Grey Oval Diamond Ring
By Michelle Oh
A large grey imperfect diamond claw set in 18k yellow gold.
This Ring is One of a Kind
Delivery in approximately 12 weeks
This is a bespoke design that has previously sold, shown here for inspiration.
A beautifully imperfectly cut grey oval diamond, set in 18k yellow gold. A natural, relaxed take on the solitaire engagement ring.
Bespoke engagement rings by Michelle Oh start from £3000.
Please note that the bespoke process can take up to 12 weeks, depending on the complexity of the design and the rarity of the diamonds or gemstones you choose.
If you would like to speak to Michelle about designing a custom ring or piece of meaningful jewellery, please make an enquiry.
Delicate, handmade and organically inspired, Michelle specialises in creating unique alternative engagement and wedding rings for the uncommon bride. Special attention is given to the selection of natural gemstones used, particularly grey diamonds and sapphires in interesting shapes and cuts.
A natural grey diamond differs to a salt and pepper diamond in that the colour is pure, it fills the entire diamond and is not made up of inclusions. The colour is deemed ‘fancy’ as are yellow or pink diamonds, and is highly coveted and rare.
The pale, icy tone of a grey diamond is a natural occurring colour, and its rareness increases the value respectively.
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.