Post # 1
Hello everyone! I’m a newbee and over the last 2 years I can’t decide on a diamond shape to save my life. I’ve gone to every jewelry store and tried on every style and diamond shape you can think of. Out of all of them I have come to the conclusion that it is between oval and round. I can’t decide between the two and I’m losing sleep over this.
One part of me says you can’t go wrong with a round and the other part always wants something a bit more unique and different. The problem is both of the rings I’m considering are a J color and I’m concerned I see it more in the oval than the round. If anyone has a J color oval and could post pics that would be great.
I know it’s not all about the ring and about the love for eachother but I still have to stare at it everyday and in the end it’s an investment.
What shape should I chose? I’m so confused
Post # 3
What size stone are you considering? I think for stones that are 1ct or below, symmetry looks better so I would go round. I think 1ct ovals look off. Once you get into 1.5ct territory, the oval stones look really nice. It’s all personal preference though!
Post # 4
Thanks for the quick reply. I am considering about a 3/4 carat solitaire.
Post # 5
I don’t care for oval shaped for some reason. Nothing wrong with it, just a personal preference. I prefer round.
Post # 6
The oval will face up larger than the round in the same carat weight. That may be a bonus for you. They also generally cost less than a round on carat weight, so you can maybe even go a bit bigger if you wanted.
I wear a round, but I love ovals, pears, marquise…so I say go oval so I can see what you come up with, ha!
Ovals also will elongate shorter fingers.
Post # 7
I pick oval, so elegant, i think they look regal. Also a little different from the norm! I say go for oval!
Post # 8
I voted for the oval, because I think they are a little different and you dont see them too often. However, ovals can often get a bowtie effect so you will want to see the stone in person and make sure there is no obvious dark line on there.
Post # 9
I voted oval. I have a friend who had a solitaire oval that was set horizantally. So gorgeous!!!
Post # 10
I LOVE ovals. I think you will notice some color in a J oval. But is that a bad thing? Personally I feel diamonds all along the color scale are gorgeous, but that’s just me.
Post # 11
I say round. If you get a round cut of top notch quality, the J color will be less noticeable. Check out this video below that compares diamonds of different colors (including J)
Post # 12
@Tigrrlily04: I agree. However, when it comes to ovals I also like very, very dainty stones as well as the larger ones (=
OP, I’m a lover of both shapes as well. Personally, in that size I prefer a round, unless you have a smaller ring size. This is all just personal preference though.
Post # 13
I’m a size 5.5 so the oval looks a nice on my finger I think. The round definitely looks smaller.
Post # 14
Oval. Not that I’m biased or anything. 😉 I only know one other person in real life that has an oval e-ring…it’s unique, but still classic.
Post # 15
Oval! I’m defintiely biased. 😉
Post # 16
I prefer the uniqueness of oval. Pretty much every ring I see is round or princess.