There is nothing superficial about us. When you're looking for advice, you don't want to hear that "bigger isn't always better," or that "you should not care about the carat weight." And certainly not what you popped into Google when this blog surfaced.
Even though our center stone seems to shrink as we wear it, there are times when we want it to appear larger. Here are seven of our favorite ways to get the most "crunch" out of your diamonds.
Order A Side Of Pavé
Larger side-stones can and (do) bury your center diamond, making the main attraction look smaller, and dare we say, blend in with the rest of ring?
Instead of traditional side stones, opt for glimmering pavé.
Diamonds set in pavé have a unique radiance that draws attention to your center stone while remaining inconspicuous due to their incredibly small size.
This also applies to the widely used halo setting. The optical illusion of a large diamond can be achieved by using tiny pavé or even round smaller diamonds to outline your center stone.
Extremely Thin Banding
There isn't an engagement ring trend that jewelers despise more than this one. In their eyes, a thin metal band cannot provide the same level of "heirloom" durability as a ring that is thick and substantial in construction. This makes them uneasy, especially since you're leaving with something as insignificant as a rubber band.
We did warn you, so you know what to expect now. Good things are about to begin.
In order to make your diamond look bigger, the band may not last long enough for your great-granddaughter to wear it. When comparing the diameter of a diamond to the diameter of a super thin band, the stone will always appear larger.
Nail Polish Should Be Toned Down
Your diamond is always outshined by bright colors like reds, hot pinks, and other loud hues. As a result, the smaller your diamond is, the louder your nails are.
Natural fire and brilliance can shine through when you choose soft, neutral colors for your gemstone.
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Stop Chewing On Your Nails
To stop biting your nails, there are 101 reasons. Your nails will be damaged, you will get sick more often, and your teeth will be messed up by it.
The fact that your bling is shrinking is a powerful incentive to stop biting your nails.
Diamonds appear smaller the shorter and more ragged the nails are, unless, of course, you have one of those golf ball-sized whoppers
Longer nails enhance the size of your diamond because they lengthen the overall appearance of your hand, making the diamond appear larger.
On the wall behind me, who has the largest diamond?
Of course, if you set the stone in platinum or white gold, it will be yours forever.
Friends of Who What Wear talk about the sought-after "mirror" effect in diamond jewelry. A mirror effect occurs when a diamond is placed against a white metal surface, reflecting a larger diamond into the eyes of onlookers.
Do Not Put It On
That's correct, you did. It's time to get rid of it. (It's all right.)
Every day, we take for granted (and even criticize) what is right in front of us. Perspective is everything.
Weddingbee's wisest women frequently advise each other to wear their engagement rings every other day rather than every day.
This is a great way to break up the monotony of seeing the same stone every day and keep an accurate perspective on just how beautiful (and perfect) your stone is.
Analyze The Information
Still wishing you had a two-carat (or larger) diamond in your hand?
We're realists, as we've already stated. Let us also tell you when it's time to stop whining, comparing, or worrying about your stone's size.
You'll get a better idea of what a "normal" sized diamond looks like if you get off social media and look at real numbers and data. Nothing like a change in perspective to amplify the size of your engagement ring.
We crunched the numbers for you because we care about your satisfaction.
It's important to note that there is no "normal." The 1 carat diamond is still the most popular choice, even in the era of Pinterest, Wedding Wars, and Instagram.
This 1 carat diamond sparkler is still a prized possession for women around the world, in spite of what you may have read on social media.
Darling, your rock is a work of art. No matter how big or small.