|Gemstones and Other Materials
|2.21ct E VS2 moval old brilliant cut diamond with GIA certificate
2 x pear shaped diamonds weighing 0.40cts combined
|Platinum with London assay and maker's marks.
|UK finger size L, US size 5.75 (Can be adjusted)
Head 13.2mm x 15.3mm
Band 2.2mm wide
The moval shape is a beautiful marriage between the elongated elegance of the marquise cut with the more generous profile and softly rounded ends of an oval. Popular during the early 20th century, it is now beginning to regain the attention and appreciation we believe it deserves.
According to legend, the marquise shape diamond was created for King Louis XV of France who wanted a diamond cut designed specifically to remind him of his mistresses’ lips. The Marquise de Pompadour, more commonly known as Madame de Pompadour, had the most beautifully shaped mouth he’d ever seen and he wanted it immortalised in diamond. The elegant marquise cut was born and the elongated curved shape with pointed ends would become an enduring symbol of love and romance. Today this shape is also referred to as navette and is one that we are particularly fond of.