The Oval Cut Diamond was first introduced in the 1960’s by Lazare Kaplan, a Russian born New York diamond dealer who crafted an Oval gemstone cut so that it could be mass produced. It was a fresh contrast to the angular and step cut designs of the time, and quickly became a popular choice for Engagement Rings.
One of the reasons that Oval Engagement Rings gained their popularity is that they maximise the size of the diamond per carat weight. They appear larger as they cover a bigger surface area on the finger with their elongated shape, but possess equal brilliance and fire to a round brilliant cut diamond. Put simply an Oval-cut diamond will give the illusion that it is larger due to their shape and be better value for money. Making them a more affordable option in comparison to a round cut diamond of the same carat weight.
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The elongated shape of an Oval Cut can also flatter and make the wearer's finger appear more slender, similar to pear and marquise cut diamonds. Their symmetry is appealing and a great option for someone who loves the classics but is looking for something just a little different.
The Oval Cut also has a vintage feel, which adds to its timeless appeal. Oval Cut Engagement rings are incredibly versatile and the variety of designs means they are favoured by many brides-to-be. The most popular designs for Oval Cut Diamonds are solitaire settings (a timeless option that will never go out of style), halo settings (adding some extra sparkle and glamour to a setting) and three stone setting (a trilogy with two smaller diamonds flanking the oval cut diamond in the centre).
Oval Cut Diamonds, whether it’s a minimalist solitaire on a simple band or more romantic design with vintage milgrain and pave embellishments, an Oval Engagement ring is a unique and beautiful choice that will stand the test of time. Ovals have the ability to feel feminine and fresh with their elegant designs, but they are trendier compared to a pear or marquise.
With their eye-catching shape, Oval engagement rings are a stunning choice that appeal to many brides. With no compromise on sparkle and a flattering effect in which they have the ability to look bigger than their actual carat size, it’s easy to see why many buyers are opting for an Oval Cut Diamond Ring.
To select the perfect Oval Engagement Ring, each stone is particularly unique. Their proportions cause some Ovals to be closer to a cushion shape (wider and more round), whilst others are longer and thinner. Their subtle differences remind us why this eternally classic style is so popular, as each is just a little different. Be sure to try a variety of stones to find the right fit for you.
For some inspiration discover our Oval Cut Engagement Ring collection here. Alternatively book an appointment with our team to design your own custom-made ring. Fill out the form below to find out more.