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My new old cut pear!

jbkhere

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My oh so wonderful husband has surprised me! (that's not easy to do) With a loose old cut pear!! Once I finished gushing I said "I have to get this on PS and get setting ideas!!!" Happily, he understands.......

Stats from GIA:
2.56 c
VS1 K

I wasn't sure if I should post this here or in RT - I've never done this (with a diamond) before!!!!

So please, may I ask for your opinions and ideas?? She will be my "engagement ring" (we've been married for 11 years!) and will be set in platinum. I'm pretty sure I'll want to bezel her to protect her. And I'll want it to be comfortable and wearable.
I have so many thoughts running through my head and everyone here always has such great ideas! Halo? Just bezel? With or without milgrain? Maybe a three stone bezel? Have you ever seen a three stone with a pear center?

I wish I could get better pictures, I'll keep trying. She's really very nice & white!
All ideas and thoughts welcome please!

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canuk-gal

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HI:

Post in both forums--spread the love! To be sure, you will get more input/attention in RT for setting ideas.

:dance: diamond! Marvellous! I must think about settings....

cheers--Sharon
 

junebug17

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Oh wow, what a gorgeous diamond jbkhere! :love: I don't often see antique pears, what a beautiful find. I would recommend moving to RT also - so many more people will see it, not very many people make it to this little corner of PS and settings are discussed all the time in RT.
 

Siameseroo

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Wow it's HUGE! What are your style presences? Do you prefer delicate or chunky settings? Do you like a lot of bling? Modern v vintage?

Here are a couple of inspiration pics to get started!

Your diamond is so huge I think it could look really nice in a solitaire setting, but completely depends on your preferences!

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Circe

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Ricezo, I love the YG bezel in your last post! Who designed it, do you know?
 

Cluless

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beautiful stone, congrats! I really like the yg bezel recezo posted also
 

rainydaze

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Wow, go hubby! What an amazing find, the faceting on that is to die for. You're a lucky lady indeed to be able to gaze at that beauty every day. I'm in agreement with everyone else, the yg bezel is gorgeous. I feel like it suits the personality of your pear. The only thing is, if it's from Knox, I don't believe they will set outside stones into their settings. Maybe for a one-of-a-kind find?
 

RandG

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Your pear is perfect. The shape is wheelhouse. I just acquired a smaller one like this and I get totally lost in it-- would love one this size. I hope you celebrate the shape and faceting of the stone-- its a star. Congratulations and can't wait to see what you do with it :)
 

cflutist

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I think you already know this, but this pear has an undefined point, so when set, will not look
like any of the mountings posted in this thread.
 

jbkhere

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Chel180, Cluless & Rainydaze, thank you for the kind words! While I do love that Knox setting I think I'm wanting something with a bit more spread.

RandG & cflutist, thank you! I am really loving this stone. Finding the right setting will definitely be challenging!
 

Alexxxx

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One of the most exciting stones I've seen in a while, I realllly love it. Huge congrats!
 

Resonance.Of.Life

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How about this?
 

autumngems

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So jealous, I want an old cut and this is stunning. I can see that in a lovely rose gold setting.
 

missy

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I know I already commented about your GORGEOUS stone jbkhere in another thread but well this stone is just amazing. I love it and I know however you decide to set it will be beautiful. :love: :love: :love:

LOVE this antique pear!!!
 

jbkhere

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Thank you autumngems & missy! I'm still trying to decide on who to use to set. I think I'm leaning toward a local jeweler especially because I'm afraid of shipping. But I also like all the steps he'll do (sketch, rendering, CAD, mold) before production. I have a hard time visualizing with CAD so getting to do a mold (either wax or metal) ahead of time eases some anxiety for me.
I can't do rose gold (makes me itch) but I am considering high carat yellow gold (22k or 24k) what do you think?
Also - look at these sapphires! I've decided against doing it - but after I saw these earrings I'd considered doing a halo in french cut pink sapphires!

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arkieb1

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Here's one with blue sapphires;

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Or with a double halo with pink sapphires inner halo, white diamonds outer halo sort of like;

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Or this;

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Or for something completely different;

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jbkhere

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Thanks artdecolover71! I actually haven't decided yet :confused:
I am wearing it now - my jeweler set it in a temporary silver ring until I make up my mind. Interestingly, that has helped me a bit. I've learned I do not want prongs. First - I hate getting fuzz stuck in the prongs. Seems like a silly thing, I know - but it drives me CRAZY!
More importantly - I find myself nervous about the possibility of knocking my stone loose from the prongs. I know logically the likelihood of it happening but I don't want a ring that I'll be afraid to wear.
I also realize I don't like how this setting changes the outline of my stone. I find I miss the charming rounded "point" so I want to make sure that doesn't happen with the new setting.
So - at the moment I think I'm leaning toward a sapphire halo like ark posted
OR I also love the look of the bezel on the heart ring Grace just posted. Though I'm afraid of the bezel making the stone look smaller. Does that happen?

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artdecolover71

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Love both ideas...a bezel usually makes the stone look bigger! I love a millegrained bezel myself. So classic and outlines the shape of the stone so beautifully!
 
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