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8 Ways to Make Your Ring Appear Bigger

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Some prefer a simple engagement ring, while others prefer a glitzy ring. Finally, we've got tips on how to make your engagement ring appear larger—without spending more money on a bigger center diamond.

This post will show you 8 ways to make your ring look bigger. We'll show you how to make your new engagement ring look bigger from the start, as well as how to make your old ring look better.

1. Prioritize

If you want your engagement ring diamond to appear larger, don't overlook cut grade. The only way to increase a diamond's size is to increase its carat weight. That is not the case. A poorly cut diamond appears smaller than it is.

Many factors affect a diamond's appearance. A diamond's brilliance affects its apparent size. A diamond's brilliance depends on its cut. A diamond cut grade of Very Good or Excellent ensures a brilliant shine.

The cut of a diamond determines how large it appears. A larger carat weight theoretically leads to a larger diamond, but a poor cut grade can waste all that extra money.

2. Choose Your Diamond's Shape Wisely

A diamond's shape can also affect its size. Diamonds can be cut into many shapes besides round, princess cut, and oval. However, mass distribution varies between diamonds. The table (top) of some diamond shapes has more mass, giving the illusion of a larger carat weight.

Want to know which diamond shapes have the most carats? The four largest per carat diamond shapes are marquise, pear, oval, and emerald. Oval diamonds are a popular choice for those seeking a classic style engagement ring with a large center diamond. Oval cut diamonds appear larger in carat size than round diamonds, but their traditional appearance remains unchanged.

3. Don't Buy A Round Diamond

Some diamonds appear larger per carat than others. If you want the biggest diamond you can afford, the asscher cut and princess diamonds may not be the best choices. These two shapes' tables conceal a significant amount of their weight.

If you want a larger-looking diamond but are on a budget, avoid round diamonds. Round diamonds appear smaller per carat than marquise, pear, oval, and emerald cut diamonds. Plus, they're usually much more costly. Because round diamonds are the most popular, they are the priciest. This is because round diamond cutting produces more waste than other diamond shapes.

4. Lower The Color And Clarity

The cut of a diamond determines its size more than its color or clarity. To put it simply, lowering the diamond's color and clarity allows you to spend more on the center stone. You can afford a larger diamond with a Very Good or Excellent cut if you are willing to compromise on color and clarity.

5. Inspire Others To Shine

This setting is ideal for those who want their engagement rings to be large and luxurious. Your center stone is surrounded by a halo of smaller accent diamonds. The halo's brilliance makes your center diamond appear larger than it is. A diamond-studded halo enhances the effect.

If you're shopping for your first engagement ring, halo settings are a great option. These rings can also be used to replace a worn-out diamond solitaire. The cost of upgrading your existing center diamond is much less when you use a halo setting instead of your current engagement ring's setting.

6. Slenderize Your Setting

Choosing a thin and delicate setting will also make your center diamond appear larger. Choosing a slim band and prongs will enlarge the center diamond. A wide band with thick prongs, on the other hand, will shrink your diamond. If you want your center stone to appear large, choose a slim and delicate setting.

Like the previous tip, you can use this technique on a new or old engagement ring. A slimmer setting will make your center diamond appear larger and is simple and inexpensive to replace your current wide, bulky setting.

7. Use A Bright White Color Scheme

Certain precious metals can make your engagement ring appear larger. Platinum and white gold, particularly 18k white gold, are popular choices. If your engagement ring is set in a mirror-like white metal, your diamond will appear larger. In addition to being highly reflective, rhodium-plated 18k white gold is ideal for jewelry. 18k white gold is less expensive than platinum, allowing you to spend more on a larger center diamond.

8. Keep Your Ring Shiny

Finally, we'll leave you with our simplest recommendation. Keep your engagement ring clean to keep it looking big year after year. As mentioned earlier, a larger engagement ring is more likely to be sparkly. Diamonds and other precious metals lose their luster over time due to oil and dirt buildup. Regularly clean your engagement ring to keep it sparkling.

How often should you clean your engagement ring? We recommend cleaning your ring every six months. You can then clean your ring at home with warm water, dish soap, and a soft toothbrush whenever it appears dull.

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