(Closed) Pear Help

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Pears face up bigger than other cuts, so the sizes you’re considering will look huge on your finger. I think either size would be gorgeous, but I’m not sure what you mean by appropriate for work. If you don’t want your ring to be too “showy”, you might want to consider smaller stone sizes.

As for the glove issue, I think the type of setting will effect the snagging factor more than the size discrepancy between a 2.4 or a 2.9 carat.

Here’s a site with a chart that may be helpful for you:

http://www.ajediam.com/Pear_diamond_sizes.html

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I would say you have the advantage of having really petite fingers, so really any size will look great on you. That being said, I think you should go with your dream size as long as you can afford it! You wouldn’t want to regret going smaller sometime down the line, especially if you’re in a position to get the stone you really want. You can always work with a jeweler with whatever concerns you have about the ring snagging at work, and they can make a setting to work around it. Or you could get whatever setting you want and wear just the band to work once you’re married.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I don’t think any of the sizes you’re considering would be that big of a concern. A good jeweler can make you the right setting to avoid problems if you describe to them your lifestyle.

Can’t wait to see the ring! 😉

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Oh, and here’s a pic of my pear diamond for youWink:

 

I haven’t put it in a setting yet…it was my mom’s and she gave it to me some time ago. All I know about it is that it’s over a carat,

Post # 9
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859 posts
Busy bee

First of all, congratulations! As a fellow pear owner I have to say unfortunately, choose your setting very carefully.  I didn’t think I liked pear cuts but FH fell in love with this stone because of its cut and so did I.  However, I did not like the triangle tip that jewelers usually set the pear point of the diamond in to protect it so my jeweler went with a prong on the tip.  I like my  setting but I don’t think it would work with latex gloves. This is difficult to explain so I hope it makes sense.   But I do think the triangle set tip or bezel set would work with gloves.  Best wishes as you find your dream ring!

Post # 12
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1033 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would be careful with any prong set ring while putting on/taking off gloves all day. My Mom was a phlebotomist and she lost her marquise center stone that way. She was devestated. I think a pave band would work best for that kind of situation. I’m not saying don’t get the pear ring, just saying wearing it wilh the gloves could be problematic.

On another note, if I had any other shape besides my asscher it would have been pear. I love me some pear shaped diamonds. Please post pictures of whatever you wind up with!

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It’s probably best if you just done wear it on your hands in a medical setting at all. I am an APN and cannot wear any rings at all at work.  But even if you are allowed there’s a lot of reasons why you shouldn”t:

1.  There have been some reports of even platinum becoming worn down by some of the harsh chemicals in a hospital.

2.  Studies have shown that even with wearing gloves rings can harbor germs which could be detrimental to your patients or you/your kids.

3.  Rings rip gloves which is bad for sanitary reasons and also bad if some of the rubber gets stuck in your setting.

4.  Because of the studies on germs and rings in the future many hospitals will be banning them.

The best thing you can do is to not wear it at all or clip it into a necklace when you are at work.  Tiffany sells a very nice secure one that isn’t that expensive.  Also, this way you can get any setting you want.  PS I also have a pear.

http://www.tiffany.com/Shopping/Item.aspx?sku=24945561&mcat=&cid=&fromGrid=1&search_params=s+1-p+1-c+-r+-x+-n+6-ri+-ni+0-t+charm+enhancer+necklace&search=1

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

Yes, I agree with many of the other Bees. I love pears, but they do look a lot larger. I fell in love with a .98 that really looked like 1.25 carats. Go look around at stores with loose diamonds- they can always ship in pear diamonds in the size range you are looking for!

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