The pear shaped diamond, also known as a teardrop, is growing in popularity, and we can see why. Invented by Lodewyk van Bercken in 1475, it combines both the round and marquise diamond shape to create something new and dazzling. Only months before its invention, Bercken had built a diamond polishing wheel known as a scaif that revolutionised the cutting of precious gems, thus enabling the creation of the pear shaped diamond. Dare to be different with this asymmetrical gem that contains an intrinsic vintage elegance. A pear shaped engagement ring is the perfect choice for a true individual who marches to the beat of their own drum.

Choose a pear shaped diamond ring in a solitaire setting, with diamonds on the band, or as part of a halo setting. If you are shopping for unique engagement rings, consider rings with side diamonds, engravings, a crisscross or a twist in the band.

The way you narrow down your choice of pear shaped rings could be based on how modern or classic her style is. For someone who loves the Great Gatsby, Jane Austen or just history in general, consider a halo or trilogy setting, with intricate engravings on the band. If you’re proposing to a more modern, chic woman, she will fall in love with our bold and sleek solitaires with a plain band in the metal of her choice.

How do you wear a pear shaped diamond ring? You can really wear it however you like, but the traditional way is to have the pointed end facing your fingertips, which also helps to elongate the fingers.