Oval engagement ring gemstones have a unique feature unlike anything else. Because of their shape, light doesn't bounce back in the same way, creating a unique bowtie shape that's exclusive to oval cut engagement rings.
The unique feature is called the bowtie effect because a distinct dark shape forms in the gemstone's center, resembling the shape of a bowtie. Although not all oval-shaped rings have the bowtie effect (some people even want to avoid it if possible), the uniqueness of the feature is appealing. It can make a ring even more distinct and memorable.
Oval engagement rings have become increasingly popular, especially in the last few years. Even though the classic round shape is still the most common, people who want something more distinct often go for oval halo engagement rings.
Although the bowtie effect can impact the light dispersion in a ring, it also adds an element not present in any other shape, attracting those that aren't afraid to make a statement with their moissanite jewelry. You can also find oval wedding rings without the bowtie effect if it's not your style. Even though it's common, not all oval gemstones have it.
In addition to the unique bowtie effect, an oval ring with a halo setting can be purchased for a reasonable price.
By choosing oval engagement rings, you can usually get your money’s worth. Even though the prices are similar to the classic round shape, the elongated shape of oval gemstones makes them appear larger.
Because oval-shaped gemstones are still less common, you can make it an exciting pairing option in almost any setting. The oval shape accentuates the design of the band without overwhelming it, creating an elegant and timeless engagement ring.
Even celebrities have picked up on the “wow factor” of oval engagement rings. Prominent public figures like Ryan Reynolds have chosen an oval ring for their proposals. You may not be a movie star, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the love of your life feel like royalty.