By clicking on the diamonds, you can see the price differences. This is a perfect example of how shape/cut is valued. Another important diamond lesson is sometimes when a diamond is discounted heavily there is a reason. ALways!
Study your diamond closely or contact me to review your selection before purchase.
The Oval Cut Diamond Buying Guide
As mentioned above, the shape is critical in buying your oval diamond. Lets analyze the photo samples from above a little more closely. A key factor in shape is the length to width ratio.
Lenght To Width Ratio
Oval diamonds are considered ideal in the 1.35- 1.50 length to width ratio. Most sites do the calculation for you but it’s achieved by dividing the length of the diamond with the width. View the photo sample below for a detailed break down of its l/w ratio.
As you can see, even though the carat weight is the same, you gain over 1 millimeter in size by having an ideal L/W ratio. As an example, you would have to increase your carat size by over .60 to gain another 1 millimeter. Don’t go to far above the 1.50 ratio or you will have a skinny looking stone that will affect the brilliance. Also, avoid stones under the 1.35 L/W ration, it will look stubby.
This comes down to personal preference if one prefers a rounder or longer look. Here is a link to show you examples of finished rings. Use this to compare what a rounder or longer Oval Diamond looks like mounted.
OVAL DIAMOND INSPIRATION EXAMPLES