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Pear diamond L/W ratio?

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  1. Taylorbug!
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    by Taylorbug! » Jan 7, 2019
    What is the preferred length to width ratio for a pear diamond? I keep looking for a nice pear and actually prefer the longer length but don't want one that is totally out of proportion. I am thinking 1.75 to 1.80.

    For those that have a pear, what is your l/w ratio? Do you like it or would you prefer a different ratio?

    Please post pictures of your pear along with the ratio.
     
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  2. Rockdiamond
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    by Rockdiamond » Jan 7, 2019
    I can tell you from a lot of personal experience......there's no "correct" ratio.
    I'd say it's more common that people want a longer stone ( 1.5:1+) but there's still many who love
    "chubby" pears.
    Neither is right, and neither is wrong IMO.....
     
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  3. elizat
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    by elizat » Jan 7, 2019
    My pear is the ring in the profile. It's 9.68 x 7.42. If I did the math right, it's 1.30? I have an old cut pear though.

     
  4. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Jan 7, 2019
    Mine is 1.41 and I find it a perfect ratio (for me :)) ).
     
  5. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Jan 7, 2019
    I think what you really have to watch for is that most of the time the good light return is in the rounded end and the points tend to be "mushy".
    I worry about the longer the stone is the more mush you may have (just makes it harder to find the "right" stone IMO).

    If 1.75+ is what appeals to you then that is what you should get.
     
  6. Rockdiamond
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    by Rockdiamond » Jan 8, 2019
    Ding ding ding ding ....CORRECT!!!!
    L divided by W gives you the ratio

    About "mush".....I can tell you that photographing pear shape diamonds presents some unique challenges. Part of the difficulty is that a well-cut pear may encompass two totally different sorts of light performance- one at the tip, and one at the widest point of the stone.
    At times it's difficult to capture the beauty of the sparkly tip- which can look "mushy" in pics....but not always in real life....but sometimes it does
     
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  7. princessandthepear
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  8. laurenk
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    by laurenk » Jan 8, 2019
    My pear is almost 1.40 lwr- chubby but elegant. I don’t long overly elongated pears (personal taste)
     
  9. prs
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    by prs » Jan 8, 2019
    Here's an image showing various L/Ws

    Pear 1 L-W.png

    and while it's not a diamond, this stone is a perfect 1.67 =)2

    9.35ct Tanzanite Pear 3.jpeg
     
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  10. junebug17
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    by junebug17 » Jan 8, 2019
    Beautiful pears in this thread! Mine is 1.41

     
  11. Taylorbug!
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    by Taylorbug! » Jan 8, 2019

    :love: I love that ratio....
     
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  12. prs
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    by prs » Jan 8, 2019
    It's worth mentioning there are things in addition to the L/W that make for a good looking pear. These include 1. The round end of the pear should be a perfect semicircle, some pears have "shoulders" at the round end, and these do not look good. 2. the lines going from the semicircle to the point should curve gently, definitely no straight lines. Hope this helps!
     
  13. Soon2bMrsFredericks
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    by Soon2bMrsFredericks » Jan 11, 2019
    Can you tell me where you found your antique pear? I’m trying to find one for my ER. Thank you!
     
  14. cflutist
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    by cflutist » Jan 13, 2019
    12.99 ÷ 7.96 = 1.63 l/w ratio

    20180412_102543.jpg

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    I prefer a graceful teardrop shape
     
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