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The charm of an Oval Diamond!

The charm of an Oval Diamond!

Oval-Cut Diamond is a modified version of a Round Brilliant Diamond. With a longer length, it is similar to the marquise cut in that it tends to make your fingers look elongated and more slender. It provides excellent brilliance, style, and durability. It has 57 or 58 facets just like a round brilliant diamond. Oval-Cut Diamond makes a unique choice for your engagement ring! So let’s learn to pick a perfect oval cut diamond for your engagement ring.

When diamonds were introduced, they were not described by their shapes,  but they were called just brilliants until the late 1800s. The present-day bid for the oval diamond started in 1957. The oval diamond appreciated a resurgence somewhere in the range of 1998 and 2001, driven to some extent by advertising efforts, and now it's creating a rebound. 

There are some valid reasons why people love an oval cut diamond. The most important reason is the oval diamond of the same carat weight as the round diamond has a larger surface area, so it appears larger to the eye. Another reason is the shape of an oval diamond makes the finger looks slimmer and longer. As the oval cut diamond doesn't have corners, there are fewer chances of chipping as compared to other fancy shapes. 

The oval cut is a fancy shape of a diamond. It is just like a round brilliant diamond with stretched sides. To pick a perfect Oval diamond, you need to understand the anatomy of an Oval diamond. The first part is the head/end of an oval diamond that is the tip of the oval. The second is its belly which is the central area where the side curves out the most, and the third part is the shoulder which is the curved area from the head to the belly. If you prefer an oval cut diamond for your engagement ring, there are few things you need to keep in your mind to pick a perfect Oval Diamond.

  • Length-to-Width Ratio: The most popular length-to-width ratio is 1.7:1, but it is not practically possible to cut such long oval diamonds from the rough. The most typical Oval diamonds range from 1.3:1 to 1.4:1.
  • Symmetry: Symmetry matters a lot to create the beauty of an oval diamond. The shape and faceting of the two halves of an oval diamond should mirror each other. 
  • Girdle Thickness: A thick girdle will make the diamond look heavier than its face-up appearance warrants, and a thin girdle may increase the risk of chipping. 

History has some famous oval diamonds. 

  1. Koh-i-Noor: It is the most famous diamond of 105.6 carat. The value of Koh-i-Noor was so high that it was said that whoever owns it, would rule the world. At the moment, the Koh-i-Noor is in the Tower of London with other Crown Jewels. 
  2. Another famous oval diamond is Wittelsbach-Graff that is of 31.06 carat with royal provenance. In December 2008, it was sold at the auction for $24.3 million to the London jeweler Lawrence Graff. 
  3. The pink star, the most expensive diamond ever sold at the auction, is another famous oval diamond. In April 2017, Hong Kong Jeweler Chow TaiFook bought it for $71.2 million. It is a 59.60 carat internally flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond. 

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