Of all the different diamond cuts there is one that has a special charm for a diamond ring. That is where an oval cut shines brightest as something out of the ordinary and can bring you an extraordinary looking piece of jewellery.
There has always been a move to go beyond the simple but classic look of a round cut diamond. The popularity of the different diamond cuts grew considerably over the years.
These variations have distinct stories of innovation and a wish to expand the craft of diamond cutting.
Round Cut to Round Cut Brilliant
The original diamond cuts were limited in nature.
The first of the cuts was the round cut. This began as far back as 1650 with the Mazarin cut which was transformed through the 1700’s with the Portuguese Peruzzi cut and became the modern day Tolkowsky cut in 1919.
This revolutionised the way diamonds were cut.
The young Tolkowsky is said to have wandered London streets asking passers-by to choose the most appealing diamond from his small set of samples. With the ‘person on the street’ opinions and preferences, he was able to work in his family’s business and devise the proportions for the best-looking diamonds.
As a mathematician, he was able to use applied mathematics and physics to prove how to achieve this ‘ideal’ looking diamond. The results were the most beautiful of all diamonds.
Where diamond cuts can take you
A diamond cut is basically how well a diamond has been cut and polished. It doesn’t have anything to do with the shape of the diamond – such as pear or oval – it’s only about how symmetrical, well-proportioned and the quality of the polish.
Diamond cuts are all about making the most of each feature and creating a special overall brilliance of the diamond.
Oval cut diamonds are part of the round series of cuts and have a special place as one of the most sought after brilliant cuts in that series. When these diamonds are of a high colour grade, they are renowned for their ability to reflect the light in the most stunning way.
The benefits of an oval cut diamond
As with the other round cut and elongated diamonds, the oval cut adds a stylistic touch whilst making the fingers of the wearer appear more slender and elegant. This is how and why an oval cut diamond ring grew in popularity.
The oval cut design was a 1960’s innovation from the leading Russian diamond cutter at the time, Lazare Kaplan. He gained great admiration for his method of splitting a larger rough stone into several smaller ones with one precision strike. It was the introduction of the oval cut though that changed the way diamonds were presented throughout the world.
Whenever you buy oval cut diamonds in Melbourne or throughout Australia, make sure you are talking to a jeweller you can trust.
You need to see someone who is happy to explain the benefits of each of the diamond cuts without any of that pushy sales talk.
That’s where Franco Jewellers are the team to remember.
It always pays to go to Franco Jewellers
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