Why We're Loving Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Rings In 2023
It's 2023, baby! As we settle into a sparkling year full of new possibilities and ideas, we also face the future of new trends in the engagement ring market.
Do you want to know what diamond shape is catching our eye this year? It's none other than the pear-cut diamond!
Not to worry if you can't tell your pear from your princess cut. At Plum Diamonds, we're all about pulling you into the inner circle. As the experts, we pride ourselves on making the world of diamonds transparent.
Grab yourself a fun drink (have you tried a London Fog?) and learn about what a pear-shaped diamond is and why they're the go-to choice for so many 2023 engaged couples!
Psst, the rise of the pear-shaped diamond does not mean these engagement ring styles from 2022 are passé. After all, a diamond is forever!
WHAT IS A PEAR-SHAPED DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING?
The pear-shaped diamond is also commonly known as the teardrop or pendeloque diamond cut. We maintain that you will only cry tears of joy when a special someone gets down on one knee and pops the box to reveal all that brilliant sparkle.
This diamond cut blends a marquise cut with an oval cut. One side is pointed, while the other is beautifully rounded. The brilliant cut marquise reflects so much light, while the oval cut balances it and adds interest to what could be a very traditional style.
3 TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE PERFECT PEAR
Watch jeweler Erika discuss three things to keep in mind when shopping for a pear-cut diamond: shape (ratio), bowtie effect, and carat weight.
WHAT IS PEAR-SHAPED DIAMOND RATIO?
Ratio is the number that will tell you how long and skinny or short and chubby your pear diamond looks. Ratio is the length of the diamond divided by the width of the diamond; the higher the ratio, the more elongated your pear shaped diamond.
The overall shape is a personal preference. For a nice elongated look — and to avoid a dramatic bowtie — we like pears in the 1.45-1.60 range.
WHAT'S THE HISTORY BEHIND PEAR-SHAPED DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS?
If it's trending in 2023, it's probably a modern invention, right? Something you dreamt up while scrolling through TikTok. Absolutely not!
The origin of this trendy beauty goes back to mid-15th century Flanders (modern-day Belgium, if you were keeping up).
We're in far-off 1475 when Lodewyk van Bercke, clever cookie that he is, invents the diamond, the polishing wheel. Boom, diamond cutting will never be the same.
That year he also invented the pear-shaped diamond because his brand-new polishing wheel enabled him to develop complex diamond polishes and cuts.
To this day, the pear-shaped diamond has 58 facets, just like most round brilliant-cut diamonds.
THE TAYLOR-BURTON DIAMOND
While not mounted on a ring, you can't talk pear cuts without talking about the most expensive diamond ever owned by people who aren't royalty, unless we're counting Hollywood royalty.
Richard Burton purchased the show-stopper of the jewel for Elizabeth Taylor in 1969. She had Cartier mount it in a pendant to show off the 69.42-carat diamond at its most brilliant.
TOP FIVE REASONS WE'RE HEAD OVER HEELS FOR PEAR-SHAPED DIAMONDS
Reason #1: Unique and Eye-Catching Design
One of the primary reasons for the popularity of pear-shaped diamond engagement rings is their distinctive look. The pear shape is a unique and unusual cut that creates an eye-catching diamond with an elongated shape.
This shape provides a modern twist on traditional engagement ring styles, making it a popular choice for fashion-forward couples. We think of it as marrying old traditions with modernity.
Reason #2: Size Illusion
Now, we know size matters, and since you're buying a lab-grown diamond, you can go for a bigger option.
So, another reason for the rise in popularity of pear-shaped diamond engagement rings is their ability to create the illusion of a larger diamond.
The elongated shape of the pear cut makes the diamond cover more surface area than other cuts of the same carat weight, making it an ideal choice for couples who want a more substantial-looking diamond without breaking the bank.
By the way, it's not all an illusion; the way they're cut means the top surface tends to be 8% bigger than their other sparkling counterparts.
Reason #3: Versatility
For something that stands out from the crowd this much, pear-shaped diamonds are super versatile. They can be set in various styles, from classic solitaire settings to elaborate halo or vintage-inspired designs. This versatility allows couples to choose a ring that reflects their style and preferences.
Pear-shaped diamond engagement rings also pair well with other diamonds, making them a flawless choice for those who want to create a unique and personalized ring.
Reason #4: Pear Shaped Diamonds are Timeless
While pear-shaped diamond engagement rings may be trendy in 2023, they are also a classic and timeless choice that will never go out of style. Their elegant shape and versatile style make them popular with celebrities and royalty.
Hey, you can't beat a diamond ring directly linked to Elizabeth Taylor, the most glamorous woman on earth, known for collecting jewelry and...husbands.
Reason #5: Symbolic Meaning
We're engagement and wedding ring connoisseurs, so we can't get around talking about the deeper symbolism behind the pear-shaped diamond of your dreams.
Pear-shaped diamond engagement rings are deeply symbolic, making them a romantic choice for couples. The pear shape symbolizes tears of joy and is said to represent the idea of two people coming together to form one. This symbolism makes them the best choice for couples who want a ring representing their love and commitment.
All together now, "Aww!"
ABOUT: PLUM DIAMONDS
Are you ready to shout out, "I do!" next time you're looking at the pears in the produce aisle? Maybe you'll feel similarly about the plums soon.
At Plum Diamonds, we create lab-grown diamond rings for umique love stories. Our mission is to bring more sustainability and a healthy helping of sparkle into your life.
The best part? We offer free lifetime care and warranty to ensure your diamond always keeps its sparkle. That's how you know we're confident in our rings standing the test of time.
Ready to find your diamond? We offer a kit that makes picking and choosing from home a breeze.
One last little tip for choosing a pear-shaped diamond from us. Look out for symmetry; you want that pear perfectly aligned with the point. What makes these rings so special is their unique balance.