Selecting an oval diamond engagement ring can be a challenge. Like most fancy shape stones, there is no standardized way to grade the cut of an oval shape diamond, and so it is impossible to know from the GIA report if a stone is really beautiful to the naked eye. While basic principles for finding a great cut are a good thing to follow, critical light performance analysis is really key to knowing how well a stone reflects light. Thankfully, with many beautiful designs of oval diamond engagment rings in the market, having a good selection of oval diamond engagement rings is not a problem.
One of the things to watch out for with ovals is something called bow tie. This is a phenomena that occurs when strong light reflection is visible in the center of the stone going out to either side of the stone in an ever widening band. The result is a “bow tie” shaped shadow that turns black when the stone is observed, because the facets are reflecting the shadow of the observer.
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Strong bow tie can negatively affect the visual beauty of a stone. The key to avoiding bow tie is to work with a competent jeweler to find a stone with balanced light return throughout the table. This will give the stone good contrast and keep the bow tie from having a negative impact on the stone.
As for finding the right setting for your oval diamond engagement ring, it is best to work with a jeweler that makes their settings to order, like we do here at Emma Parker & Co. That way you will have the freedom to pick from almost any design and have the jeweler make the ring from scratch to hold the center stone you have selected.
If you are looking for a great oval diamond engagement ring, give us a call and our expert staff will be happy to help you put your dream ring together.