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Which diamond looks the biggest: The complete guide to getting the value for money in your diamond ring

That day has come. You’ve made one of the greatest decisions in your destiny: you have chosen a person to build a family with. The scale of this step is tremendous, and it deserves the biggest diamond possible. But what to do if you’re not a billionaire ready to pay a fortune for a diamond ring? How to buy an affordable yet big and nice diamond?

The answers to these questions are here. This guide will show you how to make the best decision while shopping for diamond rings and get the largest stone for any budget.

The checklist for getting a diamond that looks the biggest

There are several things to know if your goal is to get the biggest diamond. If you’re searching for a perfect diamond ring, here’s the short guide of the steps to follow and create the maximum appearance of your diamond possible:

      1. Invest in cut among other diamond 4Cs,
    1. Choose a good shape: round, oval, or marquise,
    2. Don’t overpay on color and clarity,
    3. In a setting, go for less slender prongs and a halo design,
    4. Go for a thin band made from white metal.

Let’s investigate each of these recommendations in detail.

Which cut of diamond looks the biggest

The choice of a diamond cut is the most responsible for maximizing the size effect of a diamond. This parameter determines the ability of a jewel to reflect light — and so, create brilliance, sparkle, and fire. The more dynamic light reflection your diamond shows, the bigger it looks. As a lovely bonus for making the right cut choice, you’ll get a more beautiful diamond. 

The more dynamic light reflection your diamond shows,the bigger it looks

To check the cut quality of a diamond, look at the grade mentioned in its certificate. You cannot determine this parameter in the jewelry store by yourself or even with a diamond consultant’s help. The major challenge is that it's impossible to determine cut quality without laboratory equipment.

  • Excellent,
  • Very Good,
  • Good,
  • Fair,
  • Poor.

If your diamond comes without a certificate, it’s highly likely that it cannot boast an outstanding cut quality. If you want to get your stone verified, we recommend GIA as a golden standard in diamond certification. 

Diamond shapes determine the appearance of a stone. And the biggest gems come in round, oval, or marquise shape

By the way, Diamond Registry works with GIA-certified diamonds only. So, if you want to order a diamond from us for a wholesale price, you can be sure in all its parameters — including the diamond cut quality. 

Which diamond shapes maximize the size

Diamonds can come in different shapes. Here’s the list of all the options available on the diamond market:

  • Round,
  • Pear,
  • Marquise,
  • Oval,
  • Heart,
  • Asscher,
  • Emerald,
  • Radiant,
  • Cushion,
  • Princess.

And in this variety of diamond appearances, each shape has its strengths and weaknesses. To get the biggest diamond, go for round, oval, and marquise shapes.

Round diamond shape

The round shape is the classic form for diamonds. When it comes to size maximization, the perfect cutting and placement of its facets create the marvelous effect of sparkling in them.

Oval diamond shape

The oval shape appeared as a variation of the round shape elongated at two sides. Once you put it on your finger, it will immediately make your finger look more elegant and your diamond more magnificent.

Marquise diamond shape

Marquise is another variation of an elongated diamond shape. It would be a fair alternative to oval if you didn’t manage to find a nice diamond in this shape.

If you cannot get a round,oval, or marquise diamond shape, get any other from if it has an Excellent cut quality. Avoid cushion-shaped diamonds only

Other diamond shapes

In addition to round, oval, and marquise, some other diamond shapes can look bigger — and be worth your consideration. Among them, pay attention to emerald and pear options. If you know a great cutter, complicated heart and princess shapes can create a marvelous sparkling effect.

However, diamond experts don’t recommend choosing a cushion shape. Its strength is in unique design, not carat weight maximization. The same applies to radiant diamond shape.

Don’t hesitate to choose a colored diamond

When it comes to other 4C parameters, feel free to disregard them. Get satisfactory clarity and color grades and get maximum carat weight for your budget.

Also, try a colored diamond — in many cases, it looks bigger than a colorless one. On this stage, trust your taste and eyes completely.

Be careful while choosing a diamond ring setting

To get the diamond that appears the biggest, think beyond the limits of getting a perfect stone. Make everything in your diamond ring work for maximizing its size! For example, get the best setting for it.

If you cannot get a round,oval, or marquise diamond shape, get any other from if it has an Excellent cut quality. Avoid cushion-shaped diamonds only

The first thing to check is the prongs. Go for tiny prongs and make sure their number is as small as possible. This trick will help you emphasize your diamond while looking at the ring. Nothing should prevent you from enjoying its sparkle to the fullest! But don’t sacrifice the durability of your ring — four prongs are the minimum required for a diamond ring.

The second thing to check is the design. Here, the principle is the same — you should get the most of the diamond appearance. Of course, you can play with various designs. But our recommendation is to choose a halo design. It creates the needed contrast between the center stone and the tiny diamonds in its surroundings. As a result, your diamond will look bigger! 

Make sure your ring has 4 slim prongs only. Also, choose halo design to create the contrast and make your diamond look bigger

Complete the ring with a delicate white gold band

For any custom-ring design, choosing the band is a must. And here, you can also use some recommendations to make the diamond look bigger as it is. Again, it’s a matter of two things. For a band, they are about the size and the material.

Just rely on contrast. The thinner you band is, the bigger your diamond looks. Pay special attention to tapering near the central stone — this is the top choice for you. In jewelry terms, such a band has the title “pinched shank.” If it’s not available, any thin band will work great for you.

One more way to create contrast is to underline the sparkling of a diamond with white gold. On the one hand, this color accentuates the colorless stone, which adds to its sparkling by reflecting some light. On the other hand, white gold looks as platinum in a ring. So, you have the same appearance for less money!

Contrast is the main principle to keep in mind while choosing the band and the setting of a diamond ring

Are you ready to order a ring with the biggest diamond?

Now, when you know how to choose the diamond and the best ring for it, it’s time to shop like a pro! We in Diamond Registry will be glad to assist you in this. By referring to us, you will get access to the worldwide inventory of diamonds at wholesale prices. Moreover, we have a custom-ring service to help you get the high-quality jewelry of your dreams.

With us, 100% satisfaction is guaranteed! Feel free to fill the contact form on our website and make sure your ring has the diamond that looks the biggest.

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