How well an Oval is cut is the most crucial factor in maximizing the beauty. So, you want to make sure you understand the ideal cut specifications. Notably, the GIA does not grade Oval diamonds, or other fancy shapes, for cut. In other words, if you see a cut grade associated with an Oval, it is a grade given by the jeweler.
To help you assess cut grade, we have assembled the below table as a general guide. These specifications will help ensure great sparkle, even brilliance, and elegant length-to-width ratio. You also want to look for a stone that does not have a dark bow-tie.