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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 is versatile and unique in style. An oval-shaped diamond can appear larger than other diamonds of similar carat size, giving you 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-shaped 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 pave 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

Cut — It’s important to remember the difference between cut and shape. 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.

ClarityClarity 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 and still stay in budget.

Color — Color in a diamond actually refers to the absence of color. Clean Origin only offers diamonds from J to D...even though there are technically diamonds with color from Z (containing the most color) to D (containing the least color). 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 rounds.

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. 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-Shaped 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-shaped diamond can be increased to a 2 carat diamond. This extra budget could also go towards a better color or clarity grade.


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Often confused with cut, the shape of a diamond is the physical appearance that it takes. The most popular shape is the round brilliant.
The cut of a diamond determines how effectively light that enters the stone is refracted within and reflected back through the top of the diamond, providing sparkle. The best cut grade is defined as Ideal, followed by Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Fair. Fancy shape stones often do not receive cut grades and will be listed as 'None.'
Carat refers to the actual weight of a diamond and is a unit of measure equal to 0.2 grams. In all diamonds, carat weight is a large contributor to the price of the stone.
The color in diamonds is actually the absence of color, graded on an alphabetical scale from D to Z, with D being a colorless diamond and Z being yellow.
Clarity measures the amount of inclusions or imperfections found in a diamond. The best clarity is VVS1 followed by VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, and SI2. Although other levels of clarity exist, we only carry diamonds with quality we can stand behind.
A cut grade that makes up less than 1% of all the diamonds in the world. Perfectly symmetrical with plenty of sparkle. Viewed from above, you will see eight symmetrical arrows and from below, eight perfectly symmetrical hearts.