It can be hard to decide between the different diamond cuts when buying a ring for a loved one. At Abelini, we want to make it easy not only to choose the right cut but also to choose a high-quality diamond that will shine just as brightly for the years to come.

If pear diamond rings are among those you're considering, read on for our guide to getting it right.

What Does A Pear Ring Symbolise?

There is a great deal of symbolism attached to pear diamond rings. This symbolism depends not only on the stone itself but also on the way that it is set.

It is a popular choice for nature lovers, as its raindrop shape can be used to represent water. If you had a first date in the rain, you live or love to travel by the water or the wearer enjoys sailing or other water-based activities, it could be the ideal choice.

However, in a similar vein, it can also symbolise tears of joy. This makes the perfect choice for a pear engagement ring.

How Do You Pick A Pear Diamond?

Many pear diamonds on the market are poorly cut. A good quality pear-shaped diamond will have a depth of 58-64%, and a table of 57-62%. However, there are other factors you'll want to look at when choosing your pear diamond:

1. Symmetry: If you draw an imaginary line lengthways down the middle of the diamond from its point, are both sides symmetrical?

2. Length-to-width ratio: This is partly down to personal taste. If this ratio is too high or too low, the diamond will look misshapen. A ratio of 1.45 to 1.75 is generally preferred.

3. Check the shape: Establish whether the pointed end of the diamond has a true point, and whether its shoulders are round enough.

4. Check the bowtie: Pear cut diamonds are prone to a bowtie effect, due to the style of their cut. However, some are more noticeable than others: a large black bowtie in the centre of the stone will detract from its appeal.

5. Clarity: If cut well, a pear diamond can hide many imperfections. Opt for a SI1 or SI2 clarity diamond: this level of clarity will mean that no imperfections can be seen with the naked eye.

6. Colour: Round diamonds will often hide colour better than pear diamonds. Take a close look at the tip, as this is where any colour is likely to be most visible.

What Does A Pear Shaped Ring Say About You?

Pear rings are less common than other diamond shapes - and its this uniqueness that feeds into their symbolism for the wearer. It's the perfect choice for those who like to stand out from the crowd - people who like to embrace their uniqueness.

However, a pear shaped diamond also represents other character traits. It suggests confidence, empowerment, independence and a strong will, as well as representing elegance and romance.