Created by Lazare Kaplan in the 1960’s, oval diamonds are modified brilliant cuts. Because the two shapes possess a similar fire and brilliance , the oval is an ideal choice for a customer who likes the look of a round diamond, but wants something more unique. Oval diamonds have the added advantage of an elongated shape, which can create the illusion of greater size. Because an oval diamond is elongated, oval diamond engagement rings may give the illusion of slightly longer and more slender fingers. Whether this is a good thing or bad thing is a personal choice.











An oval diamond often has a greater surface area than a round diamond of the same weight. For example, an average 1 carat oval diamond has a 10% larger surface area than an average 1 carat round diamond. This means that you can get a diamond that looks larger, for a lower price.

Is this the most beautiful couple of all time? Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds married on September 9, 2012. Blake wears a stunning rose gold oval-cut engagement ring by Lorraine Schwartz. With a light pink tone that’s accented by the romantic golden metal, it looks stunning paired with a thin micro-pavé wedding band.

Lively’s engagement ring, by celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, features a large center stone supported by a band of small diamonds. “Ryan chose Lorraine Schwartz to help him find a flawless, light pink oval diamond,” a spokesperson for the jeweler says. “They worked together to design a custom setting in rose gold and pave diamonds with a nod to deco.” Her rose gold wedding ring, also by Schwartz, boasts a series of delicate diamonds, and complements her engagement sparkler well.