This stunning oval brilliant cut diamond ring with matched half moon side diamonds has a 1.51 carat oval brilliant cut diamond center stone with 0.68 total carat weight of matched half moon diamond side stones.
The oval brilliant cut diamond measures 9.15 x 6.25 x 4.12 mm so it has a length-to-width ratio of 1.46. We recommend well rounded ends with a full body having the finest length-to-width ratio of 1.33-1.55. The oval brilliant cut diamond has a 65.9% depth percentage and a 54% table percentage. For oval-cut diamonds, we recommend a depth of 58-65.4% and table of 52-64% with smaller percentages generally producing larger visual size for the carat weight and better cut.
The oval shape’s technical name is “oval modified brilliant,” based upon its shape and modifications of the traditional round brilliant diamond configuration. The oval modified brilliant diamond shape was invented by Lazare Kaplan in the early 1960’s. Oval diamonds provide larger surface area than a round diamond with the same carat weight and therefore are a great choice for shoppers looking for the brilliance of the round diamond but a bigger size for their dollars.
The half moon diamonds measure 6.00 x 3.48 x 2.39 mm. The first number is the flat base of the moon that is set next to the oval shape diamond, the second number is the height of the diamond from the base to the curved edge and the third number is the depth of the diamond. The base of the half moon diamond needs to be a little shorter in length than the oval center diamond to allow the prongs holding the base corners of the half moon diamond to fit inside the prongs holding the corners of the oval cut diamond. As you can see there are four prongs which protect the oval diamond and three prongs for each half moon shaped diamond. These prongs provide security without the appearance of too much metal. This is a sign of quality craftsmanship.
The diamonds are set in a custom 14-karat white gold mounting designed for these particular diamonds and the client’s finger size. The finest three stone diamond rings are custom made so that the side diamonds fit closely next to the center diamond and appear as non-stop diamond sparkle across the finger when viewed from the top. The four-prong basket style head holding the center oval diamond provides a durable and secure base for all three diamonds.
The combination of the oval shape diamond and half moon shaped diamonds is very appealing to those who like the elongated shape of the oval brilliant finished off with the elegant curves of the half moon diamonds. This diamond layout is distinctive because half-moon diamonds are not as prevalent in the market place. This ring is sure to be noticed in a crowd because the breathtaking oval brilliant diamond and the unique half moon shape side diamonds. Both diamond shapes are brilliant-cut diamonds so they have great brilliance and sparkle if they are cut properly.
In the oval-shape, as with marquise shapes and other elongated fancy shape diamonds, there is an increased probability of having a “bow tie.” This is a dark area in the shape of a man’s bow tie that occurs when the cut of diamond facets reflecting light are not optimal. This facet misalignment can detract from the brilliance, especially if it is a distinctive or obviously dark bow tie effect. At the Diamond Source of Virginia, we purposely seek oval brilliant diamonds without the bow tie effect to provide the exceptional oval brilliant diamonds for our clients.
If you would like an exceptional three stone diamond ring with an oval brilliant center diamond accompanied with the unique half moon side diamonds, just tell us what type of diamonds and budget you are seeking. We will be happy to find gorgeous and well-matched diamonds for your ring. Then we can have the custom setting created so you will have one of the most beautiful three stone diamond rings you have every seen.