What is an Oval Cut Diamond?
An Oval Cut Diamond is exquisite and one-of-a-kind, bursting with brilliance and fire. The Oval is a "fancy" shape because of its elongated design, which makes it appear larger than other shapes of the same carat weight. In a similar setting, a 1 carat round diamond would appear slightly smaller.
The oval diamond's slender body creates a lovely, elongated appearance. It frequently makes the hand and fingers appear thinner. Because the diamond has no sharp corners, it is less prone to chipping.
If you like rounded designs but want a more unique stone, an oval diamond is a stunning option. Furthermore, oval diamonds are almost always less expensive than round brilliants.
What is the Cut Quality of Oval Cut Diamonds?
The quality of a diamond's cut is the most important factor in its overall beauty and structure, as well as its ability to provide brilliance and fire. The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) provides cut grading for some shapes, such as Round Brilliant Cuts, but not for Oval Cut Diamonds.
As a result of the Oval's complex and unique structure, standard cut parameters for an excellent Oval are unattainable. Regardless of what anyone says, there is no magic combination for table percent or depth percent. All Oval Diamond Cut Recommendations should be regarded as broadly general and usually subjective.
Above all, the beauty of an Oval Diamond is determined by what you—and the wearer—see. Examine Oval Cut Diamonds carefully. Rather than hoping to make a wise decision with your purchase, make one.
We provide our general parameters for Cut Quality below to provide a loose guideline for an excellently cut Oval Diamond. Keep in mind that these are general guidelines and should not be used without first inspecting the diamond and consulting an expert.
What is Bowtie Effect?
Almost all Oval Cut Diamonds have a bowtie effect due to their fancy, elongated shape. The bowtie is the dark space that runs across the centre of a diamond. The severity of a bowtie varies between diamonds: sometimes it is easily visible, and other times it is barely visible.
An Oval Cut Diamond with a prominent bowtie will detract from the stone's beauty. You should avoid selecting an Oval Diamond with a dominant bowtie.
Consider the difference between a visible bowtie and a non-bowtie diamond in the examples below.