Elongated Engagement Rings 1ct – 2ct

posted 9 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My size is 5.5 and my fingers are short. This is an emerald cut with side traps. I love ovals as well, especially with round or pear side stones! If you look for an extra elongated oval and add side stones for width, you will get maximum finger coverage!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Illinois

I don’t have it yet as it is still being made but I am upgrading to a 1.01 carat oval! I’m so excited, it’s a 1.55 LW ratio. I also went down in color because I LOVE the warmer diamonds with rose gold. Because it’s a J I decided to go up in clairity. So it’s a J color, VS2 clairity, 1.01 carat. I requested the certified lab report and it gives shape and cutting style as “oval brilliant” I don’t think ovals or elongated shapes are categorized in terms of “cut” but I could be wrong. The LW ratio means it will be a little longer and not so “chubby”. If you go to “diamdb.com” you can plug in different ratio sizes, carat sizes and shapes to give you an idea of the size. Congratulations! Can’t wait to see what you choose! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2021 - Boulder, Colorado

I love ovals and they face up bigger! They do show colour and inclusions more than rounds do, but are still better at hiding them than step cuts. Usually you want to stick to H and above if you want a relatively colourless look. You might want to go higher than H if you’re planning on getting a substantial stone as it will show more colour the bigger it gets. Clarity depends on how eye clean it is so you’ll have to look at each one, personally I would look for at least SI1 or VS2 for a substantial oval, but any will be fine if it looks good to you.

If you are looking for ovals, familiarise yourself with oval ratios and bow ties. Some people like rounder ovals, others like more elongated ovals. I personally like the wider end of the average ratio (around 1.35-1.40 out of the average of 1.35-1.50) but it’s all up to you. Shallower and more elongated cuts tend to be more susceptible to the bow tie. Some people avoid the bow tie and some like it as long as it’s not extreme, but pretty much all ovals will have some degree of bow tie.

I love emerald cuts too but the ones I’ve seen face up smaller and you have to really pay attention to the colour and clarity, so the ones I liked were out of my budget.

With every shape, go for the best cut quality you can find and afford because it really impacts how the stone looks.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@mrsol:  it is 2.7 carats, I’m not sure of the actual dimensions. 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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@mrsol: how exciting, congrats! It’s so overwhelming and at the time I didn’t look into anything I just knew I wanted a cushion cut. Over the years after I did all my searching until my hubby gave me the go for an upgrade that way I was ready and literally just kept an eye out for my dream Diamond. I have shorter fingers as well and wear a 5.25. I have a 1.1 ratio 2.25 carat cushion cut, slightly rectangular. It’s also a J VS1 excellent polish and symmetry but no cut bc they don’t classify cuts for cushions. I compared so many G-J cushions and the difference was seriously minimal that the naked eye couldn’t even tell apart but it was also bc of the certain “cut” of cushion I was looking at, most articles say to stick to an H or higher for cushions. That allowed me to go bigger than 2 carat without breaking the bank and find a Diamond that was made so well that it looks more like a 2.5 carat. Best advice is to just Google and research ovals and read all the articles. And also see in person, judging by the certificate alone is very hard and even some online diamonds depending on the lighting used will look different online than in person. The diamdb website is a great tool and so is stonealgo.com. Good luck in your search and take your time! Also the Diamond will look bigger/better after it’s set! 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2022 - Orlando, FL

.91, G VS2, excellent cut! I love it!!! 

Post # 9
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Newbee

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@MaggieW:  I just wanted to say, your ring is stunning! I love it! I myself chose an elongated cushion diamond and I’m anxiously awaiting its arrival! I had a round diamond with my first marriage and wanted something different this time around. Cushions are more unique and there are so many variations! <3

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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@michellelynn27:  thank you so much!!! Yay, so exciting! I absolutely love how unique cushions are. No 2 seem to be identical! I’m sure you’re going to love it over having a round!!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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@mrsol: thank you! Here is a pic of my stone loose. Loose I think it looked warmer and once it was set it picked up the color of the surrounding diamonds and platinum band. Depending on your setting I think the Diamond will absorb whatever you set it in. My surrounding Diamonds are an H color and you would think the Diamond would appear more yellow but to me it just sparkles so much that I don’t notice any warmth. I honestly didn’t notice any color on the edges before it was set.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2022

1.04 ct on my size 6! ☺️ Originally I thought I wanted an oval, but the second I put on the pear I knew it was the one. 

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