January 28th 2022
Oval Cut Diamond Size Chart
By Devin Jones
Oval cut diamonds of the same carat weight can vary significantly in terms of visual appearance based on their length and width. Below is our diamond size chart showing the relationship between carat size, diameter, and surface area for oval cut diamonds.
Oval Cut Diamond Carat Size Chart
|Oval Carat Weight||Oval MM Size||Surface Area (sq. mm)|
Oval Diamond Carat Weight vs. Surface Area Chart
The below diamond size chart shows the changing dynamic between an increase in carat size and the respective increase in an oval cut diamond's visual appearance. While carat weight is typically thought of as an indication of a diamond's size (meaning visual appearance), carat is actually a measure of weight. Diamonds of the same carat size can vary slightly in their visual appearance depending on how they are cut. For instance, a diamond with a deeper cut will appear smaller than a diamond of the same carat weight with a shallower cut.
For our oval cut diamond analysis we averaged the diameters of hundreds of thousands of diamonds to come up with a simple exponential function (shown on the chart below). Using this formula we can study the corresponding changes in diameter and surface area for a given change in carat weight. Interestingly, as the carat size increases we notice a significant slowing of the surface area. This is because carat weight scales as a measure of volume (mm cube) while surface area scales at a slower rate (mm squared).