The brilliant cut pear shaped diamond is also known as a droplet or a teardrop because of its single point and rounded end. This diamond is a popluar choice for a range of jewellery as it is so unique. An elongated pear shape has a slimming effect on the fingers. The length to width ratio of a pear shaped diamond will determine how it looks from the top. The most traditional pear shaped diamonds have length to width ratios between 1.45 and 1.75.