Oval Cut Diamond - the Cutting Process
Diamond Facets are
the smooth surface areas of a diamond which are cut and polished to
control the brilliance and the durability of a diamond. A skilful
diamond cutter brings out all the brilliance and sparkle of a diamond by
choosing the most appropriate cut, such as the Oval Diamond cut.
Oval Style - Fancy Cut Diamonds
Fancy cut stones, such as
Emerald, Marquise, Heart, Oval, Pear and Princess
cuts are all ways of cutting a stone to maximize the carat weight. A
rough diamond which might only yield a half carat in a Brilliant Cut
might yield another 50% if cut into the Oval shape. Fancy cuts, such
as the Oval cut, allow
the cutter to use the best attributes of the rough diamond and eliminate
inclusions and blemishes. Popular fancy cuts include the "Baguette"
(French for a small rod), "Marquise" or "Navette" (little boat), "Princess Cut" aka
Square Brilliant Cut, "Heart", "Briolette" (a form of Rose cut), Pear
(teardrop), and the Trillion which is triangular in shape.
Symbolism & Meaning of Diamonds
The traditional properties closely associated with diamonds are
action, passion, and energy. Jewelry containing diamonds are believed to
enhance relationships, increasing inner strength and provide the wearer
with balance, clarity and abundance. Wearing jewelry containing a
diamond will focus the energies of the precious gemstone through the
Oval Cut Diamond Solitaire
The most popular style engagement ring is a diamond solitaire, the cuts
include the Oval cut diamond solitaire. The solitaire design was
introduced by Tiffany about 100 years ago. The Tiffany solitaire setting
enhanced the brilliance and lustre of the diamond by introducing the
first ‘open’ mount, which allowed light to travel freely through the
precious stone differing from all previous settings which had
restrictive closed backs. The Oval cut diamond solitaire is a
beautiful cut for this type of jewelry.