Pear Shape Diamond Engagement Rings

Learn About Pear Shaped Diamond Ring

For centuries, pear-shaped engagement rings have graced fingers with their captivating beauty. Also referred to as teardrop or pendeloque diamonds, these stunning gems combine the brilliance of a round cut with the graceful elongation of a marquise cut. The pear shape is defined by its tapered point at one end and rounded end at the other. This unique silhouette creates an eye-catching effect that effortlessly enhances any hand it adorns. The versatility of this shape allows for various setting styles such as solitaire or halo designs. It can even be combined with other diamond cuts for a truly one-of-a-kind creation. Pear shaped engagement ring is often a popular choice for those who prefer an alternative style to a traditional round diamond due to its unique teardrop shape, featuring both a rounded and a pointed end.

We understand that choosing an engagement ring is deeply personal – it should not only reflect your love but also showcase your individual style. In the following sections, we will delve deeper into various aspects related to pear-shaped engagement rings. From understanding diamond anatomy to selecting the perfect carat weight and evaluating cut quality – we will provide all essential information necessary for making an informed decision when purchasing your dream ring. We will explore everything there is to know about finding your perfect pear-shaped engagement ring – a symbol that embodies both timelessness and sophistication in every facet.

What does pear shape engagement ring mean?

A pear-shaped engagement ring refers to a diamond or gemstone cut that is shaped like a teardrop or a pear. It is a unique and elegant cut that combines the characteristics of both the round brilliant and marquise cuts.  

The pear shape features a rounded end on one side and a pointed end on the other, creating a distinctive and graceful silhouette. The rounded end is usually worn at the top of the ring, while the pointed end forms the tip. This asymmetrical shape gives the ring a sophisticated and romantic appeal. The elongated design of the pear shape helps to create an illusion of length and can make the wearer’s fingers appear slimmer.

The versatility of the pear shape allows it to be set in various ring styles, including solitaires, halos, or with accent stones, providing a range of options to suit different tastes and preferences.


Pear shaped engagement ring feature elegant cut stones and due to the shape of this kind of diamond, it elongates the wearer’s finger. This style of diamonds have the beauty of the round cut diamond, with the character of the marquis shape diamond, giving you the best of both worlds. 


Although, round cut engagement ring tends to be more popular, they are also the most expensive diamond shape. Pear shaped rings on the other hand, use a lot less wasted material when they are being cut, so they cost less carat for carat. Saying that, cutting process is complex and therefore can still be costly. 

What to look for? 

When shopping around for the perfect pear shaped engagement ring, there are a few key things to look for:

Length-to-width ratio

For length-to-width ratio, ideally the length should be 1.5 times the width. This creates the best shape for a pear engagement ring. Having said that, choosing the right diamond often comes down to personal preference over what is seen as ideal. If you choose a longer or shorter diamond, it won’t affect its value.


When choosing a pear-shaped engagement ring, it’s essential to consider the kind of sparkle and brilliance you desire. Look for a ring that exhibits excellent light performance, as this will enhance the stone’s beauty and maximise its sparkle. Ideally, the diamond should have excellent cut proportions, ensuring that light is reflected and refracted optimally within the stone.


Symmetry refers to the alignment and balance of the stone’s facets and overall shape. Ideally, you should look for a pear shape with excellent symmetry to ensure a visually pleasing and well-proportioned ring. The two halves of the pear shape should be symmetrical and evenly matched, with a smooth and graceful curve. The point of the pear shape should align with the centre of the rounded end, creating a harmonious and balanced appearance. Additionally, the facets on each side should be proportionate and symmetrical, allowing for optimal light reflection and brilliance.

Best setting for pear shaped engagement ring

The best setting for a pear-shaped engagement ring depends on personal preference and the desired aesthetic. However, there are a few popular settings that often complement the unique shape of the pear diamond.

The setting of a pear shaped ring should be secure and protect the pointed end from damage or chipping.

One option is a solitaire setting, which showcases the pear-shaped diamond as the focal point with minimal distractions. This classic and timeless setting allows the diamond to shine and emphasises its elegant silhouette.

Another popular choice is a halo setting, where smaller diamonds or gemstones surround the centre pear-shaped stone, enhancing its size and adding extra sparkle. This setting can create a striking and glamorous look.

Additionally, a three-stone setting, with two smaller accent diamonds or gemstones on either side of the pear-shaped centre stone, can provide a balanced and symmetrical design. The combination of the pear shape and the side stones can create a visually appealing and balanced ring.

Ultimately, the best setting for a pear-shaped engagement ring is one that complements the individual’s style and showcases the diamond’s unique beauty and shape.

Cut quality

The pointy end of the diamond should be directly between the diamond’s two rounded edges. The rounded edges should also be symmetrical. 

The ‘bow-tie’ effect happens in oval diamonds, and the same can happen with pear shaped diamonds. It’s good to check that this doesn’t affect the brilliance of the diamond cut too much. We explain what the bow-tie effect is in more below.

What is the bow-tie effect?

The bow-tie effect occurs due to how diamonds are cut. In the centre of the diamond, a shadowy area can be seen, which is the bow-tie effect. Not all diamonds will have a prominent bow-tie effect, so you should look for one that is minimal to practically invisible.

Modern cut vs Vintage style engagement ring?

Pear shaped diamonds were first made by the Flemish inventor of the diamond-polishing wheel Lodewyk van Berquem. The shape was later refined in the 1900s with the use of modern diamond cutting tools. This makes this cut of diamonds look great when paired with a vintage-style setting. However, there are many different ways to style a pear shaped diamond due to its versatility such as a halo design or solitaire.

Best way to wear your engagement ring?

It’s really up to you how you choose to wear your pear shaped engagement ring, but the most common way is to have the narrower end pointing towards your fingers, like a falling teardrop. Wearing it this way also helps to elongate your fingers, making your hand appear slimmer.


How to clean your engagement ring

Due to its asymmetrical shape, it may require special care when cleaning or storing to prevent damage. Cleaning your engagement ring is an important part of its regular maintenance to keep it looking its best. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean your engagement ring:

Prepare a cleaning solution

Create a gentle cleaning solution by mixing warm water with a mild dish soap or a jewellery-specific cleaning solution. Avoid using harsh chemicals or cleaners that could potentially damage the metal or gemstones.

Soak the ring

Place your engagement ring in the cleaning solution and let it soak for about 20-30 minutes. This will help loosen any dirt or debris accumulated on the ring.

Clean with a soft brush

Gently scrub the ring using a soft toothbrush or a jewellery cleaning brush. Pay close attention to the underside of the ring, prongs, and any intricate details. Be gentle to avoid scratching the metal or gemstones.

Rinse thoroughly

Once you’ve cleaned the ring, rinse it under warm running water to remove any remaining soap or residue. Make sure to keep a firm grip on the ring while rinsing to prevent accidental slips.

Pat dry with a lint-free cloth

Use a clean, lint-free cloth to gently pat dry your engagement ring. Avoid using tissues or towels that may leave behind fibres or lint.

If your ring requires additional shine, you can use a jewellery polishing cloth to gently buff the metal. However, be cautious when using polishing cloths on gemstones, as they may cause scratches or damage certain types of stones.

Due to its asymmetrical shape, it may require special care when cleaning or storing to prevent damage. It is recommended to have your ring professionally cleaned and inspected regularly to ensure its longevity.

At Holdsworth Bros., we understand how important it is to care for your precious jewelry pieces. Our team of experts is always available to provide guidance on cleaning techniques, storage options, and any other concerns you may have regarding your stunning pear-shaped engagement ring.

Where can I buy the pear shaped engagement ring?

It’s important to choose an experienced jeweler when purchasing a pear shaped engagement ring as they can help you select the best quality stone within your budget and ensure proper care and maintenance over time. When it comes to finding the perfect pear-shaped engagement ring, we at Holdsworth Bros. Jewellers offers an exceptional selection and expertise to guide you through the process.

As experts in this field, we are here to be your trusted guide, sharing our extensive knowledge on the history, characteristics, and symbolism behind these exquisite pieces. At Holdsworth Bros., we take pride in offering an extensive collection of meticulously crafted pear-shaped engagement rings. Our skilled goldsmiths carefully select each diamond based on its exceptional quality and beauty before expertly setting it into your chosen ring style. Whether you prefer classic white gold settings or desire something more extravagant like rose gold or platinum, our collections cater to every taste and preference imaginable. We understand that choosing an engagement ring is deeply personal – it should not only reflect your love but also showcase your individual style.

We offer an extensive collection of pear-shaped engagement rings featuring various colors and styles that cater to every taste and preference imaginable! Our expert jewelers are here to guide you through our stunning collections, both online at and in our boutique stores located throughout Australia. Stay tuned for our next section where we will delve into the clarity grades that determine flawless beauty within pear-shaped diamonds.

At Holdsworth Bros., we pride ourselves on our extensive experience in crafting exquisite pear-shaped engagement rings. Our online collection showcases a wide range of styles, from timeless solitaires to breathtaking halo designs.

We strive to make your journey towards finding the perfect pear-shaped engagement ring as memorable as possible. Visit us at or contact our team today for assistance in selecting your dream pear-shaped diamond engagement ring. Trust us with this momentous occasion – we’re here every step of the way.

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