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Emerald or Pear?

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  1. FutureGracie
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    by FutureGracie » Apr 14, 2019
    I think the pear is beautiful but I am a little impartial. I think you should get what you love and feel the best in. You can rock any stone I would think.
     
  2. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Apr 14, 2019
    Oh, I absolutely agree! An emerald cut is classic and classy...it never goes out of style. I wouldn't have to even think a moment to choose emerald cut over a pear. You have nice long fingers and can wear any diamond shape well! But as Missy said, go with what your heart desires!

    A lot of people have had success with Yekutiel at ID Jewelry in NYC. He can easily source stones being in the diamond district. You just need to make an appointment with him in advance so he can bring in some stones.

    I personally would not even consider D-E or IF. I'd rather have a larger diamond in F or G color. VS1 and VVS are all totally clean to the eye and VS1 almost always with a 10x loupe. So going to D-E IF is more of a mental thing than something people could see. The vast majority of people here choose the near colorless range to get a greater size diamond.

    ID Jewelry can call in stones from this site and will sell for less. I am going to take back what I said because I see you can get a 4 ct stone for $100k. Or you can go with F-G and spend less. As you can see, the HW prices are insane.

    https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/4.02-carat-e-color-vs1-clarity-sku-4851303

    https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/4.02-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-sku-6066809

    I'd recommend Victor Canera in LA for your setting, and in fact, he may call in stones for you. I'd ask. But you only need one person sourcing stones for you, because they are all looking through the same lists of stones and it costs money to have them shipped in.
     
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  3. Emeraldsaremyfavorite
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    by Emeraldsaremyfavorite » Apr 14, 2019
    I second the thoughts here! I would DIE for a 6 ct EC and go down on color and clarity!! Currently I have a 3.5 that faces up like a 4+ct. it doesn’t look showy at all. 5-6ct in H-I, VS1 or VS2 would be stunning and should be white and eye clean. I hardly ever see an ostentatious EC. Just my two cents.
     
  4. Emeraldcutlover
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    by Emeraldcutlover » Apr 14, 2019
    . I agree. For some reason, Emerald cuts can get away w being in the larger side w out looking like you are trying to hard. It’s an understated elegance. Think Grace Kelly, Amal Clooney, etc. That being said, get whatever makes your heart go pitter patter.
     
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  5. Emeraldcutlover
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    by Emeraldcutlover » Apr 14, 2019
    . Need to check before I post... *on the larger size”
     
  6. Emeraldcutlover
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    by Emeraldcutlover » Apr 14, 2019
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    Here are a few comparisons w color/clarity/size. Looking forward to seeing your pics!
     
  7. helen8378
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    by helen8378 » Apr 15, 2019
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    Here are the photos from today! I even included a 7 ct!
     
  8. missy
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    by missy » Apr 15, 2019
    They all look amazing on your beautiful hand. :love:
     
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  9. helen8378
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    by helen8378 » Apr 15, 2019
    So the question leads to.... emerald or pear?
     
  10. missy
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    by missy » Apr 15, 2019
    My vote stands. I prefer emerald cut. Which cut do you love more?
     
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  11. leukolenos
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    by leukolenos » Apr 15, 2019
    I’m changing my vote to emerald. It looks really great. I think it’s worth investing time checking out different ratios and looking at lots of different “flavors” to get a feel for what you love.
     
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  12. Missie1
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    by Missie1 » Apr 15, 2019
    I am in the minority as I love the pear or oval. These are so classy yet modern.
     
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  13. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Apr 15, 2019
    I love the oval and pear the most but all are gorgeous!!
     
  14. diamondlove123
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    by diamondlove123 » Apr 15, 2019
    I love emeralds (I have an emerald ring myself) but I love the pear on your finger. I am actually now looking into a pear cut as well. I never thought i’d like the shape but it’s growing on me.
     
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  15. Emeraldsaremyfavorite
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    by Emeraldsaremyfavorite » Apr 15, 2019
    Call me crazy but I don't think the 7ct looks obnoxious at all:lol: You can get away with it in ECs so I say go as big as you can!
     
    


    


  16. KKJohnson
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  17. helen8378
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    by helen8378 » Apr 16, 2019
    I'm so in love with this setting and design. I saw the ring in London a couple months ago and haven't stopped thinking about it since.
     
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  19. Rad_Fan
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    by Rad_Fan » Apr 16, 2019
    7 ct EC :cheeky:
     
  20. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Apr 16, 2019
    That is gorgeous! Only warning is that you likely won't be able to wear a wedding band with it due to the diamonds on the sides. But I love classic shapes with a twist, and this is exactly rhay style!
     
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  21. KKJohnson
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    by KKJohnson » Apr 16, 2019
    I love his work! He has such gorgeous stones
     
  22. Emeraldcutlover
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    by Emeraldcutlover » Apr 16, 2019
    With your long fingers - it doesn’t look too big at all. I am not just saying that! Ps. emerald cut all the way. Who has hands like that! Looks so beyond elegant. Anything you choose will!! They are all beautiful.
     
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  23. Blingalingaling
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    by Blingalingaling » Apr 17, 2019
    Hi! I have both an EC and a Pear. I love them both for different reasons.
    I saw the Sex In The City episode, too, but I've always loved a Pear shaped stone and I still do! It's only a tv show and look at the styles they wore then! You probably wouldn't wear half of them now! :P2
    One thing I will say about an oval versus a pear is that you really can only minimize the bow tie in both cuts (unless they're antique cut, in which case they are deep, not spready) so you will see the bow tie in the middle of an oval-with what @missy called the "disorganized facet pattern" at both ends rather than one. I don't care for the line smack in the middle of the stone that the bow tie inevitably creates.
    Personally, I prefer the Pear on you because it's very graceful on your hand. I think you can find one where the facets are more defined than some others and you get more finger coverage per carat weight with the Pear. Also, if you are staying in the D-F color range, you won't have to worry about the point appearing more tinted than the rounded end.
    Something else to consider is that a Pear's facets can more easily hide inclusions, so you can go down a bit in clarity if you want to, whereas inclusions can't "hide" within the facets of an EC-so you will need to stay with higher clarity.
    But if you love the look of an EC, that's a truly elegant and timeless look - so if that's what your heart desires, go for it! EC's are available in various proportions so try as many on as you can to see what looks best on you. Maybe you'll like a thin, elongated stone or a shorter, chunkier stone! Or something in between!
    Can't wait to see what you decide upon! Have fun looking and congratulations!!! :D
     
  24. lorrissey
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    by lorrissey » Apr 17, 2019
    I'm biased towards Emerald cut. But I think it should be a gut feeling. One will most likely just feel better/more you to you.
     
  25. Emeraldcutlover
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    by Emeraldcutlover » Apr 17, 2019
    I have an idea! Get the 7ct EC and get a G VS1 and voila- budget and size achieved :P2
     
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  26. helen8378
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    by helen8378 » Apr 17, 2019
    Ahh I can't wait to share my ring when the day comes! I was wondering if you could share your emerald shopping experiences? The ring in your avatar looks stunning!
     
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  27. lambskin
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    by lambskin » Apr 18, 2019
    The diamond will find you. Ask your jeweler to source options in both cuts and see what the options are. I could not decide between an EC or an oval. Saw a bizillon options and fell in love with my oval.
     
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  28. GearGirly
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    by GearGirly » Apr 20, 2019
    I love the pear. I like it even more that it isn’t always in style! It’s unique and so pretty.
     
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  29. Morenita21
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    by Morenita21 » Apr 20, 2019
    Go with what makes your heart sing. That’s my advice. I too love EC but they look awful on my hand. I went with what made me fall in love.
     
  30. helen8378
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    by helen8378 » May 8, 2019
    So ladies...
    I am ready to shop for an EMERALD cut diamond!!!

    My budget is around $45-55k * does not include setting & etc.
    I'm looking for:
    Color: E-G
    Clarity: VVS1-VS1
    LW: 1.4-1.5
    Girdle: Very thin - slightly thick

    I'm having a hard time understanding fire/brilliance/scintillation for an emerald. Can some please help me by showing examples of a well-cut emerald vs a bad one?
    I would like to purchase this wholesale or online. I have no preference. I just want to know that I'm getting the best bang for my buck.
    Also, when shopping for the stone, are there other things I should be aware of?
     
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