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Oval Shape Diamonds

Avital & Co.

If you can imagine it, we’ll create it since 1957

Oval-Cut Diamond

Created in the 1960's by Lazare Kaplan, nephew of the famous diamond cutter Abraham Tolkowsky, the oval-cut diamond is an elongated version of the round brilliant-cut diamond, elliptical in shape and possessing an old world sophistication.  Like the round brilliant cut diamond, the oval-cut diamond usually has 58 facets but can be cut with anywhere from 4, 6 or 8 pavilion facets to enhance the diamond's brilliance. The oval-cut diamond is a perfect choice for someone who is looking for the brilliance and fire of the round brilliant-cut diamond but wants something that looks different and gives the illusion that the diamond, when being viewed face up, has more carat weight than other shapes. For example, a two-carat oval-cut diamond will appear larger than a two carat round brilliant-cut diamond.  In addition, the oval-cut diamond, like the marquis-cut diamond, can make the finger of the wearer appear longer and slimmer.  Furthermore, the oval-cut diamond will look beautiful and elegant in other pieces of jewelry other than a diamond engagement ring such as diamond pendants, diamond necklaces, and diamond earrings.

When purchasing an oval-cut diamond, there is no rule of thumb, like a princess-cut or a marquis-cut diamond on how narrow or fat the oval-cut diamond should be; it is a matter of personal choice.  However, Avital and Co., located in the heart of the world famous Diamond District in New York City (NYC), suggests that you purchase an oval-cut diamond with a length-width ratio of 1.35-1.50 (the proportion of the diamond’s top to bottom measurement compared to side-to-side) which is considered a classic oval-cut.  In addition, when purchasing an oval-cut diamond, make sure that the “bow-tie effect” (a dark space in the center of the stone that will inhibit light from reflecting through the diamond) is minimized.

If you are interested in purchasing an oval-cut diamond, please email us at or call us at 212-764-6851 during our store hours.

Here at Avital & Co., located in the heart of the world famous Diamond District in New York City (NYC), we believe in taking care of our current and future customers.  Therefore, Avital & Co. offers many beneficial services that are free included but not limited to our Referring a Friend Program, our free Client Loyalty Rewards Program where you earn free loyalty dollar points towards future purchases, free jewelry cleaning, free verbal appraisals, free consultations, and many other free services.  In addition use our free and convenient layaway program where you may be eligible for an additional free 2,500 client loyalty dollar points (cash value of $25) towards your future purchase here at Avital & Co.  Register with us and receive your first free 2,500 client loyalty dollar points (cash value of $25) towards your first purchase valued at $150 or more here at Avital & Co.

To all of you, from all of us at Avital & Co. - Thank you and Happy Shopping.