Description of the Oval Cut Diamond
The description of an Oval Cut Diamond is: Most oval diamonds are like a
squashed round brilliant - a modification of the round brilliant cut.
Aspect ratio of an Oval cut: The ratio of the length to the width should
be about 1.5:1. Their depth to diameter ratio varies so they can never
be a perfect proportion which results in a loss of some brilliance.
Oval Cut Diamond - Step Cut Diamonds - Square, Oblong or Rectangle
Many Square, Oblong
or rectangular diamonds are 'step cut' which is used for Oval cut diamonds.
Long thin oblongs are often known as baguettes. An Oval cut is therefore
often referred to as 'Step cut' or 'Table cut'. The facets on a 'Step
cut' or 'Table cut' are cut in steps, parallel to the edges which could
be described as a pyramid with its top chopped off. These diamonds are
bright, clear and shiny in appearance as its facets usually span the length or width of
the stone, the facets gradually decreasing as they approach the table
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Oval Cut Diamond - the Cutting Process
Diamond Facets are
the smooth surface areas of a diamond which are cut and polished to
control the brilliance and the durability of a diamond. A skilful
diamond cutter brings out all the brilliance and sparkle of a diamond by
choosing the most appropriate cut, such as the Oval Diamond cut.
Oval Style - Fancy Cut Diamonds
Fancy cut stones, such as
Emerald, Marquise, Heart, Oval, Pear and Princess
cuts are all ways of cutting a stone to maximize the carat weight. A
rough diamond which might only yield a half carat in a Brilliant Cut
might yield another 50% if cut into the Oval shape. Fancy cuts, such
as the Oval cut, allow
the cutter to use the best attributes of the rough diamond and eliminate
inclusions and blemishes. Popular fancy cuts include the "Baguette"
(French for a small rod), "Marquise" or "Navette" (little boat), "Princess Cut" aka
Square Brilliant Cut, "Heart", "Briolette" (a form of Rose cut), Pear
(teardrop), and the Trillion which is triangular in shape.
Symbolism & Meaning of Diamonds
The traditional properties closely associated with diamonds are
action, passion, and energy. Jewelry containing diamonds are believed to
enhance relationships, increasing inner strength and provide the wearer
with balance, clarity and abundance. Wearing jewelry containing a
diamond will focus the energies of the precious gemstone through the
Oval Cut Diamond Solitaire
The most popular style engagement ring is a diamond solitaire, the cuts
include the Oval cut diamond solitaire. The solitaire design was
introduced by Tiffany about 100 years ago. The Tiffany solitaire setting
enhanced the brilliance and lustre of the diamond by introducing the
first ‘open’ mount, which allowed light to travel freely through the
precious stone differing from all previous settings which had
restrictive closed backs. The Oval cut diamond solitaire is a
beautiful cut for this type of jewelry.
Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Rings
The tradition of wearing engagement rings, including those with an
Oval cut diamond, symbolizes the promise of a future together which
is sealed with the giving and accepting of a ring. The tradition of
giving a diamond engagement ring dates back to the 13th century. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. Betrothal Betrothal rings were initially given as a pledge to marry. All wedding
and engagement rings are worn on the third finger of the left hand
because the vein in this finger, called the "vena amoris", was once
believed to run directly to the heart which is closely associated with
love. The circular shape of rings symbolizes unending love.
Oval Cut Diamond
good cuts? Good Oval Cut Diamonds are effected by several different
elements which have a large impact on a diamond's brilliance. These
include the Width and Depth of the stone, the
Symmetry and the alignment of a diamond's facets and the
polish. Diamond Clarity is a measure of a diamond's blemishes and inclusions which
also effect the brilliance
of diamonds and their sparkle because they interfere with the passage of
light travelling through the precious stone. The skill of the jeweller will
ensure that Oval cut diamonds have a suitable cut to
give the most beautiful results in respect of their
lustre, transparency, refraction and dispersion of
Most oval diamonds are like a squashed round brilliant -
a modification of the round brilliant cut. Aspect ratio
of an Oval cut: The ratio of the length to the width
should be about 1.5:1. Their depth to diameter ratio
varies so they can never be a perfect proportion which
results in a loss of some brilliance.
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