Best Pear Engagement Rings For Every Budget
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Pear engagement rings are gaining popularity again. Their elegant, yet unique shape has an elongating effect on the finger and is perfect for a woman wanting to display her fun and flirty style.
Pear engagement rings are beautiful, yet sometimes forgotten about when picking out a center stone shape. Their rounded bottom and angular top naturally elongate the finger for a unique and elegant look. A solitaire stone is always a classic and will allow you to place most of the budget into the center stone. However, pear centers can also accommodate a range of styles. From halos to twisted or split shanks, there are plenty of choices to suit every taste.
Picking out a diamond engagement ring can be daunting with so many options and factors to consider. Rings vary so greatly in price, but you do not have to break the bank in order to find a beautiful ring that fits your style and budget. There are going to be trade-offs when trying to decide what to choose, so it is important to figure out what you care about most so that you can maximize your budget. In this guide, we have taken popular ring budgets and gave you options within each of these ranges to give you a closer look at pear engagement rings and all they have to offer!
Best Pear Engagement Rings Under $2500
What to Expect:
With a $2,500 budget, it is reasonable to expect around a 1/2 to 3/4-carat earth-mined or a 1-carat lab-grown center diamond. If you want a larger carat weight, be willing to go slightly lower on the color and clarity. Vice versa, if you prefer a more clear and colorless diamond, reduce your carat weight in order to stay within budget.
#1. White Gold Halo Engagement Ring
This 14k white gold engagement ring features a .76-carat lab-created diamond with F color and VS2 clarity. The seamless halo around the pear center also helps make the center diamond appear larger than it is.
#2. Rose Gold Three Stone Engagement Ring
Three-stone engagement rings are a romantic way to display a couple's past, present, and future together. This 3-Stone ring features a .60-carat, D color, VS2 clarity diamond in the center. In this instance, the center stone may be smaller but the total weight of the ring (all 3 stones together) comes in at just under 3/4 of a carat.
#3. Rose Gold Twisted Solitaire Engagement Ring
Looking for a slight "twist" to the classic solitaire engagement ring? This band is the answer: featuring a twisted design down the shank, it gives off a little bit extra style while still remaining a timeless pick. It is set with a .90-carat, E color, I1 clarity center. I1 diamonds can be a great budget-friendly option if you are looking to put most of your money into the carat size and color of the diamond.
#4. Yellow Gold Halo Engagement Ring
This 14K yellow gold engagement ring features a halo of diamonds around the center stone as well as pave down the sides of the band. This pear center stone diamond is a 1.00-carat, K color, SI2 clarity, and marked as an ideal cut. The K color can be daunting, but it is much less noticeable set within a yellow gold band. In addition, an ideal cut diamond will really pack a punch with its sparkle.
#5. White Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring
A solitaire engagement ring is a classic and will never go out of style. This 14K white gold solitaire with a slight knife edge features a 1.00-carat, H color, SI2 clarity pear-shaped diamond. A 1-carat stone is often very desirable so placing your diamond in a solitaire ensures that you can put most of your money into the center stone.
Best Pear Engagement Rings Under $5000
What to Expect:
With a $5,000 budget, you have quite a bit more room to play with when it comes to your center stone and design flair. If you decide to opt for an earth-mined diamond, plan on looking at just under to a little over a carat center stone; depending on how elaborate you want the band to be. If opting for a lab-created diamond, you may have the option to go up to about 1.5 carats if limiting your budget on the band. No matter what you choose, this budget is perfect for finding a stunning ring.
Here are a few of our favorite pear engagement rings under $5,000:
#1. Pave Engagement Ring
Our top pick is this pave engagement ring set with a 1-carat lab-grown center. This ring is our favorite because of the delicate diamond detailing down the side that enhances the sparkle and beauty of your pear diamond. In addition, it has a thin band of pave diamonds on the underside of the center stone. You cannot see it from the top, but it is a unique and beautiful added detail for a touch of flair.
#2. Solitaire Engagement Ring
If you're looking to really pack a punch and place as much of your budget as possible into the diamond, then a lab-grown pear diamond set into a white gold solitaire band is the way to go. This ring features a 1.56-carat, F-VVS2 center for under $5,000. The money-saving option of both the solitaire and lab-grown option ensures a classic and stunning ring.
#3. Twisted Pave Engagement Ring
Another twisted favorite is the rose gold and pave ring here. Choosing this ring in rose gold highlights the twist of both diamond and gold. It provides a bit more extra style than the standard pave band and pairs perfectly with this .90-carat center.
#4. Baguette Three Stone Engagement Ring
Another timeless, yet unique three-stone option is one with tapered baguettes down the side. Baguettes are a step cut, like an emerald-cut, and contrast with the brilliant cut of the pear center. The tapered design provides a subtle transition from the diamond to the ring and makes an elegant, timeless statement.
#5. Twisted Pave Engagement Ring
Twists are in, and this white gold twisted pave ring really catches the eye. With small diamonds trailing down the band, it is elegant and flirty at the same time. This ring is perfect with a 1-carat center shown here.
Best Pear Engagement Rings Under $7500
What to Expect:
With a $7,500 budget, you can get quite a range of different diamond sizes and ring styles. Earth-mined diamond centers will typically range anywhere from a carat to a 1.5-carat center. Lab-grown diamonds will typically get you around a 1.5 to 1.75-carat center depending on the color and clarity. With a $7,500 budget, you also have more room to add extra details to the band while still achieving a larger center stone.
#1. Yellow Gold Pave Engagement Ring
Yellow gold is making a comeback, and the simple, but elegant design of this ring makes it our top choice for pear engagement rings under $7,500. The yellow gold allows you to have a little more leeway with the color of the diamond too. It is paired with a 1.6-carat J-colored center. You get the best of both worlds with this ring: a large center stone and sparkly detailing down the band for a perfect compliment.
#2. White Gold Halo Engagement Ring
This classic and stunning option is an earth-mined diamond with a pave band. If you prefer to stay with an earth-mined center, this is a fantastic choice. Sitting at just under a carat, the center stone is accented by small pave diamonds around the center to make a sparkly statement.
#3. Yellow Gold Knife Edge Solitaire
Always a classic, this yellow gold solitaire with a knifepoint edge is for the woman who wants to keep it simple. Although simple, this ring is anything but dull; this center stone really will draw attention and a lot of sparkle at well over a carat in size.
#4. Diamond Pave Halo Engagement Ring
If you are looking for a sleek and simple band, but really want to make the center stone pop, opt for a halo with a solitaire band like this ring. We paired this rose gold band and lab-grown center with a halo of diamonds that adds both extra size and sparkle.
#5. Twisted Band Engagement Ring
A twisted band is always a romantic and sweet option. The alternate pave and polished twist really accentuates the detail that went into this ring. It also features a "V" prong at the point of the pear diamond for added protection of the tip of the diamond.
Best Pear Engagement Rings Under $10,000
What to Expect:
When shopping for an engagement ring with a $10,000 budget, it is reasonable to expect over a carat for your center stone, no matter earth-mined or lab-grown. If you prefer an earth-mined, you can play around with your budget and go for size in the near-colorless range, or if you prefer colorless and high clarity, you will still be able to get at least a carat in size. If you choose to go the lab-grown route, you will most likely stay in the 1.5-2.0-carat center range, with plenty of options to choose colorless or near-colorless and a variety of clarity ranges.
#1. Platinum Halo Engagement Ring
This platinum stunner features a 1.15-carat earth-mined diamond with pave accents for an eye-catching design. This ring design is also unique because of how elongated the pear center stone is. Since the pear shape has no specific length or width ratios, you can have a wider or more elongated pear design depending on your preference. This particular pear is longer in shape, appearing slightly larger, without losing that dazzling sparkle that everyone desires.
#2. Marquise Side Stone Diamond Engagement Ring
If you are looking for a unique and trendy design, this marquise accented band is the way to go. Opting for rose gold is less mainstream than a white or yellow gold band and pairs perfectly with the unique 4-prong head design and defined marquise diamonds down the side. The distinctive shape of the marquise accentuates the unique design of the head and pear center.
#3. Tapered Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring
Opposite from the trendy rose gold band above, this ring radiates classic elegance. The vintage step design of the tapered baguettes is the perfect contrast to the brilliant cut of the center stone. In addition, the diamond is in the near-colorless range in order to put more money into the size of the center stone.
#4. Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Ring With Pave Rope
Truly a modern "twist", this band is a whimsical and beautiful option for those wanting something a little bit different. The twist of the band sits comfortably on your finger and perfectly accents the 1.21-carat center stone. Opting for one pave twist and one high polished twist brings the price down slightly while highlighting the unique design. The prongs also feature the popular "claw" style that tapers in at the top of the diamond.
#5. Vintage Pear Engagement Ring
Last but not least is this charming vintage white gold design. If you are looking to add a touch of romance to your ring design, consider adding milgrain and a few small diamonds like this ring above. The alternating marquise and round curves down the band are intricate and dainty to set the perfect stage to showcase this pear center.
Katy Tezak is a Diamond Graduate from the Gemological Institute of America and a diamond and engagement specialist. She loves educating the consumer about all things diamond and helps them create anything from their dream engagement ring to everyday one of a kind jewelry.
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