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The Rich Antiquity of Oval Diamond Rings

The elegant round cut is very often used in diamond engagement rings. The simple reason being, round cuts are considered the most dazzling in diamonds. But if you want your engagement ring to stand out from the crowd & shout for you then an oval diamond is excellent choice.

Oval shaped diamonds have enchanted charm due to its 58 facets and rounded shape with extra oomph of the elongated shape. Besides, oval cuts appear cosmic than round cuts. Hence they can be considered a polished alternative to round brilliance.

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History of oval diamonds:

In 1957, a Russian born diamond–cutter named Lazare Kaplan, gave us our modern elegant oval diamond shape. Although diamonds were cut in ovular shape the marvelous cut which he created was never seen before. He belonged to the bloodline of educated jewelers. Kaplan started working early with his uncle, Abraham Tolkowsky. His uncle was a master. He, in fact, introduced the world to Ideal cut. Kaplan was excellent in cleaving, a process in which defective diamonds are cut in to smaller diamonds which are barely used.

The diamonds which were discarded by other diamond cutters tagging them to be bootless or worthless were taken into possession by Kaplan and he transformed them into the most precious diamonds at that time.

He was able to make a mark in the Jewelers International hall of fame after the invention of remarkable Modern Oval cut. Now some of the most amazing and beautifully crafted engagement rings are found to be studded with oval cuts.

Tips When Buying an Oval Cut:

Tall or Squat? - 1.35 - 1.50 is preferred length to width ratio, but preference of a longer oval shape or a wider oval is completely your choice. More lengthened oval cut diamond rings make sharp and striking statements, whereas the dwarf, squat oval cuts brings out an understated look. 

If in case, you want to have other accent stones surrounding your oval cut, then preferred diamonds are the narrower oval cut ratio.

OMG a Bowtie..? Bowtie is basically a discoloration found in the middle of the oval cuts. In some cases, it tends to bring out the beauty of the oval cuts. But try and avoid the pieces which have strong bowties and can bump the beauty of it. It could be easily seen with a visual inspection. Always make sure the jeweler adds the correct description of the bowtie in your certificate report.

They Look Bigger - In general, 1 Carat oval diamond is found to have 10% more surface area than a usual 1 carat round cut diamond. Because of this oval diamonds appears to be bigger than round diamonds even if they have the same carat weight. So why not opt for the diamonds which appear bigger without being too heavy on the pocket.

More Affordable - It is observed that, oval diamonds are barely seen compared to round or princess cuts, so they are less in-demand. You pay less for the oval cuts when compared to the same carat weight of round or princess cut. Oval diamonds use less of the original rough diamond when compared to classic round-cut diamond, which makes marvelous oval diamonds cost less.