It is true that oval shaped gems are very popular when it comes to men's silver or gold rings. Men generally do not wear fancy or flashy jewels, there are ofcourse some exceptions to this trend. An oval gem stone ring can be made to look stylish without being loud. Another interesting fact is that, most gem cutters are very skilled and efficient when it comes to cutting oval shaped gems. When you move from a rough, crudely formed gem towards an oval stone, the material loss in the cutting phase is also economized. This is mainly due to the shape and proportions of an oval gem stone. Since the gem or jewelry provider finally prices the stone according to it's weight (price per carat), oval shaped gems with lower cutting losses appear attractive to the buyer. In this section we will talk about various issues related to mens oval gemstone rings and also about oval shaped gems.
Big oval gem rings: In the world of gemstones, the definition of 'big' gems is an interesting one. While a mens big gem stone ring would imply a large gem, the gem type will directly influence the classifaction of 'large', 'medium' or 'small'. For example if you were talking about a big oval blue topaz gem for a men's ring, the gem could be as large as 15x12mm or even larger. Such an oval shaped topaz could weigh as much as 6 to 8 carats. This also be true for gems like red garnet, amethyst, bloodstone, green jade, lapis, citrine, rutilated quartz, smoky quartz etc. Now let us switch to another gem stone ring, a large blue sapphire oval men's gold ring. In this case, most mens oval sapphire gemstone rings would use a blue sapphire that is around 9x7mm or 10x8mm oval. This sapphire would weigh around 2 to 4 carats and surely classify as a large blue sapphire gem. Compare this against the whooping 6 to 8 carat large blue topaz. A 6 to 8 carat blue sapphire even in the medium quality group, would be very expensive and you could pay around 4,500 U.S$ to 12,000 U.S$ for just the gem stone! A top quality blue sapphire could cost almost double that. Other gems that fall in a similar category as blue sapphire would be ruby, tanzanite and emerald. Between these two price ranges, big gems could also be found in aquamarine, green tourmaline, pink tourmaline, white opal and iolite. In this case we would say that a 4 to 5 carat gem is big. This stone would not be as expensive as a blue sapphire but would be substantially more expensive than a blue topaz or citrine stone. The issue of what constitutes big in each gem category is important even during the design selection phase. You really cannot pick the design of a big oval mens ring with a 10 carat amethyst gem, and hope to duplicate the design and dimensions with a natural ruby or sapphire.
Type of cut: A gem provider would tell you that, there are dozens of gem stone cuts used in gemstone jewelry. We will leave the fancy cuts out as, very few of these fancy cut gems make their way to men's rings or men's jewelry. A smooth cut oval gem without any facets is also called cabachon cut and is very popular with certain stones. Agate, blue lapis, black onyx, moonstone, star sapphires and malachite are good examples of cabachon cut gems. If you have come across mens oval tourmaline rings or blue sapphire rings, or even mens oval aquamarine rings the gem in most cases would have a faceted cuts. There would be some cuts on the top of the stone and others on the bottom and/or sides of the stone. Another gem cut that has gained a fair degree of popularity in mens oval shaped gems is the checkerboard cut. This cut creates multiple facets on the surface of the stone. It is used for both opaque and transparent gems, the top resembles the criss-cross skin of a pineapple! In Thailand, this gem cut has been given an interesting name 'Taa Sappharoat' cut. Translated into English it would mean 'eye of the pineapple' cut. Mens oval gem stone rings could have any of these cuts for the gem stone. However cabachon oval gems incur the least cutting weight losses, then would come the conventional faceted cut. The checkerboard cut involves a fairly high degree of cutting weight loss. Expensive gems like rubies, sapphires, emeralds and tanzanite are rarely cut with the checkerboard cut.
Gem height: This refers to the thickness or depth of the oval gemstone and would define just how much, the gem protrudes out of the men's ring. For example if you had an oval cabachon cut black onyx set in a men's ring, the gem could protrude as much as a whole centimeter above the ring. Most gem dealers sell gems based on priced per carat (weight unit), gems like onyx and agate which are not very expensive are often cut, very high (big depth) to increase the weight per piece of the gem. We would suggest that your men's gold or silver oval ring, keep the gem protrusion to around 3mm to a maximum of 5mm. Gems that protrude too much beyond the mounting are more likely to get damaged by hitting against hard objects.
Gem mounting: The design and metal weight of your mens oval ring would influence the type of gem mounting used. The quality of craftsmanship will ofcourse be a factor that plays a part too. If you had to put durability on top, the best way to mount the gem in an oval men's ring would be to border the entire gem with metal. However this type of gem mounting needs healthy metal weight and a very precise casting dimension. Prong settings are also quite common for men's gemstone rings. If you are considering getting a men's oval ring with prong setting, here are a few suggestions and tips. Prongs have a good chance of sticking in pockets and fabric, this can cause them to open up and loosen the gem. Flimsy or pointed prongs can scratch skin, this does happen in real life so give consideration to this issue too.
Gemstone back: This refers to the portion under the stone, the options would be to leave the underside open or to close it with metal. If you had a transparent gem like a citrine or aquamarine, leaving the bottom open would be a good idea. For an opaque stone like a malachite or blue lapis, the opening of the bottom would not serve any purpose as light would never go through these gems. Another interesting situation is when, the buyer wants the gem to touch the finger from the underside. Some jewelry lovers believe in the special properties of certain gems, it is felt that allowing the gem to touch the finger enhances the power of the stone. You need to make sure that the bottom of the gemstone is not sharp as, it could damage delicate skin.
Ring weight: This is a very important factor that would influence the longterm durability of your mens oval gem stone ring. As gold prices hit all time highs, jewelers continue to reduce gold weight in jewelry. The idea is to lower the price and make the jewelry more attractive to buyers. For similar reasons this is happening to silver mens rings too even though, silver is many times cheaper than gold. The point is that the metal weight needs to be proportional to the ring dimensions and size. If this is not done, the ring would have a low metal thickness, this would lead to denting and deforming something that calls for expensive repairs. A mens readymade ring might be resized to many sizes but, the right way would be to produce a custom ring where the dimensions and size are taken into consideration in each specific case. The metal weight then needs to be worked out for each ring. In general as a rule of thumb, give a stern and serious consideration when you come across mens silver rings that weigh less than 15 to 18 grams. Similarly try to avoid mens gold rings that weigh less than 18 to 20 grams.
Orienting the gem: We are talking here about oval shaped gems, such a shape would have a longer side and a shorter side. If you had to mount an oval gem along the finger, it would mean that the height of your ring would be determined by the longer side (measurement) of the gem. On the other hand, orienting the gem horizontally against the finger would give the ring height a dimensions determined by the shorter side of the stone. Since you already know that the metal weight needs to be proportionate to the ring dimensions, the orientation of the oval gem would influence the recommended metal weight.
Ring design: It is interesting that we start discussing about ring design so late in our report. After all design and price are always on top of buyer's minds when choosing a men's oval gem stone ring. The point is that, most issues related to ring design will depend on personal preference. The remaining issues regarding design are already discussed for example, the metal weight needs to consider the ring design dimensions, the design would define the type of gem mounting etc. What you should keep in mind is that, evaluating just external appearance is not sufficient to make the right buying selection and decision. The other factors that we have discussed so far also need to be considered, as they could directly relate to the longterm durability of your ring.
The above report gives an indepth study for mens oval gem rings. It is not meant to make you an expert, it aims to educate buyers regarding various issues related to such rings. Internet based jewelry providers have made thing easier for buyers but, the lack of clear information and guidance has not worked in the interest of the buyer. The emphasis on selling with 'Buy Now', 'Checkout' icons screaming on a website, has ignored the fact that a jewelry buyer needs to be provided with information. We sincerely hope that this report will help all jewelry buyers, irrespective of where they finally purchase their jewelry from.
Below are some suggestions for your oval gem stone mens ring. All rings are fully custom made in gold or silver, you can choose one of these designs or send us images or sketches of your own. All gem options are provided and each gem is handpicked and custom cut. By using the same team of designers, craftsmen, gem cutters and quality control experts for gold and silver rings we ensure that the same quality is maintained for gold and silver men's rings. No other jeweler can make this claim and that is what Kaisilver one of the most preferred sources for men's rings. Our support experts can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries or requirements related to gems and jewelry. The information and advice will be useful in making the right buying decisions, you will never need to make a purchase from us so do take advantage of our expertise.
Mens Oval Gemstone Ring, Black Onyx Ring For Men
A handsome mens oval gem stone ring, the MAN70 packs good looks and durability into one classic jewel. The gold or sterling silver oval onyx gem stone ring can have a smooth cut (cabachon) or a faceted cut (checkerboard) as per your preference. The interesting thing about this oval stone ring for men is that, the portion under the gem can be exposed or covered. The implications of this option is both interesting and useful. Many people believe that having a specific gem touch the skin (finger) increases the supernatural powers of the gem. In such a case, the oval gemstone ring would have an open portion under the stone, this would allow the gem to touch the finger when the ring is worn. While we do not make any supernatural claims for any gem stone, we understand and respond to the beliefs and requirements of all gem and jewelry buyers. You can get the MAN70 oval stone ring custom made in gold or silver. The center gem can be replaced with the stone of your choice. The gold ring ofcourse gives you options for both 14k and 18k mens rings. The gold color choice of yellow or white gold is available for all Kaisilver jewelry. Get more information on the MAN70 oval onyx stone ring here.
Mens Rings, Oval Gemstones
The oval gemstone ring shown in this image has a 9x7mm oval aquamarine gem stone. On either side of the oval stone is a 2.5mm round diamond. When it comes to men's oval rings, the type of gemstone set in the ring will influence the size of the stone. This is because some gems are rarer and more expensive in larger sizes as compared to others. For example, a 12x10mm oval shaped citrine or blue topaz would be quite moderately priced. But if you choose this gem size for a blue sapphire oval gemstone mens ring, the possibility of getting such a large gem would be low. And even if you did find a natural ruby or sapphire with these handsome dimensions, you would pay a small fortune for the jewel. The MAN64 mens aquamarine ring is shown here with an aquamarine stone, the size is neither too small nor too large. This keeps a moderate price tag on the gold or silver mens oval ring with gems like aquamarine, tourmaline, rhodolite garnet, blue sapphire, green sapphire, yellow sapphire, emerald or tanzanite. The basic structure and gem size in this mens oval stone ring does not place any limitations on your choice. Each ring is custom made and can therefore be customized for a design change or for a much larger center gem. Get to know more about this aquamarine mens ring here.
Oval Shape Gemstone Rings For Men
An interesting oval shape ring for men, the MAN66 is crafted in gold or sterling silver by skilled craftsmen from Thailand. The ridges on the band of the ring give it a much bolder and sturdy appearance. However you could order this mens oval lapis ring with a smooth band and no ridges too. Each mens gemstone ring is tailormade to include all your preferences. The design, dimensions, gemstone and even metal for your ring can be selected by you. While the deep blue color of blue lapis lazuli makes it a favorite among men, there is an interesting thing about requests for men's lapis rings. Many buyers insist on a lapis stone that has a uniform blue color with no specks or patches on the stone. This is something that we can surely do but, make sure that you understand the implications of this. Natural blue lapis rough is composed of calcite and pyrite. The calcite shows up as whitish patches or streaks. The pyrite can be seen as metallic spots on the stone. It is ofcourse best if the blue lapis in your oval mens ring has a moderate amount of these calcite and pyrite inclusions. But requesting for a deep blue and uniform color across the stone with no visibility of white calcite or metallic pyrite means that, the gemstone will be dyed to enhance it's color. Such stones are easy to find as most gem manufacturers dye blue lapis. However at Kaisilver, we procure rough lapis from the Afghanistan or Pakistan mountains and custom cut the stone. We can therefore provide untreated and undyed blue lapis for your ring too. In either case the final choice is yours so do let us know what you need. More information on this mens oval stone ring can be seen here.
Mens Star Sapphire Ring
The MAN15 with it's large diffused star sapphire makes an awesome jewel. This oval star sapphire ring, is crafted in gold or 925 sterling silver. It is quite true that most diffused star sapphire gems are cut in an oval shape. A diffused star sapphire gem is basically a natural sapphire that has been teated to enhance it's beauty. Oval sapphire rings are very popular with men. If you shift from the oval gem shape, baguette, square and octogonal are not very rare for sapphires - this ofcourse does not apply to a diffused star sapphire ring. This oval gem stone ring for men, is shown with a classic combination of dull and holished finish. The steady demand for diffused star sapphires point to an interesting fact, a natural sapphire with a star that is crisp and clear as shown in the MAN15 image would be very expensive. This has resulted in a lot of research which finally led to the creation of the MAN15 mens star sapphire ring. The MAN15 is a Kaisilver mens oval diffused star sapphire ring, you can also get ladies rings that use diffused star sapphires. Since sapphires are sturdy and durable gems, the stone is suitable for both gold and 925 silver jewelry. Read the complete report on this oval gemstone ring for men here.
Moonstone Ring, Silver Or Gold
An amazing moonstone ring for men, custom made in gold or silver. This oval gem stone ring has a typical cabachon (facetless) cut for the gem stone. Since all Kaisilver jewelry is fully tailormade to include all buyer specifications, you could request for a change in gemstone or even a complete overhaul of the design. Since moonstone would be a modestly priced gem, our designers indulged themselves when finalizing dimensions. The oval moonstone seen in the ring is a large 14mm x 10mm gemstone. Though not easily seen in the image, we would like to inform you that the bottom (base) portion of the gemstone is flat. There are quite a few jewelry lovers who like the gemstone to touch the finger when the ring is worn. You can make for a specific request related to this when you are ordering your oval gem stone men's ring. If you wished the gemstone in this men's gemstone ring to touch your finger, we would cut the gemstone with a slight bulge (not absolutely flat) at the bottom. The complete report on the MAN09 Kaisilver moon stone ring can be seen here.