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Pros And Cons Of Oval Cut Diamonds

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While the round cut is the most sparkly in the diamond world, the new oval diamond engagement ring with thin band also glows brightly and is less pricey. An oval diamond engagement ring with thin band is also uncommon, lending a distinct touch to your symbolic jewel. It is, most certainly, an excellent alternative to the round diamond.

The ‘Ideal Cut’

The extreme quality and detail necessary for an ‘Ideal Cut’ diamond require twice as much time as a regular cut diamond. Marcel Tolkowsky observed that light would escape from a diamond if the cut were either thin or too profound, resulting in some of its splendor being lost while investigating diamond grinding at the University of London. To solve this, he discovered a means to balance ‘Brilliance’ (white light), fire (color), and Scintillation (sparkle).

Marcel’s invention has been used on a few of the world’s most important gems. Almost 70 years after his groundbreaking discovery, De Beers commissioned Marcel’s great-nephew, Gobi Tolkowsky, and his son Jean-Paul to make ‘The Centenary Diamond,’ which at over 273 carats was the world’s most giant grade D flawless diamond.

History Of The Oval Cut Diamond

From signet rings to Queen Victoria’s purchased and reshaped Koh-i-Noor diamond from India, ovular stones have been present for centuries and centuries. The oval cut has its place in jewelry heritage, but Lazare Kaplan developed the magnificent contemporary oval cut we saw today in 1957. Kaplan is a Russian-born diamond artisan from New York who comes from a dynasty of jewelers. His unique design won him a well-deserved spot in the Jewelers International Hall of Fame. Kaplan’s extraordinary cutting ability allowed him to repurpose diamonds. He effectively transformed unusable fractured or badly imperfect diamonds into desirable tiny stones. When he invented the oval, the avant-garde cut differentiated itself from the angular cut stones of the period. The oval-cut diamond is now regarded as one of the most highly dazzling stone cuts. Its elongated, slim design exudes a distinct air of subtle refinement. (1)


  1. Less expensive

An oval diamond engagement ring with thin band is worth less than a round cut diamond of the same carat and clarity, allowing you to get a larger diamond for the same price. As an extra plus, the increased surface area of an oval cut diamond makes it appear more prominent than a round cut of the same size, so if you want a set with a giant diamond, this is an excellent cheap alternative.

  1. More glimmer

How a diamond is cut determines its sparkle and brightness, and the oval cut is one of the brightest cuts available. When you pick an oval-cut center stone ring, you are guaranteed a bright glitter on your finger.

  1. Finger slimming effect

If you want to slim down your fingers, the oval diamond engagement rings with thin band might make them appear longer and thinner. Always try on different shaped stones before making your final decision to ensure that the structure of your ring matches your finger.

  1. It does not catch or scrape.

Because oval-cut diamonds have no sharp corners, they are ideal for everyday use. Any diamond with sharp corners is prone to snag on surfaces while doing regular duties, putting the prongs that hold the stone in its exact place at danger of fracturing. The prongs of an oval diamond are significantly less prone to shatter than the prongs of a square-cut diamond.


  1. The bow-tie effect

The biggest worry with oval shape diamond rings is if the diamond has a visible “bow tie look.” The light cannot diffuse uniformly across the diamond in any fancy cut diamond, mainly the oval cut, resulting in the appearance of a bow tie in the middle of the stone. Most oval cuts have a bow-tie appearance; however, they are usually subtle and scarcely discernible. Before purchasing your stone, you should consider whether the bow-tie effect will irritate you.

  1. Demonstrates faults

Because the oval cut tends to showcase faults, blemishes, and inclusions within the diamond, you’ll need clarity of VS1 or higher and color of G or higher to get the most out of your purchase. The good news is that while oval-cut diamond rings are less expensive than round-cut diamonds, you may afford to invest in greater clarity and color.


Overall, the oval cut diamond is a fascinating choice if you want a more extensive, high-quality stone with a lot of added sparkle at a reasonable price. If you take the time to evaluate the color and clarity of your chosen diamond, you will have a one-of-a-kind spectacular diamond ring. (2)