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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.
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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OvalOval 0.91FSI2   EGL USD 1,882 View
OvalOval 0.90ESI2   EGL USD 1,905 View
OvalOval 0.79JVS1 Very Good GIA USD 1,981 View
OvalOval 0.71GSI1 Good GIA USD 1,991 View
OvalOval 0.67GVVS1 Very Good GIA USD 2,108 View
OvalOval 0.71DVS2   GIA USD 2,118 View
OvalOval 0.71DVS2 Good GIA USD 2,135 View
OvalOval 0.70IVVS2 Very Good GIA USD 2,171 View
OvalOval 0.81JVVS2 Very Good GIA USD 2,180 View
OvalOval 0.76ISI1 Very Good GIA USD 2,197 View
OvalOval 0.70GVS1 Very Good GIA USD 2,199 View
OvalOval 0.71FSI1 Very Good GIA USD 2,202 View
OvalOval 0.70DSI1 Good GIA USD 2,221 View
OvalOval 0.71DSI1 Very Good GIA USD 2,244 View
OvalOval 0.70DSI1 Good GIA USD 2,252 View
OvalOval 0.73GSI1 Good GIA USD 2,261 View
OvalOval 0.70ESI1 Very Good GIA USD 2,273 View
OvalOval 0.76IVS1 Very Good GIA USD 2,275 View
OvalOval 0.71FVS2 Very Good GIA USD 2,300 View
OvalOval 0.70GVVS2 Good GIA USD 2,335 View
OvalOval 0.70ESI2 Very Good GIA USD 2,337 View
OvalOval 0.70FVVS2 Very Good GIA USD 2,346 View
OvalOval 0.70DVVS1 Very Good GIA USD 2,347 View
OvalOval 0.70DVS2 Very Good GIA USD 2,354 View
OvalOval 0.72HVS2 Very Good GIA USD 2,364 View
OvalOval 0.70GVS2 Very Good GIA USD 2,368 View
OvalOval 0.70GVS2 Very Good GIA USD 2,374 View
OvalOval 0.71FVS2 Good GIA USD 2,389 View
OvalOval 0.71GVS1 Very Good GIA USD 2,396 View
OvalOval 0.70DSI1 Very Good GIA USD 2,402 View
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