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Top 20 Oval Engagement Rings

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With their ageless beauty, elegant shape, and overall ability to appear larger than their carat size, it’s no wonder so many people are attracted to oval engagement rings these days. Recent years have seen the oval cut revived after celebrities like Blake Lively and Hailey Bieber were spotted wearing them ahead of their weddings. 

If you’re looking for inspiration, this article will be showcasing 20 oval engagement rings guaranteed to leave brides speechless. 

1. Calabria Ring

Engagement Ring Featuring Large Oval Cut Diamond

Price: $25,000. Learn more about the Calabria Ring

Starting off the list strongly, the Calabria’s design has one major component and that is its stunning diamonds. Indeed, the focus of this ring is firmly set on keeping things straightforward- if you want a stunning diamond ring, then here it is!

The spectacular rose-cut oval diamond is GIA-certified and weighs approximately 2.69 carats. Although the center stone takes all the attention, small micro-pavé diamonds adorning the shoulders certainly enhance its beauty and further this magnificent ring’s sense of luxury.

2. Shelburn Ring

Large Oval Cut Diamond Ring Featuring Accent Diamonds

Price: $36,000. Learn more about the Shelburn Ring.

For those who know their diamonds and prefer a more minimal setting, the Shelburn is a sure winner.

Indeed, the shank is unembellished, but this works very well to help one appreciate the beauty of the three diamonds. The center stone is a GIA-certified oval-cut diamond with an incredibly high and rare color rating of D, making this a genuine colorless diamond. The beauty of this ring does not stop there however as a pear-shaped diamond flanks each side, totaling approximately 0.30 carats.

3. Salamanca Ring

Dainty Ring With Large Oval Diamond And Adorned Shoulders

Price: $150,000. Learn more about the Salamanca Ring

If you’re looking for something classically beautiful with a royal-like quality, then look no further. This stunningly rare ring centers on a monumental 5.03-carat oval-cut diamond set in four prongs. The diamonds along the shoulders work further to enhance the central gem’s beauty, commanding attention. This breathtaking piece is guaranteed to make your future Mrs. feel like royalty. 

4. Essex Ring

Large Emerald Ring With Diamond Halo And Unique Shape

Price: $14,000. Learn more about the Essex Ring

Up next, the Essex Ring is a perfect option for emerald lovers.

Featuring a 3.71-carat oval-cut center emerald set in prongs and a unique frame, this ring certainly exhibits a regal quality. A sparkling halo of diamonds surrounds the center stone, while baguette-cut diamonds adorn the shoulders. The total diamond weight is approximately 0.60 carats. Finally, the gallery is decorated with bold swirling openwork patterns.

5. Wharton Ring

Ring Featuring Center Blue Sapphire And Sunburst Diamond Halo

Price: $31,500. Learn more about the Wharton Ring

If you’re looking for something that oozes pure elegance and classic beauty, then look no further than the Wharton Ring.

This ring is reminiscent of perhaps one of the most famous engagement rings of all time, the timeless piece worn by Princess Diana. This exquisite platinum ring features a natural Madagascan oval sapphire weighing 5.99 carats. A cluster of brilliant-cut diamonds surrounds the gem, further enhancing its magnificence. Proposing to your special lady with this ring is a surefire way to make her feel like a queen. 

6. Florham Ring

1.54ct Center GIA Certified Oval Cut Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Ring - Florham Ring - Hand Video

Price: $25,000. Learn more about the Florham Ring

Providing a unique overall design and an uncommon fancy yellow diamond, the Florham certainly is one of a kind. The GIA-certified center diamond weighs 1.54 carats and is bezel-set in yellow gold, providing an emphasis on its intense color.

Indeed the center stone is quite a sight to behold, but the mounting itself is yet another spectacular aspect of this ring. From the front and back, we see bold diamond-adorned fleur-de-lis openwork accompanied by swirling patterns on either side, while each shoulder features a row of small white diamonds.

7. Durbin Ring

Platinum Ring Featuring Ruby And Sunburst Diamond Halo

Price: $5,800. Learn more about the Durbin Ring

The stunning Durbing Ring is an excellent option for those who love red rubies. The center ruby weighs approximately 1.15 carats and is surrounded by a sunburst halo of old European-cut diamonds with a total carat weight of 1.00. What’s more, the ruby is set in 18k yellow gold, creating a striking contrast. Finally, this platinum ring features small diamonds on the shoulder and a triple-wire shank.

8. Norwell Ring

Large Diamond Ring Featuring Diamond Adorned Gallery And Shank

Price: $14,000. Learn more about the Norwell Ring

The Norwell is yet another diamond-centric design featuring a high-quality center stone.

The center diamond is a 1.55-carat oval rose-cut stone with I color and VS1 clarity, but it’s not what truly makes this ring so special. This gorgeous ring stands out mainly due to the accent diamonds adorning the shank, gallery, and yes, even the prongs themselves. There’s no doubt that this is an excellent diamond ring that any bride-to-be would adore.

9. Ellington Ring

Large Rounded Ring With Center Sapphire And Diamond Halo

Price: $3,500. Learn more about the Ellington Ring. 

This is another incredible piece that echoes Princess Diana’s well-known ring made famous in the 1980s. The sheer size of this oval-cut vintage platinum ring will undoubtedly draw a lot of attention from friends, family, and anyone who happens to see her while she wears this piece. Created in the 1950s, this ring is ideal if your lady has an eye for antiques and perhaps even a certain love of royal history.

The central stone is a beautiful oval-cut, natural blue sapphire weighing 1.93 carats. A breathtaking 0.60-carat halo of round, brilliant-cut diamonds further enhances this piece’s beauty and extravagance. We have no doubt that giving this ring to your lady is guaranteed to have her feeling like a true princess.

10. Bellingham Ring

1.05ct Center Oval Rose Cut Micro Pave Diamond Engagement Ring - Bellingham Ring - Hand Video

Price: $9,800. Learn more about the Bellingham Ring

As you may have noticed by now, there’s a strong yet justified bias towards a certain diamond-focused design when it comes to oval-cut engagement rings. Indeed, if you’ve been paying attention to the previous rings on our list you’ll know that this is not the first ring of this design (and perhaps not the last).

In this instance, we have a GIA-certified 1.05-carat oval rose-cut diamond with G color and VS2 clarity. The stone’s G color grade means that it’s a near-colorless diamond. What’s more, round brilliant-cut diamonds are micro-pavé set along the shank, the gallery, and the four prongs holding the center diamond.

11. Easton Ring

Aquamarine Ring With Uniquely Shaped Sapphire And Diamond Halos

Price: $3,200. Learn more about the Easton Ring.

If your goal is to have your significant other’s jaw drop, then the Easton Ring may be what you are after. This stunning ring is yet another extravagant oval-cut piece that will not only impress your loved one but will most certainly attract the gaze of any onlookers.

The central gem is a spellbinding, natural, oval-cut aquamarine weighing 1.13 carats. The deep blue French-cut sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds surrounding the central gem enhance the overall look, making it extremely pleasing to the eye. The sapphires and diamonds total approximately 0.90 and 0.16 carats respectively.

Indeed, as all colors have symbolic meaning, blue stones tend to represent courage, devotion, and everlasting love. These are all qualities that are undeniably vital as you embark upon marriage. 

12. Terre Ring

Yellow Gold Engagement Ring Featuring Oval PInk Sapphire

Price: $3,800. Learn more about the Terre Ring. 

If your lady prefers an elegant look with a pop of color, then she’ll quickly fall in love with this exquisite 18k gold ring.

Of course, the focal point of this piece is the 2.73-carat, natural pink oval-cut sapphire set in prongs. For centuries, the color pink has been associated with happiness, tenderness, and sweetness, making it an excellent choice for expressing your romance in the form of an engagement ring. What’s more, the shoulders and shank are decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds, enhancing the ring’s overall beauty and glamor.

13. Scarab Ring

Oval Cut Emerald Ring Featuring Diamonds And Sapphires

Price: $4,200. Learn more about the Scarab Ring

This stunning revival ring is handcrafted in the style of antique Egyptian jewelry. The Scarab ring echoes ancient tales surrounding the scarab beetle, whose symbol was believed by Ancient Egyptians to hold magical and rejuvenating properties. Not only that but the scarab beetle was revered for representing the cycle of life and death, so incorporating this symbol echoes the marriage vows of “till death do us part”

This gorgeous ring showcases a stunning combination of emerald, sapphire, and diamond guaranteed to make any bride-to-be feel special. The oval-cut natural emerald in the center weighs approximately 1.03 carats, while the natural sapphire halo surrounding it further accentuates the scarab shape and extravagance of the ring. Finally, approximately 0.09 carats of diamonds are set above and below.

If your significant other is a lover of ancient history or Egyptian culture, then this is a perfect choice.

14. Formosa Ring

Yellow Gold Engagement Ring Featuring Oval Cut Ruby

Price: $7,900. Learn more about the Formosa Ring

This ring is a prime example of how unique shapes and colors can result in a divine piece of jewelry. The Formosa Ring is yet another piece drawing inspiration from the glamorous Art Deco era. This point in history was traditionally characterized by elegance and sophistication, qualities that this unique ring most certainly possesses.

The exquisite 1.52-carat, oval-cut center ruby is surrounded by plumes of pavé-set diamonds, which guide the viewer’s focus to the geometric design of the piece. Two additional diamonds are located on each tapered shoulder, elevating the overall extravagance of this engagement ring. Anyone wearing this beauty on their finger is bound to turn heads, making it ideal for those looking for a stand-out look. 

15. Bridgewater Ring

Platinum Ring Featuring Oval Cut Diamond And Diamond Accents

Price: $16,500. Learn more about the Bridgewater Ring.

Our last option in this style, the Bridgewater is here to offer one final alternative for those who love this style and want the perfect balance of price and quality.

The GIA-certified center diamond weighs 1.35 carats and boasts impressive color and clarity grades of E and VVS2 respectively. These grades are quite impressive as they indicate the diamond is colorless and very very slightly included. Of course, there is the return of the round brilliant micro-pave diamonds decorating the shank and gallery.

16. Adelaide Ring

Price: $2,200. Learn more about the Adelaide Ring

For those who want to steer clear of traditional rings, the Adelaide offers an unusual and unique choice that may be ideal. This stunning ring displays another perfect example of the magnificent combination of rubies and diamonds. This stunning platinum ring features three oval-cut, bright red rubies that demand attention and total 0.75. The enchanting elegance of this ring is further brought to light by the halo of round, brilliant-cut diamonds surrounding the rubies.

17. Edmonton Ring

Oval Amethyst Engagement Ring Featuring Yellow Gold And Diamonds

Price: $900. Learn more about the Edmonton Ring

As the name suggests, the Edmonton Ring hails from the Canadian city of Edmonton. This regal-looking ring features a bold, oval-cut amethyst in the center, weighing 3.32 carats. What’s more, three additional amethyst stones flank each side and lead to three white diamonds on each shoulder.

The use of amethyst makes this ring stand out from a typical engagement ring. Amethyst is traditionally associated with spirituality and protection, with the color purple, also known to be the representative color for royalty. With the addition of glamorous white diamonds and the luxurious 18k yellow gold mounting, anyone who wears this ring will feel like a queen.

18. Tarboro Ring 

Oval Cut Garnet Birthstone Engagement Ring

Price: $600. Learn more about the Tarboro Ring

Birthstones make an unusual yet thoughtful choice for an engagement ring. If your lady leans towards a more distinctive style and is well-versed with birthstones, then this unconventional choice may just be the perfect one.

Not only is this ring ideal for January-born brides, but the garnet itself is also a symbol of peace and friendship; both crucial ingredients for any successful marriage. The 1.50-carat deep red garnet sits on a 14k gold mounting. What’s more, four small round-cut diamonds line each shoulder and add an extra layer of sparkle to the overall look. If you’re looking for a beautiful ring that has added sentimental value at a low price point, then look no further. 

19. Utica Amethyst Ring

Yellow Gold Engagement Ring Featuring Oval Cut Amethyst

Price: $1,080. Learn more about the Utica Amethyst Ring

If you’re planning to leave your future bride speechless when proposing, then this vintage ring is here to help.

The center stone features a dreamy purple, oval-cut amethyst stone weighing 2.45 carats. The choice of gifting a colored engagement ring is unusual but not unheard of. If your bride-to-be has a quirky streak, then this may be a great option. Additionally, small diamonds adorn the shoulders while further diamonds form a halo surrounding the precious purple stone, adding a layer of extravagance to this beautiful piece.

If your bride-to-be were born in February, then amethyst would be her birthstone. What better way to personalize an engagement ring than to consider this? 

20. Brunoy Ring

1.39ct Oval Cut Natural Emerald & Diamond Halo Platinum Gemstone Ring - Brunoy Ring - Hand Video

Price: $5,000. Learn more about the Brunoy Ring

Wrapping up the list, the Brunoy is a gorgeous oval ring featuring a center emerald and a sparkling halo of diamonds. The 1.39-carat natural emerald features an oval cut and is set in a bezel. Then, the surrounding halo consists of round-cut diamonds and conforms to the oval shape of the emerald. What’s more, additional diamonds decorate the shoulders.

Oval-Cut Engagement Ring Experts

An Oval Engagement Ring On A Finger

Some looks truly stand the test of time, and the oval cut is certainly one of them. Whether your significant other prefers an eye-catching showstopper or a more minimalist style, there is a variation of this engagement ring style for everyone out there. 

We hope that our list of oval-cut engagement rings has helped narrow your search. Finding the perfect engagement ring can be a lengthy and uncertain process, but that journey does not need to be taken alone. With such an important decision, it’s worth taking every advantage you possibly can, and we at Estate Diamond Jewelry are here to help! Simply complete the form below to get in touch with a jewelry expert today!

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About Benjamin Khordipour

Benjamin Khordipour is one of the jewelry researchers and gemologists at Estate Diamond Jewelry. He received his official gemological degrees from both the GIA and GUBELIN. He also regularly contributes to Business Insider, Forbes, Rapaport, CNBC, and Brides Magazine. Benjamin was born in New York and joined Estate Diamond Jewelry in 2014. He is passionate about vintage jewelry and diamonds. This blog was built on his strong belief that jewelers have a responsibility to properly educate their customers. In 2019, Benjamin co-authored the book The Engagement Ring Guide for Men. His favorite vintage jewelry era is the Art Deco Era and his favorite type of stone is the Kashmir Sapphire. He also collects rare antique pins.