Many People love how the length of oval cut diamonds flatters their fingers. Unlike round, length-to-width proportions aren't standardized so you can pick the look you like best. Oval cut diamonds look great with diamond pavé-set bands. Their timeless shape also lends itself well to vintage styles.
Another aspect that affects the price of oval cut diamonds is the "bow-tie effect", a darkened area across its middle. The amount of darkness, however, varies so look for a oval cut diamond with a minimal bow tie to maximize light performance and your investment.
Are oval diamonds more expensive?
Thanks to the same 57 facets, the oval shape has a bright-white brilliance similar to the round cut—but for around 20% less.
Which of the 4cs is most important for oval cut diamonds?
Prioritize a high-quality cut with excellent symmetry (a rating of the precision and alignment of a diamond's facets) to maximize an oval's sparkle.
Are oval diamonds becoming more popular?
Thanks to a swell of celebrity engagements, the timeless oval is one of the hottest fancy shapes right now.