Big, bigger, best? Do you love the sparkle of diamonds and a diamond can’t be big enough for you? Or are you looking for an engagement ring with the largest possible diamond (for an optimal price)? We are happy to advise you on how to make a diamond appear as large as possible.
1. ADD A HALO
A row of narrow diamonds set around a larger diamond is called a halo, or in Dutch also called an entourage setting. With this setting, you automatically create the illusion that the center diamond appears larger. A halo can be placed around a round diamond (brilliant), but also around other diamond shapes such as a pear diamond or an emerald diamond.
2. SPARKLING CENTERPIECE
The design of the gold ring is also important for making your diamond look bigger. With narrower rings, the diamond appears larger than with wider rings. A shank that is tapered also ensures that all the attention is drawn to the diamond.
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3. GO FOR LAB GROWN DIAMONDS
This is a no-brainer, but thanks to the price advantage of lab-grown diamonds over naturally mined diamonds, a larger diamond is suddenly a lot friendlier on the wallet. Lab grown diamonds and natural diamonds have the same composition, the only difference being the source of origin.
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4. Choose the Right Metal
If you plan to make the ring the main event, choose the white metal. The stone will reflect off of white gold or platinum rings, making more shine than yellow or rose gold engagement rings. If you’re even decided to get a rose or yellow gold ring, no worries! You can choose whatever metal you like on the engagement ring or wedding and still choose white gold prongs. The white gold will shine through the diamond, giving the rock a bigger appearance.
5. DIAMONDS ON THE SIDE
If you choose a ring with diamonds set in the shin, this will give your ring more sparkle and your center stone will also look bigger. Smaller, diamonds are on the sides of the center stone. Pick this unique and beautiful ring wear by Meghan Markel, such as Cushion Cut Three Stone Diamond Ring!!
6. FANCY DIAMONDS
Not only do they sound chic, but most fancy cut diamonds also have the greater advantage that they look bigger than the well-known round diamond (brilliant). Round diamonds are the best known and therefore the most popular worldwide. The high demand for brilliants, therefore, results in a higher price per carat (diamond weight).
Fancy cut diamonds, the collective name for all other diamond shapes, are therefore an interesting alternative. In addition, elongated diamond shapes like oval, emerald, and marquis diamonds make the diamond look bigger. Discover more about the different diamond shapes and choose your favorite.
7. BRUSH IT UP!
If you have found the perfect diamond piece of jewelry and you want your diamonds to continue to shine, it is important to clean them regularly. The diamond itself will never lose its brilliance, but dirt can accumulate in the setting of your jewelry. This will make your diamond shine less and it will appear smaller. This way you ensure optimal wearing pleasure!