Oval Cut Diamond 

If you want an unusual shape but you don't want to miss out on the sparkle of the Round Brilliant Cut, an Oval diamond is recommended. This Cut has progressed over the years, and now it is to the point where carat weight is optimized and brilliance is maximized. It also has the benefit of making the finger look longer and slimmer.

Oval Cut Diamonds

Oval Diamond Shape

1. An Introduction

Timeless and elegant, it is of little surprise that the Oval Cut is adored by many. It has an elongated round shape, which falls in the middle of the Round Brilliant and Pear shapes. If you don't want to wear one of the most common cuts, yet you still want lots of brilliance, this is the perfect diamond for you. When it comes to engagement rings, Oval diamonds are becoming an increasingly popular choice.

2. Features

Oval Diamond Shape

Oval diamonds have 58 facets and the length to width ratio is usually between 1.33 and 1.66. It is important to go for a high quality cut when buying this type of diamond, as the bow tie effect can occur. This is when a shadow appears on the central facets of the stone whenever light passes through. To lower the impact of this, the angles of the table and the facets can be altered, or the depth of the pavilion can be adjusted. Discover more about the bow-tie effect on this link.

3. Buying Advice

You have a varied selection at your disposal when it comes to setting choice, as the four-prong, six-prong and bezel setting are all suitable. When buying this diamond, the length to width ratio is a vital aspect to consider, as it can influence light dispersion in the stone and the appearance of the finger. One of the good things about this diamond shape is that it optimizes carat weight, meaning you can go for a lower carat and save some money if you wish. Finally, as touched upon, a high cut grade is crucial to ensure you don't purchase an Oval diamond that suffers badly from the bow tie effect.


Tal Cohen - MD The Jewelry Store NYC

4. History

The Oval shaped diamond truly came about in the 1960s, although there were similar cuts before this, but none of them were like the Oval diamond we know today. This was created by a Russian diamond cutter, Lazare Kaplan. As a result of the Oval diamond, he was put into the Jewelers International Hall of Fame.

Where next?

Do you wish to buy a loose Oval diamond? Book a visit to our showroom in New York or search through our inventory online.

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