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Ultimate guide to oval cut engagement rings

Ultimate guide to oval cut engagement rings

Searching for the perfect engagement ring for your future fiancé is often a difficult choice. With a multitude of options to choose from, you’re often posed with questions, such as – how much should an engagement ring cost? And how do I choose the right engagement ring

However, one of the first decisions people tend to make when searching for engagement rings is the different types of engagement ring cut. This guide looks directly at the oval cut diamond – focussing on what an oval cut diamond is, and why it would be the perfect choice for your partner’s engagement ring.

Oval Halo Diamond Ring

Oval Shoulder Diamond Ring in 18K White Gold

What is an oval cut diamond?

An oval cut diamond has the brilliance of a round cut diamond, but showcases an elongated, more unique shape. This type of diamond cut is especially popular because of its connotations to the round cut diamond – which is one of the most popular, sought-after engagement ring cuts available. As well as representing a similarly round cut shape, oval cut rings are known for their fashionable and trendy style – which is the perfect choice for someone who wants a diamond ring bursting with brilliance and fire. 

The earliest oval cut diamond actually dates back as far as the 1300s. Its lengthened shape makes the stone appear longer and larger than other types of cuts, making it an impressive diamond – while at a lower price than a round brilliant cut diamond ring. With no sharp corners, the slender body of the oval cut is also less prone to chipping. 

What’s the best setting for an oval cut diamond?

With their elongated unique shape, this allows the oval cut diamond to be versatile – meaning they’re well-suited to most types of ring setting. However, for some steer on the best setting for an oval cut ring, having four or six prongs is important – as this will support the elongated shape well, and emphasise the brilliance of the diamond well. Other settings that oval diamonds thrive in include solitaire settings, halo settings and side-stone settings.

How many facets are in an oval cut diamond?

Another similarity between the round brilliant and oval cut diamond is the number of facets. They both have 58 facets – although, a round brilliant cut is likely to have a slightly stronger sparkle than an oval cut diamond ring, which explains its difference in price. However, both offer a superior level of brilliance and fire – so for a more affordable choice, the oval cut diamond is the perfect solution. 

Oval cut engagement rings from Shining Diamonds

Here at Shining Diamonds, each of our oval cut diamond rings are ethically sourced and created with the 4C’s right at the forefront: clarity, colour, cut and carat. For more information about the 4C’s, visit our diamond buying guide – which explains this in further detail.  

Oval Halo Diamond Ring

Oval Halo Diamond Ring

Looking to purchase your own oval cut engagement rings? Choose between your favourite ring style – from Solitaire to Vintage – and choose your desired metal from white gold, rose gold, yellow gold and platinum. Get in touch with a member of our helpful team for more information on oval diamond rings, or visit our Hatton Garden showroom