Pear Shaped Engagement Rings: Everything You Need to Know About This Bridal Trend
September 27th, 2018
Staying on top of bridal jewellery trends is a full-time job in and of itself, but we're here to help you stay on top of the latest styles! Read on to learn more about the pear shaped engagement ring trend that's taking the world by storm.
Every year new and old jewellery designs surface and take the bridal jewellery world by storm. This wedding season, the style that is catching the eye of couples heading to the altar everywhere is the pear-shaped engagement ring.
The pear-cut diamond has been a popular engagement ring design for centuries, ebbing in and out of trend over the years. Today, the pear-shaped engagement ring is back again, and it is taking on a new modern flair.
That said, keeping up with bridal jewellery trends can be tough, especially when you're not in the know. Fortunately, with the help of our skilled bridal jewellery stylists, we've put together a guide informing you of everything you need to know about the pear-cut diamond.
History and Characteristics of the Pear-Cut Diamond
The pear cut diamond ring dates back to the late 1400s and has captivated expectant engaged couples ever since. The pear cut diamond looks precisely as the name implies, "the shape of a pear," and is otherwise known as a "teardrop" diamond.
More officially, the pear shape is a combination of the traditional round cut and the truly exotic marquise cut diamond. When fitted onto a ring, the pear-shaped diamond is situated so that the narrow end points towards the palm of the wearer, while the round end faces the tip of the finger.
Since the pear-shaped diamond is one-part round-cut diamond, it holds to the sparkling brilliance characteristic of round-cut diamonds. The best way to tell that a pear cut diamond is of outstanding quality is to check for a dark "bow-tie" shape in the middle of the diamond, stretching from left to right. Finding one without such shape in the middle means that the stone is cut very well, and would be an excellent partner for any setting you have in mind.
The pear-cut diamond has been around for a long time, and as a result there are a plethora of designs and styles to choose from. For this reason, it helps to know what to look for in a pear-shaped engagement ring so you can dazzle your bride-to-be.
What To Look For in a Pear Shaped Engagement Ring
Finding the right pear-shaped engagement ring for your significant other can be quite the challenge, especially considering the wide selection of designs out there. Of all things to consider when purchasing a pear-shaped engagement ring, symmetry should be at the top of your list.
Due to the teardrop-like shape, an asymmetrical pear-cut diamond can be easy to spot at a distance and can dramatically hinder the value and quality of the bridal piece. Much like any other diamond, you should also look out for the color of a pear-cut diamond, as the clearer it is, the better the quality.
Pear-shaped diamonds look their best when set in a halo or pronged setting. The halo setting provides an extra glimmer of brilliance with the circle of clear diamonds, while the pronged setting lets the pear-diamond shine alone to dazzle the eye naturally.
There are a plethora of designers obsessed with the pear-cut shape; one such designer is Art Carved. Across Art Carved's collections, they incorporate the brilliant pear diamond as a focal point of the engagement piece and create a remarkable experience with the fabulous halo setting.
While a pear cut diamond can make a great centerpiece, they can be used to accent an engagement ring as well. The skilled designers at Ritani have taken a chance using this design and have pulled off the look flawlessly. Using the round-cut diamond as a center, they support the style with a pair of pear-shaped diamonds on either end.
When searching for a pear-shaped engagement ring, it helps to have the guidance of a skilled and experienced jeweler that is passionate about the craft and the industry. Shopping for a trending engagement ring can be difficult amongst the buzz, but with the help of a jeweller you can refine your search and find the perfect piece.
Pear Shaped Engagement Rings at Damiani Jewellers
Few jewellers understand and recognize the striking beauty of the pear-shaped engagement ring quite like Damiani Jewellers. At our showroom, our passionate employees are devoted to ensuring you have little to no trouble finding exactly what you're looking for.
Our state-of-the-art showroom in Woodbridge, Ontario has a wide selection of not only pear-shaped engagement rings, but also designer watches, fashion jewellery, and brilliant bridal jewellery pieces. To learn more about our products and services visit our website at damianijewellers.com or give our showroom a call at (905)850-4653.