The pear shaped diamond is a bridge between a marquise and a round shape, with a tapered point at one end. The diamond is always worn with the tapered end toward the wearer’s hand. Similar to oval and marquise cuts, the pear shaped diamond is available in a range of cuts from broad to narrow, and can make the wearer's fingers appear slimmer and longer.
The ideal pear shaped diamond will have perfect symmetry. The point should line up with the apex of the rounded end. The wings and shoulders (the lower and upper curves on the left and right side of the diamond) should form symmetrical, uniform curves, with no straight edges.