More celebrities embracing pear-shaped diamonds

When a woman starts picturing perfect engagement rings, she has so many different styles to choose from when thinking about the diamond. Maybe she yearns for a massive princess-cut rock on a platinum band, or perhaps she's got an emerald-cut stone flanked by smaller diamonds set on a gold band in mind. Pear cuts are increasingly being recognized as a favorite type of cut, as many celebrity brides-to-be are sporting fruit-like diamonds on their fingers.

Shocking nearly everyone, it was recently announced that Avril Lavigne is engaged to Nickelback crooner Chad Kroeger after a six-month secret relationship. The couple appeared on Hello! Canada's September 10 issue, with Lavigne showing off her 14-carat pear-cut engagement ring.

According to Celebrity Bride Guide, this style is popular in Hollywood. Jessica Simpson was presented with this distinctive type of ring by now ex-husband Nick Lachey, while Katherine Heigl still sports her engagement ring bought by husband Josh Kelley. The source notes the style was made famous by Elizabeth Taylor, who wore a pear-cut ring while married to Richard Burton.