Engagement ring spotlight: Oval shape
November 6, 2018 • 3 min read
Oval engagement rings are a modern masterpiece. At Midas Jewellery, we have a stunning range of oval designs on offer and one of them could be the perfect choice for you! If you’ve been looking for a more unusual design of diamond ring with a brilliance like the round cut, an oval shaped diamond could be exactly what you’re after. To find out what makes this diamond one of the best options for engagement rings in Sydney, this is the article for you.
What is the oval shape?
The oval shape diamond cut first appeared around 200 years ago, but it wasn’t until the early 1960s that Lazare Kaplan created the style that we know and love today. The shape is essentially an elliptical version of the round cut with a similar fire and eye-catching brilliance. This is because, like round cut diamonds, the oval shape has 58 facets that capture and reflect light to produce an astonishing shine. An oval shaped diamond is the perfect choice for a bride that wants a unique engagement ring design with the sparkle of the popular round brilliant diamond.
Is it popular?
Oval diamonds are growing in popularity for several reasons. Beyond their gorgeous sparkle and striking fire, these diamonds are flattering and less costly than other diamond cuts. The elongated shape of the diamond lengthens and slims the finger. For those with wider fingers, this makes the oval shape an attractive option. The table of the oval diamond makes it appear larger than other diamond cuts of the same carat weight. It is also lower in price as it is not as in demand as other diamond cuts such as the round brilliant. Talk to the experienced Midas staff in store to find out if the oval shape would suit your hand and style.
What should I look for in an oval engagement ring?
Diamond engagement rings that feature an oval shaped feature stone suit a range of stunning settings and precious metals. The soft shape of the curved edges suits the warmth of rose gold jewellery to create a timeless design for the modern woman. A halo setting can accentuate the shape of the featured stone, making it appear even larger. The oval shape also works well with almost every kind of side stone. Tapered baguettes or coloured gemstones can be used to give contrast to the design or smaller oval diamonds can complement the size of the featured diamond. It’s important to watch out for the bowtie effect which is characterised by a dark area in the centre of the diamond. This may limit its brilliance and fire. Our experienced staff and master jewellers can help you choose the best oval diamond for your dream engagement ring.
If you would like to see some of the most exclusive oval engagement rings in Sydney, visit one of our Westfield boutiques to try the different styles available and find out which suits you or your loved one the best of all. If you’re interested in designing your own engagement ring featuring an oval shaped centre stone, you can work with our master jewellers to create the perfect piece that you have always dreamed of.