Does anyone have a stone or ring with a bow tie effect?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

annadays :  So I have a pear I got her a few months ago and I LOVE her. Yes pears are susceptible to bow ties. Mine has a slight one. I wear black 24/7, its all I wear. And yesterday I was staring at my ring and all I could see was my bow tie. Maybe it was just bothering me, maybe it was the lighting IDK, anyway I went into the kitchen and grabbed a paper towel and held the paper towel up to my chest and held my ring up and there was no bow tie! LOL. I mean there was a very slight one but nothing like my everyday. But I still love it! I love pears and yes you might have a bow tie, but it can still be a very very beautiful stone. Ovals, marquise pears are prone to booties. BUT let me tell you, my last diamond which was a round, had a deep cut and had a dark center and it was by far more bothersome than my pear bow tie. I also had a marquise that didn’t have much of a bow tie at all. But it was no where near as sparkly as my pear. So it just depends. are not always the end of the world with a diamond it can still be exceptionally beautiful. 

Post # 3
1641 posts
Bumble bee

Rather than think of it as a common problem, think of it as a common characteristic of pears, ovals and marquise shapes.  Yes some stones are cut to where the bowtie doesn’t show much, but my experience is many, if not most of them do show a bowtie.

If it bothers you now, not much you can do if your ring has a pear with a bowtie, other than try to find one without. 

Stones that have a very very dark bowtie bother me, but medium to light ones – nah, the sparkles are what I see!

This article by Petra Gems is short, and explains it quite well!

Post # 4
1400 posts
Bumble bee

I have a pear and my Fiance has an oval and I barely noticed the bow ties in either of them. You can only really see it in certain lighting and angles. I knew pears had bow ties and I made sure I picked one where the effect was very minimal and I couldn’t be happier with my ring 🙂 

Post # 5
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle

My marquise has a bowtie, but it’s only a half carat and I rarely notice it unless I’m looking at it really closely. I actually think it’s kind of cool. 

Post # 6
349 posts
Helper bee

Mine is a 1.6ct pear and it is hard for me to tell of it has a true bow tie or if it is related to the platinum band it’s on.

Post # 7
614 posts
Busy bee

My pear is in a 3 stone setting and I think the “bow tie” I see is from the side stones blocking light from endtering the stone. The stone itself has minimal bow tie 

Post # 8
3536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

annadays :  any elongated shape will have a bow tie – it’s just a matter of how prominent it is. A well cut stone will have a less noticable one than a poorly cut stone. But some sort of bow tie is characteristic. 

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