I thought OVALS cost less per carat than ROUND diamonds???

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which shape cost more per carat, an oval or a round brilliant?
    Oval : (7 votes)
    13 %
    Round : (40 votes)
    74 %
    Not sure : (7 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    2787 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Rounds ,brilliant cut, technically have the best sparkle if cut correctly, so therefore brilliant cut should be more expensive. Prices in a retail store may be high for cushion, but I feel like oval is popular due to the resurgence of the royal engagement ring.

    Try going to a customer jewelry that sells wholesale, you won’t get inflated prices due to popularity.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1951 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @colorfulevidence:  Our jeweler said that ovals just aren’t as popular, so they aren’t the preferred cut to make. Most sources would rather produce rounds or other popular stones since there’s a greater chance they’ll be bought. It took my fiance MONTHS to find my oval, mostly because larger ones with no bowtie and good proportions are hard to find.

    I would go to a jeweler and look at ovals in person. Since there aren’t standards on the cut like there are for round brilliants (such as ideal, good, very good, etc.) each one is different and can vary widely, even if it has “ideal” proportions.

    Post # 5
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    1503 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Round diamonds cost the most because much of the rough diamond is lost during the cutting process.

    Post # 7
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    3373 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @colorfulevidence:  no words of wisdom, jut very excited that you are choosing an oval! love that!

    Post # 9
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    1170 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2002

    I’ve spent several weeks oval & round diamond shopping, and rounds are a little more expensive.  Ovals are not in high demand.  I love my new oval (a lot smaller than what you’re looking for), and the setting is similar to the style you’re going for (1.7 shared prong, no halo).  Have you checked James Allen?  You can see the actual diamond magnified 40x, it’s very helpful!  You will find your dream ring, please share pics when you do!!

    Post # 11
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    80 posts
    Worker bee

    JA is one of the only ones with video so you can look for a bowtie that may make the diamond undesirable in oval. If you ask them they will inspect it for you and ask for the pricescope price and you’ll get about 2% extra off. Considering they are already about 40% less than most chains its a good place to buy its where I got mine. And most of their stones are GIA much more reliable than the other grading labs like igi like many chains.

    Post # 12
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    1170 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2002

    @colorfulevidence:  looking at Tiffany’s is a great plan.  It’s hard to find quality ovals at smaller jewelry stores.  JA was the only online store I felt comfortable shopping with for an oval, because of bowties.  If bowties don’t bother you, you could shop with Bluenile.  They have a strong rep too.  🙂

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