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Why Perth is known as the oval diamond capital of the world


Kim Kardashian may be a fashion icon in the family, but her older sister Courtney Kardashian sets the trend when it comes to wedding rings.

When her handsome rocker Blink 182 Travis Barker asked last October about a huge oval cut diamond he had designed with a jeweler for the stars, Lorraine Schwartz – among whose clients Beyonce and Kim – covered the proposal, the ring and who would be at the wedding was everywhere.

In a few months Kravis is married twice, and couples all over the world want to repeat the look.

And it’s not just a reality star wearing an oval-shaped light with people like Hailey Bieber, Serena Williams, Ariana Grande, Blake Lively – whose oval pink diamond in solitaire was also designed by Schwartz – and Kate Middleton – whose oval sapphire oval belonged to Princess Diana – flashing their splendor.

Camera iconHailey Bieber shows off her wedding ring. Credit: Instagram

Even Nicola Peltz debuted a new, oval, wedding ring at the Met Gala earlier this month, unlike the emerald cutting ring she wore when she announced her engagement to Brooklyn Beckham in July 2020.

Brooklyn Beckham (left) and Nicola Peltz attend the opening ceremony of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 2, 2022, in New York City.  (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision / AP)
Camera iconBrooklyn Beckham (left) and Nicola Peltz at the Met Gala. Credit: Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini / Invision / AP

Closer to home influence on fitness Tammy Hambrow and Eliza Kohler – the wife of Fremantle Dockers midfielder Travis – also prefer a unique cut.

Wedding ring by Eliza Kohler.
Camera iconWedding ring by Eliza Kohler. Credit: Instagram

True, not everyone has the same amount of money to splurge on some chic – Courtney’s ring can be up to 15 carats with an estimated value of more than $ 1 million – but oval cut diamonds have never been so popular.

Diamond Collective co-founders Pierce McClean and Kate Skinner “increased some numbers” and said oval-shaped wedding rings accounted for 60 percent of sales at their Perth showroom – where they run their custom jewelry business.

Paris McClean and Kate Skinner of Diamond Collective.
Camera iconParis McClean and Kate Skinner of Diamond Collective. Credit: Supplied

“We keep joking that we’re going to rename our business the Oval Collective because it just went crazy,” McClean told AAA.

“Especially the last two years, everything is oval, oval. Everyone wants a big oval diamond. ”

The couple has 15 years of experience in the diamond industry and has stated that “the jewelry and fashion industry is always driven by celebrity influence”.

“As celebrity rings are now more accessible to us, we see them all the time,” McClean said. “People want to look their own, and the oval is a really great way to do that.”

Diamond Collective saw a demand for oval cut diamonds.
Camera iconDiamond Collective saw a demand for oval cut diamonds. Credit: The effect of the sum is delivered

Oval cutouts have the brilliance of a round diamond with a “nice big spread”.

“I actually think this trend is very similar to Perth, Washington, because when you talk to other people in industries or different countries, they still see round and all the other shapes, but in Perth we’re just an oval var “Yat,” Skinner added.


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