31 Must-Have Oval Engagement Rings You Can Shop Right Now

There's a reason this style is dominating wishlists.
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
  • Monica writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in fashion commerce content
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Monica was an assistant style and market editor at House Beautiful
  • Monica holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs
Updated Oct 23, 2023
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Oval engagement rings are one of the most coveted diamond shapes on the market and will continue to be a top engagement ring trend in 2023. From taking over social media feeds to gracing celebrity fingers of the likes of Hailey Bieber, Ariana Grande and Blake Lively, ovals are dominating the engagement scene (and couples have certainly taken note). According to The Knot 2022 Jewelry and Engagement Study, oval engagement rings are continuing to grow in popularity, increasing from 2% in 2015 to 21% in 2022.

Dreaming about sporting an oval sparkler on your finger? We're here to help you make an informed decision (with lots of examples to make it easier). From what to look for in an oval engagement ring to the average cost, we've tapped experts to answer your most-asked questions. But that's not all—we're also sharing our go-to oval styles, including solitaire, halo, three-stone options and more.

In this article:

Oval Solitaire Engagement Rings

An oval solitaire is a classic engagement ring choice if you're going for a clean, minimalist vibe. A streamlined band also means that all eyes will be on the oval center stone. Check out these oval solitaire options for every style.

Oui by Jean Dousset Colette Solitaire Engagement Ring in 18-Karat Yellow Gold

solitaire oval engagement ring with a 18-karat yellow gold band

For an elegant silhouette with a modern touch, opt for this solitaire oval engagement ring with a 18-karat yellow gold band. This lab-grown stunner even has smaller pavé diamonds set underneath the center stone for a hint of sparkle.

VRAI The Signature Oval Engagement Ring in Platinum

oval solitaire platinum engagement ring with sleek band

Made to sit low on your finger and flush with your wedding band, this oval engagement ring is another excellent solitaire pick. Choose a plain or pavé band made from platinum or 18-karat yellow, rose or white gold.

Tiffany & Co. Oval-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum

oval-cut solitaire diamond engagement ring

Simple yet radiant, all eyes will be on your ring finger when you sport this oval-cut diamond engagement ring. The elongated oval shape pairs beautifully with the delicate platinum band. On the bottom of the page, you can customize the carat weight, clarity and color of your diamond.

Eva Fehren Delphine With White Diamonds and Bevel Detail in 18-Karat Yellow Gold

unique bevel oval-cut engagement ring with gold band

For an unexpected twist on the traditional diamond solitaire engagement ring, consider this unique bevel style. This oval engagement ring has a sparkling 0.72 ct white solitaire diamond paired with a bevel gold band, creating a seriously chic feel.

Catbird Wedding The Swan Oval Solitaire in 14-Karat Rose Gold

 recycled oval brilliant-cut clear diamond on rose gold band

For a sustainable option, this oval solitaire features a recycled oval brilliant-cut clear diamond on a sleek rose gold band. The best part is that you can layer it with an embellished wedding band—or keep it simple with a streamlined design.

Oval Halo Engagement Rings

For maximum sparkle, you can go with a halo engagement ring with an oval-shaped center stone. A halo-style setting is when the diamond is set in a halo (or two) of sparkling stones. Halos are often accompanied by an embellished band, but you can also opt for a minimalist style. Here are some of our favorite single and double oval engagement rings to shop now.

With Clarity Oval Cathedral Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in White Gold

oval-cut halo engagement ring in a cathedral setting

This oval-cut halo engagement ring is simply elegant with a surprise detail. It's set in a cathedral setting, which further elevates the diamond, making it appear larger and brighter.

Brilliant Earth Soleil Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in 18-Karat White Gold

halo oval diamond engagement ring with scalloped pavé diamond band

Here's another halo oval diamond engagement ring that will earn tons of attention. In this statement-making style, you'll find scalloped pavé diamonds on the double halo that surrounds the center diamond. It even has a diamond-adorned gallery for even more shimmer.

Oui by Jean Dousset Eloise Seamless Halo® Engagement Ring in Rose Gold

oval halo engagement ring

Our favorite part about this oval engagement ring is the hidden element that makes it ultra-special between you and your partner. Aside from the glittering oval diamond and refined pavé design, you can choose a signature gemstone that will be hidden under the center stone for your eyes only.

Simple Oval Engagement Rings

If you're set on buying a minimalist engagement ring, then you'll be pleased to know that there are a ton of pared down oval styles that fall under this category. From trendy toi et moi stunners to delicate east-west designs, these modern and classic rings prove that less is more.

Oscar Massin Tiare Engagement Ring in 18-Karat Yellow Gold

simple oval engagement ring on unique eight-prong setting

Without any side stones, this simple oval design is all about the center stone and unique eight-prong setting. To accompany the climate-neutral lab-grown diamond, choose either a high-polish or pavé band, depending on your preference.

Miadonna Fleur Toi et Moi Fleur Ring Oval 1.85ct and Emerald 2.0ct Diamond Hybrid (RTS) in 14-Karat Recycled Yellow Gold

toi et moi two-stone oval engagement ring with oval and emerald diamond

We're simply obsessed with toi et moi designs (they're one of our trending 2023 engagement ring styles, after all). This two-stone oval diamond engagement ring combines two of our favorite shapes, oval and emerald, into one elegant package.

Melanie Casey Whisper Ring with Pavé Band in 14-Karat White Gold

clean oval-cut diamond cradled in a six-prong open basket setting

Keep things simple and go for a clean oval-cut diamond cradled in a six-prong open basket setting. The 14-karat solid yellow, white or rose gold band is lined with twenty pavé set round white diamonds, with ten on each side of the center stone.

VRAI The Five Stone Band in 18-Karat Yellow Gold

 simple oval-embellished engagement band

If you don't care so much for having a center stone, another great option is an oval-embellished engagement band. This polished five-stone piece in 18-karat yellow gold feels just as classic and celebratory for your engagement. Plus, it would look incredible stacked with just about any wedding band.

Three-Stone Oval Engagement Rings

What's better than one diamond? Three, of course. Enhance your engagement ring by choosing a style with multiple diamonds, ensuring your ring will sparkle from all angles. You can choose an oval center stone accented with smaller ovals or a completely different shape, like a round brilliant, emerald, marquise and more. The choice is yours, so pick the three-stone style that you absolutely love.

Kwiat Engagement Ring with an Oval Diamond and Pear Side Stones in Platinum

 three-stone oval engagement ring with side stones

We have one word to describe this handcrafted three-stone oval engagement ring: breathtaking. An oval-cut stone shines brightly at the center and is flanked by two pear-shaped side stones. The sleek platinum band is the finishing touch to this sparkler.

Brilliant Earth Luxe Rhiannon Three-Stone Diamond Engagement Ring Carat Oval Diamond in 18-Karat Yellow Gold

Two emerald-cut diamonds alongside an oval diamond center stone

Two emerald-cut diamonds alongside an oval diamond center stone create this three-stone setting's elegant vibe. In addition from your choice of material (18-karat white, rose or yellow gold, or platinum) you can select the diamond's carat size and weight, depending on your preference and budget.

Dana Rebecca Designs Three-Stone Oval Engagement Ring in 14-Karat White Gold

three-stone oval engagement ring picks with pear shaped side stones

To round out our three-stone oval engagement ring picks, we had to include one of our favorite styles for last. The product description describes this oval sparkler as "glamorous and classic," thanks to the sparkly oval-cut diamond, pear-shaped side stones and polished cathedral-style setting.

Even More Oval Engagement Rings

Featuring everything from diamond alternatives like gemstones and moissanite to one-of-a-kind bands, we're including even more oval-cut engagement rings for you to sort through. You're welcome!

Mociun Vera Ring in 18-Karat Yellow Gold

unique oval engagement ring with east-west setting

Not only does this unique oval engagement ring have an east-west setting, but it sits between multiple-sized round side stones set in a vintage-inspired gold band. How unique is that?

Katkim Oval Diamond Trace Oval Diamond Trace Ring in Yellow Gold

oval engagement fluid diamond-adorned gold band

Twisty and curvy, you'll get tons of "oohs and ahhs" when family and friends set their eyes on this oval engagement trace ring. The showstopping oval center stone is elegantly nestled within a fluid diamond-adorned gold band. Don't want the extra embellishments? It's also available in a plain version, too.

Charles & Colvard Oval Forever One Moissanite Solitaire with Side Accents Engagement Ring in 14-Karat White Gold

oval moissanite solitaire engagement ring

Moissanite is another cost-effective option that is typically more affordable than a mined or lab-grown stone. This oval moissanite ring is flanked by smaller accent stones and smaller brilliant-cut diamonds on the shoulders for a timeless look.

Kwiat Setting East-West Engagement Ring with an East-West Oval Diamond

Held in place by Kwiat's classic four-prong setting, an oval solitaire bucks the usual format with a horizontal east-west orientation. It's the ideal just-left-of-center look for those looking for something just a tad more unique than the usual fare.

Logan Hollowell Rose Cut Oval Moonstone and Diamond Ring

Looking for an out-of-this-world engagement ring? Look no further than Logan Hollowell's moonstone beauty. Believed to bring good fortune, each stone is unique and will change color depending on lighting and wearer.

Fred Leighton Oval Rose Cut Diamond Ring

Flanked by two infinity fans, Fred Leighton's vintage beauty has an almost surrealist feel that calls to mind the outline of an eye.

Anna Sheffield Bea East/West Solitaire Ring

Anna Sheffield's designs have always had a bit of edge and this ring is no exception. Perfect for goth brides-to-be or those with more of a wabi-sabi outlook, the depth and unique inclusions of this grey diamond are sure to start a conversation.

1stDibs 1925 French Art Deco Sapphire, Diamond and Platinum Ring

For those looking for something out of the ordinary, 1stDibs rarely disappoints. The Princess of Wales's iconic engagement ring has spawned countless imitations but this Art Deco number offers a similar vibe without being a carbon copy.

Sofia Kaman Bardot Oval Bezel Lab Diamond Engagement Ring

A wider band and a bezel setting make a bold statement and is an ideal option for minimalist brides-to-be who crave simplicity without the usual demureness.

Graff Legacy Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

The House of Graff has been behind some of the world's most renowned diamonds, such as the 603-carat Lesotho Promise and the Windsor Yellows, previously owned by the Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson. The firm also adheres to the Kimberley Process, so you can buy with confidence.

Jessica McCormack Signature Oval East-West Diamond Button Back Ring

A celebrity favorite (Liv Tyler is a devotee), London-based McCormack specializes in deceptively simple jewelry that utilizes techniques inspired by antique finds. The perfect marriage of modernity and tradition.

Bliss Lau Oval Outline Ring

By cleverly using negative space, designer Bliss Lau offers a modern twist on the oval engagement ring by eliminating the center stone. Designed to be worn solo or layered with a solitaire of your choice, this ring is an excellent choice for anyone looking to buck tradition.

Jacquie Aiche Oval Diamond Center Dome Ring

Calling all minimalists, beloved California jeweler Jacquie Aiche pays homage to the retro gypsy setting with a single oval diamond whose shape is accentuated by the curves of the surrounding gold band.

Kimai Jackie Oval Ring

With a lab created oval diamond perched atop a wavy, rounded band, Kimai offers a whimsical alternative to the classic solitaire setting. And while it looks as though the stone is rolling down the band, rest assured it is firmly in place.

Shaesby Rhea Gypsy Set Band

Flanked by graduated circular diamonds, a center oval stone shines even brighter. Austin-based Shaesby Scott got his start as a sculptor and spent time in Brazil, which influenced his expressive style.

Zales Vera Wang Love Collection 1/2 CT. T.W. Oval Diamond and Blue Sapphire Frame Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold

A classic oval engagement ring with a fanciful touch of something blue by none other than the queen of all things bridal, Vera Wang. A double halo setting and infinity band are an ideal combination for those in search of extra sparkle.

Frequently Asked Questions about Oval Engagement Rings

Have questions about the oval-cut? We've got answers. We've tapped two engagement ring experts to share their insights as you shop for your dream ring.

What is an oval engagement ring and what does it symbolize?

"An oval engagement ring is one where the primary stone being used is of an oval shape," says Eva Zuckerman, co-founder and creative director of Eva Fehren. "To me, an oval-shaped diamond is very romantic and symbolizes the circularity and fullness that one's life takes on when you've found your partner for life."

What should you look for in an oval stone engagement ring?

With this elongated cut, each oval stone looks slightly different. "Proportion is very important in an engagement ring with an oval stone," explains Zuckerman. "You want a stone that sits squarely in the center of your finger and that isn't too long—one that compliments the shape of your finger and doesn't overwhelm it."

Also, due to their specific shape, oval diamonds will always have a "bow tie" across the middle. But you should "avoid an obvious 'bow tie' in the stone," says Greg Kwiat, CEO of Kwiat and Fred Leighton. "A bowtie describes the visual effect where the diamond shows darkness across its center due to its angles and faceting," he adds. "Instead, you should look for a diamond that is bright and brilliant throughout."

Oval diamonds can span a range of carat sizes, from more modest 1-carat stones to 3-carat stunners. We've pulled some examples to give you an idea of what each carat size looks like (along with shoppable picks, of course).

How much does an oval engagement ring cost?

According to The Knot 2022 Jewelry and Engagement Study, the average cost of an engagement ring in 2022 remained at about $6,000. Like any other type of engagement ring style, the cost of an oval-cut diamond sparkler depends on a few factors, including the carat weight, type of metal and style of the setting. "The four C's—color, cut, clarity and carat weight are the cornerstones of pricing for all diamond rings. That said, the more ornate the setting and the more work it takes to build will affect the final price of the ring too," Zuckerman adds.

Additionally, "the intricacy of the ring design and the addition of other diamonds or gemstones on the band can also increase the cost," adds Kwiat. "Platinum is a premium metal that might be slightly more expensive than white gold, but it is well worth the cost when it comes to long-term durability and beauty."

Natural stones (mined from beneath the surface of the earth) cost more than lab-created diamonds (grown in a laboratory). But you also have diamond alternatives (like moissanite and cubic zirconia) and non-diamond engagement rings (like colored gemstones) that are more affordable.

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