A Flemish stone polisher named Lodewyk van Berquem is responsible for having created the pear cut, or teardrop diamond back in 1458. Obviously with more advanced methods of cutting, the pear cut diamond’s rarity has decreased over the years, however back in van Berquem’s day, the stone was highly sought after. Similar to the marquise cut, the stone was worn to accentuate the length of the wearer’s fingers.
The pear cut diamond is a hybrid of sorts between the oval and marquise cuts, with one rounded side and one pointed side. As stated above, the wearer of the pear cut would typically wear the stone with the point of the cut facing the tip of the finger to accentuate length. The pear cut has no table, cutlet, or edge, but is instead covered with triangular facets. An ideal pear cut has 58 facets and the width:length ratio should be 1.5:1.
Although initially panned by the diamond community at its inception, the pear cut diamond has managed to grow into one of the most popular cuts. Elizabeth Taylor was known to wear a pear cut pendant weighing in at a hefty 69.42 carats. This seems massive I know, but her diamond doesn’t even come close to the largest. The honor of largest pear cut diamond goes to the flawless Millenium Star, weighing in at a staggering 203.04 carats, touting a color grade of D. The diamond can be viewed at the Natural History Museum.
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