Pear-Shaped Engagement Rings

Traditional yet modern, the pear-shaped engagement ring is beloved for its unique teardrop shape in combination with its elegant and soft lines.

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What is a Pear-Shaped Engagement Ring?

Also known as “teardrop engagement rings,” pear-shaped diamonds are named for their distinctive, unmistakable stone that closely resembles the shape of a pear. One end of the diamond is rounded while the opposite end meets at a sharp point, essentially marrying a round brilliant and a marquise-shaped stone. The unique resulting pear diamond is an ode to femininity and is sure to land a spot on any bride-to-be’s wish list of engagement ring options.

History of Pear Engagement Rings

The pear-cut diamond has an edgy, modern look—but it’s not a new style. The cut traces back to the 1400s when Flemish polisher, Lodewyk van Berchem figured out how to cut diamonds in a way that maximized their shine.

Although the cut wasn’t received well when introduced, the pear-cut diamond slowly gained favor with the public throughout the ages. Its popularity was confirmed in 1969 when Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor purchased a massive 69-carat pear-cut diamond ring that Taylor later had set in a necklace. Today, as couples in love seek unique rings that gear toward individual personalities, the pear-cut diamond continues to grow in popularity.

How to Wear a Pear-Shaped Engagement Ring

There really is no wrong way to wear a pear-shaped engagement ring as they strike a perfect balance of traditional and cutting-edge. Consider romantic rose gold, shimmering white gold, or creamy yellow gold to accentuate and bring attention to the center stone. Or highlight the pear shape by framing it with melee gemstones.

A stunning choice, the pear-cut diamond will stand out in a solitaire setting or shine alongside accent diamonds in a vintage-style halo. Whatever you choose, your pear-shaped engagement ring is the perfect jewelry piece.

Are Pear-Shaped Engagement Rings Popular? 

Pear-shaped engagement rings are steadily growing in popularity. Around 4% of diamonds are cut into this unique shape. Thanks to this rarity, the demand for pear-cut engagement rings continues to rise.

Tips For Buying A Pear Engagement Ring

As you compare pear-shaped diamond engagement rings, you will soon find that there are many details that you will have to decide on. Whether it’s how you frame the central diamond or whether to use white or rose gold for the band, here are some of the main choices you will need to make.

Which Way?

When looking at the distinctive shape of pear-cut diamonds, you may wonder which way the pear diamond is supposed to be worn. Wearers often choose to wear the diamond with the tip of the teardrop pointing toward the wearer’s fingernail. However, you can also wear it the opposite way.

It depends on the wearer's preference. In recent years, some pear-shaped diamonds had horizontal settings to create an avant-garde look.

Symmetry and Sparkle

There are a few things to double-check when comparing pear diamonds. The endpoint of the pear-cut diamond should fall exactly between the other side’s rounded edges, which should be even. Additionally, your diamond should sparkle like a round brilliant-cut diamond. With these two qualities confirmed, you’ll be ready to give a perfect pear-cut diamond engagement ring to your special someone.

Beware the Bow Tie

Similar to most fancy-cut diamonds, the pear-cut diamond tends to show a bow tie imperfection which manifests as a shadow in the center of the diamond. This effect can be easily identified with a visual inspection by a jewelry consultant, who will refer back to the certification report to ensure that any bow-tie effect in your diamond matches its notation on your certificate.

Long or Wide?

In the case of the pear-cut diamond, the ideal length-to-width ratio is about 1.4–1.7. Length is especially significant, as a longer diamond can help elongate the finger. However, as with any diamond, the exact length-to-width ratio is up to your taste.

Clean Origin’s Selection Of Pear Engagement Rings

Pear-shaped engagement rings are known for their versatility. They fit in well with any setting within any jewelry collection. Whether your intended prefers jazzy jewelry or a more streamlined look, you can find the perfect setting to compliment their perfect lab created diamond.

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