Reasons You May Love a Pear-Shaped Engagement Ring

Engagement Ring with 4.01ct pear diamond center stone

Elegant? Unique? Flattering? A pear-shaped diamond ring checks all the boxes. These engagement rings featuring teardrop-shaped diamonds have made a resurgence in recent years and are a popular — yet standout — engagement ring option.

We’re going to take a closer look at why you should pick a pear-shaped engagement ring and present five dazzling Fink’s Jewelers pear-shaped diamond rings that will celebrate you and your partner’s love and commitment.

What Is a Pear-Shaped Diamond, and Where Did They Originate?

Pear Shape Diamond Halo and Diamond Shank Engagement Ring

A pear-shaped diamond or gemstone is one that is cut in an elongated teardrop shape, which is a combination of the marquise and oval cut. Although they look modern and edgy, pear-shaped diamonds were first cut in the mid-15th century in Flanders (modern-day Belgium) by a diamond cutter named Lodewyk van Bercken, who also invented a diamond polishing wheel called a “scaif.” Van Bercken’s inventions had a lasting influence on the world of diamonds.

Since the invention of the pear-shaped cut 500 years ago, diamond cutters have worked to find the ideal ratio of length-to-width to maximize pear diamonds’ sparkle. However, the number of facets has stayed the same since the cut’s invention — the original 58 facets designed by van Bercken.   

Diamond Shape vs. Diamond Cut

Though there are many styles and factors to consider when choosing an engagement ring, we can all agree that the center stone and its cut is by far the most important feature of a diamond ring. One important detail to note is the difference between the “diamond shape” and the “diamond cut.”

The “diamond shape” is the basic outline of a face-up diamond (e.g., round, square, oval). The “diamond cut” describes the specific facet arrangement of an individual stone, which ultimately determines the diamond’s shape and affects its brilliance, scintillation, and dispersion.

Most Popular Diamond Styles for Engagement Rings

Pear Shape Diamond Shank Accent Engagement Ring

Whether you are already shopping for an engagement ring or you are just browsing ideas of diamond rings for the future, it is good to be familiar with the options and styles (and, of course, your partner’s preference of ring style!). Pear-shaped engagement rings are one of the most popular engagement ring styles for 2023, according to the International Gem Society. The pear-cut diamond accounts for seven percent of all engagement rings, making it a great popular-but-not-too-popular option.

Top Diamond Cuts for Engagement Rings:

  • Round
  • Princess
  • Emerald
  • Cushion
  • Marquise
  • Oval
  • Pear

Pear-Shaped Engagement Ring Pros and Cons

Pear Center Diamond and Split Diamond Shank Engagement Ring

Like any diamond cut, there are both pros and cons to think about when considering a pear-shaped engagement ring. As for pros, pear-cut diamonds can be a better value and have a larger surface area, appearing larger per carat than other shapes. They are also easily customizable, as you can choose a diamond facing north-south (wear it up or down) or east-west (worn horizontally), and some styles even feature the pear off-kilter.

As for the cons of a pear-shaped engagement ring, the small, pointed tip of the teardrop can make the diamond fragile. In order to protect your diamond from chipping or wear, be sure to choose one that features a prong set at the very tip of the stone or a bezel setting that encases the stone. Because of their inherently asymmetrical shape, pear cuts can also sometimes look unbalanced.

Our 5 Favorite Pear-Shaped Engagement Rings

A time-tested design that also feels modern, a pear-shaped engagement ring is perfect for the bride who wants to stand out and shine. A great bonus is that the pear diamond cut makes your fingers look longer! Fall in love with these five great pear-shaped diamond ring options from Fink’s Jewelers:

  • Solitaire pear
  • Pear with diamond halo
  • Pear with diamond shank accent
  • Pear with diamond twist shank
  • Pear with split diamond shank

A Jaw-Dropping Solitaire Pear Diamond

Solitaire Pear Five Prong Engagement Ring

Starting off the list of our favorite pear-shaped engagement rings is this absolutely stunning solitaire pear engagement ring that truly speaks for itself. This jaw-dropping platinum ring features a 4.01ct pear diamond set in five prongs. This diamond ring is gorgeous, classic, and sure to wow.

A Glowing Pear Diamond with Halo

Our pear-shaped engagement ring with diamond halo has a magnificent sparkle thanks to dazzling diamonds surrounding the center pear diamond (in a variety of weights from .50ct to 2.00ct). The diamond ring setting is available in your choice of 14K white gold, 14K yellow gold, 14K rose gold, or platinum. This pear-shaped engagement ring gives a vintage feel that she will adore.

A Vivid Pear Diamond with Diamond Shank

Delight your fiancé with this dazzling pear-shaped engagement ring with a diamond shank. This pear-shaped diamond engagement ring’s setting has diamond accents on the shank (the part of the ring that encircles the finger). It is a brilliant option for the bride who wants just the right amount of sparkle. 

An Intricate Pear Diamond with Diamond Twist Shank

The Studio Collection Pear Shape Diamond Twist Shank Engagement Ring

If you’re looking for a delicate and eye-catching ring, look no further than our pear-shaped diamond twist shank ring. This breathtaking beauty features a platinum or 14K gold setting embellished with a diamond twist shank that supports the pear-shaped diamond at its center.

A Brilliant Pear Diamond with Split Diamond Shank

Last but certainly not least is our pear center diamond ring with split diamond shank. This stunner features a split shank with diamonds that beautifully accentuate the center pear-cut diamond. This ring is fit for a bride with a flair for the dramatic and a love of being in the spotlight.

How to Care for a Pear-Shaped Engagement Ring

To ensure your gorgeous pear-cut diamond ring stays as brilliant as the day you received it, be sure to properly care for and clean it. You should plan on routinely cleaning your diamond ring yourself at home but also taking your bands for professional cleaning once or twice a year. A dirty ring can spread bacteria and leave your skin feeling irritated and even cause scratched stones or discolored metals. 

Buy a Pear-Shaped Engagement Ring at Fink’s Jewelers

Whatever style you choose for your pear-shaped engagement ring — solitaire, halo, split shank — you’re sure to admire and enjoy your ring for many happy years. If you’re someone who is searching for an engagement ring that is different yet appealing and dramatic yet stunningly simple, we think you’ll adore a Fink’s pear-cut diamond.