oval engagement rings

How do you feel about oval e-rings?

  • They’re always meh to me from the get go

    Votes: 11 39.3%
  • You’re crazy, i love them

    Votes: 13 46.4%
  • It’s getting repetitive

    Votes: 4 14.3%

  • Total voters
    28

honey52

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I’m just going to put that out there. It seems like everyone personally is getting married with the same ole 2-3 carat giant oval e ring and a thin tiny tiny pave band from the teachers aid to the marketing girl to the physicians assistant. Then I see it all over IG. Gets repetitive. I wonder what’s the next shape to blow up like this did.

I remember thinking ovals were granny-esque or “romantic”.

I’m curious, what are some of your judgements about stone shapes?
 

Swanky

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Jan 12, 2006
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I like them on others, but it's not for me. Wasn't sure which poll option that would be lol
They're on trend right now, has been for a few years. My BFF was pushing me to choose oval when DH proposed to me a few years ago. She has one now lol
 

honey52

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May 7, 2007
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I LOVE pears. That’s what I wanted but family and friends alike wrinkle their nose! Then I got scared of trusting men to minimize the bow tie effect.

Sometimes… I wish I had stood hard for that pear. Congrats on your upgrade! Maybe one day… I’ll have one too haha although I did tell myself no upgrades intended.

I’d say, I think pears are more respectable to me if they never hit oval fame. Low key edgey glam similar to the low key elegance of an asscher.
 
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Passerine123

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I had a beautiful 2 carat oval engagement ring from the estate jewelry department at Saks. Unfortunately, I took it off my finger on one hot and humid day and it bounced down into a knothole in the (top) floor of the 19th century British row home were living in. We couldn't find it. But I do like them -- including east-west settings. You do have to be careful about the setting though, done wrong they remind me of high school class rings.
 
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It is spready for the weight and elongates the finger but I personally do not like the way it sparkles. I prefer larger flashes of light but would consider an oval in a fancy colour. If the trend continued 10 more years I think the old granny ring image will die out and viewed as classic like MRBs.
 
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