Post # 1
I was looking into a pear shaped stone but my mom told me it reminded her of an old lady! what are your thoughts and opinions about it?
and also my die for ring is a princess cut but i feel like every woman in this world already has one! I dont know what to do! haha
Post # 3
Pear shaped has grown on me. I think in the right settings they look really pretty.
If you’re so-so about princess cuts, have you looked into cushion cuts? I’m kinda obsessed with them right now.
Post # 4
I was an older bride, and, back in the mid 1980s-mid 1990s, when the majority of my friends were getting married, I absolutely LOVED pear-shaped diamonds and decided that I really wanted one.
Over time, however, several things made me change my mind about wanting one for my e-ring, even though I do have a pear-shaped blue topaz ring that I enjoy wearing. One was that I learned, much to my dismay at the time, that the point is supposed to be worn toward the tip of your finger (and, up to that point in time, I had always envisioned wearing mine with the point toward my body.) I’ve gotten over this, and I actually prefer to see pear-shaped rings being worn that way now. My second issue was that, when I learned that pear-shaped diamonds (as well as some other cuts such as ovals and marquis-cuts) have a “bow-tie” shaped dead-spot in them, I decided I did not want one for my e-ring.
Finally, I realized a number of years ago that I just LOVE symmetry, and that I am not really a fan of asymmetrical jewelry. So, for my e-ring, I chose a round brilliant cut flanked by long, tapered baguettes instead.
Post # 5
I’m in LOVE with the pear!! Its so unique and timeless. I have a pear halo with a double wedding band. Heres a pic!
Post # 6
Im not a fan of small pear shaped diamonds, but I like larger ones. My mom’s is a little over 2 carats and looks really big on her tiny little finger (I think her finger is like a size 4 or something). Ive always loved her engagement ring.
And I second the PP re: cushion cuts. I don’t love princess cut diamonds but cushions are GORGEOUS.
Post # 7
I am not a fan of pears either. I like the idea of a cushion or perhaps a radiant since you like princess.
Post # 8
No offense but I’m not a fan. When I think of pear shape diamonds I think of Sex and The City and when Carrie got a ring that was pear shaoed she got sick!
Post # 9
@Mrs.GreenEyes: I find your ring very exquisite!!!
Post # 10
I would wear a pear as a cocktail ring, but yeah in my mind they’re a bit more dated to me. I do have a right hand ring with an oval and pear sidestones that I adore though
Post # 11
Not a fan, They just look offset to me… “uneven” which would bother me.
Post # 12
@sfigu16: Pears are my absolute favorite! Love love love them!! <3 Go with what you love. I put off getting one because my husband hates them but I was never happy with anything else and I can’t be happier since I have mine.
Here’s my lovely:
If you like princess but feel they are too common I would look into a rectangular radiant. I love cushions but they face up smaller and that was a deal breaker for me honestly. I want to feel we’re getting the most out of our money. Radiants actually sparkle more than the princess cut .. I’ve compared them side by side. In the end it’s all personal preference and what you are happy with. I also did not want an engagement ring anyone had but I didn’t want to step too outside the box either.. the pear was perfect for me but sometimes people like some of these other posters have a problem with symmetry. I can understand that. For me personally though it doesn’t bother me one bit.
Just to give you an idea.. this is a stunning rectangular radiant from Pricescope.
Post # 13
I love a good pear stone!!! Diamonds, gemstones, whatever, they’re fantastic!! I might have gotten one myself, but the only person I know IRL who has one is my (only) sister and thought that would be a little weird…especially since hers is gigantic haha.
Post # 14
I love ’em!! And I do not think they are dated at all. It is the setting that can make something look dated. I prefer pears that are more “fat” in proportion though. I do not like skinny pears. And I am not a fan of v-tip prongs, but love 3 teeny tiny claw prongs instead to cover the tip. It is your ring, not your mom’s, so get what you love, and wear it with pride!! 🙂 People questioned by choice for a pink set…but now that I have it, they never stop complimenting me and saying that it is “so me”… So get what makes your heart sing. 🙂
Post # 15
I think pears are beautiful as long as they’re cut well. I would love to have a good sized one for a right hand ring someday.
Post # 16
I don’t like them, but what about oval or emerald shaped?