Oval solitaire ring???????

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
152 posts
Blushing bee

Just got into a store and ask to look at stones that size. Just because you look there doesn’t mean you have to buy!

Also, it will help us to know your finger size.  🙂

This isn’t a diamond, but here is a tanzanite that is 2.5 cts. There are 1.5 cts of diamonds in the halo. My finger size is a 4.25.  However, this could look a LOT different on a bigger finger–mine is really tiny!


Post # 3
357 posts
Helper bee

Klucas33:  Some advice regarding ovals (based on my own experience) is to be VERY careful buying one sight unseen. I had originally wanted an oval diamond and my jewler advised me to NEVER buy one without seeing it in person. I was then going to have the jewler find one, but he told me it would easily be months because they go through hundreds of ovals before they find a “good one”. Apparently there are lots of sprakle issues with cut and a “bow tie” effect that is often is in the middle of the stone. If you don’t care about any of the other factors like sparkle, fire, cut, clarity, ect… then go for it!  

Post # 5
1528 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think 2 carats on a size 7 finger would be perfect! Ovals tend to look larger as well. In your previous thread, you were looking at 1.5 or 2.10. What changed? I think 1.5 would be plenty large and 2 would be very large. Do you wear rings normally? That is a pretty large ring for daily wear, especially if you aren’t used to it. I wear rings daily and am still adjusting to my engagement ring (1.7 carat). 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  littleanchor.
Post # 6
36 posts

I don’t think a 2.10 carat could look small on ANY size finger! I have a 1 carat oval solitaire and a size 6.25 finger, here is a pic so you can get an idea of the size. Happy hunting, I love my oval!

Post # 7
1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Hi there! I think that the 2.10 carat oval will look huge, but hey if you can afford 3 carats, why not? I’d say just try to find ones that size to try on first. For reference, here’s my 2 carat oval in a 1/2 carat setting. My finger size is a 5.75.

Post # 9
1769 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Another thing with ovals and marquises is to pay attention to how large they face up. I have a marquise that faces up to look much larger than most other marquises. ovals are similar. So trying other ovals on that are the same ct weight isn’t enough. Youll want to see ovals with similar measurements. I’ve got a 1.65 that looks pretty large on my 6.5 (because of huge knuckles) finger. A 3 ct that faced up large would look laughable on me. 

I also would advise against buying an oval (or marquise) without seeing the stone in person if you can help it. At least see enough in person so you know how to judge quality and value and only buy from somewhere you can return Very easily. 

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