Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Rings

Pear shaped diamond engagement rings, although uncommon compared to other diamond shapes, are an elegant blend of the scintillating brilliance of round cut stones and the unique distinctiveness of marquise cuts. Also known as teardrop diamonds, these lovely stones feature a broad shoulder at one end that tapers to a point at the other. A quality pear shaped diamond engagement ring is a real treasure. Hayden Cudworth offers wonderful pear shaped diamond engagement ring options in the Hayden VI and the Seychelles VI.


History of Pear Shaped Diamonds

A Flemish cutter named Lodewyk van Berquem created the pear shaped diamond design in 1458. Several of the world's most famous diamonds have pear shaped cuts. For example, the Sancy, an immense yellow diamond discovered in the 16th century and now residing in the Louvre, has a wide pear shape. The Great Star of Africa, the world's largest clear cut diamond, is also pear shaped. As part of the crown jewels, it sits at the apex of the sovereign's scepter with cross in England.

The most famous celebrity pear shaped diamond engagement ring was given by Richard Burton to Elizabeth Taylor. Determined to have the ring for Taylor, Burton paid an enormous price for it at auction. It featured a huge pear shaped diamond set in a platinum band. The stone became known as the Taylor-Burton diamond. Other celebrities who have proudly worn pear shaped engagement rings include Victoria Beckham, Jessica Simpson, Margot Robbie, and Princess Charlene of Monaco.

Advantages of Pear Shaped Diamonds

Because of their shape and spread, pear shaped stones seem larger than other diamonds of similar carat weight. Additionally, because they are not as popular as round brilliants, princess cuts, and other shapes, they are less expensive. Their amazing uniqueness causes them to stand out, and if the point faces the fingertip, the effect is an apparent elongation and slimming of the finger.

Selecting a Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring

Diamond color scale runs from D through Z, and diamonds rated N through z are generally not recommended for rings. Stones with the highest color ratings are extremely rare and expensive, while diamonds with G, H, and I ratings have excellent quality and appear colorless when mounted on a ring.

Clarity in diamonds rates the amount of imperfections, known as inclusions, that a stone has. Visible inclusions detract from the beauty of a diamond, but many inclusions cannot be seen. The diamond clarity grade scale rates clarity on a scale from IF, or internally flawless, to I2, or inclusions 2. The sweet spot between rare and expensive flawless diamonds and those with unacceptable imperfections is SI1 and SI2, or slightly included 1 and 2. This designation means that these stones, when set within a ring, appear perfect to the naked eye.

The carat weight of a pear shaped diamond is not as important as its cut, color, and clarity, because so much of the stone's weight is hidden. Raising the carat weight of a diamond may slightly increase the size but significantly increase the cost.

Complimentary Setting and Precious Metal Options for Pear Shaped Rings

Pear shaped diamonds appear unique, eye-catching, and gorgeous in a range of settings. One of the most favorable is a solitaire setting, which allows an abundance of light to enter and sparkle from the stone. Classic elegance and simplicity of appearance make the solitaire setting, also known as the prong setting, the most popular style for diamond engagement rings. This design highlights a single prominent pear shaped diamond held in place by six prongs.

Halo engagement rings are extremely popular due to their elegant appearance and amped-up brilliance and fire. Halo settings consist of a frame of small diamonds with a singular large diamond as a centerpiece. Sometimes halo settings feature smooth solitaire bands, while other times they have diamond accent bands with multitudes of tiny diamonds. Halo engagement rings offer magnificent scintillation and flamboyance to your engagement promise.

At Hayden Cudworth, we offer pear shaped diamonds in a number of lovely precious metal choices. The white sheen of platinum perfectly complements and sets off diamonds and does not change color or fade, so this lovely metal is ideal for symbolizing eternal love in an engagement ring. Due to its rarity, platinum has attained a prestigious status. For diamond engagement rings, platinum bands represent the ultimate in elegance.

Lovely white gold is currently the most popular choice of metal for engagement ring bands. Indistinguishable from platinum to the naked eye, this bright, strong, durable metal perfectly complements and enhances the sparkling diamonds in engagement rings.

Yellow gold engagement rings offer a classic warm color with vibrant elegance that has long been associated with romance. Although white gold bands have overtaken yellow gold in popularity, yellow gold provides an unparalleled traditional look that is timeless.

Romantic rose gold provides a lovely alternative to the more common white gold and yellow gold found in engagement rings. Its warm, rich, distinctive color creates a stunning and attractive metaphor for the binding of hearts.

Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring Options

The master jewelers at Hayden Cudworth handcraft lovely pear shaped diamond engagement rings in assorted settings and precious metal bands. For example, the Hayden VI is a gorgeous ring with a pear shaped stone in a classic six-prong setting with a rounded inside edge for increased comfort. The Seychelles VI combines the beauty of halo and diamond band settings by framing the central stone with an intricate halo and accenting part of the band with dazzling micro-diamonds.

To find the right ring for your fiancé, take advantage of the home try-on program. Select any five potential rings to sample at home, send them back within five days, and order the ring of your choice.


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