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The guide for Oval cut Diamond, bowtie effect and Halo engagement ring setting

The brilliance of diamond engagement rings was well known for centuries, a right ring served as a key that brings a genuine relationship to eternity.

One of the best shapes that fit most engagement rings

An oval stone with excellent grade needs a unique ring to show it’s brilliance. The halo ring setting is one of the most commonly used setting methods for Oval cut Diamond (especially if it comes with a bowtie effect). A Halo ring means to mount the Oval cut diamond with a sturdy prong and crowned it with small diamonds.

The halo ring adds significant value to an oval cut diamond. First, the small diamonds covered the prongs and the structure of the engagement ring. Secondly, backed up by the collar of small diamonds, the main-stone was set slightly higher; this creates a depth of field that draws more attention to the oval Diamond and its bowtie effect; if the stone comes with a good cut, the intensity will make it more eye-catching. Also, the circle of diamonds makes the bowtie effect more significant, and the oval Diamond looks even more prominent.

Oval Diamond Sketch

The Oval Shape diamond works especially well in rings, and would make for a unique engagement ring as most of the engagement rings have a Round Cut or Princess Cut. The elongated shape of an Oval Cut diamond has the unique effect of creating a flattering illusion lengthening the hand, accentuating long and slender fingers. This shape has the added benefit of appearing larger than a Round Cut diamond. The average 1 carat Oval diamond has a 10% larger surface area than a 1 carat Round diamond. This means you can get a diamond that looks larger, with almost the same brilliance as a Round Cut for a much lower price.

What makes an oval diamond engagement ring unique?

For an oval engagement ring, we need to find two critical items

Loose diamonds were cut by various shapes and methods, aside the popular Round cut we have pear cut, heart cut, princess cut, and oval cut. Oval cut diamond shape has between 56 to 58 facets with an elongated round shape and a unique bowtie effect. That’s why an oval shape diamond gives the illusion that they look slightly bigger in size than a round shape diamond on engagement rings, given the carat weight is exactly the same as the Oval.

The price of an oval diamond was determined by the 4Cs grading factor. Grade of 4Cs include Color/Clarity/Cut (shape)/Carat. Among the strict and complex grading procedure, weight (Carat) is easy to grade, and it significantly affects the value of a gem.

Oval cut diamond of 118 carats

Speaking of sizes in Oval

When it comes to the topic for weight/size(shape), the word Carat comes as a guide. Imagine a person receiving a 3 carat oval shape diamond ring for engagement, we can be sure that she will react differently from receiving a 2 or 1.5 carat oval diamond engagement rings. Carat refers to the weight of a gem. It is often used as an indication of the size, but it’s not the exact same thing. Similarly, you know a 5kg golf ball is bigger (too big) than a 1kg golf ball, but that doesn’t mean you know how big they are. Even so, Carat can be a useful guide for the visual size of an oval diamond.

“Carat” is an interesting word that comes from a long history of engagement. It is said the word comes from the time when tiny carob seeds were used by diamond traders to measure the weight of a gem. Until the system was formalized with better weighing techniques, carob seeds were used to consider both diamonds and gems. Today, one carat equals to 0.2 grams.

Looks more significant with a much lower price.

The average 1 carat Oval diamond has a 10% larger surface area than a 1 carat Round. This means you can get a diamond that looks larger, with almost the same brilliance and grade as a round cut for a much lower price. The shape lends itself to a larger table than a round diamond has. The added benefit such as the unique bowtie effect when the oval shape itself can make your fingers look slender and even more elegant.

Value of high-quality oval shape diamond was acknowledged by the public. Recent news reports an 88.22ct oval shape diamond was auctioned in Hong Kong for 107 million.

Oval Diamond certificate, color and clarity grading guide

Color and clarity are the 2 factors only able to grade through visual inspection. Depend on the visual from colorless to yellow, white Diamonds will grade in color D-G(colorless), H-M(yellowish), or N-Z(Light yellow). If the level of yellow exceeds Z, the stone color will be considered Fancy yellow, that will bring it to a new grading standard. Oval diamonds will also appear in colors such as fancy pink, fancy blue, fancy yellow, or fancy green color. Fancy colors are rarer than white at some point, pink and blue color diamonds were recognized as record breakers in auctions.

When the GIA grades diamonds for their diamond grading reports, clarity is defined along a scale ranging from Flawless to Imperfect. To determine the clarity scale, experts look at various elements, which in total add to the final clarity grade assigned to the Diamond. This includes not only the presence of inclusions or blemishes as imperfections but also its scale, type, shape, and locations.

Oval shape and beauty of the bowtie effect

Some gems may contain special visual effects. In some oval diamonds, we may discover what’s called a bowtie effect. This is an effect that occurs because some of the light at the centre isn’t guided back to the table. Experts agreed that a bowtie is part of the beauty of an Oval Shape diamond; however, the bowtie effect should not be dominant or the first thing you see when looking at an oval gem. The degree of the bowtie effect is not stated on a grading certificate, so the only way to assess it is through visual inspection. Bowtie effect may also appear from stones that are in the shapes of pear or marquise.

How to get the wholesale price of your oval diamond ring?

To buy your oval diamonds at the best available price, always buy at wholesale price. A guide on estimating the average wholesale price for the Diamond you want, the price rate must be multiplied by the number of carats.

For a 2 carat oval diamond ring with a VVS1 D Color stone, the total diamond price would be 2 x $31,0000= $62,000.

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