The Top Pear Shaped or Teardrop Engagement Rings
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.