The sweeping curves and elegant tips of the pear shape have made it one of the most coveted cuts of diamond for engagement rings. Not only are they timeless, elegant, and eye-catching, but they bring a neat visual trick to the table. Anyone sporting one of these beauties can count on them to elongate their fingers, adding slim lines as well as sensational sparkle.
If you’re in the market for a pear shaped diamond engagement ring but aren’t sure what’s out there to choose from, this is the article for you!
We break away from the conventional today to bring you 23 spectacular pear shaped rings to delight any heart – from the dark and mysterious to the delicate and dainty. You’ve fallen in love with your sweetheart- now it’s time to do it all over again with these showstoppers!
23 Pear Shaped Engagement Rings
These 23 rings will walk you through the dazzling array of possibilities pear shaped engagement rings bring to the table. No matter your tastes, you’re sure to find a few sensational candidates to add to your engagement ring shortlist and inspire your engagement dreams.
Without further ado, let’s dive straight in!
If you’ve ever wanted to grab a chunk of the glittering night sky and pin it to your finger, this is the ring to consider. This is a modern take on the classic halo engagement ring that made me look twice.
The micro pave halo is so subtle that, instead of a clear surrounding design, you get a sparkly cascade for the focus stone to nestle in. While I’ve always favored flatter settings, the prongs set the central pear shaped diamond off beautifully, and I’d make an exception for this one.
This is one of the most unique pear shaped engagement rings I’ve ever seen. Best news of all? There’s a matching wedding band if you’re looking for a stacked wedding set.Why I like it:
- A seamless blend of sparkle and subtle.
- Round-cut diamonds in the band for extra flair and echoes the wedding band option.
- The micro halo reinvigorates an old classic.
OK, I couldn’t resist showcasing another of these beauties. If the Penelope option was a little too clean-cut and modern for you, try this one for a softer, near-vintage aura.
Vine-like intertwining marquise and round-cut diamonds on the band lend some floral-inspired flair, and the same subtle micro pave halo adds sparkle to the statement stone. It’s a bold hidden halo pear shaped ring with a lot of ‘bling’ factor but manages to balance it with restraint and class.Why I like it:
- Exquisite integration of band and setting stones in one cohesive design.
- Visual interest from alternating stone styles.
- The central pear shaped diamond still steals the show, with a fantastic ‘backing cast’ to support it.
I love it when rose gold pear shaped engagement rings play with the contrast between the softness of the rose gold and the brightness of the diamonds.
With not one but two rows of halo diamonds surrounding the central pear, this creates a hypnotic, exquisitely balanced ring that plays with the pear shape of the central stone in the best way possible.Why I like it:
- The stunning contrast between metal and diamonds!
- Well-balanced design that amps up the pear shape theme.
- Romantic and dramatic.
The fleur-de-lis has become synonymous with royalty and courtly valor. This reinvention of the classic triple stone setting brings you a stand-out pear shaped solitaire paired with a cluster of three round-cut diamonds to flank it, echoing this timeless royal touch while remaining coolly modern.
This is a white gold pear shaped engagement ring fit for a queen overlooking her kingdom.Why I like it:
- The unusual twist on the triple stone setting.
- Beautiful balance between ‘jewel encrusted’ and wearability.
- Intriguing trifold design.
If you’re a non-traditional bride who wants to play with the whole idea of pear shaped engagement rings, your ring awaits you! Forgoing a traditional central focus stone for five perfectly matched, diagonally-set pear shaped diamonds in sequence, this is a sophisticated and deceptively simple design.
I want to particularly highlight the diagonal settings of the pear shaped diamonds here. This is a newer setting option from jewelers that reinvents the way we wear the pear- and this is a spectacular way to marry that modernity to a classic setting without being in your face.Why I like it:
- Fresh take on pear shaped engagement rings.
- Clever use of the diagonal setting.
- Modern, simple, and clean.
For many brides-to-be, the diamond solitaire engagement ring still can’t be beaten. The Eve brings you a new take on this classic design. The heart-catching simple pear shaped solitaire stone absolutely steals the show. But there’s a soft and sumptuous bamboo-inspired band design to bring a touch of nature to the party, too.
This is a beautiful fusion of unusual and expected. Catch the eye with a perfectly set traditional engagement diamond, then let the novel band woo everyone around you. With a hidden halo, this engagement ring is full of surprises, too. The more you look, the more you’ll fall in love.Why I like it:
- It’s a reinvention of the classic diamond solitaire engagement ring.
- Soft, subtle nature-inspired touches.
- Deceptively simple with hidden depths.
Why settle for one when you can have two? This is a twist on the solitaire engagement ring I haven't seen before. With a chunky emerald-cut diamond right alongside an equally powerful pear-cut sharing center stage, I think this ring is the perfect embodiment of ‘me and you,’ as in the name.
This two-stone pear shaped engagement ring fits seamlessly into your plans to showcase your love for each other and the differences that make you stronger.
It’s a ring that celebrates everything weddings embody- two becoming one, the power of love between two different souls, and a union that lets both partners be their own unique selves but better together.Why I like it:
- The novel interplay of shapes.
- Fantastic wedding symbolism.
- A fresh take on an old favorite.
Brides who like plenty of bling that retains character and elegance, this could be the ring you’ve been looking for. It’s a very traditional ring at heart, with the customary appearance of a solitaire.
But oh, does it know how to sparkle! With a band dripping in ice and a single frozen teardrop of joy at its heart, it’s one to beat for sheer shine alone.Why I like it:
- Great balance of sparkle and elegance.
- Crisp, clean, and classic.
- The superb flash.
Dark romance with a twist has come home to roost! With gothic overtones evocative of the whisper of velvet dresses on castle floors, this ring reinvents vintage pear shaped engagement rings for a new generation.
A dazzling cascade of discrete pave diamonds envelops the blood-red central pear cut garnet in a swathe of glittering stars for a touch of modernity, echoed again in the crisp, clean lines.
Brides who love the dark and dangerous, offbeat brides looking for something colorful to stand out from the crowd, and gothic brides planning a dream wedding swathed in lace and velvet will all love this one- and so do I!Why I like it:
- An exquisite fusion of gothic and vintage looks.
- Unique colored central stone for a twist.
- Perfectly balanced flash and elegance.
Picture this: You’re a trendsetter. A go-getter. You love to reinvent old classics with new modern twists. You want to stand out from the crowd with your taste and elegance. And you’re about to say yes to the love of your life.
Flip the classic upright take on the solitaire pear shaped engagement ring on its head and make a subtle statement. Unlike most pear shaped engagement rings, this ring places the band more equally between tip and bottom, allowing added versatility and a unique ring placement for a stand-out statement.Why I like it:
- Breathes some new life into an old classic.
- Bright and bling-y without going over the top.
- Unique band placement for a subtle change.
I’m a sucker for that perfect fusion of band and bling. In engagement rings, pear shaped stones have such a graceful balance of shape, with that smooth round bottom and elegant elongated tip.
They’re begging for a band that caresses and worships that uniqueness- and this ring does that seamlessly. The cascade of rose gold sinuously twines around the sharp tip to create the V-shaped chevron band…and it’s a showstopper!
So elegant, so simple, and yet so eternal, this engagement ring catches the eye through grace and passion, just like your love for your special someone.Why I like it:
- Deceptively simple design.
- The balance between band and stone is seamless.
- An elegant and playful take on the solitaire engagement ring.
Imagine yourself honeymooning in Kyoto in spring. Delicate, soft cherry pearls cascade down around both of you, evoking the coming cherries themselves.
You’re dressed in a wedding gown Disney Princesses would die for, and your Prince Charming is right there with you. Now trap that moment in a flawless drop of ice… and you have this ring.
Another stunning option for those who prefer colored engagement rings, this rose gold engagement ring is delicate, feminine, and soft without being childish. It’s pure romance in a ring.Why I like it:
- Romantic, soft, and feminine.
- Colored gem for a twist.
- The striking contrast between the halo and center stone.
Sometimes true elegance lies in stunning simplicity. The perfect little black dress. An upswept French twist that radiates cool class. A classic pearl necklace. And this ring.If you’re an ultra-modern woman who wants a statement piece that’s understated and easy to wear, be sure to add this one to your shortlist.
With a neat and clean bezel setting, this pear shaped solitaire engagement ring lets the diamond speak for itself- and boy, does it have a lot to say. It loses no style and no drama with that simplicity. An icy drop of pear-shaped perfection with achingly crisp lines showcasing it. Gorgeous!Why I like it:
- Ultra-modern lines.
- Simple and elegant.
- Perfect to showcase the solitaire diamond style at its best.
Some girls are all about the gem, while others are all about the metal. What’s a girl to do if she wants both to pack a punch? At first glance, it’s a classic solitaire engagement ring with a stunning pear cut. But look closer.
An unusually thick bezel setting lets the metal you choose have its moment in the sun. And the simple but graceful, raised neck gives you no-frills, no-fuss depth for visual intrigue. It’s funky and fashionable but tasteful and discerning too.Why I like it:
- The chunkier bezel setting adds an unusual twist to a classic.
- Simple and showcases the solitaire gem.
- The neck design adds height without risking snags.
I’m not sure why we don’t see more of the double-shank engagement ring. They’re a personal favorite- and this little gem (pun fully intended) showcases exactly why. The double band means double the sparkle, for one.
But it also allows for a unique and dramatic look that’s understated but noticeable.If like me, you like to reinvent the classics while keeping their timeless appeal, this is one to add to the shortlist.Why I like it:
- Double shank gives the appearance of stacked rings without the fuss.
- Neat but striking design with greater weight than many engagement rings.
- Solid and simple without sacrificing sophistication.
While diamonds are a girl’s best friend, that doesn’t mean they need to be your only one! I’m also a sucker for a beautiful colored stone that adds intrigue and drama to the affair.
If you’ve always fancied yourself as a Victorian beauty swooning on a plush chaise lounge as your suitor sits at your feet, you might want to nudge your fiance toward this arresting ring.
This is an engagement ring for a wild soul who wouldn’t mind a backdrop of wolves howling in the hills as you tie the knot. A lot of sophistication, just the right amount of drama, and a deep, burning jewel as fiery as your love for each other.Why I like it:
- Gothic and gloriously dramatic.
- Discreet inlaid diamonds showcase the band and frame the gem.
- Central garnet allows a splash of color for brides with a difference.
Sometimes the wheel doesn’t need reinventing to be just perfect- and this achingly simple traditional solitaire engagement ring demonstrates it. It’s the ring that’s been doodled in a thousand wedding planning books, and it exudes timeless grace and simple style.Why I like it:
- Solid traditional design with understated elegance.
- Perfect to showcase the diamond as a stand-out feature.
- Timeless and elegant.
I’m a bit of a clutz, so I’ve always been afraid to wear more open settings like the basket. However, this gorgeous take on the classic solitaire engagement ring has wooed me hard.
The more central-than-usual band brings a glorious symmetry to the table, creating a regular, energizing feel that’s somehow both classic and modern- just like many brides-to-be!Why I like it:
- Unusual basket setting for a visual twist.
- Studded band for extra shine.
- Regular and symmetrical.
Amethyst brings grounding, clarity, balance, protection, and calm to the table. What a wonderful stone to symbolize love and the start of a new life together (and get you through your wedding day)!
Flanked by moissanite, this pear-shaped amethyst engagement ring is light, delicate, and feminine, making it perfect for a bride of similar taste. Pear-shaped moissanite engagement rings are having a moment in the sun, and this ring deserves its spot on your list.Why I like it:
- Central amethyst for soft color and added elegance.
- The simple but dramatic setting.
- Unusual pastel color combination that’s feminine but striking.
Two hearts are better than one. Two’s company. Double the love, double the laughter. What do you get when you pile all that delightful duality in one spot and add two stunning complimentary diamonds to the mix? Take a peek!
This is a delightfully different band with a thicker, almost retro, look that will turn heads. One cushion diamond and one pear diamond show how opposites attract and how two different people can bring out the best in each other. It’s understated, unusual, and richly symbolic- I love it.Why I like it:
- Wider, heavier band for brides with non-traditional tastes.
- Interesting asymmetrical setting.
- Beautiful symbolism of starting a marriage.
Did I mention I’m also a sucker for unusual bands done well? While the pear cut stone is a stand-out, I can’t help but drool just looking at this deceptively simple band design.
Evocative of the branches of the new family tree you’re building together, it’s described as ‘rough’ but is anything but.
It’s elaborate but elegant, stylish and suave, and utterly delicious. I’d actually love to see this one with a raw diamond center, too- but the cut pear is an utter sensation.Why I like it:
- The gorgeous interplay between band and stone.
- Beautiful symbolism for a happy marriage.
- Eye-catching and unusual without being over-the-top.
You shouldn’t keep secrets from your sweetheart- but having some private little mysteries between you two alone is part of the magic of being in love.
This quirky take on the standard halo nestles partially under the raised neck of the pear shaped solitaire central jewel for intriguing visual elegance that’s deceptively simple until you look more closely- just like your love for each other.Why I like it:
- Eccentric twist on the hidden halo.
- Perfect for individualizing the classic solitaire.
- Unusual but soothing and simple design with a high neck.
Pear Shaped Engagement Rings FAQ
Hopefully, you’re feeling inspired and energized with your walk through the world of possibilities pear shaped diamond engagement rings offer. From offbeat to elegant, timeless to thoroughly modern, we’ve seen the best of the best- and we bet you’re just a little curious, too.
Here are some of the most common FAQs about pear shaped cuts we see at L&L to whet that curiosity- remember, our helpful team is always willing to help if there’s anything else you’d like to know, too!
1. Do all pear shaped diamonds have a bow-tie effect?
Yes, they do! The bow tie effect, a tiny shadow at the heart of the pear cut, is created by the stone’s unique shape, so there will be little in any pear cut diamond. However, with a smart eye like yours, you can choose a stone that minimizes the effect, so it isn’t noticeable.
2. How much should you spend on a pear shaped engagement ring?
Ah, the ultimate question! Knowing what to pay for a ring is highly dependent on aspects like the metal (and karat value, for gold) used in the ring, the carat size of the diamonds (and equivalent for other stones), how they rate on the famous 4C’s, and whether the ring has a brand name jeweler or is a custom design just for you.
Luckily, our L&L team has compiled a series of helpful guides to walk you through it, and you’ll find them all on our site. Here’s our guide on the price of 14K gold to get you started, and there’s plenty more too! You’ll soon be a confident expert!
3. Do pear rings look bigger?
Yes, pear shaped rings look bigger than the classic round brilliant cut- partially because they are! Due to the unique way the shape is created, they have about 8% more surface area visible to the eye than on the round brilliant cut of the same carat value.
Yet because the pear is something of a fusion between round brilliant and marquise, they carry the most facets of the fancy cut diamonds for sparkle appeal, too. Can you say perfection without pear?
4. Which way should you wear a pear shaped ring?
The short answer here is, “Any way you choose!” While tip up, and round down is the most used, it isn’t your only option. However, we know this is a question that worries many brides-to-be, so we have a helpful and in-depth article on how to wear a pear shaped ring, so check it out too!
As luscious and lovely as a pear at the peak of perfection, pear cut engagement rings are a timeless, elegant, and eye-catching choice to celebrate your coming union and the bond of love you share. Now you’ve seen these 23 unique pear shaped engagement rings up close and personal, we hope you feel much more empowered to find the perfect ring for your unique nature, too.