Guide To Teardrop Engagement Rings
Kimberly Zerkel | June 7, 2022
Kimberly Zerkel | June 7, 2022
Buying an engagement ring can be one of the most emotion-filled purchases you’ll ever make. When buying a lab-grown diamond for their engagement ring, some want to encapsulate that emotion with a symbolic and deeply meaningful shape. A Teardrop diamond — also referred to as a Pear shaped diamond — is ideal as it represents tears of joy.
Read on to discover more about Teardrop engagement rings featuring VRAI created diamonds, and learn how to make this romantic look your very own.
What Are Teardrop Diamonds?
Teardrop shaped diamonds are often called Pear shaped diamonds. They are asymmetrical and combine the curves of a Round Brilliant diamond with the points of a Marquise. Quite literally, they resemble a tear.
Teardrop shaped diamonds have existed since the mid-15th century and were invented by a craftsperson from what is now modern-day Belgium. Since then, the Teardrop has waxed and waned in popularity. Today, it is back in the limelight as certain celebrities have chosen Teardrop diamonds for their engagement ring.
It is considered a fancy shape and is perfect in modern vintage-inspired and modern-yet-timeless designs.
Pear Shaped vs Teardrop Engagement Rings
Pear shaped diamonds and Teardrop diamonds mean the exact same thing. The two names are interchangeable. A Teardrop engagement ring is the same as a Pear shaped diamond engagement ring.
Many jewelry brands will choose which name they use for their inventory. VRAI refers to Teardrop diamonds as Pear.
How Do You Wear A Teardrop Ring?
A Teardrop ring can be worn with the diamond in a North-South, or vertical, position with the point either going up or down. This depends largely on the chosen setting and style. Some engagement ring settings feature a Teardrop diamond in an East-West, or horizontal, position. Once again, the point can face either direction and is a matter of personal preference.
Most choose to wear a Teardrop diamond engagement ring on their left ring finger. When paired with a wedding band, it’s important to find a wedding ring set that will pair flush with one another. Certain styles might bump against the Teardrop’s pointed edge.
What Is The Best Metal For Teardrop Diamond Engagement Rings?
The choice of metal and color should always be based on personal preference. Start by considering what metal color features predominantly in your fine jewelry collection. As you’ll likely wear your engagement ring every day, you’ll want a design that compliments other pieces that you wear.
Second, consider the overall look that you’d like to create. Platinum or solid yellow gold are perfect for those with timelessly elegant style, while white or rose gold can work for both modern or vintage-inspired designs. The choice of metal and color should be based on personal preference. Take these details into consideration when selecting which metal is right for you.
Rose Gold Teardrop Engagement Rings
Rose gold creates a look that is regal, romantic, and vintage-inspired. A rose gold engagement ring with a teardrop shaped diamond has a whimsical and historical appeal, perfect for those looking for an heirloom in the making.
Yellow Gold Teardrop Engagement Rings
Yellow gold is the color most associated with gold itself, and is sought after for its timeless appeal. A yellow gold Teardrop engagement ring marries classic elegance with alluring sophistication for the individual looking for a twist on traditional.
White Gold Teardrop Engagement Rings
White gold’s clean and bright shine paired with a Teardrop diamond creates an instant sleek and futuristic look. For something more future-forward, select white gold settings that feature contemporary edges and lines.
Platinum Teardrop Engagement Rings
Platinum is renowned for its luster, purity, and durability. A platinum Teardrop engagement ring is the ultimate expression of refinement in these diamond accented designs.
What Is the Best Teardrop Engagement Ring Setting?
The setting refers to the overall design of a ring and is a way of expressing your personal style, whether it's vintage-inspired or modern-yet-timeless. When selecting a setting, choose the best one to pair with your everyday style.
Teardrop Halo Engagement Rings
A Teardrop Halo engagement ring creates a look that is romantic and vintage-inspired. Select your metal color, pavé details, and size of Halo to make this look uniquely yours.
Three Stone Teardrop Engagement Rings
A Three Stone Teardrop engagement ring can feature three Teardrops in a row in a style sometimes referred to as a trio. Or it can feature one Teardrop diamond shape at its center with side stones of a different shape, such as a Trillion-shaped diamonds. Create the combination that is most personal to you.
Solitaire Teardrop Engagement Rings
The word solitaire comes from the French word for single or alone, and differentiates this setting from a Three Stone engagement ring with three diamonds instead of one. A solitaire Teardrop engagement ring highlights this unique shape to perfection.
What Wedding Ring Should I Wear With Teardrop Diamond Engagement Rings?
When it comes to a Teardrop engagement ring, it’s important to choose bands that will pair flush with the ring. Round, Flat, Devotion, or Infinity bands are usually slim enough to line up with the ring with ease. A thicker band, such as a Curator band, or even a medium or large Eternity band, might not sit comfortably together on the finger as they may interfere with the Teardrop’s pointed edge.