While the origins of the oval cut transport us back in time to the early Fourteenth century, the first known circa 1304, time has certainly not hindered the classic beauty this particular fancy cut radiates but improved it. A dominant fixture in royal families it seems; the oval cut has made appearances time and again throughout history, with diamonds and gemstones alike. It began with the “Koh-I-Noor” (Persian for Mountain of Light) that is set within the Queen Mother’s crown among the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, with notable additions from Queen Mathilde of Belgium’s oval cut ruby, Autumn Phillips’ oval cut diamond, and most recent being Kate Middleton’s oval cut sapphire – originally belonging to Princess Diana.
Truthfully, the oval cut was not always as beautiful as it is today; most being drab and lifeless due to lack of proper tools or knowledge to sculpt the facets required for the stunning scintillation we’ve become accustomed to. The Koh-I-Noor itself was re-cut in the early Twentieth century, once in the possession of Queen Victoria. The modern oval cut that sits in our showcases today is here with thanks to Lazare Kaplan, a Russian born American master diamond cutter, who created the “Oval Elegance” in 1957.
Whether you’re looking for something fit for a queen, or a celebrity style, we at Barry’s are lucky enough to provide such an eclectic array of options and sources to bring these dreams to life. We understand that when you dream big, you have to provide big; which we are more than happy to do. Encompassed by a silhouetting halo of stark white, shimmering, round brilliant cut diamonds, an absolutely breathtaking oval cut sprawls proudly in its 18k white gold, custom setting.
Weighing exactly 5.02cts., this diamond appears utterly bottomless with its awe-inspiring vitality. With measurements that spread at 14.19 x 9.93 x 5.07mm., the crystal-clear table perfectly captures the slightly included interior, softest of yellow tones per its gorgeous I colour, and every single intricate facet that boasts the very good cut. The oval and its surrounding accents are elegantly perched atop a slim, diamond embedded band, falling half-eternity style.
These adorning jewels amass a total of thirty-four round brilliant cut diamonds, with a total weight of 1.04ct. Approximately measuring from 2.20 to 1.90mm., their dainty size is no match for the slightly included clarity, practically colourless gauge of G-H, or the good to very good cut.
With an appraisal valued at $142,500.00, this immaculate work of art is featured at a once in a lifetime price of $79,500.00. With a beauty that rivals that of celebrities and queens, this is your chance to outshine them all.