Oval diamonds are a remarkable cut that combines the brilliance of round diamonds with a fascinating shape. They were developed in the 1960s and have since become renowned worldwide for their timeless beauty. Due to their intense fire and brilliance, oval diamonds are an excellent choice for those who appreciate the classic look of round diamonds but desire something more unique. Due to their elongated shape, oval diamonds can give the impression of being larger than their actual carat weight. Furthermore, the slender shape can make the finger of the wearer appear longer and slimmer.

The elegant of an oval diamond makes it a beautiful choice for a wide variety of settings, including antique-inspired bezels and traditional prongs. Embraced for their soft aesthetic, these rings exude a feminine essence attractive to soon-to-be brides.

There is something especially beautiful about a solitaire oval engagement ring, but the shape is also stunning with side stones and pavé detailing. See these styles and more in our guide below. For a deeper dive into oval diamonds, including details about the 4Cs, ratio measurements, and table percentage parameters, read more.

Celebrities Who Have Worn Oval Engagement Rings

In recent years, the popularity of the oval engagement ring has risen significantly with celebrity engagements. We were reminded why this timeless style is so popular in the summer of 2018 when Hailey Baldwin Bieber was spotted with her 6-carat oval-cut diamond. Below, you will find other notable celebrities who have worn this ring shape.

  • Kate Middleton was given the very famous sapphire ring that once belonged to Princess Diana. The impressive ring displays a 12-carat oval-cut sapphire encrusted with 14 diamonds. If you’re in love with this royal oval engagement ring style, consider our Engagement Ring with an Oval Sapphire.
  • Blake Lively’s engagement ring from Ryan Reynolds features a solitaire oval pink diamond in a light blush shade. Fancy pink diamonds are a popular choice for the bride looking for a more bespoke look.
  • Jasmine Tookes’ dazzling solitaire engagement ring is a yellow gold band with an approximately 7-carat diamond. This beautifully classic style is similar to our oval diamond engagement ring.
  • Kourtney Kardashian became engaged to Travis Barker when he popped the question with an oval-cut diamond engagement ring set on a delicate pavé-diamond band.
  • Salama Hayek’s husband, François-Henri Pinault, presented her with a spectacular 5-carat oval-cut engagement ring with side stones.

Types of Oval Engagement Rings

The styles of oval engagement rings are so varied that you are sure to find one that compliments your personal style. They can be tailored in ways that cater to various looks, making oval-cut engagement rings very versatile. Depending on what you’re going for, oval engagement rings can be super modern or quite romantic. Here is a look at different types you can choose from.


Elegant and versatile, this oval solitaire engagement ring in platinum is perfect for any setting. Its classic beauty complements any look. It’s also available in rose or yellow gold.

Halo Setting

In this oval engagement ring, a hidden halo of pavé diamonds circles the center stone and lines the platinum band for a striking statement. This style is also available in rose or yellow gold.

Vintage Style

If you prefer a ring that is exquisite, feminine, and a little more opulent, consider a vintage oval engagement ring. This style, with a rose-cut diamond — a cutting technique that originated in the 1700s — offers both drama and sophistication. Another rose-cut option: this style, surrounded by a cluster of round brilliant diamonds. Or, go with a timeless antique-inspired design with side stones.

East West Oval Setting

The conventional setting for oval cut diamonds is north-south, or vertical — so this east-west platinum setting is quite unique. It also comes in rose or yellow gold, as well as with diamonds on the band.

Split Shank Setting

Pavé diamonds adorn this oval engagement ring featuring a split shank for twice as much sparkle. This style features an airy split band and an oval yellow diamond.

Ring with an Oval Emerald

An oval-cut emerald like our Colombian emerald oval engagement ring is a gorgeous alternative to a diamond and just as timeless. For something more unusual, go with emerald or yellow diamond pavé accents.

Ring with an Oval Sapphire

Perhaps the most classic alternative to a diamond center stone is the sapphire. This style features an oval-cut sapphire in a diamond-accented setting with a split band. And this one surrounds an oval sapphire with pear and marquise diamonds for a regal effect.

Coordinating Jewelry

There is no rule that says that you can’t coordinate any diamond cuts with your oval shaped diamond ring, but here are some suggestions for matching rather than mixing.


Choosing an oval-cut pendant necklace will add a touch of sophistication and timelessness to any look. Consider an oval diamond pendant with an east-west setting, perfect to wear every day or on special occasions.

Earrings and Rings

An oval-cut eternity ring or earrings are effortless pieces that complement every look. The ring can be worn as a wedding band or style statement, and the earrings delicately frame the face.

Bracelets and Bangles

A oval diamond bangle makes a refined addition to your jewelry collection and pairs beautifully with an oval engagement ring.