(Closed) What's best: Pear, Oval or Emerald… on a solitaire setting?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What fancy shape diamond look the best on a solitaire setting?
    Pear : (62 votes)
    23 %
    Oval : (110 votes)
    41 %
    Emerald : (84 votes)
    31 %
    Other (explain) : (15 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 47
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    11268 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @labossanova:  i have an oval and i love it. 

    maybe if you are still torn, you can get a gemstone pear later for a rhr.

    Post # 48
    Member
    366 posts
    Helper bee

    @labossanova:  If you can come to Ottawa, I can recommend Howard Jewellers. They have all kinds of stones (set and loose) in different shapes. What we liked best about them was that they buy directly from the diamond exchange, so they can source any stone with any specs you want and order it directly without paying a middle man like diamond dealer.

    For you poll, I voted Oval – cause that’s what I have. Here’s my 1.48ct (7.6×9.3mm) fancy yellow oval, size 8.5 finger.

    Post # 49
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    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @labossanova:  Knife edge means that the middle of the band is raised slightly in comparison to the outer areas

     

    Here’s a better example

     

    I don’t think they’d be hard to pair with a band at all

    Post # 51
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    3226 posts
    Sugar bee

    @labossanova:  Out of those choices I would choose a pear. I’m not crazy about step cut diamonds or ovals. 

    Post # 52
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    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @labossanova:  I haven’t ever seen a knife edge that was tapered, and the ones I’ve seen are all low profile. 🙂

    Post # 54
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    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

    I voted oval because i like their sparkle over an emerald, and I’m one of those freaks that has to have things symmetrical, so pears only work if they are used as side stones

    Post # 55
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    4410 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I would go with an Emerald cut, but that is my absolute favorite shape of all, so I’m biased. 🙂 

    You really should try them on and figure out what you like best. Your heart will sing when you find it. 

    Post # 56
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    38 posts
    Newbee

    Oval! I’m biased because that’s what I have :). I love emerald cut too though. Here’s mine 

    Post # 57
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    325 posts
    Helper bee

    I vote emerald cut – but that’s because I have an emerald cut 🙂

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