As their name suggests, oval shaped stones are jewels that are elongated circles. Like the marquise, the oval cut appears larger than its weight, making it an economical jewel. Its shape also lends itself to multiple stone pieces with jewels of different cuts. An oval diamond can accompany almost any other cut and look harmonious.
Oval cut diamonds are most attractive when their length is 1.33 to 1.66 times the jewel’s width. The curves leading to an oval cut diamond’s blunt ends should be even and gently rounded. When looking down the top of an oval diamond, there might be a bow tie shaped shadow. A well-made cut will minimize the effect.