Also known as the teardrop diamond, the pear cut is a blend of the marquise and the traditional round diamond. This beautifully unique cut can be found in a variety of styles ranging from slim to long, and it is often paired alongside other gemstones. Browse our full collection of vintage pear cut engagement rings, and you’ll see why this cut has been popular for centuries!
A Brief History Of The Pear
The history of the pear cut diamond is also the history of one of the most famous jewelers—the Flemish diamond cutter Lodewyk van Bercken. Around the mid-15th century, van Bercken invented a new method of polishing diamonds, a wheel called the scaif. This polishing wheel would completely change the diamond industry by making more intricate faceting possible. With the scaif, van Bercken made incredible advances in symmetry and brilliance. All of these achievements led to the creation of the first pear cut diamond, a truly revolutionary design!
Although the pear cut was originally criticized for wasting too much of the rough stone, it would later gain popularity and prestige as one of the more difficult cuts to achieve. Today, it offers a beautifully unique vintage style!
Benefits Of Pear Cut Diamonds
Vintage pear cut diamond engagement rings are ideal for anyone who loves the traditional shape of the round brilliant cut but also wants something a bit more distinct. Here are a few more benefits of the pear cut:
- Because of its facets, it looks great even at lower clarity levels
- Its shape makes fingers appear longer and slimmer
- The pear cut complements a variety of side stones
Browse our full collection of vintage pear cut engagement rings, and you’ll find even more reasons to fall in love with this unique cut!
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