Move over, cushion cut
Oval-shape stones were a hot topic among the bridal vendors at JCK Las Vegas this year, with lots of enthusiasm for its big showing. The oval is a fabulous departure from the traditional round for those who seek one, without sacrificing a ton of sparkle and design options. The shape offers a big look, too—add to that a halo setting, and it’s a wow for any customer, even those on a budget. I heard the phrase “oval is the new cushion” on the show floor more than a few times, and these options highlight that best. How could any woman say no?
Celestial collection semi-mount in 18k white gold with 2 ct. oval center (not included) and 1.47 cts. t.w. round diamonds, $5,500; Cordova
Two-tone engagement ring in platinum and rose gold with 1.1 cts. t.w. brilliant white diamonds and 0.88 ct. t.w. natural fancy pink diamonds, $39,000 (center stone not included); Jack Kelége
Toi et Moi ring, in platinum and 18k yellow gold with 3.16 ct. natural fancy yellow and 2.95 ct. white oval-cut diamonds (GIA), $168,750; Norman Silverman
Movál collection diamond ring in 18k rose gold with diamonds, price on request; Rahaminov
Two-tone engagement ring in 14k white and yellow gold with 0.13 ct. t.w. diamonds, $985 (center stone not included); Venetti