Known for its teardrop shape, the pear cut beautifully combines a round cut’s brilliance with a marquise’s elongated elegance, creating an eye-catching and graceful silhouette. In our collection of pear engagement rings, you’ll find designs that cater to every taste, from the understated and refined to the bold and those wanting to make a statement. Whether set in a simple solitaire or surrounded by diamonds, each pear-shaped diamond tells a story of love and commitment.
Pear-shaped engagement rings symbolise elegance and individuality, perfect for marking the beginning of your forever.
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The history of Pear Diamond Engagement Rings is as captivating as the cut itself, tracing back to the 15th century when the cut first emerged. Masterfully conceived by Flemish diamond cutter Lodewyk van Bercken, the pear cut was a revolutionary innovation in the diamond cutting technique, introducing the concept of symmetry and light reflection to maximise brilliance.
Over the centuries, this cut has evolved, becoming a symbol of sophistication and elegance in the world of fine jewellery. In the glamour of the 20th century, a pear engagement ring was well known amongst the elite, epitomising luxury and exclusivity. They were particularly favoured for their ability to create an illusion of length and slenderness on the finger, making them a sought-after choice for engagement rings.
Throughout its history, the pear cut has maintained its status as a symbol of individuality and timeless style, embodying both the grace of traditional diamond cuts and the allure of modern design. Today, Pear engagement rings are celebrated for their unique beauty, merging historical craftsmanship with contemporary aesthetics, making each ring a piece of history and a symbol of eternal love.
Ensuring the lasting brilliance of your diamond ring requires a blend of regular care and gentle handling. Clean your ring regularly using a specialist jewellery cleaner to maintain its appearance. This simple routine will help remove everyday buildup and preserve the diamond’s lustre.
It’s crucial to avoid exposing your ring to harsh chemicals or abrasive materials, which can damage both the diamond and the metal setting. When engaging in activities that might subject your ring to physical stress, such as exercising or heavy lifting, it’s wise to remove it to prevent any accidental damage. Additionally, we recommend having your ring professionally cleaned at least once a year. This not only ensures that the diamond remains secure in its setting but also helps identify any necessary repairs early on. For more information and guidance on protecting your diamond jewellery, we’d recommend taking a look at our blog “How to Clean a Diamond Engagement Ring: The Complete Guide”.
At Alicia J Diamonds, we trade exclusively in certified stones and ensure that every diamond in our collection meets stringent quality and sustainability standards. Our founder, Alison, brings her expertise and GIA accreditations to the heart of the business, to ensure we create jewellery that is visually stunning, as well as representative of true quality.
Our dedication to excellence extends beyond our jewellery. We believe in providing an experience that is as exceptional as our products. From the first glance to the final selection, our team is committed to guiding you through every step with a personalised service and expert advice. We understand that choosing an engagement ring is a significant decision, and we are here to make that process as seamless and enjoyable as possible.
Let us be a part of your love story, providing you with a ring that is as unique as your relationship. Experience the difference with Alicia J Diamonds, where every engagement ring is a symbol of love, crafted to perfection.
We’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions about pear-cut engagement rings below:
The pear cut, also known as a teardrop engagement rings, combines the brilliance of a round cut with the elegance of a marquise, symbolising a blend of emotions – the joy and tears that love brings. The teardrop ring has a distinctive shape and is often seen as a representation of tears of joy, making it a poignant choice for couples looking to celebrate their unique bond.
Pear-shaped engagement rings are an excellent choice for those seeking something both elegant and unique. The elongated shape can make the finger appear longer and more slender, and the cut offers exceptional brilliance and fire. They’re also less common than round or princess cuts, lending an exclusive and distinctive appeal to your engagement ring.
Traditionally, a pear-shaped engagement ring is worn with the point of the diamond facing towards the nail, giving the hand an elongated and graceful appearance. However, it’s a personal choice; some prefer wearing it with the point facing the wrist, creating a more bold and unconventional look.
Yes, the pear shape and teardrop shape in engagement rings refer to the same diamond cut. This unique cut is characterised by its single point and rounded end, resembling a delicate drop of water. The pear cut is renowned for its hybrid nature, combining the attributes of both the round brilliant and marquise cuts. This blend results in a cut that is both elegant and sparkling, offering a distinctive and sophisticated choice for an engagement ring.
The orientation of a teardrop (or pear-shaped) ring is a matter of personal preference and style. Traditionally, the ring is worn with the point facing towards the nail, which tends to elongate the appearance of the finger, offering a classic and elegant look. However, wearing pear diamonds with the point facing the wrist is an increasingly popular choice for those who prefer a more contemporary and edgy aesthetic.
Ultimately, the direction in which you wear your teardrop ring should reflect your style and how you feel most comfortable and confident. For more diamond shapes, we’d recommend taking a look at our full range of engagement rings.
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What colour is a diamond? Many say they’re colourless, however, look closely and most contain subtle tints of yellows, soft pinks and rich browns. Truly colourless diamonds are known as white diamonds and are extremely rare and the most valuable. Diamond colour is graded from D to Z – D being the whitest, most colourless diamond and Z containing noticeable yellow, brown or pink tints. The letters D to Z represent a range of colour based on a combination of tone, lightness or darkness and saturation.
Diamond cut refers to the arrangement of a diamond’s facets. A diamond’s cut is often mistaken as meaning its shape (oval, pear, etc), but a diamond’s cut grade is actually about how well the facets interact with light.
Polish refers to the overall smoothness and condition of the diamond’s surface. It’s rare for a diamond to have a perfect polish. More often, they have tiny imperfections not visible to the naked eye.
Symmetry refers to how well-aligned the diamond's facets are. Symmetry, on the other hand, refers to the exactness of shape, overall outline, placement and alignment of individual facets.
The gradings provided by the GIA go from poor to excellent. If you select an SI clarity, we will provide Very Good cut, polish and symmetry. If you select a VS1 clarity, we will provide Excellent cut, polish and symmetry.