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The Guide to Pear Shaped Engagement Rings

The Guide to Pear Shaped Engagement Rings

Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes and just about any cut can be used for engagement rings. Pear shaped engagement rings are one of the more popular choices, although not as common as round or emerald cut diamonds. Pear shaped engagement rings are a little different from those more often seen cuts and can really stand out from the crowd.

As with all diamonds, there are important things to consider when you are shopping for pear shaped engagement rings. Cut is only one of the four aspects of selecting a diamond. The others are carats, clarity, and color. Pear shaped engagement rings are generally larger diamonds, due to the cut. While it is easier to cut small round diamonds, the pear shape requires a slightly larger piece. This means that most pear shaped engagement rings are on the higher end of the price range for diamond rings.

Pear shaped engagement rings are often also referred to a teardrop shaped because they resemble a teardrop. The cut itself is considered a brilliant cut, and is somewhere in between the oval and marquise shapes that are often seen in diamonds. The diamond can stand alone or can also be surrounded by an outer line of small round diamonds that give it a bordered look and offer even more fire and brilliance.

As with most diamonds, with pear shaped engagement rings it is important to consider the color and the clarity as much as the cut and size. Although many people believe a larger diamond is better, a smaller diamond that has better color and clarity might actually be the more valuable one. Thus a smaller pear shaped diamond might actually be more beautiful and more expensive than a large one that is flawed.

In most pear shaped engagement rings, the rounded end of the diamond is worn closest to the hand, with the narrowing tip of the diamond stretching out over the finger. The length of the wearer’s finger is another consideration in choosing the right pear shaped engagement ring. Someone will longer fingers can wear a longer diamond, while a woman with small hands will probably look better wearing a shorter version.

Most pear shaped diamonds are cut by the better diamond cutters because they take more skill to create than do the round shaped diamonds. This is another reason why pear shaped engagement rings are more expensive than many of the more common cuts on the market. If you are shopping for a pear shaped engagement ring, be prepared to spend quite a bit more money on it than you would on an equal quality round stone, because of the difficulty that went into creating it.

Pear shaped engagement rings are beautiful and a departure from the more common diamond shapes seen in engagement rings. If the lucky lady has expressed an interest or is simply someone who likes to break with tradition a little, a pear shaped engagement ring might be just the right choice to pull out when you pop the question.

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