As if they didn’t shine brightly enough on their own, Blake Lively, Amber Rose, Jennifer Aniston, and Serena Williams all don oval diamond engagement rings. A glam grand slam!
Split Shank Pavé Engagement Ring
Oval diamond engagement rings are an all-around great choice, perfect for those who want a combo of the round cut diamond’s sparkle and the pear cut diamond’s unique grace.
What to Know About Oval Cut Diamonds
When choosing an oval cut diamond engagement ring, know that oval cut diamonds feature the “bow tie effect”: like other fancy shape diamonds, there is a space in the center of each oval cut diamond that does not reflect light. The better cut the oval diamond, the smaller the bow tie effect.
Knife-Edge Lotus Engagement Ring
Other important considerations for oval cut diamonds: each stone has a varying length-to-width ratio, and either has round or flat shoulders (corners of the oval can be rounded or sloped).
Twin Pavé Cross Over Engagement Ring
Longer or wider oval cut diamonds? Round or flat shoulders?
Longer oval cut diamonds with flat shoulders are usually considered more elegant while more wider oval cut diamonds with rounded shoulders give less of a bow tie. Of course, personal taste always plays a part in the decision too!