Diamonds may be forever, but they are no exceptions when it comes to trends. We see different diamond styles come in and out of fashion every year. Whether it’s a preference for more traditional cuts or a move towards a specific time period of jewelry designs, diamonds tastes are constantly shifting and evolving.
So What Is The Top Diamond Trend Of 2022?
Bigger is better—at least, when referring to 2022 engagement ring trends. Soon-to-be-married couples are craving grand, over-the-top designs.
The oval shaped diamond has grown to be the most popular choice of this year. We have found that couples love an Oval shaped engagement ring because of its elegant and smooth cut. This popular shape encompasses rounded edges combined with an elongated style that offers a timeless yet unique look for engagement rings. Oval shaped rings can be found in both narrow or wide cuts, it just depends on your preference! It’s a great choice if you are searching for a modern and trendy shaped engagement ring.
Oval is considered a “fancy” shape, the elongated design makes it appear larger than other shapes of the same carat weight.
The slender body of the oval diamond creates a beautiful, elongated look. It often makes the hand and fingers appear slimmer. The diamond’s shape has no sharp corners, so it’s less prone to chipping.
If you enjoy a rounded design, but want a stone with more character, an oval diamond makes a stunning choice. In addition, oval diamonds are almost always priced lower than round brilliants.
History of the Oval Cut Diamond
Oval shaped diamonds have been popular for centuries. The earliest oval diamonds date back to the 1300s, though they aren’t described by name in literature until the 1800s.
According to Rapaport, in the early 1960’s, a Russian diamond cutter named Lazare Kaplan perfected the oval cut process. He had a knack for turning undesirable rough stones into gorgeous diamonds. His technique significantly improved the brilliance of the oval diamond. The process that Kaplan pioneered is what diamond cutters use to create oval cut stones today.
While certain shapes, like the oval and round, are trending engagement ring styles this year, we offer a variety of diamond shapes to fit each couple’s unique style. At I Shine, We can help you design a custom ring using one of our loose stones and setting it into a design of your choice. Whether you are looking for a trendy, classic, or custom engagement ring style, we can help! Get started today by making an appointment.