Cut in the plane of the girdle has the form of a pear cut diamond. Faceted stone in a classic performance has 56 facets, 33 facets of the crown (octagonal platform with eight wedges of the upper crown, the seven main facets of the crown in the form of a rhombus, one main face in the form of deltoid, sixteen pair of lower wedges), 23 the pavilion facets (sixteen pairs of wedges of the pavilion and the seven main facets of the pavilion in the form of deltoid).
First pear shape cut (briolette) used a Flemish gem cutter from Bruges Lodwick van Berchem (Lodewyk van Bercken) in 1476. Diamonds in the shape of a pear is widely known for the images in the paintings of the 18th century. The modern form of the cut "Pear cut" was established with the design parameters of the modern round brilliant cut diamonds.