Pear Shape Rings
Characteristics of Pear Cut Engagement RingsThe pear: One of nature’s most unique and enticing fruits. Pears’ unique shape lends its name to pear-cut diamonds, which are no less unique and enticing. Surprisingly, this whimsically beautiful diamond shape is a very old one, dating back to the 1400s. Nevertheless, it’s seen a major resurgence in the last ten years thanks to its striking shape relative to other diamond shapes, and the other physical qualities that make it a great choice for a fiancée, such as its ability to hide inclusions and visually elongate the finger. Here at Merry Richards Jewelers, we showcase pear-cut engagement rings from some of the industry’s most renowned designers—just for you!
Popular Pear Cut Engagement Ring CollectionsPear-cut diamonds are unique among diamond shapes because of their asymmetry: Like a round-cut at the bottom and a marquise at the top, these stones are best set in rings that accentuate their shape. Halos, for example, are a great choice. The Simon G. Classic Romance collection is great for this. Luminous platinum rings use side diamonds to lead to the central halo of these rings, where several of them utilize channel-set sapphires to create a “moat” of icy blue around the pear cut. Simon G. also offers the Passion collection, which adds featherlike flourishes of pink diamond to draw the eye to the center.
Tacori does something wonderfully unexpected with the pear-cut diamond. When facing down, pear cuts are teardrop-shaped. When facing up, there’s an inversion of their look. But Tacori plays with the formula differently with their Simply Tacori collection. By turning the pear-cut diamond on its side, the glorious asymmetry of the shape is played up for beauty. And speaking of beauty, you can find a lot to admire in the Christopher Designs Crisscut L’Amour collection. Using yellow diamonds cut according to the Christopher Designs standard, giving them a lovely complement to twisted shanks of yellow gold and white diamonds.