The Oval Diamond has beautiful brilliance that's similar to a round diamond. Typically comprised of 58 facets with a typical ratio between 1.33 and 1.66. This shape optimizes carat weight, meaning that the drawn out and symmetrical shape can make it appear larger than round stones of a similar weight. Oval diamonds are also very popular as their length can accentuate long, slender fingers.
When purchasing an Oval shape diamond, be sure to check the length and width of the diamond prior to purchasing. For the most traditional length-width ratio of oval diamonds, look for ratios between 1.33 and 1.66. However, some people prefer longer, thinner cuts, and some prefer rounder, softer cuts. It all comes down to taste.
Oval shaped diamonds were first introduced over 200 years ago, the modern oval cut was invented in the early 1960s by leading Russian cutter Lazare Kaplan. The cut eventually earned him a place in the Jewelers International Hall of Fame.