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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 0.35IVS1 Ideal EGL USD 350 View
OvalOval 0.31FSI2 Very Good EGL USD 350 View
OvalOval 0.36HVVS2 Very Good Diamonds-USA USD 357 View
OvalOval 0.28FSI3 Very Good Diamonds-USA USD 364 View
OvalOval 0.35EVS1 Very Good EGL USD 400 View
OvalOval 0.71GI1 Good EGL USD 425 View
OvalOval 0.37DSI1 Very Good Diamonds-USA USD 470 View
OvalOval 0.34DVS1 Very Good EGL USD 570 View
OvalOval 0.62GVS1 C.E Very Good EGS/EGL USD 650 View
OvalOval 0.60KVS2 Very Good GIA USD 741 View
OvalOval 0.50ISI2 Very Good GIA USD 756 View
OvalOval 0.55JSI1 Very Good GIA USD 802 View
OvalOval 0.51ISI1 Good GIA USD 812 View
OvalOval 0.51JVVS2 Very Good GIA USD 842 View
OvalOval 0.51JSI2 Very Good GIA USD 1,057 View
OvalOval 0.50ESI2 Good GIA USD 1,088 View
OvalOval 0.51FSI2 Very Good GIA USD 1,092 View
OvalOval 0.51FSI2 Very Good GIA USD 1,092 View
OvalOval 0.54JVVS1 Very Good GIA USD 1,098 View
OvalOval 0.50FSI2 Very Good GIA USD 1,102 View
OvalOval 0.50GSI2 Very Good GIA USD 1,110 View
OvalOval 0.51ESI2 Very Good GIA USD 1,133 View
OvalOval 0.51ESI2 Very Good GIA USD 1,133 View
OvalOval 0.50FSI1 Very Good GIA USD 1,134 View
OvalOval 0.80NSI2 Very Good GIA USD 1,157 View
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OvalOval 0.51GSI2 Very Good GIA USD 1,184 View
OvalOval 0.51GSI2 Very Good GIA USD 1,193 View
OvalOval 0.52FSI2 Very Good GIA USD 1,203 View
OvalOval 0.51GVVS1 Very Good GIA USD 1,215 View
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