Post # 1
I have been IN LOVE with oval engagement rings for YEARS now. Since I first started a “dream ring” Pinterest board my senior year of high school, back before I even had a serious boyfriend! Lol I just have always thought they were so timeless but also more unique than a round dimond that I see a little more often (which are also so beautiful!) I am in the process showing my boyfriend my favorite ring style, which has always been HANDS DOWN an oval. But lately, I have been seeing and hearing people make comments about how ovals are really trendy and popular right now. Can some of you all give me your opinions on ovals? Do you think they are too common? Or do you think they are just as timeless and classic and a round dimond? I don’t want anything that is going to go out of style or be seen on every other person’s hand 🙁
Post # 2
I just got my oval last night! FH wanted a traditional solitaire. Im kinda quirky.. But love the timelessness of a solitaire… So we went with an oval because its still traditional and everything a round is…. But just a bit different. There are tons of rounds all over where we live. Ive never seen an oval solitaire irl. I love mine.
Post # 3
I’ll never understand why people won’t get what they truly want just because someone else loves or has it, too. Good luck wedding dress shopping.
Post # 4
I think you should try on a ton of rings. I wanted a cushion halo for a long time but when i began trying on rings, it looked odd to me. I always assumed I would get a halo and in yellow gold, as well! Aaaand now I have a round center stone with accent stones set in platinum. It wasn’t what I always dreamed of but I love it and can’t imagine having a halo. So try on different styles–maybe you will be totally sold on an oval halo or maybe not. It’s trendiness shouldn’t matter as long as you can see yourself wearing it forever!
Post # 5
Get what you want. So what if it’s trendy? Most people don’t have trendy rings… the bee is kinda skewed in that way. Think about the people you know and what their rings look like- it’s usually pretty traditional.
fwiw I have a pear with a halo- seems like it’s getting kind of trendy but that’s not why I got it- I got it because I thought it was unique and beautiful. I almost got an oval until I found pears so I share your love of them. Also try on a bunch of different rings because you’ll get a better sense of what you really like!!
Post # 6
if you’re worried about trends, just go with a more classic design.
I have a classic design, an oval with tapered baguettes on the side. there are a lot of pretty ovals on here of varying designs — it’s really all about the setting.
Rounds are also just gorgeous and classic- it’s about what you love on you the most:-)
Post # 7
I love ovals! If you love it, do it!
Post # 8
I never see ovals in person so I don’t think they are as popular as you may think. As for being trendy…I think that has less to do with the stone and more to do with the setting you choose. If it’s an oval that you love, then get an oval but choose a more classic setting. Another thing to note with these longer stones is that they will most likely shadow part of your wedding band especially if it sits flush.
Post # 9
ugh this is so funny because like you I have loved ovals since ~2010. When my husband proposed to me in 2015 with an oval halo set on a thin band it is/was my absolute dream ring! He said the jeweler couldn’t believe he came in asking about oval diamonds because he was one of the first people. They had to order in an oval diamond in the size he wanted because they hardly carried any in the store. This is at a prominent jeweler in Minneapolis! Now I am seeing more and more of them. I will say though that people talk about them more on this message board than I see in real life. But no regrets about getting my dream ring even if they are gaining popularity. They are beautiful! Get what YOU want. You have to live with it on your hand the rest of your life!
Post # 10
- Wedding: February 2018 - Emerald at Queensridge
Get whatever you want! It’s YOUR ring and you are the one who will be wearing it forever! But I do suggest trying on rings at a store. You might think you love ovals but then try one on and not like the look of it on your hand. But then again it might confirm that it’s your favorite shape. 🙂
Post # 11
And like a PP poster said. To me, ovals are timeless and romantic looking but still a bit different! At least that’s why I love them!
Post # 12
BalletParker : Yes, exactly. Ovals are just as classic as rounds. The setting is what can make it trendy.
Post # 13
Don’t even worry about it, get what you love. I’ve definitely seen more round and square than ovals.
Post # 14
Try on different styles and settings. Even if you settle on oval as a shape, there are SO many different kinds of settings and even shapes of ovals that you should consider and try first. I was super close to picking an oval too. I wanted a diamond, but with our timeframe there were none in our budget with the characteristics I really wanted (i.e. no bow tie, tons of sparkle, unique facet with a fatter/wider cut) I ended up falling in love with a halo setting and a RB with tons of sparkle. Don’t worry about fads. Everything evenutally comes back around anyway!
Post # 15
Ovals are, and will always be, a classic cut.