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I did not know that my mom set out to have her classic 3 stone reset........... I sure wish I would have known. She kept it secret from me in case I would talk her out of it. I personally am not boiled over with the reset...(but I didn''t let her know that). I get the feeling she is not in love with it either. I think it is too "chunky". If only I had known she wanted this to be done, I would have had her send it to Leon or have kept it in the classic 3 stone which I love!

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Profile... personally, I think she had it set too high. I would have had it more flush set to protect the stone more...

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I prefer the original setting, what a lovely pear!
 

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It is beautiful though. I''m sure she''s happy to have more bling and finger coverage.
 

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Hmmm. I see what she was trying to do... but I liked it better before too!
 

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Well, I''m a fan of simple, classic styles, and while the new ring is definitely blingy, it doesn''t stop my heart like the before does!
 

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Its definitely blinging! I bet it sparkles like mad!!
 

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WOW! That is a SERIOUS ring!
 

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Like you, I prefer the original and think the new one is a bit chunky...I think a more delicate halo would have been fabulous! oh well. It is definitely blingy and has tons of finger coverage!!
 

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With some tweeking of the prongs and some shaving down of the gallery of the second setting it could really be gorgeous... but I, myself a solitaire classic type of girl. the first setting was so fab! And you are so right.... her pear would have looked knockout in a Leon claw prong setting, with maybe a very VERY delicate halo.....
 

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Date: 2/26/2009 10:47:54 AM
Author: Lorelei
I prefer the original setting, what a lovely pear!

yah me too--beautiful pear!
 

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Date: 2/26/2009 12:53:21 PM
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With some tweeking of the prongs and some shaving down of the gallery of the second setting it could really be gorgeous... but I, myself a solitaire classic type of girl. the first setting was so fab! And you are so right.... her pear would have looked knockout in a Leon claw prong setting, with maybe a very VERY delicate halo.....

I agree I think it definately needs some tweeking. In this case Less is more. I invision a gorgeous setting from Leon with halos around the Pear sidestones ONLY!
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BTW... her pear is 1.50 cts and the sidestones are approx. .4Octs each I am guessing.
 

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it''s definitely a show stopper!
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I can''t decide which version I prefer, honestly. I like the simplicity of the original, but I love the extra bling of the new setting. Gee, what a dilemma.
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I prefer the first one also but hopefully she loves it. It definitely has the bling factor
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Wow - that turned into some ring! I too prefer the simplicity of the first ring but if she''s happy with it, that''s all that matters!
 

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Date: 2/26/2009 10:47:59 AM
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It is beautiful though. I''m sure she''s happy to have more bling and finger coverage.
ditto. I love pears!
 

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Mama''s all blinged out now!!!! Wowza, although the original was very pretty too!
 

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HI:

Lovely!!!

cheers--Sharon
 

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Holy bling!!!!! I do think I liked it better the first way, but I DEFINITELY wouldn''t say no to the re-set!!
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Holy smokes! Serious bling! Although I do too prefer the before ''simpler'' setting...
 

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WOW!!!!! Gorgeous!!!! I loved it before and I love the after!
 

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Wow super blingy - it''s awesome and beautiful!
 

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Personally I like the first setting better. Personally her center stone looks smaller to me in the new setting than it did in the first one.

Then again I am not an ultra blingy person so...
 

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all of those stones the side ones included are so stunning, the new setting takes away from it. I mean if she wants show stopping BLINNG then sweet. I do love that classic setting tho. i hope she gets what she wants!
 

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Holy cow, that is some serious finger coverage!
 

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goodness, talk about a ring!!! it''s stunning.
 
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