Oval Cut Diamonds

The egg shaped diamond Diamond Tips

- A Good to Very Good cut provides the most economical oval cut.

- A length/width ratio of 1.30 - 1.70 might be a little less expensive but still looks great.

Oval Cut Diamond L/W Ratio

Oval Cut Diamonds: Brilliance That Will Accentuates Her Slight Finger.

For someone who loves the brilliance of a round diamond, yet with a long look to accentuate slender fingers; the oval shaped diamond is a beautiful choice. The egg shaped design appears larger than a traditional round, while still yielding plenty of fire and sparkle with its many facets and meaty shape. Oval diamonds cuts often need to be set in six-prong settings or bezel mountings to secure the larger shape of the stone. Although less common than its round cousin, an oval shaped diamond is undeniably gorgeous and desired by jewelry buyers.


Ideal Oval Cut vs Normal Oval Cut

The ideal proportions for an oval cut diamond would fall into this range:


  Ideal Proportions (Class 1A) Acceptable* (Class 2B)
Depth Percentage: 59.0% - 63.0% 63.1% - 65.4%
Table Percentage: 55.0% - 60.0% 51.0% - 64.0%
Polish: Very Good to Excellent Good to Very Good
Symmetry: Very Good to Excellent Good to Very Good
Girdle: Very Thin to Slightly Thick
(0.4% - 4.5%) or
Thin to Thick (1.0% - 5.5%)
Very Thin to Thick
(0.4% - 5.5%)
Culet: None to Very Small None to Medium
Length/Width Ratio: 1.33 - 1.66 1.30 - 1.70

Adapted from D.S. Atlas, Accredited Gem Appraisers, © AGA 1998-2004.

* E.S. Designs does not carry any diamonds below an Acceptable Cut.

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