About oval cut engagement rings
The oval cut shape was designed in the 1960’s by Lazare Kaplan who wanted to optimise the carat weight of the diamond. This was done by essentially giving the diamond a greater, stretched out surface area, allowing it to appear bigger than a round brilliant diamond of the same weight.
What’s more, the oval is also designed to pick up the same brilliance and sparkle as the round brilliant, with the facets cut to create brightness and fire to the stone.
However, due to their impressive and rare quality, the oval cut diamond was not always available. There are famous early oval cut diamonds such as the Koh-i-Noor and the Blue Hope diamond. The modern oval cut was only recently developed around the mid 1900s. Today, the oval centre diamonds have a sleek and modern look fit for the times, yet the shape is still true to its vintage roots.
Why choose an oval cut engagement ring?
Due to the brilliant cut style of the oval diamond, they are better at hiding inclusions, meaning you have more flexibility on the clarity scale for this shape. Moreover, they are less expensive than buying a larger diamond because they appear bigger than they are. And, if
size really does matter, you can consider a diamond halo engagement ring. The combination of the oval diamond in this setting can look up to half a carat size bigger, making an oval cut engagement ring a great choice visually and also for your budget.
Just about any woman can wear an oval cut engagement ring, as the elongated shape helps the finger look slim and slender.
The delicate elongated shape of the oval cut, paired with its subtle brilliance and narrowing effect, create a coveted diamond shape made for the one-of-a-kind bride. So, it comes as no surprise that the oval cut has captured the spotlight amongst women and secured itself as the most popular cut in recent years!
Discover our collection of oval cut engagement rings
By choosing an oval cut engagement ring, you will rest assured that your ring will remain a timeless classic. The oval form allows for versatility and suits any number of gemstones, from diamond to sapphire. This makes it the ideal choice for those wanting a ring that is both personal and flattering.
For example, this Siofra ring is a beautifully balanced oval cut halo engagement ring that creates a stunning spread across the finger. The contrasting yellow gold of the ring offers warmth and a special sparkle to the diamonds. This classic cluster halo style ring will sit along either a horseshoe or curved wedding band to produce a wonderful bridal set. The strong claws protect your diamonds allowing you to wear your ring day in day out.
Alternatively, the Riley is an oval three stone diamond engagement ring that exudes understated elegance. This stunning 3 stone diamond engagement ring will make the perfect addition to any bride’s ‘forever after’ jewellery collection. With the total diamond carat weight of 1.85ct, it is guaranteed to make any bride sparkle as much as her magnificently crafted engagement ring.
You can browse our full collection of oval cut engagement rings online today, or get in touch with our Rocks Jewellers’ team for specialist advice on finding your or your partner's dream engagement ring.