Like all things sartorial and fashion, engagement ring trends also undergo changes, albeit (and thankfully) at a much slower pace. There are myriad aspects to an engagement ring, like stone setting, shank style, metal color, and more, but the center stone shape grabs the most attention. Over the years, the brilliant round cut has reserved its classic spot at the number one position. This is partly because of the shape’s unmatched brilliance, versatility, and time-honored popularity. Fancy shapes, like oval, emerald, cushion, and pear, have their niche partisans, but their popularity wavers with the current season’s trends. But one fancy shape that is a close second to the round diamonds and is undeniably superlative in its luster and magnificence is the oval-cut diamond.
Modern-day brides’ fascination with oval engagement rings is evident in full swing with one look at the aspirational Pinterest bridal boards or with one scroll through the Instagram feed. The shape has risen to heights of popularity in the last few years; much of this to be attributed to our A-list Hollywood celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian, Blake Lively, Ariana Grande, Hailey Bieber, etc. proudly donning their oval cut engagement rings. Another contributor to this recent recognition and collective frenzy is the unmissable attributes of this diamond shape.
Oval diamonds are an excellent choice for many reasons. Firstly, they have a larger appearance than a round-cut diamond of the same carat weight. Secondly, because of their elongated shape, they make fingers look slender and longer. With no sharp corners, the oval shape saves one from the worries of chipping or snagging, making them ideal for everyday wear. From a cost perspective, they cost less than rounds in the same carat weight while simultaneously appearing larger. Lastly, oval diamonds look stunning in all ring settings, be it a halo, three-stone, or solitaire; they look equally splendid in a clean contemporary design as in vintage-inspired styles. When choosing an engagement ring with an oval center diamond, you are not restricted in style options and can pick whatever your heart falls for!
For your ease of selection, we have rounded off below our bestselling oval engagement ring designs, categorized for different budgets.
Oval Engagement Ring Settings Under $1,000
PAULA – 14K Rose Gold Oval Diamond Engagement Ring; Price Tag – $800 (Setting only, center stone not included)
The solitaire is an easy and obvious choice for any center stone, oval included. Not only does it easily pair with other rings like your wedding or anniversary band, but it is also a timeless classic that will never go out of style. Rose gold is warm, feminine, and luxurious in equal proportions; this makes it the metal of choice for today’s modern, evolved lady. A rose gold engagement ring looks great, with a white gold wedding band for a two-tone bridal set. With no additional diamonds and setting intricacies, a solitaire setting is not overly expensive, allowing you to funnel your funds into the center stone quality better.
CELIA – 14K White Gold Oval Diamond Engagement Ring; Price Tag – $1,100 (Setting only, center stone not included)
If solitaire is too simple for your taste, the dainty leaf motif split shank on this oval engagement ring setting adds just enough romantic flair without being overwhelming. Milgrain detailing along the edge adds a lovely vintage-inspired charm.
Oval Engagement Ring Settings Under $1,800
MORGAN – 14K White Gold Oval Diamond Engagement Ring; Price Tag – 1,775 (Setting only, center stone not included)
The crisscross shank on the “Morgan” oval engagement ring setting gives a contemporary modern feel to this elegant style. With a total diamond weight of 0.18ct, it offers the perfect amount of sparkle without being over the top.
SADIE – 14K White Gold Oval Diamond Engagement Ring; Price Tag – $1,450 (Setting only, center stone not included)
The “Sadie” style upgrades a simple diamond shank to a more feminine, curvaceous one infused with subtle vintage accents. Marquise-shaped stations, each set with a brilliant diamond, form the band of this delicate ring giving a fresh spin to a classic straight band. This ring also pairs beautifully with our stackable collection for the ideal bridal set.
Oval Engagement Ring Settings Under $2,000
JOANNA – 14K White Gold Round Diamond Engagement Ring; Price Tag – $1,850 (Setting only, center stone not included)
The “Joanna” style is a perfect option if you prefer something with a little more bling while still emanating a traditional aesthetic. 0.25 carats of diamonds set in French pave on a thin 14-karat white gold shank solidify this style as both elegant and classic.
HART – 14K White Gold Hidden Halo Oval Diamond Engagement Ring; Price Tag – $1,825 (Setting only, center stone not included)
Somewhere between the solitaire and the halo lies the hidden halo. Shimmering diamonds line the underside of the stone, giving a touch of sparkle that can be seen from all angles. The hidden halo is a fantastic choice for ladies who prefer a classic style but with a unique twist.
Oval Engagement Ring Settings Under $2,500
IDINA – 14K White Gold Oval Halo Diamond Engagement Ring; Price Tag – $2,300 (Setting only, center stone not included)
Boost the radiance of your oval-cut center stone with a sparkling halo featuring brilliant round diamonds. Halo settings are cleverly crafted to enhance the center stone and maximize brilliance, and this “Idina” style is no exception. Constructed from rich 14K white gold, this 0.34ct cathedral-style setting boasts a slim straight band trimmed with sparkling pavé diamonds.
CHRYSTIE – 14K White Gold Oval Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring; Price Tag – $2,400 (Setting only, center stone not included)
Inspired by the Victorian era, the “Chrystie” three-stone style features a unique diamond halo and rich blue pear-shaped sapphire side stones that beautifully accent the oval center stone. Meticulous engraving runs along the shank’s front and sides, exhibiting exceptional craftsmanship.
Now that we have taken you through all these stunning oval engagement rings, suitable for different budget options, it is time to take up a few of the queries our customers often ask before buying an oval diamond engagement ring.
What Setting Looks Best with an Oval Diamond?
There is really not much that does not go well with an oval-shaped diamond. The classy stone exudes brilliance and authority in the plain but impactful solitaire setting. Opt for a lustrous metal band with enough width to flatter and support the spread-out oval shape. If you’re looking for elevated grandeur, a halo solitaire setting, or a hidden halo setting are mesmerizing. Given the elongated shape of the oval diamond, a three-stone setting balances the vertical silhouette with a complementing width.
If you’re set on an oval for your engagement ring, rest assured you’re making a great choice. This shape exudes glamour and elegance for a look that is both trendy and unique at the same time. To view these gorgeous oval settings for every budget, click here. Or, to create a custom oval setting made just for you, contact our talented customer service experts to help you build the ring of your dreams.