This beautiful piece is an oval cut diamond ring with diamonds running along the shoulders. Created by Lazare Kaplan in the 1960’s, oval diamonds are a modified round brilliant-cut. Since the two shapes possess a similar light refracting properties, the oval is an ideal choice for a customer who likes the look of a round diamond but wants something more unique. Usually, those looking for a vintage or vintage-inspired jewellery piece will choose an oval cut as their centre stone.
Oval diamonds have the added advantage of an elongated shape, which can create the illusion of a greater diamond size. This is great for those wanting to get the most out of the diamond. Compared to a 1ct round cut, ovals have an average of having a 10% increase in surface area. The slender shape can also make the finger of the wearer appear longer and slimmer, an effect often desired. An oval diamond will always make for a stunning jewellery piece and is perfect for those wanting an elegant but non-traditional ring. In fact, Kate Middleton’s engagement ring (that was originally Princess Diana’s) is a beautiful oval sapphire.
If you’re interested in purchasing an oval cut, or would just like to find out more then please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the form below. Our expert staff will help with any enquires and we also provide a bespoke jewellery service. We can craft a ring unique to your requirements and budget, so please contact us or visit one of our stores in Hatton Garden.