Timeless, unique, elegant, luxurious, and modern - all words that come to mind when we think about oval cut diamonds. The popular modern oval cut as we know it, was created in 1957 by diamond cutter Lazare Kaplan, making it more of a newcomer on the jewellery scene. Nowadays it seems like almost every celebrity, influencer and fashionista is rocking an oval cut engagement ring, and we can see why! Nothing screams elegance as much as an oval cut diamond. If you haven’t heard about oval cut diamonds, meet your new best friend!
Three Facts About This Cut
The elongated shape of an oval diamond is perfect for all fingers sizes and shapes. It flatters the wearer by accentuating long fingers and giving the illusion of length to shorter fingers!
Oval diamonds also have the benefit of appearing larger on the finger than some of their rival counterparts. When compared at the same carat weight, an oval cut diamond can appear larger than a round diamond because of its larger surface area. Now – how’s that for more bling for your buck!
An oval diamond doesn’t have sharp edges so is less prone to breakage or chipping – perfect for those of us who tend to be a little clumsy!
The oval cut is super popular with all your favourite A-List celebrities. Oval lover, Hailey Bieber, sports an iconic oval diamond estimated to be a whopping 10 carats! Set in 18ct yellow gold this ring is simple and timeless. Justin Bieber proposed to Hailey in 2018 with this ring estimated to be worth a whopping $500k. Hailey proves that this is the perfect shape for a modern bride-to-be who wants something traditional, timeless, but unique.
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It would be criminal to talk about oval cut diamonds and not mention Blake Lively’s incredible ring! Her hubby, Ryan Reynolds, custom designed this stunning 12ct pink diamond ring back in 2012. Worth over $2 million the spectacular oval cut pink diamond is showstopping! The ring is set in rose gold and features a delicate pave band. There is no wonder that the popularity of oval cut rings rose after Blake debuted this knockout ring!
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Another celebrity donning a huge oval diamond is former Victoria Secret Angel, Jasmine Tookes. Her simple gold band showcases a gorgeous 7ct oval cut diamond with a hidden halo and diamond embellished claws– talk about WOW factor!
Looking For Your Own Oval Cut?
If this has inspired you, it’s definitely worth taking a look at our Class A Collection which features some of the most stunning oval diamond ring designs.
On the hunt for something modern and timeless like Hailey Bieber and Jasmine Tookes? You will love our Grace design. A contemporary classic, our Grace design has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years.
Looking for something with an extra touch of sparkle like Blake Lively? Try our gorgeous Olivia design. This delicate diamond set band is sure to add that extra twinkle to your finger.
Or maybe you’re after something more traditional and unique? How about our Isla design? This gorgeous trilogy design showcases an oval cut diamond, nestled between two pear cut diamonds.
What are your thoughts on the oval cut?
Visit us at Class A Jewellers to view our extensive in-house collection of engagement rings or choose to have a custom design created just for you, using your choice of metal and gemstones. We would love to work alongside you to create the oval ring of your dreams!