The pear shape diamond is also referred to (although less commonly) as the teardrop diamond. This shape of diamond was very popular during the Renaissance. A man named, Louis van Berquem of Brugge of Belgium was the first to develop the shape and cut of the pear diamond in 1458. History has also accredited him with being responsible for creating the 137 carat Floretine Diamond for the Valois Family.
We hope that you have enjoyed our previous five blogs that outlined the four C’s of diamonds: cut, color, clarity and carat. In this blog we will be reviewing shapes of diamonds – this is often mistaken as the “cut of diamond.”