Pear Shaped Engagement Rings
Choosing which engagement ring is right for you can be an overwhelming experience. The jewelry stores are overflowing with all different styles, shapes, prices, and colors. If what you are looking for is something unique but not outrageous, than pear shaped engagement rings may be just what you need.
The pear shaped engagement rings have been around since back in 1458. This special cut was invented in Belgium and is now found all over the world. It is a stylish combination of a round cut and a marquise cut together in one shape. Just by cutting a diamond in this shape it will add fifty percent to the brilliance of the stone. This means it maximizes the ability of light to reflect from it giving the ring its sparkle.
Once you have decided on the pear shape for an engagement ring, the setting will have to be picked out. The settings are pretty much limitless. Many like the traditional appeal of a solitaire setting. To dress the ring up they may add smaller diamonds to surround the main large stone. Some rings will have littler pear shaped diamonds or gem stones on each side of the main diamond to nicely frame it. These days colored gem stones can be added to the band of the ring in order to make it truly original. Setting choices are limited only by your imagination. A professional jeweler will have several pear shaped stones already set, or they can work with you in creating the ring of your dreams.
There are a few things to look for when selecting pear shaped engagement rings. Color, clarity, and grade are important when buying any diamond. The clearer the stone, the more valuable it is. Consider this in the cost as well. When investing in an engagement ring you will also want to choose a high grade stone. Color is more of a personal decision. The color of gold can vary too. There is the traditional yellow gold and the white gold. The pear shaped diamond should have a good length to width combination for both strength and style. Check for even weight distribution because of the unique shape. This will make the setting more secure. There should be six prongs as opposed to the usual four on a round cut diamond. A V-shaped prong will be needed to protect the tip of the stone. Most important is the symmetry of the cut. Both sides should look equal to each other.
Once a girl receives her pear shaped ring she may wonder which direction is the proper way to wear the ring. It is actually acceptable to wear it either way. Most say it is more comfortable when pointed away from you. When worn with a wedding band the band should go on first. When one starts to look at all of the different pear shaped engagement rings that are available it is easy to see why it is such a popular and unique choice of stone.