What are oval-shape engagement rings?
Second only to round shapes, the oval shape engagement ring has been the most popular shape among brides in the past three years. Ovals are cut in 58 facets, and are quite similar to the brilliant round cut in that they also radiate extraordinary fire and brilliance. A lovely bonus is that they appear larger in the same carat weight and have an additional benefit of elongating the finger.
Who would love an oval shape engagement ring?
The elegant, classy bride who likes to stay ahead of the trends would love an oval shape engagement ring. They are perfect for the bride that wants something that’s a little unique but still a timeless classic. An especially popular trend with today’s celebrities, oval engagement rings come out as the winner shape for today’s famous brides. Blake Lively, Hailey Beiber, Julienne Hough, are just a few celebrities who said the big “yes” to the oval shape.
When did oval shape engagement rings become popular?
A relatively new shape to the modern world, the oval was first cut by a master Russian-born diamond cutter named Lazare Kaplan in the early 1960’s. Today, LazareKaplan International, holds patents for the diamond laser inscription process and the high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) method of color enhancement.
Why choose an oval shape engagement ring?
One of the biggest advantages of oval shapes are their long, elegant body which gives an appearance of longer, more slender fingers to the wearer. Also an added benefit to this stone shape is that it tends to look larger than say a round, in the same carat weight. This is because ovals often have greater surface areas than round diamonds of the same weight. Being brilliant cuts, they have amazing shine and do not cost more than rounds when all other factors are the same.
How many options are available for oval shape engagement rings?
Whether set in a clean solitaire setting that showcases the beauty of the stone, or in a more fancy setting, ovals are versatile enough to look beautiful in a wide variety of setting options. With the recent surge in popularity for halo styles, ovals are one of the stones that look fantastic when surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds. Three stone settings are equally chic and elegant with a choice of various side stones to complement the oval center. This cut is not limited to modern designs either, as more vintage looking designs also look great with an oval. It’s fair to say that if you’re set on an oval, the sky is the limit when it comes to choosing the setting of your dreams.