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Oval Diamonds are Cheap

on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 00:00

This one is 7.00 carats and will cost you over $100,000.00, but if it were round, it would be twice as much for the same quality.  If you are looking for a great deal, consider an oval, pear, or a marquise shaped diamond.  The prices are depressed and now would be the time to buy one, if you like the shape.  Most brides like round diamonds right now, so they bring the most if you're trying to sell it or cost the most if you're trying to buy one.  The term "fancy" shaped diamonds refers to any diamond that is not a round brilliant cut diamond.  Back in the 1980's, ovals and marquise diamonds were much more expensive than round diamonds, but today the market tastes has switched to rounds, rounds, and more rounds.  Princess, radiants and cushion shaped diamonds are a good value and sometimes cost less simply because the rough diamond material usually yields the most weight for those shapes, with less waste of the rough diamond.