Post # 1
So I decided to go with pear! It won my heart over.
They jewelry store let me bring one home to see it in different lighting, wear it out, etc…
This is supposed to be colorless… and it sparkles nicely but I can’t help but notice the darker areas. Not sure how it’s supposed to look because I know all pears and elongated shapes will have them. What do you think from the different pictures? I took them in different lighting to see the difference (and see if you ladies can tell the difference).
What do you guys think? Not sure if this is a good choice stone. In person it’s beautiful but in certain lighting the bow tie gets darker.
Dim Kitchen Lighting
Brighter light by the window on a rainy day
Sorry my camera is not the best and it’s difficult to capture a picture a good lighting.
Post # 3
I’m sorry I can’t help, I don’t know about pear shaped rings. I do think that is a gorgeous ring, though!
Post # 4
It looks fine to me, I have a pear to..
Post # 5
@LoveNYC123: Could it be from the setting and not the stone? I think it looks beautiful even with the “bow tie” shadow.
Post # 6
@Sassygrn: I kind of see it in yours too. I guess it’s normal then…
@somethingaquamarine: It could be but where the prongs hit is lower or above where the actual shadow hits.
Post # 7
It looks to me like the darkness that you are seeing is actually the band metal seen through the stone.
Post # 8
It could take a jeweler MONTHS to find a great pear… I would checkout the pricescope message boards!
Post # 9
longer stones tend to have bowties. Pears are notorious for them. I think your stone is still really pretty though! I do have to say maybe consider another only because I feel with time it might bother you more after the “ring honeymoon” is over.
Post # 10
I think it looks beautiful. When you point it out I do notice the bowtie but I think it makes it kind of interesting!
Post # 11
Do you love it? Can you foresee the bowtie bothering you in the future?
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Post # 12
All pears have some degree of bow tie effect due to pavillion angles. Deep = more bow tie shallow = less brilliance. I don’t think your stone’s bowtie is especially noticeable. I have a pear too.
Post # 13
I think it is the setting. Right now if I look down at my ring, it doesn’t appear to have the “bowtie,” but in certain lights I do see it. Its the prongs showing through. I think that is going to happen with a stone the clearer the stone is. Mine is an E.
Post # 14
I honestly just read your title and went right to pictures and had no idea what you meant until i read the post. I don’t think it’s noticeable on that ring. I love the pear shape!
Post # 15
@doberman hit the nail on the head, it has to do with how the stone is cut/pavillion angles. It is actually only a shadow, not an imperfection in the stone or anything to do with the setting, prongs or band. It’s personal preference as to if you can live with it or not. It’s a huge decision because every shape is prone to the bow tie effect except for rounds.
Your pear is beautiful and the bowtie is barely visible. I’d definitely keep it! 🙂 Congrats!
Post # 16
I think it’s absolutely beautiful and I know nothing about pears but I would keep it! 🙂