Don't call it a comeback. We're seriously loving pear-shaped engagement rings right now, and we're not the only ones. Celebrities have embraced the iconic cut—pointy on one side, rounded on the other, shaped like a teardrop—for as long as we can remember. And why wouldn't they, no matter its size, a pear-shaped diamond always seems to sparkle just a little bit more than its counterparts. From Jessica Simpson to Victoria Beckham, see our favorite celebs that have worn a pear-shaped engagement ring.
Amongst her enviable collection of bling and baubles (that reportedly consists of 14 engagement rings—nearly one for each year of her 20-year marriage!), Victoria Beckham opted to swap out her original marquise cut engagement ring from husband David Beckham for something a bit more unique and of course, bigger. Her enormous pear-shaped solitaire is estimated at between 15 and 17 carats and showcases a vintage cut set within a platinum band.
"It's ridiculously big," Katherine Heigl told Cosmopolitan when asked about her engagement ring, and we'd like to add that it's also ridiculously gorgeous. Singer, songwriter and actor husband Josh Kelly proposed in 2006 with a three-carat pear-shaped diamond, nestled in the center of a radiant pear halo with a pave diamond band. As if her ring wasn't special enough, half of the band actually came from the actress' mother's ring.
NHL star Dione Phaneuf proposed to actress Elisha Cuthbert in 2012 after a four-year courtship with a stunning yet simple (and massive) pear-shaped solitaire set in an elegant platinum band. The couple celebrated with close friends and family shortly thereafter with a surprise engagement party and have been married since their 2013 fairtyale-esque nuptials.
While their relationship may be surrounded by rumors and questions as to whether or not they secretly tied the knot, one thing is for sure: tennis pro Anna Kournikova's engagement ring is something to talk about. An 11-carat pink pear-shaped diamond from the mines of Western Australia is flanked by two Trillian diamonds (triangle shaped) on each side that only add to its uniqueness and brilliance.
Princess Charlene of Monaco
Created by jeweler Maison Repossi of Paris, this three-carat pear-shaped diamond surrounded by brilliant round diamonds on a white gold band was given to Princess Charlene by Prince Albert when he popped the question in 2010. Known across the globe for her chic and effortless demeanor, this ring suits her style perfectly, adding a bit (okay, a lot) of sparkle to her sleek appearance.
We just can't forget this sparkler, even if it hurts to think about it. Although Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey have moved on, and while we're thrilled they both have found new love and happiness, this engagement ring will live on in the hearts and minds of all Newlyweds fans. Stunning in its simplicity, this 4-carat pear-shaped stone was surrounded by diamonds throughout the band and dazzled as brightly as Jessica's dazzling, enviable smile.