(Closed) Oval diamonds not sparkly enough…?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a pear shaped ring, so about the same sparkle. It doesn’t sparkle as much as a round CZ ring I have, but it still sparkles its little heart out. 🙂

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Rounds are cut specifically to have the most sparkle compared to any other shape.  That does not mean an oval doesn’t sparkle well on its own, just to a different degree.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

this discussion is totally untrue…Ovals do sparkle just as much as rounds unless they fall under the same category as poorly cut rounds like overly deep or fisheye!  my oval sparkled a ton!

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Enjoy the shape you love the most.  It will sparkle and shine in a way you love as long as you go with the right cut like Gelamac says.  I love the chunky sparkles that my cushion gives off and that’s what I like.  Get what you like and go for your oval.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

My oval sparkles like mad.  I get compliments on it all the time.  Get a well cut stone and you’ll be happy.  

 

I wish I could show you a video of my ring so you could see because unfortunately, it’s hard to capture sparkle in a photo. 

 

Post # 9
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71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@GelaMac:  Great videos.  Jonathan in awesome. I bought my stone and my setting from him. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Definitely prioritize the cut quality and you’ll be happy with the sparkle!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would just go as high in cut as you can. I have an asscher which “doesn’t sparkle as much” but it still sparkles plenty.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

@Lily-Grace202:  Yes stick to very good cut always in fancy shape diamonds! It will give you the most sparkle and the less prone it will be to have  a signifigant bow tie effect. I agree with @GelaMac:  and those videos are awesome…

Also very important when picking shapes like these is their Length to Width ratio. If you stick within the recommended ratios the better they will look and have less bow tie also.

http://www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamonds/oval-cut-diamond

http://datlas.com/shapeselector.htm

 

@puppiekisses: &  @Spesh2012:  Those stones are stunning!   

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yes, it’s true that in general the light return of ovals are not as equal as that of rounds. Also, they can succumb to the ‘bow-tie’ effect the way pears do.

HOWEVER, they give more spread than a round. So, a 1ct oval would look ‘bigger’ than a 1ct round.  A lot of people buy ovals for that reason– can get the look of having a higher carat diamond for less.  PLUS, ovals are priced less/carat than rounds.

So, if ovals were my favorite shape, I would not forgo them for rounds.  What I would do is ensure the best cut to maximize the potential ‘sparkle’/light return of the oval.  I would enlist Jon for GOG to search for an oval with the best optics & light return for my budget.  He would get you a beauty, for sure!

 

ETA:  If you choose not to go to Jon at GOG, whoever you choose, make sure you get an ASET image to assess the light return!  ASETs are crucial for fancy shapes.
 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

A well-cut, eye-clean oval should sparkle plenty.

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