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Ann

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This is a horrible picture, but it is the best I can get with my crummy camera.

The Pear is my original diamond from my ER, 32 yrs. ago. It has been sitting in jewelry
box for ages. I finally asked Brian at Whiteflash to set it for me. The pear has low specs,
low color, maybe a J or lower, .96ct. It has visible inclusions to the naked eye, if you look real hard. My design drawing to Brian was for the diamond above the pear be set in a basket, not a bezel. I am trying to decide if I should get Leon at WF to redo it. Also I think the jump ring that is between the pear and the little diamond needs some adjustment or needs to be larger. The pear doesn''t have the movement I wanted.

I''ll try to post a few shots. PS''ers, tell your opinions on the bezel issue.

WFPear 024remake.JPG
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

I think it looks very elegant!

cheers--Sharon
 

Ann

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Better shot of the bezel.
Honestly, I still like the idea of a basket setting.
What do you guys think?

WFPear 017redo.JPG
 

pricescope

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Hi Ann, just mo, but if the round above the pear is the same size as the rest set as DBTY i would prefer it to be bezel-ed as well. If it was bigger it would be a 50/50 for me, but i just do not like baskets generally, they look too utilitarian for me in most cases. I agree with you on a bit longer bail.
 

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Ann, I think the necklace is absolutely gorgeous!

Not sure I''m getting the bezel/basket thing though--do you mean you wanted the pear set in a bezel instead of a basket (because it looks like it is in a basket to me--or maybe it''s just a trick of the photo?)?
 

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Date: 3/7/2007 1:07:01 PM
Author: Pricescope
i understand it the opposite Dee, Ann wanted the round above the pear be in basket too like the pear.
Oh NOW I get it. Sorry for being so dense Ann!
 

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Ohhh, I love it! I think bezel is good for the pair since the rest is bezel. I think the flow of that is good.

I can see though wanting the pear to have more movement.

Its beautiful!

Now we need to see it on :)
 

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Date: 3/7/2007 1:03:56 PM
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if the round above the pear is the same size as the rest set as DBTY i would prefer it to be bezel-ed as well.
Yeah .. I totally agree ... have you ever considered putting a bezel on the pear to go with the whole DBTY look? It would make it more different than your RB pendant .. *shrug*
 

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OH, how lovely!

I''d totally want the pear bezelled....it would unify the look of the whole piece....and help make the pear stand out a bit more. (To me, the basket set pear sort of ''fades out'' a bit compared to the other bezelled stones..)

JMO

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Kaleigh

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It''s beautiful Ann!!!!
 

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Bezel-ed pear can be problematic because of the depth of this bigger stone, if nothing but bezel around the girdle will support the pear it would probably lay on it's side against Ann's skin. Heehee...may i suggest a bellerina bezel?
 

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Date: 3/7/2007 1:56:48 PM
Author: Pricescope
Bezel-ed pear can be problematic because of the depth of this bigger stone, if nothing but bezel around the girdle will support the pear it would probably lay on it''s side against Ann''s skin. Heehee...may i suggest a bellerina bezel?
I hadn''t thought of that. Can a stone be set in a basket, and bezel-ed? Is the bellerina thus?

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Love it!
 

pricescope

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No Widget, it''s like our mutt dogs (they are the best as you know) - a mix between a bezel and a basket, but really is neither one.
 

Ann

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Thanks everyone!

I love the necklace and especially now that the lonely ol'' pear
is being put to use!

The little ACA RB above the pear is smaller than the other ACA''s on the
chain. If I remember correctly, the one above the pear is a .10ct and the ones on
the chain are .12ct.

I''m ok with the RB being bezel set like the others on the chain,
but otherwise I am not a fan of bezels. The pear is fine, but it does
need more "swing" !

Originally we were going to space the DBTY out differently. I think that got
lost in translation like the basket idea. But all is well, with the exception
of the larger ring between the pear and RB.
 

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Ann if you tell me how do you want diamonds to be arranged on the chain i''ll easily make a photoshop with top diamond in the basket and a longer bail, you should have what you wanted, it does not matter if we like the necklace, it''s your piece.
 

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i just way to say I think both pieces are beautiful..
 

Ann

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Thanks, but you don''t have to go to that much trouble!

I decided it was ok to keep the DBTY as they are, if they were spaced further
apart, then they would end up under my hair, which is shoulder length. So, the diamond
spacing is ok. It''s the center RB that I felt unsure about.It will go back to WF and get the swing on the pear checked. I live in Houston, so that''s an easy thing to do.
 

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It is a very pretty necklace Ann! How would you feel about removing the round diamond above the pear completely? Would the pear have better swing if it were on a bail? I guess Whiteflash is the best one to help you make changes to get the look you want so it is handy that you are in Houston. Let us know what you decide.
 

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Love the bezel set diamond above the pear, but definitely agree that the pear needs to have a bit more swing... it looks a little "stiff". But otherwise, that''s a BEAUTIFUL necklace - I love it!
 

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great looking necklace! i would love to see neck shots when you are ready.
 

Skippy123

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Oh Ann! Those are gorgeous!!! I love them
 

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Gosh, Ann, those are gorgeous! Seriously! I love the pear pendant exactly as it is! I really love the DBY look and the pear pendant on it. Your round pendant is so beautiful, too!

Are those in wg or platinum?
 

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Wow ann, seeing the pics of your necklace made me dig out my DBTY necklace I got custom made by WF. I haven''t worn it in the longest time and your pretty necklace made me fall in love with it again!

I actually prefers the bezelled round, not too sure abt the longer bale though.
 

Ann

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Date: 3/7/2007 8:51:04 PM
Author: diamondseeker2006
Gosh, Ann, those are gorgeous! Seriously! I love the pear pendant exactly as it is! I really love the DBY look and the pear pendant on it. Your round pendant is so beautiful, too!


Are those in wg or platinum?
WG, but the bezels might be Platinum, can''t remember what
Leon did!!
 
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