Post # 1
Hello lovely ladies!
I am getting engaged officially (wedding is already being planned, long story!) and am getting to choose my ring with my partner.
I thought I knew what I wanted (pear cut halo in white gold) but the more I think about it, the more I’m second guessing myself!
I want something timeless that is easy to wear all the time and won’t need too much upkeep. I am even considering a solitaire at this stage 😵
Another idea I’ve had is to get a bezel set pear halo made, with a more vintage look, and a slight lip on the band (so more of a grain set than pavé) but that might look too chunky on my small hands (size 3.75 finger).
Bees with pavé band rings – are they comfortable?
Now for my request! Can ladies with pear stones under 1.2 carats show me their paws?!
Post # 2
I just love a classic solitaire on a pave band. I have both a solitaire and a pave solitaire ering – one is a stand in – and they’re both comfortable, with the solitaire edging the pave band out just a little.
Have you considered that a halo will make a pear 1-1.2cts look a lot bigger? Particularly on such small fingers. Is that a look you are interested in? Of course it will also depend on how big of a halo, or even a bezel, you want to get. Something to consider!
Post # 3
I don’t have a pear, but my pave band is very comfortable. It would be slightly more upkeep than the solitaire because the tiny diamonds could fall out. Haven’t had that happen, but it’s only been a few weeks since I got engaged.
Post # 4
I think there was a bee on here a few months back who transitioned from a pear halo to a solitaire on a gold band and it was so classic and gorgeous. Her hands looked supremely elegant.
I think halos can be beautiful but they have to be done with a skilled eye toward proportions and it’s too easy to miss the mark and end up with a fussy or cluttered looking ring. A solitaire is clean and timeless and can be dressed up with bands with stones or guards or stackers. I like solitaires for the ease of transitioning between more streamlined, clean looks and more blingy, sparkle overload looks.
I’d vote for the solitaire, personally. Go with the bezel (sans halo) if you tend to be hard on your hands. The points on pears can be vulnerable.
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Post # 6
I don’t find my pave to be uncomfortable at all, and I have very sensitive skin. I tried on one illusion neckline and was red for the rest of the day. Even though the pave on my ring reaches halfway down my finger, and therefore touches the adjecent fingers, I haven’t been uncomfortable, and I’ve been wearing it for a year. Haven’t had any issues with the pavé either, but my ring was cast in my size and is well made.
Post # 7
Pave is beautiful, but the upkeep scares me. Pave stones are known to come loose fairly easily, and they can scratch other rings. For an occasional ring, pave makes a beautiful statement, but for an everyday, low-maintenance ring, I would choose a solitaire with a plain shank, hands down. Just my two cents, for what they’re worth!
Post # 8
If it helps. My stone is 1.2 carats. I have a size 5.75 but my fingers are really long. I did a halo mainly because I was worried about the tip and I thought it helped define the shape of the pear.
Post # 9
msbtobe : You can get a bezel that’s thin and dainty! 😀
For example, something like this:
Of course, I’m biased because I have a bezel (emerald cut), and I love them. I love how low maintenance and comfortable they are 😀
Post # 10
1carat center stone. Don’t know total carat weight. Ring size 4.
Pears are the only cut I prefer with a halo. Ring is super comfortable.
Post # 11
Mine is a simple halo with a .8ct center stone from James Allen. I LOVE bezel settings too though – see my wedding band lol
Post # 12
I have a pear diamond engagement ring too but it’s not in the carat size range you’re looking for so I won’t post a pic. Mine is set with side tapered baguettes and I LOVE the setting. Maybe that’s something you can consider too.
Post # 13
My center stone is 1.02 and there’s .23 carats in the halo and the band. The pace goes half way down the band but isn’t uncomfortable on my fingers at all! I try to be careful with it but have definitely accidentally knocked it a few times and haven’t lost any stones yet after having it for 8 months (knock on wood). My finger size is 4.75 for reference!
Post # 14
I have to agree with the pear with tapered baguettes on the side. SOO classic and beautiful
Post # 15
I’ve had my pear engagement ring for about 2.5 years and wedding band for a year, both pave, no issues whatsoever so far 🙂 I think if the jeweler knows what they are doing, the stones should not fall out that easily.
Specs for my ring – 0.7 center stone, 1.25 tcw and 4.25 ring size, hope it helps!