(Closed) MARQUIS VS OVAL

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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cchan2013:  I’ve seen some really beautiful marquis rings lately! I think the shape is being revitalized. I would compromise and look for a l/w ratio of a marquis that is closer to an oval, or an oval that has a l/w ratio to make it skinnier. Not my ring, but this is a skinnier oval that is gorrrrrgeous!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Go try some rings on. I had no idea I would be so picky about stone shape until I did. I tried on one of everything, only liked oval and pear on my hand, and ended up going with oval.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

Definteily go try on rings.  That is the only way you will determine what looks best on your hand.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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mandaluv1119:  +1 I liked rounds until I tried stuff on and then it was pear or oval!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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cchan2013:  Pinterest said it was a 2ct. I know both ovals and marquise face up larger! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Agree with the PPs…you need to try stuff on. I thought I wanted a cushion and ended up hating it on my finger and loving pears!

Both oval and marquise are elongated cuts and will make your fingers look longer. One thing about marquise diamonds: they face-up really large, so a 2 carat is going to look huge. Ovals face up larger than rounds, but not like the marquise shape. So $ wise, if maximizing size is an issue and you have a budget, you can get a larger-looking marquise that provides incredible finger coverage for less money. But both shapes are lovely.

Go with what you like on your finger after trying stuff on. If you haven’t already tried stuff on, you may find (like I did) that you don’t like the shape you think you want once you see it on your finger. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I agree you should try stuff on.  All I knew was the type of stone I wanted, and when we went to try stuff on it was pretty obvious what type of ring was my taste, and it’s not a style I would have predicted before ring shopping (I have a Diana ring).

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

 

Hi there! I have an oval, I think it’s 1.7 ish center 2.5 tcw. My finger is 4.5, the oval gives great coverage and is very flattering! 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

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cchan2013:  Have you ever seen a moval?! They’re hybrids of the marquise and oval cuts and they are absolutely stunning!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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applecheeks:  Ohh that is gorgeous!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I’d echo PP’s who are telling you to go try rings on. DH and I were recently shopping for an additional wedding set for me and I assumed I wanted an oval because of all the gorgeous ones I’ve seen lately but as soon as I tried on the oval diamond I knew it didn’t look good on my finger. I was hesitant to try on a marquise (just remember them being popular in the 90’s) but as soon as I tried one on DH and I knew it was the most flattering shape for my finger. I bet if you try them on in person (whether if it’s a smaller carat size than you want or not) you’ll know right away which one you prefer.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I also agree with PPs. Try stuff on in a local shop, even if you don’t intend to buy there. Take lots of photos.

I went in wanting a simple three stone ring, but saw a three stone halo and pretty much heard the song “This Magic Moment” when I saw it on my hand. You never know until you try different stuff on.

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