Grey Oval Diamond Trilogy Ring
By Sophia Perez
Stormy grey oval diamond alternative trilogy ring
Entirely handmade in London, this imperfectly perfect salt and pepper diamond sits in between two matching pear cut white diamonds, in recycled 18k yellow gold.
Available to ship immediately in size L, all other sizes will take 5 days for resizing.
From a long heritage of goldsmiths, Sophia Perez Jewellery is run by a brother and sister team based in London’s Hatton Garden.
Their signature take on the engagement ring reinvigorates timeless styles with salt and pepper diamonds, and every piece is made by hand. Bespoke designs are available on request, please use the contact buttons below to make an enquiry.
Salt and pepper diamonds are real diamonds displaying visible inclusions that create a smattering of black and grey marks, often giving a ’salt and pepper’ speckled appearance. Each salt and pepper diamond will look completely unique, and no two are exactly the same, making it a romantic and original choice for a piece of jewellery. They are extremely popular for alternative engagement rings as they feel less ‘clingy’ than a white diamond, and a more relaxed and low-key choice.
Please be aware that salt and pepper diamonds are different to fancy grey diamonds, which are a pure grey hue that is evenly distributed across the stone.
Like the round diamond's sexier sister, the oval cut diamond is longer and slimmer than a classic round shape. But be cautious: the oval diamond can take various shapes and forms depending on the height to width ratio, and whereas it's a personal choice, the proportions are important to make sure the sparkle is maximised. For this reason you'll find that prices vary a lot even if the carat weight is the same, as more 'desirable' ratios will be more expensive.
The oval diamond is our choice for a solitaire engagement ring; more unexpected than a round diamond, and the longer height elongates the fingers.
See all oval cut diamond rings here.
Gold is a naturally occurring metal with a warm, glowing finish when polished, and remains the most popular choice for engagement rings due to its natural beauty and hard-wearing strength.
Pure 24k gold is naturally a soft material, and considered too soft to create jewellery with, so it is mixed with small amounts of other metals to create an alloy.
As well as increasing the durability of the gold, adding alloys can also change the colour of the gold to produce rose or white gold, for example.
18k yellow gold is made up of 75% pure gold, and 25% alloy, which would usually include silver and copper.
18k rose gold is made up of 75% pure gold, 22.2% copper, and 9.2% silver.
18k white gold is made up of 75% pure gold and 25% palladium or platinum.