Pear-shaped engagement rings offer the brilliant sparkle of the more popular round cut, but with a more distinctive silhouette. Depending on the setting, a pear cut diamond can appear contemporary, classic, or with a more vintage appeal. Here are some of the most stunning styles worn by celebrities.
While it’s her turns in Grey’s Anatomy and various rom-coms that made her famous, we think of Katherine Heigl as a star with one of our favorite engagement ring styles. A teardrop diamond set in a micropavé halo on a french-set diamond band, it takes its influences from the art deco style of the 1920s. A three-carat diamond with an impressive size, its sparkle and impact is amplified by a radiant halo.
A 14-carat pear diamond engagement ring sits on the hand of Canadian singer Avril Lavigne – who, earlier this year, tied the knot with fellow Canuck Chad Kroeger. Set in a three-stone style with two smaller diamonds, it was a surprisingly traditional choice for the Nickelback frontman.
While David Beckham proposed with a marquise cut engagement ring, Victoria wears an absolutely stunning pear-shaped diamond these days. What can we say, the pop-star turned fashion designer obviously knows what she likes!
While Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are no longer a couple, her engagement ring was certainly spectacular. A large pear-shaped diamond was made even more eye-catching with a diamond halo upgrade to celebrate their second wedding anniversary in 2012.
Nick Lachey proposed to Jessica Simpson with a four-carat pear-shaped engagement ring in Hawaii. While both have now found love with other partners – Nick remarried in 2011, while Jessica is engaged to NFL player Eric Johnson – Jessica’s attachment to the pear cut has continued. Johnson proposed with a ruby engagement ring, set with two pear-shaped side stones, in November 2010.
Elisha Cuthbert married NHL player Dion Phaneuf in their native Canada, back in July. Set in a platinum band, the large pear-shaped diamond has a brilliant sparkle captured in a distinctive shape.
LeBron James proposed to his high school sweetheart on New Years’ Eve, 2011. Savannah Brinson wears an approximately five-carat pear-shaped diamond with two tapered baguette diamonds on the sides. Estimated to be worth $300,000, it is a traditional style with stunning sparkle.
Do you love pear-shaped engagement rings? Which celebrity wears your favorite style?