The cut of a diamond is likely to be one of the main factors that most people tend to consider while choosing their diamond engagement rings. Of course, round diamond rings variants are the most popular options so far. In fact, around 75% of the overall diamonds made in the industry are round. However, modern couples are trying to break this stereotype and are steering towards contemporary options, which are fancy cut diamonds.
Note that a fancy cut diamond is any diamond cut but round. The most popular option, in this case, is the princess diamond cut, which is square in shape and extremely brilliant. In fact, this diamond cut is the second most popular choice in the field for diamond engagement rings and is also known as modified square brilliants. Unfortunately, princess cut diamond rings will be extremely expensive.
Another popular choice that you may consider for an outstanding appeal is an oval cut diamond ring. Undoubtedly, oval engagement rings will be perfect for a person who loves to explore the modern or fancy diamond cut variants but without going too far from the classic round brilliant cut option. Note that an oval cut diamond can be defined as a perfect blend of a marquise and round cut diamond.
Having said that, the marquise diamond cut is an ideal choice most modern couples are swooning over these days. This cut is, indeed, a slender and elongated version of oval diamond rings. In simple words, the marquise diamond cut is the perfect mix of pear and oval cut stone.
Now, most people will be confused about whether to choose an oval cut diamond ring or its marquise counterpart for their special day. Are you also facing such a dilemma? If yes, refer to the helpful points given below to get an insight into both these wonderful diamond cuts, especially their similarities and dissimilarities.
Oval and marquise comes under the brilliant cut diamonds and tend to shine better than most of their fancy cut counterparts making them a perfect choice for engagement rings. Furthermore, both these outstanding fancy diamond cuts offer a slimming and flattering appeal to the fingers of the wearer because of its elongated appeal.
However, oval and marquise cut diamonds tend to display the bowtie effect, which refers to a condition when the gemstone fails to bounce the light back to its center creating darker areas in the middle of the diamond. While slight bowtie effect tends to add to the beauty of gemstones, a severe bowtie effect may hinder its ability to sparkle as well as vulnerable to damages. Unfortunately, this characteristic will not be documented in the grading report as well. Hence, it is recommended to visually inspect fancy cut diamond for the bowtie effect while purchasing them.
Why Consider Oval Cut Diamonds?
When it comes to oval cut diamonds, it offers an updated appeal to the conventional round diamonds, as mentioned earlier. Even though the cut was invented in the 1960s, it is often regarded as a conventional choice. The length of an oval cut diamond is the most important factor that enhances the appeal of the stone as well as the fingers of the wearers. Nevertheless, there is no such thing called the perfect oval diamond cut since its appeal is totally subjective to its LTW or length to width ratio, which, in turn, depends on the personal preference of the wearer.
Needless to mention, oval cut diamond rings will be an exceptional choice for the couples who lead an active lifestyle. On a related note, oval diamondsdo boast any pointed tips or sharp edges making them less vulnerable to damages like chipping. Furthermore, the perfectly soft curves of the oval cut connote gentle yet a romantic statement of love making it an ideal choice to spruce up your special day. Additionally, the elongated profile of the oval cut diamond tends to make it look bigger than its actual carat weight. Hence, a buyer can purchase a bigger oval cut diamond at a relatively cheaper price.
Why Consider Marquise Cut Diamonds?
Looking almost similar to oval cut diamonds, this 18th-century diamond cut features a leaner body with pointed tips making them look bigger than their actual carat weight. Even though this cut cannot be boasted as the best or brilliant diamond cut of all the fancy cut stones, it is highly coveted for its unique and elongated silhouette. In fact, with the invention of this diamond cut, the industry opened doors for a new and advanced level of sophistication.
However, the pointed tips of marquise diamonds are susceptible to chipping making is less ideal for a person who leads a hands-on lifestyle. Otherwise, make sure to secure the pointed edges using an appropriate metal setting. Plus, avoid marquise stones with football cut that makes the gemstone look so slender that it hardly resembles its signature boat shape. In this case, the brilliance of the diamond will be exceptionally low and Rockher does not recommend it.