Created by Lazare Kaplan in the 1960's, Oval Diamonds are a Modified brilliant-cut (like virtually all round cuts). These luminous gems are different from your day to day Diamond Shapes as they combine the Sparkle of the Elongated Shape of a Marquise Cut with the Round Cut. The Shape is Cut into a Perfectly Symmetrical Design. Because it possesses fire and brilliance, the Oval Cut Diamond is an ideal choice for a customer who likes the look of a Round Diamond, but wants something more Unique.
Oval Diamonds can create the illusion of greater size, their gorgeous, slender shape can also make the finger of the wearer appear longer and slimmer, an effect often desired!
Similar to other fancy diamond shapes, preferences of an oval cut diamond also vary by length to width ratios of the cut. It is considered a classic oval cut diamond if its length to width ratio is 1.50 or in the approximate range of 1.36-1.60.