Oval engagement rings have seen a dramatic rise in popularity over the past couple of years. More and more couples are falling in love with the romantic and distinct appearance of an oval gemstone. Oval diamonds are set prominently on an engagement ring—allowing their elegant, elongated shape take center stage.
Oval diamonds have the unique ability to wow the recipient without leaving a serious dent in your wallet. Due to the elongated shape of an oval diamond, the surface area appears much larger than a round diamond with the same carat weight. On average, an oval diamond will have a 10 percent larger surface area. Also, since they are less in demand than round diamonds, prices on oval engagement rings are more likely to be found within your budget.
Oval diamond engagement rings will often have a vintage, but timeless feel. Two-tone rings can be used to accentuate the center diamond with options including white gold, rose gold, and yellow gold bands. Accent diamonds are also used to bring out the brilliance of the center oval gemstone. However, many women enjoy the uniqueness of having the oval diamond placed in a classic solitaire setting.
While shopping for oval diamond rings, look at the length to width ratio of the stone. The length to width ratio determines if the stone will be long and thin or have a more rounded appearance. A ratio of 1.5 will fall right in the middle and have an oval cut with slight rounded edges. This ratio will also ensure the ring gives off the best sparkle while worn on her finger.
Shah Luxury has a collection of oval diamond rings that is guaranteed to leave her breathless. Visit our store locator today to find out where you can locate one of our retail partners within the tri-state area.