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Best Pear Diamond Engagement Rings Under $2,500

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. A solitaire engagement ring will allow you to put as much money as possible into the center stone, while a ring with a diamond halo brings show-stopping sparkle. 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.

What to Expect For $2,500 Or Less

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. Or, vice versa, if you prefer a more clear and colorless diamond, reduce your carat weight in order to stay within budget.

Our Top Pick

1.07ct Pear Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold from James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen1.07ct Pear Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold from James Allen

Though a solitaire may be an obvious choice, there is a reason that this 1.5mm comfort fit solitaire ring is such a fan favorite. It is classic and comfortable and has unlimited options when

it comes to picking out a wedding band to go with. In addition, with the setting starting at under $500, it ensures that you can put the bulk of your budget into finding the perfect diamond. The ring pictured here features a Lab Grown 1.07 Carat, G Color, VS2 Clarity as it’s center.

Best Pear Diamond Engagement Rings Under $2,500

91 Carat Total Weight 14K White Gold Halo Engagement Ring James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen0.91 Carat Total Weight 14K White Gold Halo Engagement Ring from James Allen

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.

1.16 Carat Total Weight 14K White Gold Halo Engagement Ring James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen1.16 Carat Total Weight 14K White Gold Halo Engagement Ring from James Allen

Similar to its counterpart up at number 1, this ring has the same seamless halo and polished solitaire shank, but features a 1.01 carat earth mined diamond with a J Color and SI2 Clarity. So, the tradeoff would be a larger carat size with slightly more body color and clarity characteristics but still under that $2,500 mark.

0.61 Carat Rose Gold Three Stone Engagement Ring from James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen0.61 Carat Rose Gold Three Stone Engagement Ring from James Allen

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 as 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.

1.00 Carat Pear 14K White Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring from James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen1.00 Carat Pear 14K White Gold Solitaire Engagement Ring from James Allen

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.

1.00 Carat Pear Shaped 14K Yellow Gold Halo Engagement Ring from James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen1.00 Carat Pear Shaped 14K Yellow Gold Halo Engagement Ring from James Allen

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.

.90 Carat 14K White Gold Vintage Engagement Ring from James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen.90 Carat 14K White Gold Vintage Engagement Ring from James Allen

Thinking of going more of the vintage style? This ring features beautiful metalwork and milgrain down its band. To get a larger center stone in this ring while still staying under $2,500, opt for a lab grown diamond in the center when given the option to select a diamond. This center diamond shown is a .90 G Color, VS2 Clarity, Lab grown diamond to get a larger look.

.90 Carat Rose Gold Twisted Solitaire Engagement Ring from James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen.90 Carat Rose Gold Twisted Solitaire Engagement Ring from James Allen

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.

.70 Carat 14K White Gold Petite Pave Cathedral Engagement Ring from James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen.70 Carat 14K White Gold Petite Pave Cathedral Engagement Ring from James Allen

This 14K White Gold ring with petite pave down the band will always be a classic and foolproof option. The center stone is a .70, J Color, SI1 Clarity diamond that is perfectly complimented by the subtle but elegant diamonds down the side.

.91 Carat 14K White Gold Twisted Pave Engagement RIng from James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen .91 Carat 14K White Gold Twisted Pave Engagement Ring from James Allen

Twisted bands have started to gain popularity, and this option is no exception. The alternating polish and diamond twist makes a sparkly statement. It makes the perfect setting for the .91 Carat Lab Created pear center that we chose to go with it.

.60 Carat 14K White Gold Pave Halo Engagement Ring from James Allen
Find this Ring at James Allen.60 Carat 14K White Gold Pave Halo Engagement Ring from James Allen

If you’re looking to maximize sparkle, a halo engagement ring takes the cake. This 14K White Gold ring has a halo of diamonds around the center as well as small pave down the band. Because the diamonds around the halo are in the G-H Color range, we set the ring with a .60 Carat, G Color, VS2 Clarity center stone for a seamless look.