The pear shaped diamond, also known as a pendeloque or teardrop diamond, is a combination of the round brilliant and marquise cut. The pear cut has both a round and a pointed end. When this pear shaped diamond is carried in a ring with the pointed end in the direction of the fingernail, the diamond shape can create the illusion of longer fingers. The pear shaped diamond is of course also perfect to wear as a pendant. The most fragile part of this diamond shape is the pointed end. Therefore, this stone should be put so that the pointed end is protected by metal.