Marquis vs. Pear-shaped Engagement Rings: Who will win?

Let’s get one thing straight, shall we? Finding the perfect diamond engagement ring for your partner is a lot like choosing the perfect bridal gown. You may start looking at some for fun in the beginning, only to discover that what looked good in the display section doesn’t look the same on you. The reason: different body shapes. Like we said earlier, same is the case with diamond engagement rings. It is your finger that determines what cut, shape, band or metal look good on you.

But that shouldn’t fret you. Amongst the multitude of styles available, we are sure you will find something suitable for yourself from the lot. In this blog however, we will try to settle the score as to whether pear-shaped rings win or is it marquise cut diamonds that reign when it comes to choosing your diamond engagement ring. By knowing what looks good on your finger, you will be able to cut down the amount of time and efforts involved in going from one store to another for 3 hours straight.

Pear-shaped Diamond Engagement Ring

s1199-psA pear-shaped diamond cut is a uniquely designed combination of a marquise and round cut diamond with one end being a semi circle and the other pointy. The only rule to wearing pear-shaped brilliant-cut diamond is by wearing it with its pointy end pointing towards the wearer’s hand. Like many other diamond cuts, the pear-shaped diamond also come in a variety of sizes and widths, depending on what the wearer wishes for. The biggest perk of a pear-shaped ring is that it makes its wearer’s fingers appear slimmer and longer.

Marquise-shaped Diamond Engagement Ring

A shape that often gets reassembled with that of a football, this cut too, is a modified brilliant cut diamond. It was named after the Marquise of Pompadour, for whom King XIV of France ordered that a stone be fashioned that was the shape of her perfect full mouth. The biggest perk about these diamond cuts is that their narrow but long shape gives the illusion of a bigger-sized diamond. What comes additionally featured is a diamond with the largest crown surface. It is perfect for when trying to amplify a diamond’s perceived size. Similar to pear shaped cuts, these too, make its wearer’s fingers appear slender and longer.s1199-mq-main


What diamond engagement ring will suit you if you have:

Large hands

When the wearer has larger hands, they can get away with chunky or bulky rings easily. These include both pear-shaped or marquise shaped diamond engagement rings.

Small hands

Chunky or bulky rings don’t look good on small hands. When the wearer has small hands, it’s all about the right proportion. Some of the most suitable cuts include oval, pear, heart-shaped stones but in smaller and slender width.

Wide fingers

When picking a ring for wider fingers, the trick is to choose a ring that doesn’t show too much skin on either side of it. Meaning: it must have a wider diamond in the centre. If it doesn’t, it will only make the finger appear wider than it already is. Nothing to be gloomy about if you are the one with wider fingers, as you can choose from a dozen different styles, cuts and band widths by trying everything from chunky rings to classier vintage ones. If you ask us, the best shapes would include marquise, rectangular, oval or emerald.

Short fingers

Any ring that gives the illusion of elongated fingers will look best on the wearer with short fingers. Which diamond cuts would that include? Pear, marquise and ovals.

Slender fingers

When picking a diamond engagement ring for slender fingers, the idea is to ensure that it doesn’t overpower the finger. Meaning: choose wider stones to make the fingers appear less linear and complement them with stacking rings or a thicker band.

So, one can’t really tell which one is better than the other. The ideal trick to select a diamond engagement ring is by noticing the shape of your partner’s hand and finger. Even the most beautifully cut diamonds look unflattering when the hand or fingers don’t complement them well.


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