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The Rising Popularity of Pear Diamond Engagement Rings

Round and princess cut diamonds have long been the most popular styles chosen for engagement rings, but these days, many people want an engagement ring that stands out from the crowd. Pear diamond engagement rings have grown in popularity because they are a classic style that stands out, expressing a greater amount of individuality. Worn with the pointed end towards the fingernail, a pear cut diamond has a slimming effect on the fingers and can really highlight a great manicure.

The History of Pear Shaped Diamonds

Pear cut diamonds emerged during the Renaissance and are believed to be the creation of the Flemish jeweler, Lodewyk van Berquem, who is credited with a number of diamond advances.

Pear diamond engagement rings were particularly popular during the 1920s to 1960s, but faded into the background in the latter part of the twentieth century. Today, however, the sophistication and glamour that is immediately projected by this beautiful diamond cut is making a comeback.

The Shape

pear diamond engagement ringPear diamonds have a beautiful teardrop shape that is considered a hybrid of the round brilliant and marquise diamond cuts. They are rounded at one end and feature a point at the other. Though there are variations, a pear cut diamond most often features 58 different facets that reflect light and bring out the diamond’s inner fire, offering just as much sparkle as the ever-popular round brilliant cut.

Symmetry is a key element determining a pear shaped diamond’s quality. A pear shaped diamond most often has a length to width ratio of 1.40-1.70. Cuts that fall in the wider end of this range are generally considered to be the best choice for pear diamond engagement rings, while the narrower are preferred for teardrop diamond earrings. When you are ring shopping on a budget, it’s worth noting that pear cut diamonds often carry a cheaper per-carat price tag than similar diamonds in a round brilliant cut. This cut is also excellent for making small diamonds appear larger.

Dara’s Diamonds Sells Beautiful Pear Diamond Engagement Rings

dara's pear diamond engagement ringIf you’re looking for pear engagement rings, Dara’s Diamonds offers a wide range of pear diamond solitaires appropriate for any budget. Budget brides will absolutely love this .10 carat pear cut diamond solitaire, featuring a simple cut pear diamond that brings stunning yet subtle sparkle to your finger. If you’re looking for a bit more luxury, consider this absolutely brilliant 1.00 carat pear diamond solitaire made from one of our most premium pear cut diamonds. No matter what size diamond you select, the prong setting will hold it in place with a carefully placed prong at the diamond point to protect this cut’s most vulnerable spot. Each ring also comes with your choice of a 14k white or yellow gold, 18k white or yellow gold, or platinum band.

Pear diamond engagement rings provide a unique touch of old-school class and glamour beloved by today’s modern brides. If you’re looking for a pear diamond engagement ring, look no further than Dara’s Diamonds. With more than 150 different pear cut solitaires to choose from, you’re sure to find the right fit for your style and budget.

Celebrity Inspired Engagement Rings For Less

Well, last week we finally got a peek at newlywed Blake Lively’s designer engagement ring, which boasts a massive oval cut light pink diamond at the center, set on a simple band lined with smaller diamonds. It’s dazzling, it’s huge, and it’s incredibly valuable; everything you’d expect from the engagement ring of a fashion forward Hollywood starlet like Lively. While diamond jewelry of the rich and famous always trends toward larger size stones and unconventional designs, there’s no reason the rest of us can’t get in on the action and add a little Hollywood glamour to our own gems. If you’ve got an open mind and some understanding of your fiance’s style  you can pick up a celebrity inspired engagement ring for a fraction of the price you’d expect.

If Blake Lively’s rock is any indication, oval cut and other fancy shaped diamonds are in, and often these cuts make for larger looking diamonds than standard round cut brilliant or princess cut diamonds. Score! Look specifically for pear, oval or marquise shaped diamonds, which have an elongated shape that can give them an appearance of a higher carat weight than a traditional cut.

Another way to achieve a bigger “wow” factor is to opt for a cluster setting, which combines several gems together in a single setting. These multi-stone settings allow for a higher combined carat weight for a lower price than would be possible with a single diamond of the same carat weight. A common example is the three diamond setting, but we’ve also seen a ton of multi-stone settings in celebrity engagement rings lately, including the wildly popular halo style engagement ring. This vintage inspired setting features a center stone surrounded by a ring of smaller stones that accent the main stone and provide added sparkle.

The bonus is there’s no reason to restrict yourself to a white diamond for the center stone (think of Princess Kate’s famous hand-me-down sapphire halo engagement ring originally owned by Princess Diana). An alternative stone can bring the price down considerably without sacrificing style. Check out some of our affordable, on-trend halo engagement rings and bridal sets.