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Help me set a pear pendant?

mintbark

Rough_Rock
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I have a pear shaped diamond that I want to set as a pendant. It used to be a ring and I had the head removed and attached a bail but it flips all the time.

Whats the best style to set a pear diamond in? I’d love for the head to be white (either platinum or white gold) and the chain to be yellow gold. I’d prefer a sliding chain and prongs over a bezel since the diamond is already sizable. I love the style of chain I have now, any ideas what it’s called? What’s a good vendor to set it? I live in NYC and usually go to the diamond district to get my rings sized and set, but wondering if I should do this online since it’ll require custom work.

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Sprinkles&Stones

Brilliant_Rock
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is this your pendant? or just an inspiration pic? I like the setting!
 

mintbark

Rough_Rock
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This is my pendant. I took the head off a ring, but as you can see the setting is very high with a tiny back so it flips to the side all the time.
 

klrrrr

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Gorgeous stone! I think you just need a fatter, flatter back. It's all a matter of physics with the flipping, but that's my experience.

Are you opposed to a sliding bezel? Those seem to balance nicely.

I was thinking of setting my pear stone in a necklace and almost ordered a few CZ options to test (before deciding not to proceed). I would explore that route as a test drive!
 

mintbark

Rough_Rock
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I got it set this morning at the NY Diamond district, it’s really fun to go there! It doesn’t flip anymore, can’t wait to wear it all the time. I picked out the setting, got it set, and the polished and rhodium plated all in 1.5 hours (polish and plating took the longest at 1 hour).

The jeweler also weighed the stone! 1.6ct!

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RMOO

Rough_Rock
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Beautiful! Great thing about a minimalist setting like this is that it looks gorgeous on any color gold chain!
 

lulu_ma

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I got it set this morning at the NY Diamond district, it’s really fun to go there! It doesn’t flip anymore, can’t wait to wear it all the time. I picked out the setting, got it set, and the polished and rhodium plated all in 1.5 hours (polish and plating took the longest at 1 hour).

The jeweler also weighed the stone! 1.6ct!

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Beautiful! Would you mind posting a profile pic? I’m curious as to how the profile changed. I’m setting an emerald cut aqua and want to make sure it doesn’t flip.
 

mintbark

Rough_Rock
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I love white gold/platinum heads with yellow gold bands and chains. I feel like it make the diamond look the whitest/shows the most diamond while complementing my skin more :) Though, I wonder if I should get the rabbit ears plated in yellow gold. The setting is much flatter so the pendant is no longer off balance.
 
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RMOO

Rough_Rock
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I love white gold/platinum heads with yellow gold bands and chains. I feel like it make the diamond look the whitest/shows the most diamond while complementing my skin more :) Though, I wonder if I should get the rabbit ears plated in yellow gold. The setting is much flatter so the pendant is no longer off balance.

Do you ever wear white gold or platinum? I left the ears of my diamond pendant white because I often switch the chain between white and yellow gold (and different lengths) and think it looks less odd with white ears on yellow chain, than yellow ears on a white chain.
 
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