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Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

About Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

Oval cut diamond engagement rings are based upon the configurations of the round brilliant diamond. This oval shaped diamond is brilliantly facetted and provides a larger surface area than a round cut diamond with the same carat weight. This makes it an option for shoppers looking for the brilliance of the round, but a bigger size for the price.

The oval diamond was created by Lazare Kaplan in the early 1960s, as a variation of the more common round brilliant.

The slimming effect of the oval cut diamond

Similar to the pear shaped diamond engagement ring, the oval cut diamond provides a flattering illusion of length to the hand, which, as a result, offers a slimming effect. It also accentuates long, slender fingers. However, similar to the pear shaped diamond, the oval cut can experience the unwanted bow-tie effect, which is a dark area toward the center of the diamond. These defects are typically obvious upon immediate inspection, meaning if you don’t see it prior to your purchase, your diamond has likely avoided this effect.

An oval diamond’s length-to-width ratio will determine the diamond’s outline, or, in other words, the way it will look when viewed from above. The most traditional oval diamonds typically provide a length-to-width ratio between 1.33 and 1.66. However, we offer a wide variety of oval cut diamond engagement and anniversary rings. Some people prefer longer, thinner cuts, while some prefer rounder, softer cuts. At Mark Broumand, we provide all options.

Who is the oval cut diamond ideal for?

The oval cut diamond provides a similar brilliance to that of a round cut diamond, over a larger surface area. Thus, oval diamonds are ideal for someone who loves the idea of a round diamond, but is a bit more budget conscious or looking for a less common shape.

Our oval cut diamond engagement rings

At Mark Broumand, we offer a large variety of designs – from modern to antique and solitaires – and settings (from simple to intricate pave settings). We can also customize any of our oval shaped diamond engagement rings or anniversary rings to match your specific tastes.