A fancy shape spin-off of their round counterpart, oval cut diamonds provide extended sparkle in engagement rings and fine jewelry.
Why Oval Cut Diamonds?
A slightly elongated version of the round cut, the oval cut diamond elegantly accentuates the length of the wearer’s finger.
Pavé Halo Engagement Ring
The average 1 carat oval diamond has 10% more surface area than a round diamond of the same weight, giving you more bang for your buck.
Halo Cabled Engagement Ring
Oval cut diamonds lack sharp angles, which makes them less susceptible to chipping than other more geometric shapes.
Comfort Fit Engagement Ring
Who Rocks Oval Diamond Engagement Rings?
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!
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