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Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Rings - a Man’s Guide to Buying One

Updated on January 30, 2010

Pear Shaped Diamond Engagement Rings are becoming immensely popular with modern brides-to-be.  Several celebrities (like Jessica Simpson and Katherine Heigl) have drawn lots of attention to the uniquely styled ring.  What women really love about the pear shaped diamond ring is that it has the unique feature of being off-centered which draws a lot of attention (and let’s face it, every girl loves the attention) and it offers a little element of old-school antique which has become popular again.  You know, retro.

So how do you know if your girl is going to like a pear shaped diamond engagement ring?  Short of just straight up asking her (it’s not much of a surprise that way), here’s a couple things you can do.  Bring up the subject of marriage in an offhand way (assuming you’re comfortable with this).  See if she drops any hints on what style of rings she likes.  To bring up the subject you could put on one of the asinine wedding shows that are on TLC, you could talk about the above celebrities and their marriages, or maybe find a way to talk about your or her grandma’s wedding and their engagement rings.  If subtlety is not your forte, you may want to avoid doing this.  You could always ask a close friend to do the dirty work for you. In fact I’m sure there’s a facebook ap that could be sent around from one of her friends talking about this topic. 

If you already know that she’s into the pear shaped engagement rings great! That’s going to cut down on the time and effort in choosing the engagement ring. The next thing you’re probably concerned with is going to be the cost. I’m not going to make any assumptions about your situation so I’ll cover both real diamond and cubic zirconium diamonds. The difference in price between the two is astounding. You can pick up a cubic zirconium diamond for under $100 and it’s very similar to the real thing. If you decide to go this route, you may or may not want to tell her about it upfront. If you’re honest and say that she deserves more and that someday you’ll get her a pear shaped diamond engagement ring, I’m sure she’ll understand. However, if you decide to go for the real deal you’re looking at dropping between $1000 for a half carat to over $2500 for a full carat. If you need some guideline on what to spend (don’t be too cheap, but also be reasonable) they say around 2 month’s salary should do it. Now if you want to think of that as before or after taxes; that’s up to you.

There are a lot of good resources online for researching pear shaped engagement rings. You’ll want to shop around to the various online retailers to get a good feel for what the proper price range is for each carat weight that you’re looking at. If you find something you like, you should have no problems ordering one online through a website with a certified secure shopping cart system. One thing you might want to consider when buying one online is the return policy, a lot of the brick and mortar retailers will accept returns from purchasing online, but some won’t so read closely.

Pear Shaped Cubic Zirconium Engagement Rings

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