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September 11th, 2019 | by Linda Em

Pear Shaped or Teardrop Engagement Rings That Will Make Her Cry From Joy

What do you have in common with rapper Cardi B, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and Elizabeth Taylor? More than you think — especially if you’re considering a teardrop engagement ring. Each of these celebs rock stunning teardrop engagement rings that really grab paparazzi attention.

While you might not be walking down red carpets on the regular, your stunning teardrop bling will still catch everyone’s eye (and they’ll all be wondering where you got it — and how much you paid for it).

How to buy a teardrop engagement ring

Teardrop engagement rings — also known as pear shaped engagement rings — are a combination of a round cut diamond and a marquise cut diamond that forms a teardrop shape.

This stunning shape isn’t as popular as a brilliant round cut diamond, but it’s just as timeless and romantic. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you decide on a teardrop engagement ring.

  • Keep ratios in mind
    Teardrop diamonds might seem like they’re all the same, but their shape can vary. A diamond with a ratio of 1.45 to 1.55 is your best bet, while shorter or longer diamonds might look fatter or longer. Of course, it’s all up to you. If you like a longer teardrop diamond, go for it. Rather get something a little shorter and wider? Again, totally your call.

  • Consider the color
    Teardrop diamonds can saturate with color in the point if you go with lower diamond color grades. So while J color diamonds might be a great way to save money on a radiant cuts, it’s not ideal for the delicate pear shaped diamonds.

  • Think about your lifestyle
    Does a ring with a point work with your job? You run the risk of snagging or hitting it on something. If you’re someone who’s active, or working with people like as a doctor or nurse, it might not be an ideal choice for your day-to-day life. You can cushion a teardrop diamond with a halo, but is that something you want? (More on that in a second.)

  • Decide on prongs
    Teardrop engagement rings come with four prongs or five prongs (the fifth protects the point of the diamond). It might make the ring more secure, but that added prong can up the snag potential a bit. At the same time, if you have a lifestyle that requires you to do more with your hands, the protection the point gets from that fifth prong might be a good thing.

  • Think about extra bling
    Do you want to add pave diamonds or a halo? But wait, what about a diamond halo and a band covered in accent stones. Then again, there’s a split shank design that allows even more tiny diamonds on the band. It’s good to have your preferences on these nailed down before shopping.

  • Decide how you’ll wear the ring
    This is the fun part because there is no one “right” way to wear a teardrop engagement ring. You can wear it with the point facing down (toward your hand) or up (toward the tip of your finger). Figuring that out now can help you find the right shape to flatter your hand.

Top teardrop engagement rings

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the beautiful options when it comes to teardrop engagement rings. Don’t flip, though: We’ve rounded up the top teardrop engagement rings to help you narrow down the search toward your perfect ring.

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Pave Pear Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

A halo setting — paired with pave diamonds down the band — really give the Pear Pave Halo Diamond Engagement Ring a regal feel (without the huge price tag).

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Split Three Row Diamond Engagement Ring

This split shank engagement rings uses three different diamond encrusted band segments to catch attention and draw the eye dramatically up to your center stone.

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Duet Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

Get a little bit of almost hidden bling with the Duet Pave Diamond Engagement Ring. This pear shaped center stone is set on a band that artfully adds pave diamonds on the sides of the knife-edge band, giving the whole look an added bit of shine.

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Princess Diamond Engagement Ring

You’ll certainly feel like royalty when you rock the Princess Diamond Engagement Ring that features princess cut accent diamonds that lead up to the pear shaped center stone. The best part: You don’t need a royal-size bank account to rock the look.

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Twist Diamond Engagement Ring

Your teardrop center stone will look like it’s floating with the Twist Diamond Engagement Ring. The good news: It’s securely set in the band, thanks to a mind-bending style that’ll definitely trick everyone.

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Three Row Micropave Diamond Engagement Ring

You’ll blind everyone when you rock the Three Row Micropave Diamond Engagement Ring. This stunner does feature a thicker band, but it’s to show off the three (!!) rows of accent diamonds that lead up to the center pear shaped stone.

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Twisting Underhalo Diamond Engagement Ring

Get a halo setting without drowning out the center stone with the Twisting Underhalo Diamond Engagement Ring. This setting features a row of accent diamonds on the band that then twists underneath the teardrop diamond, creating a floating halo look.

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Diamond Basket Solitaire Engagement Ring

At first glance, the Diamond Basket Solitaire Engagement Ring looks like a simple ring — but look closely. The teardrop center stone rests in an accent diamond cradle that adds extra shine around the stone and on the prongs.

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Classic Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

You can’t go wrong with the classics! The Classic Pave Diamond Engagement Ring features a four-prong design with a row of pave diamonds up the band, making it a simple — and timeless — look for every woman.

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Petite Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring

At first glance, the Diamond Basket Solitaire Engagement Ring looks like a simple ring — but look closely. The teardrop center stone rests in an accent diamond cradle that adds extra shine around the stone and on the prongs.


  • How to wear a pear engagement ring?
    A pear shaped engagement ring can be worn with the tip facing towards the wearer or outwards. Most commonly, pear engagement rings are worn with the tip facing outwards. However, if you have a pear shaped diamond that is more rounded, it can be worn the other way as well.

  • Are pear shaped engagement rings popular?
    Pear shaped engagement rings are popular as a symbol of love, commitment and romance. However, they are less popular than round, and cushion shapes. Pear diamonds have been rising in popularity over the last few years and as lab diamonds become more popular, this shape will continue to rise is popularity.

  • What does a pear shaped engagement ring mean?
    A pear diamond is a traditional and romantic diamond shape. It’s often considered one that has a vintage or antique vibe. However, this old-world charm can be updated with modern and sleek engagement ring styles that are more contemporary looking.

  • What wedding band goes best with a pear shaped engagement ring?
    Typically as the pear shaped engagement ring can protrude outwards, wear a band that is curved to match the shape of the head of the engagement ring. This will ensure that the beauty of the band and the ring are showcased well. Choose accent diamonds and a wedding band width that matches the look of the engagement ring to ensure that whether you wear the ring together or apart it looks beautiful

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