It seems not so long ago that women who were “in the know” would choose a cushion or Asscher cut diamond for their engagement ring. I suspect the winds are changing and will go out on a limb and state it for the record: oval engagement rings are the new ‘it’ ring. There are myriad reasons I love oval engagement rings but at the top of the list: they are equally flattering on large hands and small; and round stones over 2.5 carats look clumsy–so for women who like a round shape but want a larger stone an oval diamond is a very elegant alternative.
Photos from here.
My current favorite fair-haired couple, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, were recently married, and leave it to the Gossip Girl star to get it exactly right. For their engagement, Ryan presented Blake with a stunning light pink oval diamond set in rose gold from Lorraine Schwartz that was later paired with a diamond and rose gold wedding band (both shown in the picture above). Sources estimate the oval diamond to be approximately 12 carats and worth 1.5 to 2 million dollars.
For more information and things to consider when choosing an oval diamond, read my post on oval engagement rings here. As always, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or send me a message.
Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,