Professional Jeweler Archive: Perfect Pears

August 2001

Diamonds/New Products

Perfect Pears

Whether alone or paired with other cuts, this classic shape returns to fashion

As cropped hair and plunging necklines continue in popularity, pear drops for earrings and pendants are a perfect way to accessorize. Thanks to Oprah Winfrey and other celebrities wearing pear shapes, consumer awareness is rising.

Dangles are perfectly suited to showcase the pear’s dimensions. Round stud earrings with a detachable pear that hangs from its point are a classic choice.

Matching sets of pear-shaped diamonds are used often as accent stones in rings. Pear and trillion combinations are popular also and are easy to design because the shape of the diamond dictates the design of the jewelry.

Also, look for diamond accents in the same or complementing shape as the center diamond, such as oval centers with pear-shaped sides.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

Platinum necklace is set with 88.43 carats of pear and marquise diamonds.

Kwiat Inc., New York City; (800) BIG-GEMS or (212) 223-1111.

Platinum ring is set with 2.01 carats of princess-cut diamonds and a 1.50-ct. center pear-shaped diamond. Suggested retail, $28,115.

Arzy Co. Inc., Los Angeles, CA; (800) 624-0273.

Platinum ring features 0.75 carat of pear-shaped diamonds and is $3,100 retail.

Sachs/Reisman Inc., New York City; (800) 236-6421 or (212) 719-4102.

Platinum earrings have 10.74 carats of pear-shaped D-E-F, VVS1-VVS2 diamonds. Retail, $80,000.

Philippe Diamond Corp., New York City; (800) 247-5570.

Platinum earrings each have a 1.0-ct. pear-shaped diamond and 0.45 carat of round diamonds. Suggested retail, $22,500.

Leni M., Chicago, IL; (312) 578-9400.

Platinum necklace is set with 67.34 carats of pear-shaped diamonds.

Oscar Heyman & Bros. Inc., New York City; (212) 593-0400, fax (212) 759-8612.

18k white gold earrings and pendant are set with pear-shaped diamonds. The pendant is 0.20 carat and retails for $749. The earrings total.40 carat and retail for $1,199.

Variety Gem Co., New York City; (212) 921-1820.

Ninety-eight pear-shaped diamonds are set in 18k white gold. Total weight, 33.32 carats.

Ernest Slotar Inc., Chicago, IL; (800) 621-6537.

18k pink gold ring (left, top) has a 1.48-ct. natural fancy brown pear-shaped diamond and is $7,200 retail. The other 18k ring has a 1.07-ct. natural fancy-gray-brown pear-shaped diamond and is $5,500.

Pedro Boregaard, New York City; (212) 826-3660, fax (212) 826-3722,

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