by cpster » Aug 21, 2006 Hi everyone, When comparing a round and a pear of the same color grade, will the round stone face up whiter assuming it is an ideal cut? For the pear, assume 1A-1B grade. I''m shopping for pear side stones to match my GIA graded H colored center stone and found a really nice uncerted pair graded I color. I got the stones just the other day and they are beautiful in terms of shape and cut, but I''m afraid they are a bit too yellow. So it looks like I may be on the hunt again. What I''m wondering is should I be looking for G colored stones instead...or if this is just a case of a generous color grade given to the uncerted stones. I compared these I colored pears next to my AGS 0 J colored round diamond studs and even the studs looked much whiter. Do pears show color face up more easily than rounds? I know everyone is going to say let the maker of the ring pick the stones for me, but my budget doesn''t allow for this. Thanks!