The oval brilliant cut diamond was introduced in 1957. The development of the oval cut is credited to Lazare Kaplan, who is one of the biggest names in the diamond industry. The company that Lazare Kaplan founded, Lazare Kaplan International, holds patents for the diamond laser inscription process and the high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) method of color enhancement. Lazare Kaplan is also the cousin of Marcel Tolkowsky, the mathematician who discovered the ideal proportions of the modern round brilliant.
Types of Ovals
Traditionally the facet arrangement of the oval brilliant cut diamond is the same as the round brilliant with 58 facets including the culet. On some certificates, you may also find that an oval cut diamond is referred to as an oval modified brilliant. This is a usually a non-issue because technically, any modification to the standard round brilliant can be considered as a modified brilliant.
In practice you will find that the terms oval brilliant cut and oval modified brilliant cut are used interchangeably. However, if the certificate states specifically that the diamond is an oval brilliant, you will know for sure that there have been no modifications made to the facet arrangement such as extra facets being added to the pavilion.
Standard variations of the Lab Grown oval brilliant cut diamonds
There are four standard variations of the oval brilliant cut including two 8-main variations, a 6-main variation, and also a 4-main variation. Both the 6-main and 4-main ovals only has 56-facets.
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All Lab Grown Oval diamonds are sent to a gem lab that specializes in grading diamonds. The majority of these labs grade using the 4c’s (cut, clarity, color, and carat — more on those later), however, a select few use their own criteria.
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Our lab diamonds are indistinguishable from mined diamonds of equivalent quality
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