Oval Engagement Rings

Oval Engagement Rings

In this post we will talk about oval engagement rings and oval cut diamonds. There are of course many different shapes of diamonds that can be placed into an engagement ring . These range from the conventional (round brilliant) to the un-conventional (trillion diamond).

It may prove to be an assault on the senses. It may cause indecision as your eyes are drawn in different directions across a tray of rings. You may be torn between choosing one beautiful stone shape over another.

You simply must try this jewellery on your finger! We always tell ladies to follow their gut feeling as their instinct will rarely let them down. All the images and all the research done pales in significance when push comes to shove. A computer can only give so much

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For guys looking to surprise their girlfriends, we always say to listen for clues regarding shape. If no clues are forthcoming then err on the side of the conventional. When the proposal is made if the lady is unhappy with the shape we will endeavour to make things right for her. Oval engagement rings are a little bit different to the more popular round brilliant diamonds. They are just as beautiful though.

Oval engagement rings are now the second most popular shape of diamond sold. They are replacing the ever-popular princess cut. The oval shape has had a bit of a renaissance in the past few years. This is due in part to a number of stunning celebrity engagement rings. Rings such as Blake Lively’s oval ring and Amber Rose’s stunning solitaire. Even more recently, the famous stunning oval sapphire and diamond ring belonging to Kate Middleton.

The oval cut diamond has almost all the sparkle of the round brilliant cut diamond. Oval engagement rings appear slightly larger on the finger due to its elongated shape. This is also true of the Marquise cut diamond. Depending on how the oval is cut, the diamond may take on a variety of different elliptical shapes. These ovals are often up to 15% larger in length that their round brilliant counterparts.

Oval Cut Diamonds

The modern oval shape was developed in the 1950s. With more modern cutting techniques and from a hybrid of other cutting techniques and shapes. It is truly a stunning style of diamond with 58 facets of sparkling brilliance.

The oval diamond can accentuate the length of the finger and are very popular with people with shorter fingers. Oval engagement rings will make the fingers seem slender and longer. Ovals are also equally popular with people with long fingers. Other shapes of diamonds that will accentuate the length of the fingers are Marquise cuts and pear cuts.

It is vitally important to have the ratio of the length and width with the depth when choosing an oval cut diamond. The diamond must adhere to some rules relating to the carat weight of the particular diamond. The reason these rules are in place is to avoid the appearance of a bow tie in the diamond or a fish eye. Both features present themselves as darkness around the centre of the stone.

On the left you see a diamond with a bow-tie. On the right you see a perfectly cut Oval Diamond.

Perfectly Cut Oval Diamond
The oval diamond are easier on the pocket in comparison the round brilliant. The most expensive cut of a diamond is the round brilliant. The oval is approximately 80%-90% the price of a round brilliant.

Oval diamonds come in many shapes and sizes. It is best to come in for an appointment to try on the various styles of oval engagement rings and see which one suits you best. At Loyes Diamonds endeavour to make dreams come true. We offer the best advice and value in the engagement rings market available.