What You Need To Know: Buying An Oval Diamond

There are many questions on “how to choose the best diamond” when in reality it is one of the most personal choices you can make. Today were going to go over color and length to width ratio in order to help you make your best decision.

The first, most important step when choosing your diamond is to establish your budget.

When looking at the 4 C’s: Color, Cut, Clarity, and Carat Weight, we believe that you should choose the C that is most important to you. Start by ranking the most important C to the least important C. We believe this choice is completely personal and that there is no correct answer.

Ovals are brilliant cut diamonds giving them a beautiful sparkle. Ovals will usually appear larger in size than a round cut diamond of the same carat weight.


Diamond Color is also a personal preference. Below are four different 1 carat oval diamonds showing different colors. The D color will be the least warm and the K color will be the most warm. Oval diamonds tend to hold on to warmth more than other diamond shapes. Let us know down below which color you prefer! See more about diamond color here.

Length to width ratio measures the overall shape of an oval diamond. The typical range is a ratio between 1.3-1.6. A length to width ratio of 1.3 will appear shorter, where as a length to width ratio of 1.6 will appear elongated. See more about diamond cut here.

Below are four different 1 carat oval diamonds, all with different length to width ratios. Which length to width ratio would you choose? Let us know in the comments.

Remember, choosing your Oval diamond is a personal process. Start with deciding your budget and then rank the Four C’s in order from most to least important to you. If you have anymore questions during this process feel free to reach out to us at service@adiamor.com or call us anytime at 877-627-5094.

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