Post # 1
I have been deciding between an oval or a round diamond (I posted here and oval was the winner). I have pretty much decided on an oval…BUT ‘apparently’ oval diamonds don’t sparkle as much as round ones. I WANT SPARKLE, so now I am paranoid that if I get an oval it will be dull compared to a round…
SO, any Bee’s with oval diamonds, can you please post pictures of your ovals (any setting) and tell me what ‘cut’ your oval is.
Post # 3
I have a pear shaped ring, so about the same sparkle. It doesn’t sparkle as much as a round CZ ring I have, but it still sparkles its little heart out. 🙂
Post # 4
Rounds are cut specifically to have the most sparkle compared to any other shape. That does not mean an oval doesn’t sparkle well on its own, just to a different degree.
Post # 5
this discussion is totally untrue…Ovals do sparkle just as much as rounds unless they fall under the same category as poorly cut rounds like overly deep or fisheye! my oval sparkled a ton!
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Post # 7
Enjoy the shape you love the most. It will sparkle and shine in a way you love as long as you go with the right cut like Gelamac says. I love the chunky sparkles that my cushion gives off and that’s what I like. Get what you like and go for your oval.
Post # 8
My oval sparkles like mad. I get compliments on it all the time. Get a well cut stone and you’ll be happy.
I wish I could show you a video of my ring so you could see because unfortunately, it’s hard to capture sparkle in a photo.
Post # 9
@GelaMac: Great videos. Jonathan in awesome. I bought my stone and my setting from him.
Post # 10
Definitely prioritize the cut quality and you’ll be happy with the sparkle!
Post # 11
When looking at rounds, we weren’t going anything lower the an Ideal/Excellent cut, Ovals only go up to Very Good in cut, correct?
Post # 12
I would just go as high in cut as you can. I have an asscher which “doesn’t sparkle as much” but it still sparkles plenty.
Post # 13
@Lily-Grace202: Yes stick to very good cut always in fancy shape diamonds! It will give you the most sparkle and the less prone it will be to have a signifigant bow tie effect. I agree with @GelaMac: and those videos are awesome…
Also very important when picking shapes like these is their Length to Width ratio. If you stick within the recommended ratios the better they will look and have less bow tie also.
@puppiekisses: & @Spesh2012: Those stones are stunning!
Post # 14
Yes, it’s true that in general the light return of ovals are not as equal as that of rounds. Also, they can succumb to the ‘bow-tie’ effect the way pears do.
HOWEVER, they give more spread than a round. So, a 1ct oval would look ‘bigger’ than a 1ct round. A lot of people buy ovals for that reason– can get the look of having a higher carat diamond for less. PLUS, ovals are priced less/carat than rounds.
So, if ovals were my favorite shape, I would not forgo them for rounds. What I would do is ensure the best cut to maximize the potential ‘sparkle’/light return of the oval. I would enlist Jon for GOG to search for an oval with the best optics & light return for my budget. He would get you a beauty, for sure!
ETA: If you choose not to go to Jon at GOG, whoever you choose, make sure you get an ASET image to assess the light return! ASETs are crucial for fancy shapes.
Post # 15
A well-cut, eye-clean oval should sparkle plenty.