(Closed) Which ring? Family heirloom 1/2 ct pear solitaire vs 1.2 ct round twist shank

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Parklands, Quendon Hall

Both are lovely. I’d say keep your grandma’s ring as an RHR or for an engagement ring stand in on those days you’re feeling more low-key. Best of both worlds! P.s. don’t think the round is too big on you, looks great πŸ™‚

Post # 17
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

glitterysala :  I was thinking about this solution, too! Or maybe a halo around the pear on a twist shank.


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Post # 18
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I would keep my grandmothers ring as a RHR. The second ring is beautiful

Post # 20
1706 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

LittleByLittle :  I really like the addition of a halo. The pear is a bit less coverage than the round and that would give the pear a little more presence. 

bclaytonsc. What kind of budget do you have for the ering setting? With that, we can probably make some suggestions once you decide on a setting-style and metal. For a pear, with a halo, I’m thinking custom is the way to go. David Klass does incredible work and is really reasonable. You can check out his work here: https://www.instagram.com/davidklassjewelry/

Post # 21
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

bclaytonsc :  Round for engagement and pear for right hand.

Post # 22
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I don’t think the round looks too big! You will get used to how it looks and it won’t look so big to you. I’d use the round as an engagement and leave your grandmothers as is and wear that on your right hand in the original setting. 


P.S. Both are beautiful!! πŸ™‚

Post # 23
16 posts
  • Wedding: May 2017

Hello! I’m sorry if the pic is huge. My ering is a pear with a halo and twist shank, so I thought I’d show you what it could look like if you combined some elements from the two! I am biased, but I love a pear, esp with a twist shank.

If you wanted to keep the rings separate, I think it would be great to wear the pear as a RHR, and keep the round as an ering. I think the stone size is lovely on your finger! Beautiful rings πŸ™‚

Post # 25
83 posts
Worker bee

They’re both gorgeous rings. I don’t think the round piece is too big on your finger. the pear can be your RHR…or you can have it reset into a different ring setting or turn it into a pendant.

Post # 26
1553 posts
Bumble bee

The second one looks more bridal, I would wear the pear ring on my right hand! Both are beautiful though.

Post # 27
1411 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My vote is for the round in the glitzy band. Not because of how it looks (I’m a die-hard pear lover actually, although the round one is lovely too) but you shouldn’t compromise by wearing a ring that isn’t your style. They are poles apart in almost every aspect!

I think it’s nice to have your own ring, too. Something that is all yours. I’m not really into the idea of pass-me-down rings. Just for sentimental reasons, I like the idea of a fresh start.

Because I love pears so much and couldn’t afford such a lovely one, I can myself having had it reset into an amazing style if I were you. I would feel bad to break up my grandma’s original ring though so maybe that would have stopped me. I guess it depends how she felt about the ring. I’m torn a bit. I do think it would be a lovely right hand ring and if you wear it a lot you will find you grow to love it knowing that band sat on her finger for so long.

Post # 28
2720 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

I personally like the pear ring better. I am a huge fan of pear shaped rings. If I wanted a diamond ring, I would have opted for a pear or emerald/radiant cut. That being said, I don’t think anyone would blame you for wearing it as a rhr if it isn’t your style πŸ™‚ 

Post # 29
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would reset the pear into a style like glitterysala suggested. Especially that last picture she posted of the halo! Swoon! To me, the stone in the round/rose gold setting you like isn’t too big, but I’m not a big fan of how big the *setting* looks. It’s looks a little…gaudy to me? Just my opinion, but I prefer daintier styles anyway! But I think that pear halo is fabulous! And in rose gold? It would be beautiful. Best of both worlds!

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