Picking the Best Styles for Oval Engagement Rings
In 1957, Christian Dior ruled fashion with his nipped-in waistlines and full skirts, while Chanel set the standard for jewelry with long, rope-like, pearl necklaces. Fashion in the late 50s was not subtle. It was glamorous. As women perfected their hourglass shapes with girdles and accentuated their lips with matte red lipstick, Lazare Kaplan was creating another future star of fifties fashion and style: the oval shape diamond.
Boasting the same number of facets as the round brilliant cut, the oval shape glistened with fire. Unlike the round diamond, however, the oval’s elongated length also gave the illusion of a higher carat weight. Like Dior’s dresses that cinched in the waist to create the perfect hourglass figure, the lean oval cut diamond provided a slimming effect for a woman’s fingers and hand.