While round brilliants are still the number one diamond shape, the elegant oval offers some contemporary alternatives.  A classic in its own sense of the word as the elongated shape are equally flattering on large or small hands and gaining popularity.Style There are many wonderful variations on theme h... read more

While round brilliants are still the number one diamond shape, the elegant oval offers some contemporary alternatives.  A classic in its own sense of the word as the elongated shape are equally flattering on large or small hands and gaining popularity.

Style
There are many wonderful variations on theme here.  Anything goes and more options the better.  A contemporary rustic look with a hammered finish surrounding rose cut diamonds as designer, Jennifer Dawes Jewelry, knows how to do so well.

Oval Diamonds

Halos are still “IN” with endless varieties of color and set stones encircling the oval. Trending are double halo effect in pink gold or a combination of pink and white.

Oval Diamonds
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Oval Stones

Oval setting with side stones, like this knock out from Harry Winston or set with half moon shaped diamonds on either side (above), both are fit for any queen.

Oval Diamond Rings
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Vintage flair is always there.  Here with rubies bring color to the table.

Oval Gemstones

Delicate classically set with prongs or minimalistic-ally boldly bezel set, the choices are yours.   Though you can probably guess what this modern girl personally prefers.

Oval Diamond Rings

Oval Engagement Rings
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Oval Diamond Ring

Length to Width Ratio
All diamonds have a length to width ratio.  This will determine how long vs how wide your diamond will be.  As not all diamonds are equal in clarity nor are they in cut.  Most prefer the 1.3 to 1.7 ratio to get a more length effect the higher the ratio.  This aspect can also make your oval diamond appear larger than the alternative of a round brilliant.

Bowtie Effect
Most oval diamonds have something called a bow-tie effect. This effect occurs when light doesn’t bounce back in the middle of the diamond because of the way the diamond is cut.  This occurs in many oval and even marquis shaped diamonds.  A slight bow-tie is appealing.  You may want to steer away from severe bow-tie effects which leave a black or dark shaped bow-tie in the middle of your stone.

Oval Rings

Contemporary Engagement Ring

Stepping out of the box even further and setting your oval east west vs. north south gives a classic a new direction.  This black gold gives impact and intrigue…how do they do that? Either way, the oval is an elegant stunning choice for those who want something different.

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