In fact, oval engagement rings are experiencing a massive spike in interest, from, well everyone. According to Google Trends, “oval engagement rings” was the top-searched ring cut over the past five (yes, five!) years.


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Why, exactly, is the oval engagement rings capturing such public fascination?

Versions of the elongated shape have existed for centuries. Signet rings, for example, are commonly done in an oval engagement rings shape as it has enough surface area to carve in a family crest.

An oval engagement ring is a very flattering shape. “When you cut a stone in an oval shape, you get more coverage. So the stone appears bigger.”


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“Because the oval diamond has a larger surface area than a round diamond of equal carat weight, it can appear larger to the eye. The oval engagement rings shape can make the finger seem longer. And because the shape doesn’t have sharp angles or corners, an oval engagement ring diamond is less prone to chipping compared to other fancy shapes.” Sounds like the perfect pairing: functional  and fashionable.