Jewelry Trends

Is a pear cut diamond best for my engagement ring?

Rachel Akmakjian


Pear shaped diamonds have been growing hotter and hotter in recent years. More buyers are choosing a teardrop cut diamond for their engagement ring than ever before. So what’s so special about the pear engagement rings? And is it the right look for your engagement ring?

Pear shaped diamonds have been growing hotter and hotter in recent years. More buyers are choosing a teardrop diamond cut than ever before. So what’s so special about the pear cut diamond? And is it the right look for your engagement ring?

What You Will Learn

What’s special about a pear cut diamond?

Pear cut diamonds have a teardrop shape. They’re sometimes even referred to as tear cut diamonds or teardrop cut diamonds. Like round diamonds, they’re a type of brilliant cut, so they’re full of tiny facets that reflect the light and maximize their sparkle. Many people crave this kind of shine in their engagement ring diamond. 

This cut has been around for a long time. Diamond cutters first began cutting diamonds into pear shapes in the Middle Ages! Today you’ll find the cut in both modern and traditional style ring settings.

The bottom line – if you like the sparkle of a round cut diamond but want something a bit more unique, then a pear shape diamond might be right for you.

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Who should wear a pear shaped diamond ring?

The pear shaped diamond is for anyone who appreciates a classic, vintage style but also wants to wear something more unique than a round diamond. 

A pear shape can also look classic or edgy depending on the ring setting. You’ll find rings where the pear’s point is pointing down for a modern, edgier look. Some styles even set the pear diamond in an east-west position across the finger for a look that’s highly unique. Of course, a solitaire engagement ring with an upward-pointing pear is always classic. 


In a traditional ring setting, a pear shape diamond has a way of elongating the finger’s appearance. This can even make the hand look more slender, which is a plus for anyone with a shorter, wider hand shape.

Why are pear cut engagement rings becoming so popular?

Both the oval cut diamond and the pear shape have that elongating effect on the hand and it’s no surprise these are the two cuts we keep seeing more of. 

A lot of celebrities have also opted for pear shaped rings in recent years.

  • Cardi B received a pear shaped engagement ring from her now husband, rapper Offset.
  • Megan Fox has a pear shaped diamond and emerald ring from Machine Gun Kelly.
  • Ariana Grande wore a pear cut diamond ring during her short-lived engagement to Pete Davidson.
  • Sophie Turner of Game of Thrones received a pear shaped engagement ring from Joe Jonas.
  • Victoria Beckham wears a massive pear shaped ring.
  • Margot Robbie wears her pear shaped ring with the point down for an edgier look.
  • Emily Ratajkowski, Kaley Cuoco, and Katherine Heigl have all worn pear shaped rings too!


Another reason for their popularity? Their versatility. Depending on your ring setting a pear diamond cut can look ultra cool and modern or totally timeless and traditional. They’re also a great shape for building a unique ring stack. You can find beautiful nesting bands designed to sit perfectly with a pear shaped stone. 

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gold engagement jewelry with pear cut diamond

Are pear shaped diamonds expensive?

If you’re looking for ways to save, look to pear cut diamonds. Even though they’re just as sparkly as round diamonds, pear diamonds are generally going to cost less. That’s because cutting a pear shape results in less rough diamond that has to be thrown out. And although their popularity is increasing, there’s less demand for them than round diamonds, which brings the cost down.

Another way pear shaped engagement rings save you money? They have a larger surface area than other cuts. That means a pear shaped diamond will always appear larger than a round cut diamond of the exact same carat weight!

What’s bad about a pear shaped engagement ring?

It’s the cut of the diamond that makes it sparkle, all those sparkly facets reflecting the light. But in oblong shaped diamonds, you’ll find an area in the middle that doesn’t spark the same as the top and bottom of the diamond. This area is referred to as a “bow tie” and a big one is distracting. In a poorly cut pear shape diamond, even the untrained eye will be able to notice a dark bow tie shape across the middle. A big “bow tie effect” is undesirable, so you’ll definitely want to work with a reputable jeweler who can steer your clear. 

Pear shaped diamonds also show their color more than other cuts. Talk to your jeweler to make sure the diamond you select has a color grade that won’t make it appear yellowish.

I bought an engagement ring. How do I insure it?

Insurance for engagement rings is a must. And there’s finally an affordable and easy way to get comprehensive jewelry insurance. 

BriteCo offers affordable specialty jewelry insurance that covers up to 125% of your ring’s appraised value. Our policy covers loss, theft, damage, and mysterious disappearance. 

Get an instant free quote for an affordable monthly or annual payment. Then all you have to do is upload the required documentation and you’ll be covered in minutes. 

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Rachel Akmakjian is Director of Jeweler Relations for BriteCo. She has more than eight years’ experience in jewelry marketing, retail, diamond wholesale, and managing her own company that specializes in creating custom jewelry pieces. Rachel is currently a student at the Gemological Institute of America, on track to receive her Graduate Gemology certificate by the end of this year. Her education and experiences have given her an in-depth understanding of the demands and expectations facing jewelers and customers in today’s evolving retail marketplace.
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