Oval Cut Diamonds
The oval cut is actually an elongated round cut diamond. In other words, when the oval cut is fixed to the right proportions, its fire and brilliance are comparable to the round cut diamond. Because of its long and curvature shape, it is considered a very classical and elegant diamond. The beauty of the oval diamond comes mainly from its shape. It is always recommended that you place the diamond on a ring with smaller non-oval accent stones in order to reveal it’s gently cut shape. The oval cut diamond is a unique complement for any ring and will always stay in style.
While fancy shape diamonds don’t have as much brilliance as round diamond, the oval is right up there with the round cut diamond. In addition, its shape is very unique and will always stand out.
It takes a lot of time and research to the find the perfect oval because you must make sure that the proportions are correct, the shape of the diamond is not too long or too long or too short and you must make sure the diamond does not have what’s known as a bow tie. However, the time and effort is always worth it with an oval cut.
- Ideal Table Percentage: 55% - 60%
- Ideal Depth Percentage: 60% - 65%
- Ideal Length to Width Ratio: 1.30 – 1.45
Oval cut diamonds tend to look best with small round accents and other non-oval diamonds, usually pave set. Because of its elegant shape, you don’t want to set the oval with larger diamonds that will take away from its natural beauty.