This stunning oval brilliant cut diamond ring with oval brilliant blue sapphire side stones has a 1.70 carat oval brilliant cut diamond in the center with 1.20 total carat weight of matched oval brilliant blue sapphire side stones.
The oval brilliant cut diamond measures 9.65 x 6.40 x 3.89 mm so it has a length-to-width ratio of 1.50. We recommend well rounded ends with a full body having an optimal length-to-width ratio of 1.33-1.55. The oval brilliant cut diamond has a 60.8% depth percentage and a 56% table percentage. For oval-cut diamonds, we recommend a depth of 58-65.4% and table of 52-64% with smaller percentages generally producing bigger size for the carat weight and better cut.
The oval’s technical name is “oval modified brilliant,” based upon its shape and modifications of the traditional round brilliant diamond configuration. Lazare Kaplan invented the oval diamond shape in the early 1960’s. Oval diamonds provide a bigger surface area than a round diamond with the same carat weight and therefore are an excellent option for shoppers looking for the brilliance of the round diamond but a bigger size for their dollars.
The oval brilliant blue sapphire side stones measure 5.96 x 3.97 x 2.86 mm. If you like the proportions of this three stone diamond ring we can recreate the proportional look of this ring in any carat weight range. The diamonds and sapphires are set in a custom platinum mounting designed for these specific diamonds and the client’s finger size. The best three stone diamond rings are custom made so that the blue sapphires fit closely next to the center diamond and appear as non-stop sparkle across the finger when viewed from the top. The four-prong basket style head holding the each diamond provides a durable and secure base for the diamonds. As you can see the four prongs protect the center diamond and blue sapphires without overwhelming the appearance with too much metal. This is a sign of beautiful craftsmanship.
The combination of three ovals shaped gemstones is a great choice for a woman that loves the brilliant sparkle of the round diamond but prefers an elongated shape on her finger. A three stone ring with an oval brilliant diamond in the center and oval brilliant blue sapphires on the sides creates and exquisite look for less money than most three stone ring combinations. The oval shape yields a larger visible surface area than most other shapes and the use of blue sapphires is more economical than diamonds. The contrast of the brilliant diamond and the bold blue sapphires yields a classic and unique appearance. The blue color of the sapphires is a nice cornflower blue, which is more desirable than a dark navy blue color often seen in jewelry stores.
In the oval shape, as with pear 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 the best. This facet misalignment can subtract from the brilliance, especially if it is an exaggerated or obviously dark bow tie effect. At the Diamond Source of Virginia, we specifically seek oval brilliant diamonds without the bow tie effect to provide the most beautiful oval brilliant diamonds for our clients.
If you would like a beautiful three-stone oval diamond and blue sapphire engagement or anniversary ring, just tell us what type of diamonds, sapphires and budget you want. Pink and yellow sapphires are also nice options. We will be happy to search for your diamonds and sapphires for your ring. Then we can have the custom mounting made so you will have one of the most stunning three stone diamond and sapphire rings you have every seen.