You want to find the ring that will represent your lifelong commitment to the person you love, and you’re ready to make a purchase. What diamond do you want to represent your forever, though? Consider an oval diamond.
Oval diamonds were first created in the 1960s as a variation on the round brilliant. Today, oval diamonds represent forever, offering a brilliantly faceted surface that looks larger than a round cut diamond, even when the two stones are of the same carat weight.
Investing in an oval ring or oval wedding ring set allows you and your partner to enjoy all the brilliance of a round cut diamond with a larger look.
About Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Rings
The display of oval cut diamond engagement rings takes inspiration from the round brilliant diamond. Oval wedding rings and oval engagement rings both boast brilliant facets while providing their wearers with a larger diamond surface area than a comparable round cut diamond.
This makes oval cut diamonds an option for shoppers looking for the brilliance of the round at a larger size.
Why Should You Choose an Oval Diamond?
Oval diamond rings stand out from the rest thanks to their:
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.
An oval diamond’s length-to-width ratio will determine the diamond’s proportions 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.
That said, we at Mark Broumand offer a wide variety of oval cut diamond engagement and anniversary rings. Some prefer longer, thinner cuts, while others prefer rounder, softer ones. We work with you to create the look you want for your oval diamond ring.
The cut of an oval diamond makes it more resilient over the many years your partner will wear their ring. Because the oval diamond doesn’t have the rectangular or princess diamond’s sharp corners, the diamond is less likely to chip.
If your partner works with their hands, or you want to take steps to prevent long-term ring wear and tear, you can discuss oval diamond ring maintenance plans and customization features with our team.
The oval diamond’s larger surface area allows for additional sparkle and shine when you take your partner out on the town. These rings can subsequently obscure inclusions or other flaws that might lessen their timeless beauty.
That said, an unchecked bow-tie effect can dim the beauty of an oval diamond. This effect introduces more shadows to the center of an oval diamond. Fortunately, Mark Broumand can help you select an oval diamond ring that has minimal inclusions or dark spots in the center of the stone.
Is the Oval Cut Right for Your Engagement Ring?
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.
You can additionally customize an oval cut diamond with unique wedding bands, including thinner wedding bands and settings. Mark Broumand offers oval cut diamond settings ranging from simple statement settings to intricate pave settings. You can discuss the impact these settings and band customizations can have on an oval cut ring’s appearance with our team.
Our Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Rings
We at Mark Broumand offer diamond engagement rings in a variety of cuts and sizes. If you’re looking for the perfect ring to propose with, you can browse our selection of modern, antique, and solitaire designs. We also offer settings that range from simple to intricate, so you can customize this symbol of your commitment.
Do you have questions about our popular oval rings or want to explore additional customization options, like gold oval engagement rings or halo settings? Reach out to Mark Broumand today, and let our diamond experts help you find the oval diamond engagement ring of your dreams.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Oval Diamonds More Expensive?
The cost of an oval engagement ring or an oval wedding ring will vary depending on any customizations you want to integrate. You can discuss the cost of an oval wedding ring set with a Mark Broumand representative to secure an individualized cost estimate.
Is 1 Carat Oval Diamond a Good Size?
1 carat diamonds rank among the most popular diamond engagement ring stones, even before you factor in their cut. If you or your partner want to invest in a larger-appearing stone at a reduced cost, 1 carat oval diamonds allow you to enjoy an increased surface area without the weight of a larger stone.
How Big does a 2 Carat Oval Diamond Look?
You should factor in how the oval diamond’s cut influences its overall appearance. The oval cut makes most diamonds appear to have a larger surface area than they actually do. As such, a 2 carat oval engagement ring may appear larger on the hand than a round cut diamond of a similar carat weight.
If you’re not sure whether or not your partner wants a large or small diamond, consider consulting both them and a Mark Broumand representative before investing in a 2 carat oval diamond ring.
What does “Oval Diamond Engagement Ring” Mean?
When designers describe an engagement ring as an oval, they mean that the starring diamond isn’t perfectly circular but rather has more length than width, much like a rectangular-cut diamond. The oval shape tends to guide a viewer’s eye down the wearer’s hand, creating a slimming effect.
The term “oval” stems from the Latin word “ov” and “ovum,” which translate to the English “egg.” While that might not seem particularly romantic, the Romans used eggs, and subsequently ovals, to represent immortality, fertility, and rebirth. Oval diamond engagement rings take inspiration from those Latin roots and subsequently represent an immortal, rejuvenating love.