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April 26, 2024 4 min read

Balancing timeless elegance with a contemporary edge, oval-cut diamonds have captured the hearts of couples seeking a ring that exudes grace and individuality. Join us as we dive into the allure of oval engagement rings, how to stack them, and how they compare cost-wise to the more traditional round diamond. 

Oval-shaped diamonds are renowned for their elongated silhouette, which creates a sense of grace and sophistication. This elegant shape elongates the finger and accentuates its natural curves, making it flattering on a variety of hand shapes and sizes. Oval diamond engagement rings offer a unique and distinctive alternative to the classic round diamond. Their elongated shape sets them apart, adding a touch of individuality and modernity to the traditional engagement ring. Oval diamonds are so versatile, and they can be incorporated into a wide range of engagement ring designs. Whether set in a classic solitaire setting, adorned with side stones, or surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds, oval diamond engagement rings offer endless design possibilities to suit different preferences and styles. Oval diamonds are typically cut with a brilliant faceting pattern, which maximizes their sparkle and brilliance. The elongated shape allows for larger facets, resulting in a dazzling display of light and fire that captures attention from every angle. 

What wedding band goes with an oval engagement ring?

To create a layered and personalized look, consider stacking an oval engagement ring with a wedding band or other rings. In order to achieve this look, take into the setting of your oval engagement ring when selecting additional rings to stack. If your engagement ring has a high-profile setting or intricate detailing along the band, choose a ring or rings that compliment, rather than overpower, its design. Experiment with mixing metals or matching metals when stacking your oval engagement ring. Mixing metals can add visual interest and create a modern, eclectic look, while matching metals can provide a cohesive and harmonious appearance. Look for a wedding band that features complementary shapes to your oval engagement ring. For example, consider pairing your oval ring with curved or contoured bands that hug its shape, or opt for geometric or angular bands for contrast. Pay attention to the proportions of the rings you’re stacking to ensure a balanced overall look. If your oval engagement ring is larger or more ornate, consider pairing it with a thinner, simpler wedding band to prevent overcrowding and maintain balance. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different configurations and combinations when pairing a wedding band or stacking rings with your oval engagement ring. At Soha Diamond Co., you are able to see our array of wedding bands and stacking rings, and try on countless different combinations of rings. Play around with the placement and order of the rings to find the arrangement that feels most comfortable and visually appealing to you.

Are oval engagement rings more expensive?

The cost of an oval engagement ring can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of the diamond, its carat weight, color, clarity, and the type of setting used. Oval diamonds are typically elongated, which means they can appear larger in terms of surface area compared to round diamonds of the same carat weight. This can make oval diamonds appear larger and more substantial, while potentially costing less. Oval diamonds have become increasingly popular in recent years, but they are still less common than round diamonds. Oval diamonds are cut with a modified brilliant cut, which means they retain much of the brilliance and sparkle of round diamonds, while potentially requiring less rough diamond material to achieve the desired shape. The overall cost of an engagement ring can also be influenced by factors such as the type of setting used (e.g., solitaire, halo, pave) and the choice of metal (e.g., platinum, white gold, yellow gold). Opting for a simpler setting or a less expensive metal can help reduce the overall cost of an oval engagement ring. 

Are oval engagement rings too trendy?

We hear this question a lot from our clients! They are concerned that, for the past handful of years, many people have selected an oval center stone, and they don’t want their ring to be too trendy.

Our answer to this question is that while oval diamonds have been trending higher in popularity over the past five years or so, this shape and cut has been around for hundreds of years (though the modern oval cut as we know it since the 1950’s). We always suggest that if you absolutely love the oval and you keep coming back to it, then go with it!

If you are interested in something similar to an oval but just a little different, consider a radiant cut or elongated cushion cut. Like ovals, they have brilliant faceting, but either have a rectangular shape (radiant) or a square oval shape (elongated cushion).

In summary, an oval engagement ring is a timeless, versatile, and classic engagement ring. Whether chosen for its beauty or individuality, an oval engagement ring is sure to captivate hearts, as they remain a cherished choice for couples seeking a symbol of everlasting love and commitment. 




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