‘Pear Shaped Diamond’ Category
Posted on June 1st, 2016
Fancy color and yellow diamond engagement rings make for a particularly special adornment. Its unique character stands out amidst a wide variety of cuts, while bringing a warm, soothing accent to a variety of traditional and modern ring styles.
An oval cut yellow diamond brings to mind many warm and appealing images. It evokes springtime, a happy home, the pleasant imagery of daisies, and the life-giving energy of the sun. This makes it one of the most perfect emblems for a life-long union, one that is meant to bring boundless happiness into the lives of two very special people. This oval diamond is set within a ring of tiny, round-cut diamonds, with that same studding continuing with even smaller diamonds along the ring’s double-band. Celebrate a life-long union with this perfect emblem of unblinking, unyielding love with this oval cut classic.
The pear cut shape of this ring’s yellow diamond is a traditional image of health and vitality in cultures all over the world. Evoking a well-established image with hints of vintage style, this delightfully shimmering band speaks to the warmth and happiness of a perfect union, to cherished love, and to life’s goals being steadfastly achieved. It is emblematic of good health and good fortune, while the lustrous sparkle and opalescent quality of the small round-cut diamonds in the halo evoke the suggestion of honeyed warmth and softness. It is a compelling sign of one person’s love for another, and one that would look absolutely dazzling on the finger of any bride.
Few diamonds are more perfectly fitted to a classic, vintage look than the cushion cut diamond. This breathtaking yellow stone, set within a halo of modest round-cut diamonds, emphasizes the warmth and supportive emphasis of the diamond’s color. Its lustrous sparkle is stylish and appealing; at the same time, it speaks to the desire to love and be loved by that one special person forever. This gorgeously studded engagement band, with its beautiful cushion-shaped stone, is breathtaking enough for any vintage look; it also offers the tastefully sparkling style necessary to fit into the most modern of weddings.
Posted on December 26th, 2015
Pear-shaped diamonds have graced the world with their elegant beauty since their creation in the 1400s and have been a popular choice ever since. Though the specifics of the cut and its uses have changed somewhat throughout history, its beauty has not. Pear-shaped diamonds are a popular choice today for couples looking for a diamond engagement ring.
Creation of the First Pear-shaped Diamond
The pear shape first came into being when Belgian diamond cutter Lodewyk van Berquem fashioned the shape in 1458. Van Berguem first invented the diamond-polishing wheel, which is what allowed him to shine eac
h facet of his new creation to coax the most brilliant sparkle from the stone. After the creation of the pear shape, many jewelers pierced holes in the narrow tips of stones shaped in this way to wear as pendants.
Progression of Pear-shaped Diamond Styles
As fashion progressed, pear diamonds were incorporated into rings and other jewelry, expanding their reach beyond pendants. Some modifications to the shape were made along the way, such as the addition of a table, with the modern pear shape coming into being in the 1900s. Today’s pear-shaped diamonds boast 56 to 58 facets with as many as 4 to 8 pavilion facets on each stone. All these surfaces allow pear-shaped stones to reflect surrounding light beautifully.
The Largest Pear-shaped Diamonds on Record
Pear-shaped diamonds have beautifully adorned many classic women, but one of the largest and best pear-shaped diamonds known belonged to Elizabeth Taylor. This incredible diamond was cut from a stone that weighed a record-breaking 240.8 carats when it was brought out of the diamond mine. After being cut and perfected to adorn the classic pear-shaped engagement ring Richard Burton gifted to Taylor, at completion it weighed in at an astonishing 69.42 carats. The record for largest pear-shaped diamond, however, is held by the Cullinan I. This flawless, 530.20-carat diamond forms part of the British Crown Jewels and boasts a colorless and Type IIA quality grading (GIA).
Posted on December 13th, 2015
Christie’s auction house is synonymous with opulence, and it is only fitting that the organization has auctioned several record-breaking diamonds throughout the years. The diamonds in its record books represent all the colors of the rainbow, but the pink and blue paragons are the things daydreams are made of. A paragon is a perfect diamond — flawless and without inclusions. In the 16th century, a mass of twelve carats was sufficient to qualify for this designation, but today the threshold lies at 100 carats.
The Sweet Josephine
Surrounded by a halo of clear diamonds, the Sweet Josephine cushion cut pink diamond center stone is glorious enough to leave royalty in awe. Its facets reflect the light brilliantly out of the pure pink 16.08ct heart. While the band is platinum, rose gold prongs hold the stone in place while complementing its hue.
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On November 10, 2015, Sweet Josephine broke the record for the highest final sale price for a pink diamond at auction. The anonymous new owner paid $28.5 million for the honor.
The Winston Blue
The world’s largest flawless blue diamond, the Winston Blue, is the color of a crisp blue. The 13.22ct diamond is pear shaped and is flanked by glittering, clear diamonds on each side. Christie’s dubbed it “The Blue,” but its new owner renamed it the “Winston Blue.”
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On May 13, 2014, the Winston Blue sold for $23.8 million. That is a sale price of nearly $1.80 million per carat, the most a blue diamond has ever sold for. No need to dream about owning a fancy color diamond. These options below are rings that are exquisite yet attainable.
The Vivid Pink
Fancy-colored diamonds are sometimes on the small side, making them ideal for multi-stone bands like this round brilliant cut diamond wedding band from Mark Broumand. Smaller does not have to mean less extraordinary, and the Vivid Pink proves it. At 5.00ct, it is not the largest diamond Christie’s has ever sold, but the cushion cut stone astounds with its cherry blossom pink hue. Clear diamonds twinkle like snow at its sides, and yellow gold prongs add a final kiss of color to the piece.
The Vivid Pink continues to hold the highest price per carat record for a pink diamond. It sold for $10.78 million, or $2.15 million per carat, on December 3, 2009.
Many diamonds sold at Christie’s end up in a collector’s display, but your diamond engagement ring will be daily reminder of love and commitment. It does not have to break records to be worth more than all the diamonds in the world to you.
(Photo Credit: Jewels Du Jour)
Posted on March 11th, 2015
By combining the unique shape of a marquise and the brilliance of the round cut diamond, you create the breathtaking pear shaped diamond engagement ring. This fancy shape is a modified brilliant, which means you will get all of the brilliance of a round cut diamond without being tied to the circular shape. Also called the teardrop cut, your pear will have one perfectly rounded end that tapers down to a delicate point at the other end. The pear shaped diamond, much like the oval or romantically significant marquise cut diamond ring visually elongates the ring finger.
This beautiful custom ring features a white and eye clean 5.08ct pear shaped beauty, EGL certified at G-SI1. The certification lists excellent polish and symmetry. This platinum ring is also certified with an excellent cut. In addition to the beautiful diamond, the shank and sides are artfully created with a beautiful and intricate hand-engraved and milgrain design studded with round diamonds throughout.
This 1.61ct pear shaped diamond in this elegant and clean solitaire ring is AGS certified at G-SI2. The slight inclusions in this stone are white, which makes this eye clean diamond an incredible value. This beautiful pear is crafted in 18k white gold and set in a smooth bezel setting.
The gorgeous 1.75ct pear shaped center diamond in this three-stone engagement or anniversary ring is EGL certified at H-VS2. The cut in this white and clear stone is a work of art. The center pear is flanked by two large tapered baguettes and this custom ring is set in high polish platinum.
The shape of the pear is a matter of personal preference, ranging from long and slender to shorter with fuller sides. Regardless of shape, symmetry is critical in this cut. Pear shaped diamond engagement rings are one of the best choices when selecting a diamond that is visually larger with a small price tag. Mark Broumand has dozens of other gorgeous pear shaped rings that were hand selected or custom created for his customers.
Posted on February 19th, 2015
Pear Shaped Engagement rings feature a modified brilliant diamond merging the round cut and marquise into a beautiful teardrop. The similar facet pattern to the round brilliant brightens this stone in a diamond with a large table (flat, top facet) and width, and medium depth. The pear will appear larger than other fancy or mixed cuts due to the table. This visual quality that is appealing to many is also present in the marquise and oval cut.
No detail was overlooked in this magnificent fancy yellow pear shaped three-stone engagement ring. The impressive center stone is a 2.08ct pear shaped diamond, EGL certified at Fancy Light Yellow, SI2. The two carat center stone has a soft and bright color and an amazing, full shape. Two white pears compliment the center jewel on either side. All three stones are encompassed in halos of micropavé set round diamonds. East and west bezel set round brilliants finish off this extraordinary ring.
Your pear will contain 58 facets like the stones seen in the sparkling and fiery round brilliant cut diamond rings. The ideal length to width ratio of a teardrop should fall between 1.40 and 1.70. A lower ratio will give you a fuller and rounder stone with the larger ratio presenting a more slender pear. Much like the romantic heart shaped diamond, preference in shape is solely a matter of preference of the buyer. Bilateral symmetry is crucial in the pear shape.
The stunning 1.33ct pear shaped diamond set in the center is certified by GIA, at D-VVS2. It is the whitest in color in a practically flawless stone. The cut is exceptional and this gem radiates with tremendous brilliance. The stunning custom-made platinum setting features a stunning split shank design that is set with round diamonds.
Pear cut diamond engagement rings balance shape with brilliance, carat weight with value. The teardrop shape is versatile and works well as a solitaire or in any ring setting accented with additional pears or round brilliants. You will love the unique shape and brilliance of the pear shaped diamond in any engagement ring from Mark Broumand.