t popular at the time, cutters continued to improve the cut. But they kept the 58 facets of the original cut.

The pear cut diamonds we see today are the result of achieving an ideal length-to-width ratio. It maximized the stone's sparkle to catch more attention than before.

Maximising Your Pear Cut Diamond’s Size

Pear cut diamond

Pear cuts display color more than other cuts, especially around the pointy edge. You can end up with an off-white appearance if you choose a low color grade. 

Pick a stone that’s H or higher on the color chart for white gold or platinum setting. J will work for yellow or rose gold setting.

The good news is, what you end up paying for color can be offset by the clarity grade. As pear cuts are great at hiding inclusions, you can go as low as SI1 or SI2 on the clarity scale for an eye-clean look.

Watch out for large, dark bowties in pear cuts. You can't avoid them, but you can select one that's small and gives some sparkle.

FAQ

1. Are pear cuts popular in engagement rings?

No. Only about 4% of diamonds on the market today are pear shaped which actually makes this cut a unique choice! Pear cuts are half oval and half marquise so they have many of their fine qualities. The elongated silhouette of a pear cut diamond can make your fingers look long and elegant.

2. Are pear cut diamonds expensive?

Pear cut diamonds come very close to round cuts in terms of sparkle. But they cost less than comparable round brilliants by about 35%.

3. Which way do you wear a pear cut ring?

The way you want to wear it! Most people choose to position their diamond with the pointy end up in rings. But there's no right or wrong way to wear it as it will look stylish either way.

 

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