Oval diamonds are the latest trend when it comes to engagement rings. Kourtney Kardashian, Blake Lively, and Hailey Bieber all have an oval engagement ring. Even if you look up engagement rings on Pinterest, ovals overwhelmingly come up as the top result. This hot trend appears to not be going anywhere, anytime soon.
The latest celebrity to join the list is Simone Biles. She was engaged on February 15th of 2022 to NFL player Jonathan Owens. He had a custom 3carat diamond, (F in Color and VVS2 in Clarity). The stone is set into a micro pave eternity band with a hidden under halo. An under halo is a fun way to add a little extra sparkle just for the wearer, as the ring of diamonds sit under the center stone like a pedestal. This stunning ring was designed by celebrity artist Zo Frost and came with an estimated $300k price tag.
But is there a way to boast the glitz and glamour with a more affordable oval ring? Luckily, yes!
How can you get a 3carat diamond like Simone with a smaller price tag? It's simple! Just drop the designer label. The average retail price for a 3ct diamond of a similar quality to Simone’s is under $100K. The designer markup can be over three times more than what you would pay at other jewelers.
The style of Simone’s band is also extremely popular right now. The hidden under halo allows for three-sixty sparkle, in addition to the eternity style, which has well matched diamonds all the way around the band.
Pictured here is a similar style band to Simone Biles' ring. You can see the under halo below the center diamond. Want a closer look? This style is available to try on at our store in Philadelphia, or schedule a virtual video appointment.
It is because ovals have tons of sparkle! They are cut with a similar facet structure to the round brilliant. The elongated shape of an oval can also make the diamond appear larger when compared to a round brilliant of the same carat weight. In addition, it may help make one’s finger appear longer and thinner. The oval shape gives a modern twist on a classic look.
When comparing price, round brilliant diamonds are the most expensive cut of diamond. A different shape, like an oval cut, may be a better value. If you want to learn more about our affordable oval diamonds or get a free diamond education, please contact us to get set up with one of our Expert Jewelers. No matter what stage of the engagement ring buying process you are in, we are here to help you find the perfect diamond to fit your budget.