Post by lumpkin » October 9th, 2005, 5:25 am
I have a love hate relationship with my pear.  Most of the time I love it.  It''s two carats and the length to width is my perfect proprtion.  It scintilates constantly.  It''s the perfect size.  It is internally flawless.  It is an M color.  That''s the kicker.  It''s a really pretty stone, but I''m having a very hard time finding just the right setting for it.  Set it in yellow, it''s gorgeous, but the edges disappear and the size gets lost.  Set it in white and (well it could be the particular metal I have) it just doesn''t pop.  In most lighting it is phenominal.  You truly can''t see any yellow and it sparkles like mad.  But in other lights, it is distinctly yellow, kind of like crisp, clear ginger ale, which is kind of cool.  But some days I just want a basic round stone that is easy to find the right setting, excellent cut, etc.

So I went looking to see what I could trade my pear for and I found this:

RB 1.11
G
SI2
6.75 - 6.7
D = 60.9
T = 57
CA = 34.3
PA = 41.3
Girdle = .7% - 1.6%
P/S both very good

Compared to my pear:

2.00 ct.
M
IF
9.91x6.69
D = 67.7
T = 60
Girdle is Thick to Extremely thick
P/S both good

I have a great setting to put the RB in.  But it is SO MUCH SMALLER.  Would you trade for it?  It will cost me about $400 to trade.
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