The clarity grade of a pear shaped diamond is based on how many and how severe the imperfections are on a diamond. It’s harder to see flaws on smaller pear shaped diamonds than larger ones, so you can definitely purchase a smaller diamond with a lower clarity rating, while still maintaining an eye-clean appearance. In addition, because pear shaped diamonds are effectively a combination of a round cut diamond and a marquise cut diamond, they hide blemishes fairly well within their brilliance and sparkle.
Evaluating clarity in pear shaped diamonds is subjective because each consumer has their own standard for clarity. Some may be perfectly comfortable with inclusions as long as they cannot easily see it, but others may insist on a more technically flawless appearance. The clarity chart below provides general guidelines for picking a clarity rating for your pear shaped diamond, based on your inclusion tolerance. Please note that the ratings in the Clean to the Naked Eye column assume that your jeweler will check to ensure it is actually eye-clean. For example, every time a customer purchases a pear shaped engagement ring from us, we send a gemologist to check and make sure the diamond is “eye-clean” and inform the customer if it isn’t. If you want an eye clean stone, make sure you ask your jeweler to do the same.