ABC's hit TV shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have become America's most watched reality television game show. Even if you didn't spend the summer tuning in every Monday night with a glass of wine, you've definitely heard the names JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers. After having her heart crushed last season, everyone rallied behind JoJo Fletcher this summer on her quest to find love with one of the 26 men cast for The Bachelorette.
Regardless of what anyone thinks about The Bachelorette winner Jordan, we can all agree on one thing - he picked out an absolutely stunning engagement ring. The gorgeous oval shaped diamond ring stands out from past seasons' bling. The 3 carat oval cut diamond center stone set with a diamond encrusted band is the the perfect combination of sparkle and elegance.
JoJo told PEOPLE magazine "It's stunning. I love the fact that there is one rock. It’s classic. I also think it makes my finger look skinnier, which I really appreciate.”
Oval engagement rings offer a sophisticated and unique alternative to the typical round diamond engagement ring. In addition to differentiating you from other brides-to-be, an oval engagement ring gives the illusion of a larger stone without breaking your budget or forcing you to sacrifice much of the diamonds quality/sparkle. Here are 6 engagement rings inspired by JoJo Fletcher's oval diamond sparkler that will have you swooning:
1) Double French-Set Band Diamond Engagement Ring
Featuring: Ritani Platinum Oval Diamond Double French-Set Band Engagement Ring (Available at Long's)
This gorgeous oval sparkler is very similar to the one we see JoJo Fletcher rocking right now. If you want a show stopping ring like our favorite Bachelorette, you won't be able to say no to this double french-set diamond band engagement ring. With the two lines of diamonds creating the effect of two single continuous lines of sparkle and shine, this eye-catching ring will leave a little sparkle wherever you go.
2) Quilted Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
Featuring: A. Jaffe Quilted Pave Oval Diamond Center Engagement Ring (Available at Long's)
If you have petite hands or shorter fingers, a long center stone with a delicate setting (as opposed to a double french-set band) will make your fingers appear longer. The thin diamond pave band featured on this A. Jaffe oval engagement ring does this by highlighting the size and quality of the dazzling diamond center stone. This elegant twist can compliment any finger type and provides the perfect solution for those who realize that a brilliant round or princess cut diamond doesn't fit their finger like they'd imagined.
3) Oval Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
Featuring: Ritani Oval Solitaire Diamond Tulip Cathedral Engagement Ring (Available at Long's)
If you love the brilliance of a round diamond solitaire but want something a little more unique, this oval solitaire engagement ring is just the thing. Classic, elegant, and simple, Ritani's tulip cathedral style setting is perfect for showcasing the stunning sparkle of the rings distinct oval cut. This would also be a great choice if you have a budget to keep in mind. Oval diamonds are cut to maximize surface area, and while this puts them second to round cut stones in terms of brilliance, it also means you can get a larger looking diamond for a much lower price! And the more simple setting will allow you to put all your budget towards the most beautiful center stone instead of smaller stones on the sides.
4) Oval Diamond Split Shank Engagement Ring With Surprise Diamonds
Featuring: Ritani Oval Cut Double French-Set Diamond 'V' Engagement Ring With Surprise Diamonds (Available at Long's)
Here's a fun, modern ring that will take up even more space on your finger. Split shank engagement rings have a unique way of framing each end of the diamond, emphasizing the oval cut stone's classic brilliance and unique silhouette. The illusion this split shank setting creates gives the diamond sparkler a whole new look. If a double band is too thick for your fingers, but you really want that extra sparkle, try this style instead. Another appeal to this engagement ring are the surprise diamonds located underneath each end of the stone!
5) Modern Bypass Micropave Diamond Band Engagement Ring
Featuring: Ritani Rose Gold Oval Cut Modern Bypass Micropave Diamond Band Engagement Ring (Available at Long's)
Looking for a ring that will really stand out? This rose gold modern bypass engagement ring is one that will definitely turn heads. The soft romantic rose gold hues not only give the ring a more feminine touch, but contrasts brilliantly with the micropave diamonds framing the center stone, adding to the ring's stunning sparkle. Unlike other settings, the modern bypass design frames the unique silhouette of the oval stone further emphasizing its distinct characteristics. If you're looking for an elegant but distinctive engagement ring that will highlight the size and quality of an oval cut, this is what you've been waiting for.
Not sure if a rose gold engagement ring is right for you? Read more to find out.
6) Dazzling Oval Pave Vine-Crossover Diamond Engagement Ring
Featuring: A. Jaffe Dazzling Oval Pave Vine-Crossover Diamond Engagement Ring (Available at Long's)
If you're looking for an engagement ring that features a large center stone, this oval halo is perfect for you. The elongated stone will not only give your finger a more slender appearance (one of JoJo's favorite things about her bling) but in combination with the diamond halo, this ring will also give the illusion of a larger center stone. What's really unique about this oval cut by A. Jaffe is the vine-crossover diamond pave design just underneath the center stone (upper right).
Thinking about an oval engagement ring? Long's has hundreds of loose diamonds in all five of our New England locations.