Designed to Stand Out: Taking A Closer Look at Pear Shaped Engagement Rings

Designed to Stand Out: Taking A Closer Look at Pear Shaped Engagement Rings

Are you in the planning stages of finding the perfect engagement ring for that special someone? At Paris Jewellers, we know that the search for the right engagement ring can be both an exciting and overwhelming process. With so many shapes and styles to choose from, narrowing the field can feel a tad intimidating. To help you feel more confident in your selection, our team of experts has put together a few highlights on one of this year’s most popular cuts: pear shape diamonds. Learn more about these beautiful and unique gems below!

What is a Pear Shaped Diamond?

Pear-shaped, also known as tear-shaped diamonds, are a distinct style that features a rounded end that narrows into a tapered point, effectively combining a round brilliant and a marquise shape. Pear-shaped rings are perfect for those who want a standout cut that demands attention with a classic flair. Due to their special shape, there are a few key factors that you’ll want to keep in mind if you choose a pear diamond. These include:


Unlike round or emerald-shaped diamonds, which tend to naturally balance themselves, pear-shaped diamonds rely on symmetry to help achieve their best look. You’ll want to ensure that the diamond perfectly mirrors itself on an imaginary vertical line down the centre, otherwise the setting will likely look off or imbalanced. Similarly, you’ll also want to be aware of the shading/shadow put off by pear-shaped diamonds, which can cast a “bowtie effect” across the middle of the gem itself, aka a large and unbecoming dark spot on the diamond.

Partnering with a jeweller that carries high-grade diamonds like Paris Jewellers helps to eliminate this problem and ensure you’ll always have the best cut available.

Pay Attention to Width

Pear shape diamonds are available in a wide range of widths, with some appearing more narrow and others emphasizing the roundness of their bottom half. The “classic” length to width ratio for such diamonds is typically 1.50 to 1.75, but you should never be afraid to consider different variations and consider what style works best for the intended recipient. Whether your fiancé to be is more timeless or modern, you can easily find a jewel that fits their preferences.

How to Place the Ring

Due to their unique shape, pear diamonds often beg the question of which end should shape which direction. The truth is, as with the overall setting and look of your ring, how you wear it is entirely up to you and your fiancé. Many prefer to have the point facing outwards towards their fingertips, but the inverse is just as beautiful and perfectly fine, should you choose to wear it that way.

Want to Learn More?

Still feeling in the dark when it comes to choosing a ring? No need to worry! With 23 stores across 4 provinces, Paris Diamonds has plenty of experts ready to help you find the perfect fit for the one you love. When it comes to celebrating life’s special moments, you can always count on us to keep you covered. For engagement rings and more, contact our team today to learn more!