Just like the round brilliant, the pear shape has 57-58 facets. In fact, it is a modified brilliant. The pear shape is mostly used as a pendant or ring.

Red flag: Some like oblong shapes, other prefer a pear shape with ‘wide shoulders’. Another red flag is the 'bow-tie', that relates to +/- 80% of all pear-shapes.

See the diamond before you buy. Also, a pear shaped that is cut too shallow to maintain carat weight will lack sparkle and appears as glass.