Carrie Bradshaw may not have loved her pear-shaped diamond ring ("with a gold band"), but that was so 2002! Pear-shaped rings are seeing a resurgence and for good reason; they're timeless, chic, and really stand out.
We all know the cut: pointy on top, rounded at the bottom, otherwise referred to as a "teardrop." No matter its size, a pear-shaped diamond always seems to sparkle just a little bit more than its counterparts. Plus, it’s elongating on the finger for a flattering look.
With options for every aesthetic, pear-shaped engagement rings range from minimal solitaires to vintage-inspired styles and unique takes with colorful gemstones. Then, there are super unconventional settings like clusters, double-band rings, and off-kilter stones which are ideal for those inclined to forego tradition. Bonus tip: A pear shape can feel easily customizable as it can be worn with the diamond facing up, down, East-West, or slightly off-kilter; lady's choice!
When opting for an ultra-modern version, minimal settings really help a dazzling pear-cut diamond shine.
Ahead, scroll for our favorite pear-shaped engagement rings for every taste and budget. Then, start dropping those hints.
KatKim Duét Pear Pavé Ring
This KatKim creation is, hands down, the most unique pear ring we’ve ever seen.
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Lizzie Mandler Engagement Ring
This dazzling pear is perfect for any modern bride.
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De Beers Classic Pavé Solitaire Ring
For a classic look with extra sparkle, look no further than pavé setting.
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Shahla Karimi Pear Pavé V Ring
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Catbird Leda the Swan, Diamonds
We love the delicate feel of this three-stone ring.
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Jemma Wynne Prive Diamond Pear Open Ring
This open ring is utterly unique.
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Jade Trau Sadie Solitaire Ring
Knife-edge bands and an off-kilter setting makes this pear ring a sensational choice.
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Finn Pavé Pear Rose Cut Ring
For an unexpected look, we love this dangling rose-cut pear diamond.
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Vrai The Knife-Edge
With six claw prongs, the pear-shaped ring is perfectly minimal.
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Tiffany Pear-shaped Diamond Engagement Ring
We love this sleek pear ring combined with a pavé wedding band for added sparkle.
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Jennie Kwon Diamond Tilt Ring
Set slightly askew, this delicate pear is perfectly understated.
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Forevermark Diamond Pear North-South Beaded Ring
A beaded band in rose gold is entirely unexpected.
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Simple yet modern, this East-West setting has a unique half-moon base and six sharp prongs.
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Anna Sheffield Celestine Orbit Ring
For a one-of-a-kind look, how about this sleek V-shaped band?
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Cartier Destinée Solitaire
All the sparkle for the glamorous bride.
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Material Good Pear Shape Engagement Ring with Diamond Pavé
Set in 18k rose gold, this pear-shaped diamond is a total stunner.
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Tapered side baguettes give this pear-shaped ring a geometric feel.
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Aprés Jewelry The Kaia Ring Setting
For a modern pavè band, look no further than this gorgeous solitaire.
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Selin Kent Pear Ring
This two-tone ring is intended to be an engagement ring-wedding band hybrid.
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Grace Lee Triple Pear Ring
Why have one pear-shaped diamond when you can have three?!
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Zales Art Deco Vintage-Style Engagement Ring
This vintage-inspired ring has a feminine and romantic feel.
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Kataoka Diamond Pear Crown Ring
It doesn’t get more unique than this pear crown ring.
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Tomasz Donocik Electric Night Engagement Ring
Forgo tradition with this spectacular pear-shaped emerald set in 18k rose gold.
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Maniamania Ritual Solitaire Ring
We can’t look away from this pear-shaped old mine cut white diamond.
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Jared Diamond Solitaire Ring
This bezel-set pear is perfectly delicate.
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Gillian Conroy Pear Brilliant-cut White Diamond & Yellow Gold Bezel Ring
It doesn’t get more modern than East-West pear in yellow gold.
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Single Stone Janie
This beautiful ring was converted from a vintage broach
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David Yurman Lanai Full Pavé Ring with Diamonds
We love the intricate detailing of this interlaced setting.
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Nora Kogan Helene Ring
This white enamel band is unexpectedly elegant.
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