There's no denying that pear-shaped engagement rings are having a moment, and it's easy to see why: these stunning teardrop-shaped pieces are not only timeless and eye-catching, but they also elongate your finger for a flattering look. Furthermore, regardless of size, a pear-shaped diamond always appears to sparkle slightly more than its counterparts.
What Is the Meaning of a Pear-Shaped Engagement Ring?
Pear-shaped diamonds or gemstones have an elongated teardrop shape and are a marquise and oval cut combined.
Pear-shaped rings have evolved and adapted to the ever-changing need for more modern touches for over 500 years. Pear-shaped engagement rings evolved from marquise shapes, and today there are pear-shaped engagement rings for every aesthetic, from minimalist solitaires to vintage-inspired styles and unique takes with colorful gemstones. Then there are the ultra-unconventional settings, such as clusters, double-band rings, and off-kilter stones, which are ideal for those who prefer not to wear traditional engagement rings.
The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Pear-Shaped Engagement Ring
Pear-cut diamonds appear larger than other diamond shapes, such as round brilliants, due to their elongated shape. As a result, they can offer a better value with a larger surface area.
Although pear-cut stones appear larger per carat, their teardrop shape makes them more brittle. A pear-cut engagement ring] has a very small, pointy tip that can be damaged. Make sure that a prong is set at the tip of the pear-shaped diamond to help protect it. Placing a prong or v-prong on the point, or selecting a bezel setting around the entire stone, can help protect the stone's tip from breaking or chipping with wear.
Because pear-shaped diamonds are asymmetrical (when comparing the pointed and rounded sides), they can appear lopsided and heavy on one side.
A pear shape is easily customizable because the diamond can be worn facing up or down (north-south), horizontal (east-west), or slightly off-kilter.
What to Look for in a Pear-Shaped Engagement Ring
What distinguishes a high-quality pear-cut diamond?
Like ovals, pear-cut diamonds can have a 'bow tie' or a darker loss of light in the center of the stone. A well-cut pear-shaped diamond's bow tie should be minimal, and the stone's symmetry should be even and have nice proportions—not too long and skinny or too wide and stubby.
What settings are appropriate for a pear-cut stone?
Pear diamonds have traditionally been set in a north-south or east-west orientation; however, we prefer to set pear diamonds at an off-angle in both prong and bezel settings.
What are the best metals for pear-cut engagement rings?
All metals are compatible with pear-cut diamonds, which have more color than other cuts. If you want your diamond to stand out, especially when set in yellow or rose gold, choose one with an H color (near colorless) or higher.
How to Look After a Pear-Shaped Engagement Ring
Gently and safely cleaning your pear-shaped engagement ring with a soft baby toothbrush and an all-natural mixture of apple cider vinegar and baking soda.
Because pear-cut engagement rings are prone to chipping and damage, you should always handle your ring with care. It is critical to remember to remove the ring while active or exercising for ongoing care of pear-shaped engagement rings. To take off the ring while active or exercising Because of the elongated nature of the pear stone with the point at the end, which makes it so beautiful, it may be the first thing to be impacted if a significant force strikes it. These safety precautions also include checking the security of the stones on a regular basis. It is common for prongs to become loose with wear over time, and checking them will ensure they are always secure.
Finally, before engaging in any hand-heavy activities, store your ring in a secure location, such as a jewelry box or fabric-lined ring box. As a general rule, remove your ring before exercising, washing dishes, showering, baking, gardening, or putting on makeup. This will keep the ring shinier for a longer period of time, allowing you to spend less time cleaning the diamond and band.
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