The world is still completely smitten with Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's emotional proposal photos. I mean, how could you not be? Once we'd wiped the tears from our eyes though, we were quickly blinded by the dazzling rock on her ring finger. Yes, we're talking about the six-carat, oval cut ring which is estimated to cost a cool $1 million.
While Kourtney has undoubtedly reignited our obsession with the oval cut engagement ring, it's actually been the cut du jour for some time now, gracing an incredible line-up of famous fingers including Hailey Bieber, Ariana Grande and Blake Lively, to name a few. That being said, Kourtney's breathtaking ring was responsible for an exponential rise in searches for 'oval engagement rings', as told by Google Trends, so we've got to give credit where credit is due.
While we're undoubtedly influenced by the celebrity style set, there are numerous other reasons the oval cut engagement ring is increasing in popularity. Esteemed Hollywood jeweller Neil Lane recently spoke with Huffpost to explain the appeal of the design.
"Their symmetry is appealing and they can lend themselves to smaller sizes while still looking beautiful. At all levels, it looks great," he said, before revealing that it can actually make the wearer's finger appear more slender, too.
So, with the A-listers and industry experts all on board, we're fairly confident that we'll be seeing a lot more of the oval cut ring. Keep scrolling for our favourite celebrity engagement rings that prove their oval obsession is forever.
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