Oval cut engagement rings are in general believed to be for those who wish to tread between traditional round diamond engagement rings and fancy marquise diamond engagement rings.
However, I just don’t agree with this perception! Oval shaped stone has its own charm and beauty, and one must pick an oval cut diamond engagement ring for its appeal and grace.
It shouldn't be like, you are not able to decide on any other solitaire engagement ring, and end up choosing oval engagement ring.
Truly speaking, you may not have to worry about its sparkle, because fire and brilliance of oval diamond is comparable to that of round brilliant diamond.
Oval Engagement Ring Meaning
Oval symbolizes creativity, fertility, abundance and luck. And without elaborating further, aren't these qualities and attributes contribute to positivity in any relationship!
So, an oval engagement ring is truly the epitome of abundant health, wealth and happiness.
Features of Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
Oval Engagement Ring Settings
Oval is very versatile and you can design your own engagement ring by mounting the stone in setting of your choice. Oval cut engagement rings can be mounted on many settings, and thus you can create your own handmade unique engagement ring. Prong setting and bezel setting look particularly stunning with oval shaped stone.
Prong Setting (left) and Bezel Setting (right)
You can get trendy and get a cross-over styled unique diamond engagement ring without spending too much on setting. Small round diamonds set in the band in pave setting around the oval shaped diamond looks equally magnificent and make diamond appear bigger than its actual size.
Cross-over Style (left) and Pave Setting (right)
Design your own Oval Engagement Ring
Play with your imagination and you can even set oval diamond in art deco style, provided that you have inclination for art deco style jewelry. Generally, geometrical shapes - like, princess and asscher - are preferred in Art Deco style.
Art Deco Style (left) and 2 side rubies (right)
You can also consider side stone setting, as oval cut engagement rings appear quite appealing when set with accent stones. To add your personal touch, birthstones can be added around oval center stone. This highlights center stone in your beautiful engagement rings, and draws much needed eye-balls.
However, I recommend not choosing big round diamonds as side stones, as brilliance of round diamond will steal the beauty of your center oval diamond.
Even 3 stone engagement rings look beautiful with a meaning associated with it. 3 stone jewelry symbolizes and shows your love in past-present-future.
Having said that, it's your engagement ring, so style it in the way you want and love it. So, if you want value for your money, then consider above-mentioned points sincerely at the time of buying oval cut engagement ring.
So, go ahead and pick an oval cut engagement ring for its grace, and its bold and utterly feminine look at the same time.