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Antique pear is here! Looking for setting inspiration please!

luxe

Shiny_Rock
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Hi all! I don’t tend to create new threads and opt to share my collection sprinkled through various SMTB threads. But I’m so so excited to have an antique pear to call my own that I had to create a new thread to sing her praises and ask for advice. ::)

I’ve acquired this beauty from Dolly on IG and looking to create a ring, but in true PS fashion have a million ideas swirling and would like any and all input on setting idea please!

The elongated shape is what drew me in, but also is what is making me hesitate as the proportions are making it look almost oval.

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I am not in a hurry to get a setting into production as I need time to mull over what will become of her. My goal is to keep the elongated shape but also accentuate the pear shape if I could have the best of both worlds.

Styles I love:
  • Art Deco, antique, thin bands, simplicity
Not keen on:
  • Halos (with the exception of target style)
  • Thick bands and a lot of metal

This is the setting I had in mind when I bought the diamond, BUT at less than half the size of the inspiration, I’m really hesitant on how it would translate. Plus with the right side of the diamond being a little flat, I’m wondering if a bezel would be best to accent the overall pear shape and mask this inconsistency?

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Something like this but a little more streamlined also piqued my interest:
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I have browsed through the pear diamond thread countless times but nothing has yet sung to me on how to best showcase this petite diamond. (.75ct, 7.00x3.50)

Any initial thoughts on something that would be a great setting for this chunky pear? Would love any and all thoughts! 8)
 

rainydaze

Ideal_Rock
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Oooh, yes per two of the pics posted by @Niel a Collette setting could really help enhance the shape and also help mask the flatter side. Your original idea for the setting would totally work with the addition of the Collette design
 

missy

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Gorgeous pear ❤️

This setting is gorgeous
http://instagr.am/p/BIC-vqIhPT_/
Also, check out Lang Antiques and Platt boutique jewelry for setting inspiration. I love your inspiration photo.

And check out #antiquepear on IG. More yummy ideas.
 

oodlesofpoodles

Shiny_Rock
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My favorite pear setting of all time - but I understand if this might be too much like a halo

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A moi-et-toi deco style
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A gorgeous bypass ring (can you tell I like rubies?)
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This beauty from antique road show - on the left - this was the only picture I could find - they have video on the web
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HollyC

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It’s a beautiful stone. I considered this design with a bezel for my pear. C69B18D8-7B05-4901-8AA6-B4A663248B4C.png
 

luxe

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Wow! Love every single idea posted, so many beautiful settings that I hadn’t even considered or knew existed.

Thank you everyone for taking the time to post inspiration ideas and pictures. So many pretty options and now my thoughts are definitely pulled in a million directions for possibilities - the most fun!

I expect to be a few months out from landing a final setting idea and finding the right jeweller, but will definitely post pictures with whatever she turns out to be.
 

dk168

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A tiara/duchess ring, or a bypass ring.

Thanks for sharing this lovely stone!

DK :kiss2:
 
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