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The Lowdown on Pear Shaped Engagement Rings

Pear shape diamonds are back and more popular than ever. From Paris Hilton's £2 million, 20-carat sparkler to Ariana Grande's recently-debuted rock that appears to be from fiancé Pete Davidson, teardrop-shaped engagement rings are having a major moment. The past year has really been all about the elongated diamond trend. Three years ago we saw ovals become a huge hit and pear-shaped diamonds have quickly followed suit.

A Pear Shaped Engagement Ring

We are often drawn to pear shaped diamonds for both their eye-catching appearance and their versatility. Whether featured in a simple solitaire setting or surrounded by a halo of diamonds, pears offer just the right balance of style and grace.

As with all diamonds, the cut (or “make”) of the pear shape is of prime importance. Pear shapes are ultimately a modified round brilliant, and a well-made pear shape will have similar brilliance to a beautiful round. The wide end of the diamond should not be shallow resulting in a glassy appearance, nor should it be too deep resulting in a pear shape that faces small relative to weight.

Perfectly symmetrical faceting and proper depth minimizes any “bow-tie” effect through the heart of the diamond as will the correct length to width ratio that should be close to 1.50 to 1.00. The gradual taper down to a point should also be beautifully fluid with no bulges, and the point should be perfectly centred.

The pointed tip of a pear shape diamond can cause any trace of colour to be concentrated. Choosing a stone with a colour grade of H or higher will ensure your diamond looks crystal clear from base to tip.

The pear shaped is loved for many reasons, with one being that it offers remarkable flexibility and choice. Whether you wear the diamond with the tip facing up or down, or in a horizontal setting, the pear cut diamond will sparkle exquisitely.

The pear is a versatile shape that works beautifully as an engagement ring, pendant or a matched pair produces stunning drop earrings. Smaller pear shapes are also an excellent choice as side accent stones, often used with different shape centres.

A Marquise cut Engagement Ring with Pear Shaped Shoulders

If you’re interested in visiting our showroom in the heart of Hatton Garden to see any of our pear shaped jewellery, simply book an appointment online or give us a call on 0203 116 0069 and speak to one of our friendly, expert members of staff who can help guide you through any type of jewellery purchase.

We’ve helped 1000’s of customers over the year’s design custom engagement rings, choose the perfect present for an anniversary, sell unwanted jewellery and choose jewellery for many special occasions, so if there is something you’d like but can’t see online, we’re confident we can make it to your exact needs, just get in touch!

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