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An H color or better and an SI1 or SI2 oval cut diamond is highly recommended for its excellent brilliance and durability and enhancement to personal style.

Unlike a round diamond, a certificate for an Oval Cut is unable to provide any indication of how the diamond will look. Take a look at this beautiful 0.70ct from Blue Nile compared to a virtually identical diamond that is less than impressive. Therefore, it is highly recommended to have your diamond closely evaluated by our professionals and experts before any purchase.


The oval cut’s elegant design and exquisite looks makes it a perfect choice for people with great taste. Its unique characteristics often make it look bigger than other diamonds in an equal other diamonds of the same weight. Like how this 1.01 Carat Oval Diamond looks quite large in its yellow gold halo setting.


The cut is the most important element in evaluating any diamond.it effects the very core of the beauty of the diamond which can summarize in its reflections and the structure of the stone. The oval cut grade is not provided by GIA (Gemological Institute of America). Therefore having an honest expert by your side when you are about to purchase can provide you with fundamental knowledge and gives you the upper hand in the buy.

These general parameters for cut quality are provided below for you to enhance your knowledge to spot an excellently cut oval diamond. While these information can be a big help, it is still highly recommended to not make the purchase solely based on the numbers and have it examined.

Bowtie Effect in Oval Cut Diamonds

Almost all oval cut diamonds have a bowtie effect due to their fancy and elongated shape. The dark space stretching across a diamond’s center is considered the bowtie. It is not always easily noticeable to spot the bowtie effect among diamonds. All and all, it depends on severity of the bowtie.

In the example below, notice the difference between a visible bowtie and a non-bowtie diamond.

Bowtie effect in oval cut diamonds


Square or rectangular are the main shapes with which diamonds are cut. And its length to width ratio reveals how proportionate its intended shapes are. To measure this one has to divide the length of the diamond by its width. . For instance, a diamond with a length of 5.5mm and a width of 3.5mm has a length to width ratio of 1.57.

While primarily dependent on personal style and preference, the Oval Cut Diamond is usually most appealing with a ratio between 1.30-1.50. Review various Oval Diamonds to determine which ratio is most appealing to you.

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