What are your opinions on pear shaped stones?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Pear shaped has grown on me. I think in the right settings they look really pretty.

If you’re so-so about princess cuts, have you looked into cushion cuts? I’m kinda obsessed with them right now.

Post # 4
11418 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I was an older bride, and, back in the mid 1980s-mid 1990s, when the majority of my friends were getting married, I absolutely LOVED pear-shaped diamonds and decided that I really wanted one. 

Over time, however, several things made me change my mind about wanting one for my e-ring, even though I do have a pear-shaped blue topaz ring that I enjoy wearing. One was that I learned, much to my dismay at the time, that the point is supposed to be worn toward the tip of your finger (and, up to that point in time, I had always envisioned wearing mine with the point toward my body.) I’ve gotten over this, and I actually prefer to see pear-shaped rings being worn that way now.  My second issue was that, when I learned that pear-shaped diamonds (as well as some other cuts such as ovals and marquis-cuts) have a “bow-tie” shaped dead-spot in them, I decided I did not want one for my e-ring.

Finally, I realized a number of years ago that I just LOVE symmetry, and that I am not really a fan of asymmetrical jewelry. So, for my e-ring, I chose a round brilliant cut flanked by long, tapered baguettes instead.

Post # 5
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m in LOVE with the pear!! Its so unique and timeless. I have a pear halo with a double wedding band. Heres a pic!

Post # 6
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Im not a fan of small pear shaped diamonds, but I like larger ones. My mom’s is a little over 2 carats and looks really big on her tiny little finger (I think her finger is like a size 4 or something). Ive always loved her engagement ring.

And I second the PP re: cushion cuts. I don’t love princess cut diamonds but cushions are GORGEOUS.

Post # 7
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am not a fan of pears either.  I like the idea of a cushion or perhaps a radiant since you like princess.

Post # 8
5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

No offense but I’m not a fan. When I think of pear shape diamonds I think of Sex and The City and when Carrie got a ring that was pear shaoed she got sick!

Post # 10
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I would wear a pear as a cocktail ring, but yeah in my mind they’re a bit more dated to me. I do have a right hand ring with an oval and pear sidestones that I adore though

Post # 11
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Not a fan, They just look offset to me… “uneven” which would bother me.

Post # 12
3227 posts
Sugar bee

@sfigu16:  Pears are my absolute favorite! Love love love them!! <3 Go with what you love. I put off getting one because my husband hates them but I was never happy with anything else and I can’t be happier since I have mine.

Here’s my lovely:




My beloved


If you like princess but feel they are too common I would look into a rectangular radiant. I love cushions but they face up smaller and that was a deal breaker for me honestly. I want to feel we’re getting the most out of our money. Radiants actually sparkle more than the princess cut .. I’ve compared them side by side. In the end it’s all personal preference and what you are happy with. I also did not want an engagement ring anyone had but I didn’t want to step too outside the box either.. the pear was perfect for me but sometimes people like some of these other posters have a problem with symmetry. I can understand that. For me personally though it doesn’t bother me one bit.


Just to give you an idea.. this is a stunning rectangular radiant from Pricescope.


Post # 13
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love a good pear stone!!!  Diamonds, gemstones, whatever, they’re fantastic!!  I might have gotten one myself, but the only person I know IRL who has one is my (only) sister and thought that would be a little weird…especially since hers is gigantic haha.  

Post # 14
4286 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I love ’em!!  And I do not think they are dated at all.  It is the setting that can make something look dated.  I prefer pears that are more “fat” in proportion though.  I do not like skinny pears.  And I am not a fan of v-tip prongs, but love 3 teeny tiny claw prongs instead to cover the tip.  It is your ring, not your mom’s, so get what you love, and wear it with pride!!  🙂  People questioned by choice for a pink set…but now that I have it, they never stop complimenting me and saying that it is “so me”…  So get what makes your heart sing.  🙂

Post # 15
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think pears are beautiful as long as they’re cut well. I would love to have a good sized one for a right hand ring someday.

Post # 16
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t like them, but what about oval or emerald shaped?

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