Pear shaped diamonds are similar to round brilliant diamonds, but feature a tapering point on one end, giving the stone the appearance of a pear. They are beautiful and elegant, and tend to elongate the appearance of the finger when set in an engagement ring.
Pear-Shaped Diamonds are typically a combination of a round and a marquise shape. A quality Pear diamond ought to have very good or excellent symmetry, and the point of the diamond should be in line with the apex of the rounded end. A pear-shaped diamond should be set with a prong at the point of the stone – this ensures that most flaws and inclusions will be covered by a prong. Pear diamonds typically contain 58 facets, which allows light to pass through the diamond much in the way light passes through a round diamond.