Oval Brilliant Diamond Shape
An oval diamond has beautiful brilliance that's similar to a round diamond. Oval diamonds are also very popular as their length can accentuate long, slender fingers.
Types of Ovals Traditionally the facet arrangement of the oval brilliant cut diamond is the same as the round brilliant with 58 facets including the culet. On some certificates, you may also find that an oval cut diamond is referred to as an oval modified brilliant. This is a usually a non-issue because technically, any modification to the standard round brilliant can be considered as a modified brilliant.
In practice you will find that the terms oval brilliant cut and oval modified brilliant cut are used interchangeably. However, if the certificate states specifically that the diamond is an oval brilliant, you will know for sure that there have been no modifications made to the facet arrangement such as extra facets being added to the pavilion. There are four standard variations of the oval brilliant cut including two 8-main variations, a 6-main variation, and also a 4-main variation. Both the 6-main and 4-main ovals only has 56-facets.