The Oval Cut Diamond - Elongated Round



The Oval Cut Diamond -


Developed from the round brilliant cut, the oval cut is an elongated version of its older sibling. When the oval cut diamond was developed in the 1960s and was an immediate success. Today, it remains popular in length to width proportions from 1.3:1 to 1.5:1. Too long and the oval appears more marquise shape. Too short and it appears more like a cushion.

An oval cut diamond can be an economical choice, as it appears larger than a round brilliant or similar carat weight. Much like the round brilliant, you can generally choose an oval with GIA (Gemological Institute of America) clarity grades from IF to SI2 without seeing any flaws to the naked eye. Color grades lower than GIA grade I color can have color zoning or appear yellow in the ends and whiter through the middle of the diamond. For this reason, higher color grades are recommended for this cut in particular.

At Whitehouse Brothers, we will custom manufacture the mounting to fit the exact dimensions of your fancy oval diamond. Every setting is developed to your diamond’s measurements and hand set for a perfect fit. It is important that the mounting complement the diamond’s shape and dimensions. That is one of the reasons why Whitehouse Brothers is known as one of the world’s leading engagement ring manufacturers.