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The oval cut diamond is based upon the traditional configuration of the round brilliant diamond and that's why its technical name is oval modified brilliant diamond. The oval was invented by Lazare Kaplan in the early 1960s. A length-to-width ratio of 1.5:1 is almost universally considered a pleasing shape for oval diamonds, with any variation beyond 1.4:1 or 1.6:1 beginning to be noticeable and become an aesthetic issue. However as with all fancies, a certain degree of individual taste is always factored into the desirability of a particular diamond's shape. Fifty-six facets are typical for oval brilliant diamonds. Over the last year or two ovals have become very popular as center diamonds for engagement rings.

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Oval Cut Diamonds

If you are looking for a diamond that is an amalgamation of the fire and brilliance of a round brilliant cut and a unique shape, then the oval diamonds are definitely the one for you. In other words, the oval diamonds make an excellent substitute to the round brilliant cut diamonds. The oval diamonds are egg shaped which indicates that they do not possess any table, edge or even culet. They are fashioned with triangular-shaped facets all around.
Russian diamond cutter, Lazare Kaplan, deserves all the praise for creating the oval shaped diamonds. His superiority lies in his ability to give shape to any rough or unworthy rock. The year 1960 saw Lazare Kaplan with his own version of a cut, which we today popularly know as the oval cut diamond. Post this unique creation, he deserving got inaugurated to the Jewelers International Hall of Fame.
The modified brilliant cut, retains all the best qualities of the unique, flashy-round brilliant cut. Though oval cut diamonds commonly feature 56 facets, some have an addition of few more facets depending on the nature of the cut. An oval cut diamond with a length to width ratio of 1.35-1.50 is considered the most ideal. However, the preference may vary from one person to another.
Some Fascinating Facts About Oval Diamonds:

 Because of its elongated shape, an oval diamond creates the illusion of large size. In other words, when a similar carat of round diamond and an oval diamond is placed alongside, the top surface of the latter will appear larger. This is because an oval diamond has a greater surface area. 1 carat oval diamond has a 10% greater surface area than a 1 carat round diamond.
 The elongated look of an oval diamond poses as a great advantage to those who have small and chubby fingers. This is because, the elongated look makes the finger appear slender and longer.
 A common occurrence in an oval diamond is a bow-tie effect which usually occurs in a poorly cut diamond. The intensity of the bow-tie effect varies and may range from subtle to severe. In a diamond of excellent, ideal and very good grade, this bow-tie effect is negligible. The degree of bow-tie effect cannot be ascertained by a review of the diamond certificate. They can only be discerned upon visual inspection.

 Oval diamonds are rarer than the round and princess cut diamonds and are also less in demand.

If you are looking for a diamond that is an amalgamation of the fire and brilliance of a round brilliant cut and a unique shape, then the oval diamonds are definitely the one for you. In other words,the oval diamonds make an excellent substitute to the round brilliant cut diamonds. The oval diamonds are egg shaped which indicates that they do not possess any table, edge or even cullet. They are fashioned with triangular-shaped facets all around.

Russian diamond cutter, Lazare Kaplan, deserves all the praise for creating the oval shaped diamonds. His superiority lies in his ability to give shape to any rough or unworthy rock. The year 1960 saw Lazare Kaplan with his own version of a cut, which we today popularly know as the oval cut diamond. Post this unique creation, he got inaugurated to the Jewelers International Hall of Fame.

The modified brilliant cut, retains all the best qualities of the unique, flashy-round brilliant cut. Though oval cut diamonds commonly feature 56 facets, some have an addition of few more facets depending on the nature of the cut. An oval cut diamond with a length to width ratio of 1.35-1.50 is considered the most ideal. However, the preference may vary from one person to another.

Some Fascinating Facts About Oval Diamonds:

  • Because of its elongated shape, an oval diamond creates the illusion of large size. In other words, when a similar carat of round diamond and an oval diamond is placed alongside, the top surface of the latter will appear larger. This is because an oval diamond has a greater surface area. 1 carat oval diamond has a 10% greater surface area than a 1 carat round diamond.
  • The elongated look of an oval diamond poses as a great advantage to those who have small and chubby fingers. This is because, the elongated look makes the finger appear slender and longer.
  • A common occurrence in an oval diamond is a bow-tie effect which usually occurs in a poorly cut diamond. The intensity of the bow-tie effect varies and may range from subtle to severe. In a diamond of excellent, ideal and very good grade, this bow-tie effect is negligible. The degree of bow-tie effect cannot be ascertained by a review of the diamond certificate. They can only be discerned upon visual inspection.
  • Oval diamonds are rarer than the round and princess cut diamonds and are also less in demand.

Tips to Buy Oval Diamonds:

A tinge of color, blemishes or inclusions become apparent in an oval brilliant cut. Hence, an oval diamond of high color and clarity grade should be favored. Perform a visual inspection of your oval diamond to ensure it does not possess any severe bow-tie effect. It is better to look for oval diamond of ideal or very good cut if you want to completely avoid the bow-tie effect. Lastly, make sure your diamond has been certified by renowned diamond laboratories in the world like AGS, GIA, EGL or IGI. 

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CompareShapeCaratColorClarity CutCertificatePriceDetails
Oval0.28FSI3 Very Good Diamonds-USA USD 364 View
Oval0.35JVS1 Ideal Diamonds-USA USD 420 View
Oval0.31FSI1 Very Good Diamonds-USA USD 434 View
Oval0.36HVS1 Very Good Diamonds-USA USD 459 View
Oval0.37DSI1 Very Good Diamonds-USA USD 666 View
Oval0.71FI1 Good EGL USD 710 View
Oval0.34EVS1 Very Good Diamonds-USA USD 714 View
Oval0.35EVS1 Very Good Diamonds-USA USD 735 View
Oval0.34DVS1 Very Good Diamonds-USA USD 765 View
Oval0.82DSI2 Very Good EGL USD 1,476 View
Oval0.74EVS2 Very Good EGL USD 1,998 View
Oval0.90GSI2 Very Good EGL USD 2,196 View
Oval1.51GVS2 Very Good EGL USD 8,456 View
Oval2.04FSI1 C.E Very Good EGS/EGL USD 8,813 View
Oval0.50DVVS1   GIA USD 1,892 View
Oval0.53DVVS1   GIA USD 2,064 View
Oval0.51DVS2   GIA USD 2,075 View
Oval0.51DVS1   GIA USD 2,115 View
Oval0.50DIF   GIA USD 2,398 View
Oval0.70EVS2   GIA USD 2,909 View
Oval0.80DSI1   GIA USD 3,127 View
Oval0.71DVS2   GIA USD 3,182 View
Oval1.03IVS2   GIA USD 3,686 View
Oval0.90DSI1   GIA USD 3,818 View
Oval0.80FVVS1   GIA USD 3,902 View
Oval0.90FVS1   GIA USD 4,232 View
Oval0.90FVVS1   GIA USD 4,423 View
Oval1.01ESI1   GIA USD 4,493 View
Oval1.01ESI1   GIA USD 4,721 View
Oval0.91DVVS1   GIA USD 4,963 View
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