Oval cut diamonds have a sparkling, brilliant facet pattern and an elongated silhouette. Developed by Lazare Kaplan in the 1960s, the oval cut diamond is a hybrid of the round brilliant and marquise shapes. 3.2% of all Ritani diamonds sold are oval cut. They are a stunning choice for those who love sparkle but are looking for a slightly more unusual style.
Oval diamonds have become increasingly popular in recent years for engagement rings. Stars who have worn the oval cut diamond include Blake Lively and Hailey Bieber.
Oval diamonds are also a great choice for custom jewelry, such as pendants and earrings. There are some benefits to oval diamonds: they create the appearance of a longer, slimmer finger when worn in an engagement ring, and they also appear bigger than they really are due to their larger surface area. To make your oval diamond appear larger, choose a halo setting. Or let your oval diamond stand out in a solitaire setting.
Oval diamonds will come in varying length to width ratios. They tend to look the most appealing between 1.30-1.50. An oval with a length to width ratio of 1.30 will appear rounder, while an oval with a length to width ratio of 1.50 will appear more slender and elongated.
Earth Grown Diamonds
Earth grown diamonds are mined from deep under the earth's surface where they have lain dormant for millions of years. When you hold an earth grown diamond, reflect on the immense journey this diamond has taken and the history it has endured.
A diamond starts out in the lowly form of graphite, such as you might find in the tip of your pencil. Over the course of hundereds of millions of years, the immense pressure and temperature produced deep inside the earth rearrange the carbon atoms into a crystal structure.
Then miners dig deep tunnels under the earth and collect the rough diamonds. The rough diamond looks nothing like the sparkly diamond you are holding. It has an irregular shape, is very dirty and looks dull. The diamond is then cleaned, cut into it's desired shape, and finally polished into the beautiful diamond you are now holding!
All Ritani earth grown diamonds are certified by either the AGS or GIA – the two most respected independent grading labs in the world.
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