(Closed) How noticeable should a bow-tie be? Pear help…

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Can you see the Bow-Tie?

    No it looks normal

    Yes choose another diamond!

    It looks pretty even with the bow-tie! Keep it :)

  • Post # 3
    1285 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    6889 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It looks fine to me, I have a pear to.. Smile


    Post # 5
    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @LoveNYC123:  Could it be from the setting and not the stone? I think it looks beautiful even with the “bow tie” shadow.

    Post # 7
    3552 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    It looks to me like the darkness that you are seeing is actually the band metal seen through the stone.

    Post # 9
    698 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    9541 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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 # 12
    3305 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    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
    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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
    659 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

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    @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
    523 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it’s absolutely beautiful and I know nothing about pears but I would keep it! 🙂 

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