When choosing a diamond ring, the pear shaped diamond is one of the most sought after diamonds. It has other names like the teardrop or marquise diamond and sometimes called a round oval combination. The pear shaped diamond engagement ring that is the most famous was sold for three million dollars and is the one that Elizabeth Taylor was given by Richard Burton. This shape is very popular among celebrities. According to history, this type of diamond ring was created by Lodewyk van Berquem in Belgium during the fifteenth century.
When wearing pear shaped diamond engagement rings if the woman wears it were it faces away from her body it will make her finger look more slender and longer. If a woman wears it facing her body it will make the engagement ring appear closer to her heart. How a woman wears it is up to her. These rings looks good with casual or formal clothing and can match almost any diamond jewelry.
When choosing pear shaped engagement rings they should be chosen with the utmost care. There are particular specifications that are required to make sure you have the perfect shaped diamond.
• It should have fifty-eight individual facets/aspects, which are the flat polished surfaces on a diamond and is what helps to give the diamond its brilliance.
• The “pear” bottom should have an arch that is distinct. Some jewelers try to avoid having the arch on the pear diamond in order for the karat count to be more but to be a true pear diamond it needs to have the arch at the bottom of the diamond.
• On average the ratio of the length to the width of the such a diamond that is most suitable is between one point fifty to one point seventy.
• When you look at the pear shaped diamond all the sides should be symmetrical, which means that one side is the same as the other.
• If you see from any angle, at the center of the diamond, a blackish bow tie formation effect request that the jeweler to cut the diamond more to decrease this effect slightly.
• The diamond point should be sharp with the point duly concealed in a v-shaped prong. This will protect the diamond and the person wearing it.
• Your pear shaped diamond should have six prongs because of the shape to hold it securely in the setting.
• The bases that best enhance diamond engagement rings should be either platinum or gold.
When choosing pear shaped diamond rings many will choose to add side stones such as pave diamonds to give the diamond rings a classier look.
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