Last time in our diamond series, we took a closer look at the cushion cut diamond. This week, we are going to talk about the oval cut diamond. The oval cut diamond is an exquisite choice for those looking for a unique diamond engagement ring.
This beautiful cut diamond can sometimes be overshadowed in the hunt for a perfect engagement ring by the other shapes, but it shouldn't be. It has so much to offer!
The oval diamond's longer design often appears larger than other diamond shapes in equal carat weight. That's a bonus, huh?And it can also make the hand and fingers of the wearer appear a little bit more slender.
The length to width ratio is an important factor to consider when considering an oval cut diamond. A greater length to width ratio means the diamond will be longer and skinnier, while a lower length to width ratio means the diamond is more round. Look for a length to width ratio from 1.3 to 1.7, but ultimately it is up to you!
And there is no need to necessarily increase your budget when looking for an oval diamond. While they are rarer than some other shapes, they are in less demand keeping their cost competitive with the other diamond shapes.
Oval diamond engagement rings have a lot of fire and brilliance, a close second to the round cut diamond, so if you like sparkle, this is a good choice for you!
Another thing to keep in mind when choosing an oval diamond is the bow-tie effect. This occurs when light doesn’t bounce back in the middle of the diamond because of the way the diamond is cut. It is not necessarily a deficit, but you don't want it too severe so that it affects the diamond's brilliance and fire.
We here at Mullen Bros. Jewelers are HUGE fans of oval cut diamonds and here are some of our favorite ones...
We're honored that Mullen Bros. Jewelers ranks #1 in overall customer ratings among all jewelry stores in Southeastern Massachusetts and we will continue to take care of our neighbors and friends, one jewel at a time.
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