A. Best Pear Engagement Rings For Every Budget
Pear engagement rings are gaining popularity again. Its elegant yet unique shape has a finger stretching effect and is perfect for a woman who wants to show off her playful, seductive style. Pear engagement rings are beautiful but sometimes overlooked when choosing a center stone shape. The rounded bottom and square top naturally elongate your finger for a unique and elegant look. A solitary stone is always a classic and allows you to put most of your budget on the center stone. However, pear centers can also accommodate multiple styles. From halos to twisted or split shafts, there’s a wide variety to suit all tastes.
Choosing a diamond engagement ring can be daunting with so many options and factors to consider. Rings vary widely in price, but you don’t have to go broke to find a beautiful ring that suits your style and budget. There will be tradeoffs when trying to decide what to choose. That’s why it’s important to find out what’s most important to you so you can maximize your budget. In this guide, we’ve taken quotes for popular rings and given you options in each of these areas to take a closer look at pear engagement rings and all they have to offer!
1. Best Pear Engagement Rings Up To $2,500
With a budget of $2,500, it’s reasonable to expect a center diamond mined from 1/2 to 3/4 carats of earth or 1 carat. If you want a heavier carat weight, lower the color and clarity a bit. On the other hand, if you prefer a clearer, colorless diamond, reduce your carat weight to stay within budget.
a. White gold engagement ring
This 14-carat white gold engagement ring features a 0.76-carat lab-made diamond with an F color and VS2 clarity. The continuous halo around the center of the pear also helps make the diamond in the center look larger than it is.
b. Three stone rose gold engagement ring
Three stone engagement rings are a romantic way to portray a couple’s past, present and future. This 3-stone ring features a 0.60 carat diamond, color D, VS2 clarity in the center. In this case, the center stone may be smaller, but the total weight of the ring (all 3 stones together) is just under 3/4 carats.
c. Rose gold engagement ring
Are you looking for a slight “twist” to the classic solitaire engagement ring? This band is the answer: with a twisted-on-axis design, it adds a little extra style while remaining a timeless choice. It is equipped with a 0.90 carat I1 center of clarity, color E. I1 diamonds can be a great economical choice if you want to invest most of your money in diamond size and color.
d. Yellow gold engagement ring
This 14K yellow gold engagement ring features a diamond ring around the center stone as well as on the sides of the bracelet. This pear center diamond is 1.00 carat, color K, clarity SI2 and is marked as an ideal cut. The K color can be frightening, but it’s much less noticeable within a yellow gold band. Also, an ideally cut diamond will really shine with its brilliance.
e. White gold engagement ring
A solitaire engagement ring is a classic and never goes out of style. This 14 carat white gold solitaire with a light knife edge features a 1.00 carat pear-shaped diamond, color H, clarity SI2. 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.
2. Best Pear Engagement Rings Up To $5,000
With a $5,000 budget, you have a lot more leeway when it comes to your focus and design skill. When deciding on a diamond quarried from the ground, take a look at a central stone just over one carat. depending on how complex the band should be. If you choose a lab-made diamond, you may have the option of increasing it up to 1.5 carats if you limit your budget to the range. No matter what you choose, this budget is perfect for finding a stunning ring.
a. Pave the engagement ring
Our top pick is this lab-developed 1-carat center-floored engagement ring. This ring is our favorite because of the delicate diamond details on the side that add sparkle and beauty to your pear diamond. In addition, it has a thin band of pavé diamonds at the bottom of the central stone. You can’t see it from above, but it’s a unique and adorable detail added for a touch of elegance.
b. Patience Engagement Ring
If you really want to hit the jackpot and invest as much of your budget as possible in the diamond, then a lab-grown pear diamond encrusted in a white gold bracelet is the way to go. This ring features a 1.56-carat F-VVS2 center for less than $5,000. The economical solitaire option and the laboratory developed option create a classic and impressive ring.
c. Twisted paved engagement ring
Another favorite is the rose gold and pavé ring. Choosing this rose gold ring highlights the touch of diamond and gold. It offers a little more style than the standard paved strip and blends in perfectly with that 0.90 carat center.
d. Three Stone Baguette Engagement Ring
Another timeless but unique three-stone option is the one with conical baguettes on the sides. The baguettes have a step cut like an emerald cut and contrast with the brilliant cut of the pear stone. The tapered design creates a subtle transition from diamond to ring and makes an elegant and timeless statement.
e. Twisted paved engagement ring
Twisted twists are in, and this twisted white gold pavé ring is a real turnaround. With tiny diamonds pulling the ribbon down, it’s elegant and fun at the same time. This ring is perfect with a 1 carat center shown here.
3. Best Pear Engagement Rings Up To $7,500
You can get a wide range of different diamond sizes and styles of rings on a budget of $7,500. Diamond centers that have been mined on Earth generally range from one to 1.5 carats. Laboratory-grown diamonds are generally between 1.5 and 1.75 carats, depending on their color and purity. With a budget of $7,500, you also have more room to add extra details to the band while getting a bigger focus.
a. Pave the yellow gold engagement ring
Yellow gold is making a comeback, and the elegant, elegant design of this ring makes it our top choice for pear engagement rings under $7,500. Yellow gold also leaves a little more slack when it comes to diamond color. It is paired with a 1.6 carat J color center. With this ring you get the best of both worlds: a large central stone and sparkling details on the bracelet for a perfect complement.
b. White gold engagement ring
This classic and dazzling option is a diamond mined from the ground with a paving strip. If you prefer to stay in a landmine center, this is a fantastic choice. The center stone is just under one carat and is accented by small pavé diamonds around the center to make a sparkling statement.
c. Patience with knife edge made of yellow gold
Always a classic, this knife-tipped yellow gold solitaire is for the woman who wants to keep things simple. Though simple, this ring is far from boring; Well over a carat in size, this center stone will really grab attention and shine.
d. Diamond Floor Halo Engagement Ring
If you’re looking for a simple, elegant band but really want to make the center stone pop, choose a halo with a solitaire band like this ring. We’ve combined this rose gold ribbon and lab-grown center with a diamond halo that adds extra size and sparkle.
e. Twisted band engagement ring
A twisted band is always a romantic and cute option. The alternating pavé and the polished touch really enhance the details that went into this ring. It also features a “V” pin on top of the pear diamond for added protection to the top of the diamond.
4. Best Pear Engagement Rings Under $10,000
If you’re buying an engagement ring on a $10,000 budget, it’s reasonable to expect more than a carat for your keystone, whether it’s quarried from the ground or cultivated in a laboratory. If you prefer a shredded material, you can play with your budget and choose a size close to the colorless range or, if you prefer colorless and high clarity, you can still get at least one carat in size. If you choose the lab-designed route, you’re likely to be in the mid-range 1.5-2.0 carats, with lots of options to choose from, colorless or nearly colorless, and a variety of clarity ranges.
a. Platinum Halo Engagement Ring
This platinum stunner features a 1.15 carat earth diamond with pavé accents for an eye-catching design. This ring design is also unique due to the elongated length of the pear’s central stone. Because the pear shape doesn’t have specific proportions of length or width, you can have a wider or longer pear design, depending on your preference. This particular pear has a longer shape and looks a little bigger without losing the dazzling shine everyone craves.
b. Marquise Side Stone Diamond Engagement Ring
If you’re looking for a unique, modern design, this ribbon with marquise details is the way to go. Opting for rose gold is less popular than a white or yellow gold bracelet and it goes perfectly with the unique 4-donut head design and marquise diamonds set on the side. The distinctive shape of the marquise accentuates the unique design of the head and center of the pear.
c. Conical Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring
Compared to the modern rose gold band above, this ring exudes classic elegance. The vintage step design of the conical baguettes forms the perfect contrast to the brilliant cut of the central stone. Also, the diamond is in the almost colorless area to put more money in the size of the central stone.
d. Pear-shaped diamond engagement ring with paved rope
Truly a modern twist, this band is a quirky and beautiful option for those who want something a little different. The twist of the bracelet is comfortable on the finger and perfectly accentuates the 1.21 carat center stone. Choosing a paved twist and a highly polished twist slightly reduces the price and at the same time highlights the unique design. The tips also feature the popular “claw” style that narrows to the diamond’s tip.
e. Vintage Pear Engagement Ring
Last but not least is this charming vintage design in white gold. If you want to add a touch of romance to your ring design, consider adding milgrain and some tiny diamonds like this ring above. The alternating marquee and round curves throughout the band are intricate and delicate to create the perfect stage to showcase this pear center.
B. Halo Engagement Rings
Halo engagement rings offer a striking presence and shine and are the perfect style for anyone looking to enhance the overall look of their engagement ring.
1. What is a halo engagement ring?
This ethereal style features a ring or “diamond halo” of firmly inserted smaller diamonds that encircle the central gemstone. These smaller diamonds are often called pavé diamonds.
2. Does a halo make the diamond bigger?
Halo engagement rings are a great way to enhance the overall look of your ring – the styling deftly gives the illusion that your center stone is bigger than it is, with a glossy finish. This dramatic cluster of gemstones is sure to grab the attention of anyone who catches their eye without the premium price of a larger gem in the middle.
3. Why Should I Choose a Halo Engagement Ring?
The versatility of the halo is valued by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. This style of diamond ring offers numerous combinations of customizations; Using different sizes, shapes and colors of halo stones, a halo can be fully customized without losing the traditional central gem element. Halo debuted in the 1920s at the height of the Art Deco era. Today, the halo has resurfaced, following the solitaire classic as the second most popular engagement ring style for those wanting an impactful twist on a traditional ring. They also match a variety of wedding ring styles, either with smooth polished bands or crafted with diamonds.
4. How can an engagement ring be personalized?
A halo ring has a myriad of adjustment combinations. Using stones of different sizes, shapes and colors, a halo ring can be fully customized without losing the traditional central gem element.
a. Shaft type
Halo engagement rings look great with a smooth shaft and pavé. A smooth shaft provides a simpler, cleaner look and gives the center stone greater presence, while a pavé shaft creates a brighter overall look. To follow the Art Deco style, the number of pavé stones on the axis is usually the same on both sides, creating symmetry. Alternatively, the shank of a halo engagement ring can have a split shank where the sash splits into two narrower bands. A split shaft can be further customized by weaving, twisting, paving or leaving it in its original polished state.
b. Type and shape of the center stone
The centerpiece of a halo engagement ring can be a fancy or colorless diamond or another gemstone such as ruby, emerald or sapphire. Each stone selection can be mixed and matched with other pavé selections for contrast, or all of the same stone type can be left for a more classic finish.
Round, quilted, princess and oval diamonds and colored gemstones are classic choices for a halo engagement ring style. This doesn’t mean that other forms don’t work. Other stone forms, such as radians and emerald cuts, can look impressive when wrapped in a “halo” stone. Even the sharp edges of cuts like the pear and marquise, which sometimes put people off for fear of being caught or hit, are actually softened and protected by the smaller stones that “enclose” the center stone.
c. Pavé color
The choice of contrasting pavé gems gives your ring a unique look. Colored gemstones such as a pavé halo around a colorless diamond combine tradition with a strong splash of color. Or invert it and use a colored diamond or gemstone as the centerstone and surround it with a classic colorless diamond halo.
A classic diamond looks spectacular in the traditional metal options for halo, white gold and platinum rings. For diamonds with a color grade of H or I, yellow and rose gold work to mask the slight hue that is sometimes present in inferior color diamonds to ensure they look bright and white. It is for this reason that mixed metal settings are emerging as a trend for diamond engagement rings that allow users to get the best of both worlds using two tones without having to pick and choose the D color of diamonds.
Rose and yellow gold has enjoyed great popularity in recent years, not only because of its flattering appearance, but also because of its soft, warm tones. Its hue can also enhance the color of various gemstones. So if you include colored diamonds or gemstones in your halo, these metals will complement them perfectly.
e. Number of halos
For those who want a really attractive piece, a double or even a triple halo, circling your stone will add considerable impact to your ring. Any “halo” of pavé diamonds or gemstones makes the ring look larger, so a triple halo diamond ring would highlight a very small gemstone in the center without the premium price tag.
f. Individually cut pavé stones
Sometimes a design requires a specific shape, size, or color that is generally not found on most classic halo rings. Although individually cut stones come at a high price, this means that a ring can be made from scratch exactly as imagined.
5. Halo Celebrity Engagement Rings
Admired by some of the world’s most famous stars, from kings to actresses, halo rings are becoming increasingly popular. The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s engagement ring is a vintage design by Garrard that was once worn by his late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. Featuring a blue sapphire surrounded by a halo of white diamonds, this ring is perhaps one of the most iconic of modern ring trends.
Other celebrities include Pippa, sister of Kate Middleton, Eva Longoria, Olivia Wilde, Sofia Vergara and Natalie Portman, many of which contain colored gemstones. With a multitude of adjustments and details, the enchanting possibilities of a halo engagement ring have not gone unnoticed and we anticipate that this style will remain on trend for years to come.