(Closed) Do jewelers even make PEARS anymore? BAD experience, HELP?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

ive seen a lot of them on Etsy and a few on Amazon

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

Jewelers will almost always try to talk you into something they already have in stock. Don’t let them! When we went looking for an Emerald Cut three stone ring…I had them suggesting all kinds of different shapes, because they didn’t have any emerald cuts.  

Someone suggested Kay’s pear halo. I looked online and they do have it.  Zales has some nice ones too. But if you don’t want to buy from a big box store, talk to the jewelers and ask to look through their jewelry catalogs–and I don’t mean their store catalogs. All jewelers have supplier catalogs, and they can all get just about anything you want. Be persistant. 

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have a double halo pear and while it was being made we went to talk to another jewelery store about what they would charge for the same thing and how long it would take and the lady there told me it was impossible to make. Obviously it wasn’t but Fiance did have to buy an oval stone and the jeweller shaped it to a pear. Try Laurie Sarah, she was a pleasure to work with and nothing is impossible! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@GelaMac:  Just saw this, she made mine and she’s amazing!

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I am sorry that they told you that!  I was encouraged to purchase my pear because they look bigger than they actually are and mine was cheaper than the marquise I was going to get, and bigger.  I got mine from Jared’s.

Post # 40
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Newbee

@kmconda:  I had almost the EXACT same experience.  It made me scratch my head at first and it was such a turn off from the whole ring shopping experience. I think the reason certain jewellers have that experience is because cushion, round, princess have been the most popular in the past few years, so they likely have a large amount of stock in rings that are round, cushion etc. They probably are just trying to steer customers in a way that get their current inventory sold. (IMHO)

 

I ended up getting my dream ring. I still love it, cherish it and am so happy I went with a pear cut. Oh, and I also ended up doing things the custom route because nearly everywhere we went felt like we were being pushed to buy something that we weren’t really into. My advice, scour the internet and this site of course for pictures of pear engagement rings. You’ll find so many and can take the picture in to a jeweller who does good custom work. Also, go to bluenile and check out their selection of pears, buy one and have the diamond set by a custom jeweller that isn’t out to just get rid of inventory. Oh and don’t worry about anyone else, it’s your ring and it should be a style YOU love. 

 

Post # 41
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Here is my engagement ring! I got it in October 2012 ๐Ÿ™‚ After TWO YEARS of hunting for a pear halo ring we finally got this one made from the photo. We got it made by DiaOra at Chadstone mall in Melbourne Australia. We dealt with Chii who is a gemologist & she was AMAZING start to finish & my ring is amazing, so happy with it & couldn’t have hoped for better. I showed this photo to many jewellers & they tried to comvince me of ALL KINDS OF stupid things – don’t listen! Princess cuts will go out of fashion & round diamonds cost more. My experience was great in the end tho, don’t give up! PEARS are making a come-back!

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

These rings are all so pretty!! Maybe they were just trying to get a bigger sale, and not they think the pear is ugly (still a crappy experience!)

Post # 43
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Years ago, pear-shaped diamonds were my absolute favorite.  Although I subsequently decided upon a round for my own ring, I still enjoy seeing beautiful pear-shaped stones.  There is a bee who has a gasp-inducing, jaw-dropping, stunner  of a pear (although it’s not set in a halo.) I cannot remember her bee name, but I am going to try to find and post a pic of her ring if I am able to find it for you.

ETA:  Here is her thread. Isn’t it gorgeous?!?!

Time to let my beautiiiiful pear make her debut!!! pics of my ring! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kmconda:  My ring is from Safian and Rudolph on Jewelers row in Philly. It’s an oval with two  pears. We went and looked at all of the shapes since I knew I didn’t want round or princess. Once I decided on an oval, they pulled in a bunch of different ovals for my fiance in the carat range he wanted. 

I don’t know if you looked there but he thought they were great to work with. Stick to your guns! Non-traditional shapes are lovely! (and garner tons of compiments!)

Edit – Sorry. you went there and they didn’t work with you. So frustrating!!!

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

As if!! These jewelers are SO rude!!! 

I find pear halos beauuuuutiful!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I didn’t find any here in Toronto, Canada, while looking for a ring. They seem difficult to find readily available her too. 

Good luck in your search!

Post # 46
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Keep trying! I have a pear cut ring, and love it. I am possitive you will find a jewler who carries them, and is nice enough not to pass judgement (not that there is anything to judge- they are a beautiful cut)

 

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