The Oval engagement rings of Kourtney Kardashian, Hailey Bieber, Blake Lively and more!
Without doubt, oval engagement rings are on-trend right now, with stars such as Kourtney Kardashian amongst others sporting an incredible oval shaped ring given to her by her new fiancê Travis Barker. But, the stunning shape has been popular with celebrities for a long time, with Blake Lively somewhat starting the trend way back in 2012. Let’s take a look at these glamorous rings of the stars and royalty, and find out why the oval shape has become so popular.
Though diamonds have been cut into ovular shapes for hundreds of years, the modern ideal oval cut we commonly see wasn’t created until 1957 when a Russian-born diamond cutter named Lazare Kaplan invented it. In 2011, Prince William gave Kate Middleton the ring which once belonged to his mother, the late Princess Diana, a gorgeous blue sapphire oval. It’s now one of the most famous oval cuts in the world, albeit a sapphire and not a diamond (the engagement ring however, is surrounded by another 14 diamonds).
Kate Middleton’s oval shape sapphire engagement ring
The ring was initially too big for the Duchess and had to be resized, but now fits perfectly and is a very touching reminder of William's love for his mother.
For a similar ring, check out this Sapphire & Diamond Halo Cluster Ring
Kourtney Kardashian’s oval cut diamond engagement ring
Despite an incredible price tag of an estimated US $1 million, Kourtney K’s beautiful oval cut diamond engagement ring still maintains a minimalist edge thanks to being set on a thin pave diamond band.
For a similar ring, check out this Platinum 1.50ct Oval Diamond Solitaire Ring
With an even more incredible price tag of an estimated US $2 million, Blake Lively’s stunning ring is to die for. It features a solitaire-set oval pink diamond in a stunning, yet subtle blush shade, complete with a diamond-accented, rose-gold setting. The price here would have been driven up by the pink diamond. Pink diamonds are some of the rarest in the world, and we have to say, it was money well spent!
Hailey's engagement ring features a gorgeous oval cut diamond that is estimated to be around 10-carats. It is nearly colourless and set on a simple yellow gold solitaire with diamonds on the basket.
Ariana's ring is a one-of-a-kind, with an oval diamond set at an angle, alongside a single pearl. Jewellery experts have estimated that the ring is around 5-7 carats, and we love the addition of the single pearl, because well, why not?
Tips when buying an oval cut
Consider how elongated you’d like the oval. The length-to-width ratio in an oval diamond is a matter of preference, but most prefer ratios between 1.3 and 1.5.
Oval Cuts and the Bowtie
All fancy shape diamonds have some light leakage. In oval cuts, a bowtie shape forms across the middle of the stone. While an oval-cut diamond will always have a bowtie, not all bowties are alike. They can have differing degrees of prominence as well as effects on performance. Take a look at the diamond through a jeweller's loupe to see the inflections in more detail.
Due to the high brilliance of this cut, imperfections in the diamond are usually difficult to see. A diamond with a clarity grade of VS2 or SI1 will most likely appear clean to the naked eye. Take care to avoid dark inclusions near the centre of the diamond, since these are the most noticeable.
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