So what’s with Pear Shaped diamonds, anyway?
The kind of diamond you choose when popping the big question can certainly play a role in how well that proposal goes over. The ring is often an extension of the wearer and should fit her individual style and personality.
(That’s why so many couples go ring shopping together.)
With so many stones and ring styles to choose from, sometimes finding that “forever stone” can be a tricky endeavour.
And while solitaire stones are viewed as classic and traditional engagement rings, there’s no reason why you can’t go with something unique but still classically beautiful, just like the beauty who will be wearing it.
Enter the pear shaped diamond.
Pear shaped stones are not new, but they are popular as a stunning alternative to the more classic, round cut diamond shapes. They have a traditional look, but a much more modern appeal.
How do you wear pear shaped stones?
Worn with the tip pointing toward your fingernails, the pear shaped diamond is incredibly flattering. Not only does the shape flatter the wearer by elongating the fingers, creating a beautiful line, it sparkles the same way round cut diamonds sparkle.
With 58 facets to reflect the light, this diamond cut is incredibly brilliant.
Another great benefit of a pear shaped diamond is that because in cutting the stone less material is wasted, you can usually buy one for less than other cuts, even when compared carat for carat. This makes it a beautiful and inexpensive engagement ring option.
What is the pear shaped diamond symbolic of?
Symbolizing tears of joy, the pear shaped diamond engagement ring resembles a drop of water, and has a beautiful and pleasing symmetry, rounded on one end and tapered on the other.
This shape actually makes the stone look much larger than other shapes of the same carat weight.
A perfect marriage of the round cut and marquis shape diamond, the pear diamond creates a distinctly unique appearance. It’s perfect for any empowered woman with a flair for elegance and individuality.
What to look for when choosing a pear cut stone
As with any diamond, the cut is key.
A properly cut pear shaped stone should have an attractive symmetry. The tip should align with the centre of the rounded edge, and each curve should be equal in size.
While there’s no hard and fast rule about how long the stone should be, the ideal ratio is for the stone to be 50% longer than it is wide.
This is critical to ensuring a piece that looks fabulous and balanced.
Pear cut diamonds of the rich and famous
Icons like Victoria Beckham, Anna Kournikova, and Princess Charlene of Monaco have been spotted wearing pear cut engagement rings.
It’s definitely a popular stone among women who want to stand out.
And in a world where everything is photographed and instantly shared, having a piece that is unique yet still beautiful ensure that pictures are shared for the right reasons.
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