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Oval-Shaped Diamonds

A diamond fit for a queen, the elongated oval shape of this stone will blow onlookers away with its brilliance. Perfect on its own or surrounded by accent diamonds, the oval diamond is versatile and unique in style. As an added bonus, an oval cut diamond can appear larger than other diamonds of similar carat size. This means you can enjoy more bang for your buck.


Clean Origin’s Selection Of Oval-Shaped Diamonds

Offering over 75 settings from our Halo, Classic, Vintage, Solitaire, and Three-Stone collections (all which accommodate an oval diamond), you’ll have a wide variety of Clean Origin styles to choose from. Go simple with a white gold solitaire or jazz up your ring with a classic pavé band. No matter what setting and stone combination your loved one desires, you’ll be able to find the perfect match in the Clean Origin selection.


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Oval-Shaped Diamonds - The 4 C’s

Take a look at our oval diamond 4 C’s information to guide you in your jewelry purchase.

Cut — Although sometimes used synonymously, it’s important to remember that there is a difference between the cut and shape of a diamond. The shape of a diamond (such as oval or round) refers to the physical appearance. The cut refers to how well the diamond’s features interact with light. Clean Origin only offers diamonds at or above a ‘good’ cut quality. Good, very good, excellent, or ideal are the four available options. However, since an oval diamond is considered a ‘fancy shape,’ most grading labs do not offer a cut quality.

Clarity — Clarity refers to the amount of inclusions and blemishes in a particular stone. Each diamond will have a different amount of these “flaws” and will be graded from SI2 (having the largest amount) to VVS1 (having the least). Due to the shape of an oval diamond, inclusions and blemishes are well hidden. For oval diamonds, clarity can be a place where you cut back, making it easy to increase your carat size while still enjoying a beautiful diamond and keeping within your price range.

Color — Color in a diamond actually refers to the absence of color. Clean Origin only offers diamonds from D (essentially colorless) to J (some color), even though technically, the diamond color scale extends all the way to Z. Although it can be hard to tell the difference in color from one letter grade to the one above or below it, color preference varies from person to person. Ovals also have a tendency to show color more than round diamonds.

Carat — Since oval-shaped diamonds tend to appear larger than a different shape of the same carat, you can often get more bang for your buck in terms of size while maintaining your budget. This gives buyers’ more flexibility when it comes to color and clarity. Or, it allows you to purchase a carat that looks much bigger than the one your significant other was hoping they would receive. Not to mention, the 20-30% you’ll save from purchasing a lab-grown diamond could almost double the appearance of your oval stone.


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Buyers Tips for Oval Diamonds

The main thing to look for in an oval-shaped diamond is the bowtie effect. Due to the length of the stone, these shapes can include darker spots that run across the center of the diamond. The visibility of the bowtie differs from diamond to diamond. Make sure you speak with a diamond expert when purchasing an oval-shaped diamond to help find the stone that’s right for you.


Oval Lab-Grown Diamonds

Oval-shaped lab-grown diamonds are graded the exact same way (and at the same labs) as oval-shaped mined diamonds. This means that you would be looking for the exact same color, clarity, etc. in a mined diamond as you will in your lab-grown diamond. The biggest difference between the two will be your available budget. Lab-grown diamonds can be anywhere from 20-30% less expensive, giving you 20-30% more budget to work with. This means your 1.5-carat oval diamond can be increased to a 2-carat oval diamond. This extra budget could also go toward a better color or clarity grade.


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