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Bowties in Pear Sidestones

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  1. PuzzledAZ
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    by PuzzledAZ » Jan 21, 2002
    I recently purchased an engagement ring setting with pear sidestones. While I selected the centerstone personally, the sidestones could not be selected personally and I was told came with the setting from the manufacturer.

    When the setting came in, the sidestones had a visible bowtie effect. Checking with the manufacturer, they agreed to replace the sidestones with a pair of pears that would not have such an effect. When the setting was returned with the new sidestones, however, there was still a bowtie effect, although it was less noticeable.

    Should I pursue the search for "bowtie-less" pears, or will they all have bowties, and is it just a matter of degree? Does the presence of the bowtie mean that the stone is poorly cut? :confused:
     
    


    


  2. pricescope
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    by pricescope » Jan 21, 2002
    All pears, oval and marquise shapes have more or less pronounced bowtie effect. It is a reflection of the observer head.

    If it is too strong it is not nice but no bowtie means a diamond leaks more light.
     
  3. Garry H (Cut Nut)
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    by Garry H (Cut Nut) » Jan 21, 2002
    Leonid is correct.
    No bowtie and the stones can be very dead when dirty.
     
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