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    The Infinite Elegance of Pear-Shaped Diamonds


    When it comes to choosing the perfect engagement ring, few options rival the uniqueness of pear-shaped diamonds. Also known as teardrop diamonds, the unique and graceful silhouette of this cut has captured the hearts of couples for centuries. In this article, we will delve into the fascinating history, the meteoric rise in popularity, and the exquisite designs of pear-shaped diamonds. As a shining example, we will explore a stunning engagement ring and a loose diamond, both available at Hatton Jewels.

    The History of Pear-Shaped Diamonds

    The origin of the pear-shaped diamond can be traced back to the 1400s when the cut was invented by a Flemish polisher named Lodewyk van Bercken. His innovation was an elegant combination of the round brilliant cut and the marquise cut, resulting in a hybrid shape that was both timeless and unique. The shape's resemblance to a teardrop earned it the name "pear," symbolising emotions of joy and sorrow. Over time, it became a favoured choice for royalty and celebrities alike due to its undeniable allure and sophistication.

    While pear-shaped diamonds have a long history, their popularity has experienced ebbs and flows over the centuries. In recent times, we have witnessed a significant resurgence in demand for this cut. Celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Sophie Turner, and Paris Hilton have all embraced pear-shaped engagement rings, catapulting the cut back into the spotlight. This celebrity influence, combined with a growing desire for distinctive and personalised jewellery, has driven the contemporary surge in the popularity of pear-shaped diamonds.

    The Design of Pear Shaped Diamonds

    The pear-shaped diamond is a masterful blend of brilliance and elegance. With a rounded end tapering into a point, it creates the illusion of an elongated finger when worn as an engagement ring. This versatile cut complements a variety of ring settings, including solitaires, halos, and three-stone designs.

    The unique symmetry of pear-shaped diamonds also allows for creative customisations. Whether set vertically or horizontally, the stone can be tailored to suit individual preferences, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery.

    Hatton Jewels' Pear-Shaped Diamond Collection

    Hatton Jewels, known for curating exceptional and timeless jewellery, offers a diverse range of pear-shaped diamonds that are sure to captivate anyone with an eye for beauty. Let's explore two remarkable pieces from our collection:

    Pre-Owned Boodles 1.09ct Pear Shape Diamond Engagement Ring

    This exquisite engagement ring boasts a mesmerising 1.09-carat pear-shaped diamond at its centre, certified by GIA as a D colour and VS2 clarity. The stone sparkles with unparalleled brilliance, while the platinum setting enhances its natural beauty. With a classic yet contemporary design, this ring exemplifies the everlasting charm of pear-shaped diamonds.

    Pre-Owned 1.17ct Pear Shape Diamond (GIA G/SI1)

    For those looking to create a custom piece of jewellery, this loose 1.17-carat pear-shaped diamond is a magnificent choice. Certified by GIA as G colour and SI1 clarity, the stone's proportions are meticulously crafted to maximise its brilliance. Whether set in a ring or pendant, this stunning diamond will undoubtedly become a cherished heirloom.

    As we've explored the history, rise in popularity, and exquisite designs of pear-shaped diamonds, it is evident why this cut continues to capture the hearts of romantics and connoisseurs of fine jewellery alike. Hatton Jewels' exceptional collection, including the Pre-Owned Boodles Engagement Ring and the loose pear-shaped diamond, exemplifies the beauty and timelessness of this captivating cut. Whether chosen as an engagement ring or a bespoke piece, the pear-shaped diamond is an enduring symbol of love and elegance that will continue to shine bright for generations to come.

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