4 Things You Didn't Know About Pear Shaped Engagement Rings

Author Cristina LaPenna
Date Feb 15, 2021


One of the hottest trend in engagement rings is pear-shaped diamonds. Sometimes called teardrop diamonds, this style is loved for its gorgeous silhouette combining sharp edges with rounded curves, while still remaining extremely brilliant.

Do you think a pear shaped engagement ring might be the perfect option? Something trendy and uniquely hers? Here is everything you need to know about this new trend that our customers have been loving:

They Cost Less Than Round Diamonds


What would you say if we told you that you could get a pear-shaped diamond that is exactly the same carat weight, cut, color, and clarity as a round-shaped diamond, but it would cost you as much as 25% less than the round diamond? We say, sign us up!

Pear-shaped diamonds are almost as equally sparkly as round shaped diamonds but will almost always cost less than a comparable round-shaped diamonds. While round diamonds are the most popular, they are also the most expensive diamond shape. Not only is there a higher demand for round cut diamonds that drive their price up, but round cut diamonds also require the most raw material to cut compared to the other fancy shapes of diamonds. Pear diamonds use a lot less wasted material when they are being cut by diamond experts, so they are typically less money carat for carat. This makes pear-shaped diamond engagement rings a trend both you and your significant other can get on board with.

Pear-Shaped Diamonds Are Extremely Brilliant


Every diamond shape falls of on an informal spectrum ranging from the most brilliant, where the round diamond reigns supreme, to the least brilliant. Pear shaped diamonds can fall in the highly brilliant category, when cut to the right proportions! This is due to their 58 facets which reflect the light that shines on the diamond back out in the form of brilliance, which is what affects how much the diamond sparkles.

We love how sparkly pear-shaped diamonds look, especially when set into a band with other smaller diamonds, which amplify the center stones brilliance. Pear-shaped diamonds, when cut with ideal measurements, can be nearly as eye-catching as the traditional round-shaped diamonds. So, if you want a diamond engagement ring that still catches the eye of everyone in the room but you want a style that will make you stand out, the pear shape trend is the way to go.

They Have A Traditional Look With A Modern Appeal


Pear-shaped diamonds have actually been around for centuries. Originating in the 15th century by Flemish diamond cutter Lodewyk van Berquem of Bruges, who was also the inventor of the diamond-polishing wheel, the modern shape that you have come to know and love was refined in the 1900's with the advent of modern diamond cutting tools. The pear diamond was popular in vintage jewelry and engagement rings, and in this way gives an air of the romances of past eras, while still being perfectly cut to the standards of today. Pair (no pun intended) your pear-shaped diamond with a vintage-style setting for a sleek look that will transcend time.

Pear Diamonds Give You A Unique, Individual Style


We love pear-shaped diamonds not only because the shape elongates your finger, creating a gorgeous line, but because they are the perfect way to give your engagement ring a one-of-a-kind look without choosing elements that are particularly distinct, like a colored stone. The pear shape marries the perfect symmetry of the round cut diamond with the character of the marquis shape diamond, creating a striking yet subtle change of pace from every other round-shaped diamond. Because pear diamonds can still be extremely brilliant and have the classic look with a little bit of a twist, you will be sure to love the way that your pear-shaped diamond creates a completely individual look. While the optimal pear shape has what they call "even shoulders," or a perfectly rounded base, you could also find pear shapes with a more elongated pear shape, creating an even more unique appearance.

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