There’s so much to love about oval engagement rings. Oval diamonds have a fire and brilliance that’s second only to round cut stones, offering a more unique silhouette while still creating plenty of sparkle. When set vertically (as they usually are), an oval center stone’s elongated shape creates a flattering lengthening effect on a woman’s finger. Plus, an oval diamond typically has a greater surface area than a round stone of the same carat weight, making it appear larger — perfect for anyone trying to maximize their budget.
With their breathtaking sparkle and graceful shape, oval center stones are versatile enough to pair with a variety of engagement ring settings. So the next step after settling on an oval cut is to consider the feeling that you want the setting to bring to the ring. Take a look at your bride-to-be’s current jewelry collection and wardrobe to help you understand her personal style. Then you can shop oval engagement rings by personality to discover the ring that suits her unique sensibility! Here are a few of our favorite oval rings and the personalities they complement.
Does your bride-to-be prefer to keep things simple? If she appreciates understated elegance, she’ll be drawn toward settings like this sleek, streamlined solitaire which provides a clean cut backdrop for your elegant oval center stone.
The Vintage Lover
Whether through period films, classic literature, or retro thrift shop finds, some women are drawn to the romanticism of a bygone era. This antique-style oval engagement ring boasts sapphire side stones, engraved details and milgrain borders for a colorful vintage vibe.
Brides with romantic style favor feminine, ladylike looks with finely detailed fabrics like lace and eyelet. If she’s dreaming of a ‘fairytale’ wedding, she’ll love this Victorian style ring with delicate diamond and milgrain petals embracing the oval cut center stone.
If she prefers classic items that will never go out of style and tends to dress in tailored neutral clothes, chances are she’ll also want an engagement ring that embraces tradition. Carefully encrusted with bright pavé diamonds, this hidden halo ring is as timeless and classic as they come.
The Trend Setter
setters are fun and fearless, unafraid of taking risks and standing
out. This dramatic and daring oval cut halo ring with an ornate
diamond and milgrain frame is perfect for a forward-thinking bride.
The Modern Woman
Always put together and up-to-date, the modern woman is well-versed in current fashion without veering too trendy. She’ll look to accentuate an oval center stone in a new and unexpected way — with this contemporary free form setting.
The Bling Lover
If she really goes all out with her jewelry, she may be a bling lover. These ladies delight in glitz and glamour and really appreciate the finer things in life. Boost the radiance of your 2ct oval cut center stone with this breathtaking halo setting featuring a mix of round and baguette accent diamonds.
The Statement Maker
Statement makers tend to be style maximalists who embrace a philosophy of “more is more.” Consider this style personality if she loves bright colors, bold prints and extra embellishments. In this alluring oval engagement ring, two loops of pavé diamonds form a brilliant double halo for maximum impact.
Don’t underestimate the importance of personality when selecting an engagement ring! Technical knowledge like the 4 C’s of diamond quality and the differences between precious metals are certainly part of the equation. But you also have to make sure the ring suits her particular tastes, so that it will bring her joy to wear each day for a lifetime.
Browse many more gorgeous oval settings for every personality here and you are sure to find one that your lady love will adore. You can also contact our design team of experts to create a one of a kind customized oval engagement ring setting that is as unique as your love.