What is an Oval Cut Lab Diamond?
An Oval Cut Lab 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 lab diamond would appear slightly smaller.
The oval lab diamond's slender body creates a lovely, elongated appearance. It frequently makes the hand and fingers appear thinner. Because the lab diamond has no sharp corners, it is less prone to chipping.
If you like rounded designs but want a more unique stone, an oval lab diamond is a stunning option. Furthermore, oval lab diamonds are almost always less expensive than round brilliants.
What is the Cut Quality of Oval Cut Lab Diamonds?
The quality of a lab 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 Lab 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 Lab Diamond Cut Recommendations should be regarded as broadly general and usually subjective.
Above all, the beauty of an Oval Lab Diamond is determined by what you—and the wearer—see. Examine Oval Cut Lab 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 Lab Diamond. Keep in mind that these are general guidelines and should not be used without first inspecting the lab diamond and consulting an expert.
What is Bowtie Effect?
Almost all Oval Cut Lab Diamonds have a bowtie effect due to their fancy, elongated shape. The bowtie is the dark space that runs across the centre of a lab diamond. The severity of a bowtie varies between lab diamonds: sometimes it is easily visible, and other times it is barely visible.
An Oval Cut Lab Diamond with a prominent bowtie will detract from the stone's beauty. You should avoid selecting an Oval Lab Diamond with a dominant bowtie.
Consider the difference between a visible bowtie and a non-bowtie lab diamond in the examples below.