What's best: Pear, Oval or Emerald… on a solitaire setting?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What fancy shape diamond look the best on a solitaire setting?
    Pear : (58 votes)
    22 %
    Oval : (104 votes)
    40 %
    Emerald : (82 votes)
    32 %
    Other (explain) : (15 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    3994 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I would always choose a round brilliant. It’s my favorite stone and the one I have. For me, I also love seeing ovals in solitare settings. They are gorgeous too!

    Post # 4
    277 posts
    Helper bee

    I chose an emerald, but only if you can get a really well-cut, clear stone. Otherwise I love an oval.

    Post # 5
    4649 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Well, Im boring. I really like round. But I’ve been lov’n me some pears and emeralds!

    Post # 6
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @labossanova:  I always wanted an emerald — you really don’t see many of them.  They are pretty unique and have an old feel to them.  I don’t know how FI figured it out, but he got me a 1 ct emerald 🙂  He actually said when he saw it, he knew it was the cut for me as it fit my personality 🙂


    Post # 7
    179 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am going to go with oval.

    Post # 8
    3524 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    I love cushions best, but if I were to choose between a pear, oval, or emerald cut, I would pick a pear or oval.  Pears will face up the largest, EC will face up the smallest… Pears and ovals can both bowtie though, so you will need to watch the cut. 

    Post # 9
    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Ovals look the biggest and elongate your finger. Emerald could be gorgeous too though!

    Post # 10
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Bezel set pear = divine!

    Post # 12
    2131 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    PEAR! PEAR! PEAR! Pear cuts are my weakness, ESPECIALLY in a solitaire setting. <3

    Post # 13
    434 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @labossanova:  I pick other. I would probably pick a round brilliant in that size as it will face up really large. If I were to get another ring to wear on my right hand I would probably go with the a pear shaped morganite but in a 2.5 equivalent carat weight.

    Post # 14
    25 posts

    I love all three! Hmmm but…


    For a soliatire, I would go for oval! With pear shapes, I prefer them with a halo. I feel like a halo does its shape more justice than a solitaire because the prongs on a pear solitaire can sometimes be distracting, IMO. As for the emerald cut, I think they are gorgeous but I would personally prefer a rectangular radiant cut so I can get more sparkle 🙂


    Post # 15
    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @labossanova:  I would choose an emerald over and over again.  I don’t know when or why it happened, but I all of a sudden became insanely obsessed with emerald cut diamonds.  They are just so sophisticated and classic.

    Post # 16
    1208 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    Of those three choices – Oval. 🙂

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