Your journey toward forever begins with a single question and a dazzling symbol of love. At Nekta New York, we understand the significance of this moment and have crafted a masterpiece poised to make your engagement truly unforgettable. Introducing the Valeria 24 Carat F VVS2 Pear Shape Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum, a stunning testament to love, luxury, and lasting commitment.
In this blog, we'll take you on a captivating journey through Valeria's enchanting world, exploring why this exquisite piece should be your ultimate choice for an engagement ring. Get ready to discover the brilliance, craftsmanship, and timeless allure that make Valeria the embodiment of love's finest expression.
Why Pear-Shaped Diamond?
This unique diamond cut is a modified brilliant, combining the best features of Round Brilliant and Marquise cut diamonds. The distinctive pointed tip of a pear-shaped diamond can sometimes intensify any hint of color within the stone. To ensure your diamond exhibits exceptional clarity throughout, it's advisable to select a stone with a color grade of H or higher. However, while this cut is undeniably captivating, it is susceptible to a phenomenon known as the 'bow-tie effect.' This effect creates a shadowy bow tie-shaped area in the center of the diamond. While it's not uncommon for pear-shaped diamonds to display some shadow when viewed from specific angles and lighting conditions, it's crucial to avoid diamonds with pronounced dark areas visible from all angles and lighting conditions. Opting for a diamond with minimal shadow ensures that its beauty remains unobstructed.
This elegant cut dates back to 1475 when the innovative diamond cutter Lodewyk van Bercken invented the diamond-polishing wheel. This revolutionary tool allowed him to polish every facet of the diamond meticulously, optimizing its light reflection properties. Leveraging this diamond-polishing wheel, he introduced the concept of perfect symmetry in facet placement, giving rise to Pendeloque or Briolette-shaped diamonds, shorter versions of the Pear shape. However, the Pendeloque shape was noted for its poor light handling, resulting in minimal sparkle, making it unsuitable for commercial purposes. Over time, advancements in diamond-cutting techniques led to the creation of the brilliant and scintillating pear-shaped diamonds that grace the market today.
What to Know Before Buying a Pear-Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring?
If I'm contemplating a pear-shaped diamond for my engagement ring, it's likely because I'm captivated by the unmistakably distinctive appearance of this diamond shape. Pear-shaped diamonds are undeniably stunning, exuding brilliance and guaranteeing a remarkable presence. However, as I contemplate selecting a pear-shaped engagement ring, I should familiarize myself with essential details about this unique diamond shape before purchasing. To ensure I make a well-informed decision, here's what I need to know before committing to a pear-shaped engagement ring.
Symmetry is Important
I place great emphasis on symmetry when it comes to a pear-shaped diamond. When I gaze at a pear-shaped diamond from above, I visualize a vertical line that extends from its tip through the center of its rounded end. I should expect flawless symmetry on both sides of this imaginary line, where one side perfectly mirrors the other. Any deviation from this ideal symmetry would be readily apparent, resulting in an unbalanced or 'off' appearance for the diamond. Therefore, I'll assess its symmetry before purchasing to guarantee that I select a pear-shaped diamond that truly resonates with me.
Pear Shaped Diamonds Can Be Slim or Wider
When I'm in the market for pear-shaped diamonds, I'll quickly notice variations in their shapes, some appearing more elongated while others seem wider. This discrepancy is due to the length-to-width ratio of each diamond. A traditional pear-shaped diamond typically falls within a length-to-width ratio range of 1.50 to 1.75. Ratios exceeding this range will present a longer and slimmer appearance, while those falling below will appear notably wider.
There isn't a universally 'best' length-to-width ratio for a pear-shaped diamond; it's all about what suits my preferences. If I desire the timeless elegance of a classic pear-shaped diamond for my engagement ring, I'll opt for a ratio of around 1.50 to 1.75. However, suppose I'm seeking a pear-shaped diamond with a distinctive and unconventional appearance. In that case, I might consider selecting a diamond with a less common ratio that aligns with my unique style.
When I'm on the hunt for pear-shaped diamonds, it's crucial to consider something known as the 'bow-tie effect.' This effect results from how pear-shaped diamonds are cut, creating a shadowy area in the center of the diamond that resembles a bow tie.
I should be aware that all pear-shaped diamonds will exhibit a bow-tie effect, but their visibility can vary. Some pear-shaped diamonds may display prominent bow-ties, while others may have nearly invisible ones. As I embark on the journey to find the perfect pear-shaped diamond for my engagement ring, I must remember the bow-tie effect. I'll seek a diamond where this effect is minimal to virtually invisible, ensuring the diamond's optimal brilliance.
You Can Choose How to Wear Your Pear
Considering that a pear-shaped diamond has a distinctive 'point,' I'll be free to decide its orientation when I wear my pear-shaped engagement ring. I've often heard questions about the correct way to wear a pear-shaped diamond, but the truth is, it's entirely a matter of personal preference.
In the context of a ring, many individuals position the diamond so that the point extends toward the fingertips. However, there isn't a definitive 'right' or 'wrong' way to wear a pear-shaped diamond. Ultimately, I'll wear mine in the manner that feels most appealing and comfortable to me.
Celebrities Who has Pear-Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring
Pear-shaped diamonds make an excellent choice for my engagement ring because of their timeless and elegant appeal. Sometimes referred to as teardrop or pendeloque diamonds, their shape beautifully combines the grace of an oval diamond's head with the pointed allure of a marquise diamond, resulting in a mesmerizing display of fire and brilliance.
This stunning diamond boasts 58 facets, although it can also be cut with varying numbers of pavilion mains—ranging from 8, 7, 6, to 4 facets. As I explore the exquisite options at Nekta New York, I've discovered a wide array of pear-shaped engagement rings, each with its unique style and charm.
One of the most popular pear-shaped diamond engagement ring settings is the classic solitaire style, perfectly accentuating and highlighting the diamond's distinctive shape. Moreover, the elongated silhouette of the pear shape creates an elegant and slenderizing effect, particularly flattering for shorter fingers.
For a touch of inspiration, here are some celebrities who wear pear-shaped engagement ring that you can check out:
- Bella Thorne
- Jessica Simpson
- Anna Kournikova
- Victoria Beckham
- Cardi B
- Katherine Heigl
In conclusion, Pear Shape Diamond stands as a compelling choice for an engagement ring, offering timeless elegance and extraordinary beauty. Its unique blend of qualities, from its exceptional clarity to its captivating pear shape, makes it an exquisite symbol of love and commitment.
You can check out Nekta New York's pear-shaped diamond engagement rings and find which one would suit your partner the best!