Oval engagement rings are the best, amirite? I have one, so I’m obviously biased, and this blog is nothing if not unabashedly biased. But yesterday, as I was scrolling through Pinterest, ogling the latest and greatest in the “Engagement Rings” tag, I noticed a distinct trend.
Ovals, baby. Ovals as far as the eye can see! Oval engagement rings of every era, style and make: rose gold, vintage AND antique, modern, avant garde, you name it, it’s ovalized. The standard seemed to be the big, honking oval diamond on a thin micropave band in white or rose gold, but I also saw some marvelous split shank halos, some gorgeous Art Deco designs, and a few three stones like my own Precious. So, I wanted to make sure I’m contributing to Pinterest as much as I’m appreciating all the goodness already on there. And with that, I’ve got 16 oval engagement rings to prove that they’re the absolute best. Click on any of the images to shop, or the links for multiple rings!
An East-West setting is a great way to shake up a setting and make it unique – and A. Jaffe does it SO well. Here’s the middle oval and here’s the one on the right. You don’t want that monstrosity on the left (JK, it’s lovely, and here’s the link if you do.)
A barely just barely split shank oval is elegant and fun with this interwoven diamond wedding band.
I’m obsessed with this delicate Tacori Petite Crescent halo.
Ditto this three stone Gabriel ring, with its antique sensibility and pear shaped side stones.
A big, classic solitaire looks just right with a tapered, inlaid diamond band.
Another trio of A. Jaffe solitaires, serving up ovals that deserve a standing ovation. From left to right:
Dantela never ceases to amaze me, and especially not with this pretty bezel set diamond band that looks like a string of white champagne bubbles.
Remember the big solitaire from before? Here’s the side shot – diamonds from every angle!
And this angle of the rope band A. Jaffe above shows off the unique way the diamonds are set into the ring – so much texture!
This Verragio halo is one of my favorites, with its large diamond band that splits just as it meets the center halo to make the center diamond look even bigger.
And the smaller diamond halo above isn’t noticeable until it’s contrasted with something like this. This Gabriel setting takes the reverse approach, with small diamonds stacked on top of each other for the bands, then larger round brilliants in a scalloped petal style for the halo. I love it paired with this thin rose gold band for a pop of color.
This pretty halo was a custom creation. We used the same size diamonds for the band and halo to create a seamless look and make the center diamond look HUGE. Think custom engagement rings are out of your budget? Think again!
This stunning Tiffany & Co. solitaire sold, but the designer estate engagement rings at Raymond Lee is always getting a fresh update. You just gotta be quick to catch treasures like this.
Meet one of our most popular stacks! This Gabriel & Co. solitaire is one of my favorite teaching examples. Why? Many a client/friend/groom l-o-v-e-s the look of a solitaire, but worries it’ll be “plain” or not unique enough. Enter the stack. Stacking multiple wedding bands lets you add texture, color, and (of course) more bling to your beautiful solitaire as you see fit.
Combine a three stone setting with a halo setting for an oval look that’s glittering and romantic.
Finally, in moody blues, I’d love to introduce to you the ring that first swayed me away from the Danhov invisible halo setting. This ring made me realize my love for ovals! And it’s still waiting for the perfect bride – is it you?