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When it comes to most things, bigger is certainly better. However, an engagement ring might not be one of those things. While choosing your engagement jewelry, setting your sight on the biggest stone you can find is certainly not an option, especially if you are shopping on a budget. You also have to consider the availability of the stones, the size of your fingers, and the design that the ring comes in. All these factors must be considered before you choose a ring, and Diamondrensu can give you the best tips.
The size of the engagement ring became a crucial factor only recently when the size of the stone seemed to stand for the kind of relationship the couple shared. Surely, a large diamond has an undeniable wow factor, but that is not restricted by the size of the stone alone. All you need to do is choose a ring that will appear massive on your fingers. Here is how you can go about doing it.
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Ways to Make Your Engagement Ring Look Bigger
Pick Your Diamond Shape Wisely
One easy way to create the illusion of a larger stone is by choosing the right diamond shape. Precious stones can be cut in numerous ways, but each shape has different mass distribution. When the stone has more mass on the top of the diamond or the ‘table,’ the stone looks much larger per carat. For instance, marquise, pear, oval, and emerald cuts look larger per carat. Those who want a massive classic ring should opt for an oval center stone. Unlike the classic round stones, the oval shape looks slightly larger, even if both stones are identical in size. Oval moissanite rings are the perfect example of how the oval cut is a surefire way to make the ring look massive without compromising the traditional look.
Another way to approach this is by choosing diamond shapes that deliberately make the ring appear smaller. The Asscher-cut and princess-cut are prime examples of this. These cuts hide much of the stone’s weight below the table simply due to the way they are cut. If budget is not a problem, round diamonds are a viable option too. Round stones do not look larger per carat like the previously discussed cut, but at the same time, they do not hide the stone’s weight either. They are traditionally found in many designs and can be easily eye-capturing. However, round-cut stones are more expensive due to the demand and because much of the material is wasted during the cutting process. If you find moissanite rings that match what you have in mind and it falls within your budget range, there is no reason why you keep hunting for diamonds.
Pick a White Metal to Make Your Diamond Look Bigger
Choosing the metal for your ring is another essential factor in making it look bigger. Some metals that can enhance the appearance of colorless rings are platinum and white gold. When you opt for 18K white gold, the lustrous white metal reflects the center stone of the ring, creating a bigger sparkle and making the ring look bigger. You can still have other metals on your ring if you want. For instance, you can choose a yellow gold band with platinum prongs for the classic look or coat the white gold in rhodium for extra shine. Since platinum is the more expensive choice, experimenting with white gold can yield much better results. In addition, cutting back on the precious metals of the band can free up some more funds for a large center stone.
What Settings Make the Diamond Look Bigger?
Just like the shape of the stone makes a difference, the setting of the ring is also an influencing factor in how large it appears. Going for the halo setting is a no-brainer if you need a traditional and glamorous ring that does not hold back in size. In this type of setting, the center stone is given an additional sparkle with the accent stones surrounding it. By extending the size of the diamond optically, the halo is a simple way to obtain a larger ring. If you are in the market to upgrade your engagement ring, then switching the existing one for a halo setting can be an economical choice. You can also look for cluster rings or three-stone settings. When the side stones in these settings are smaller than the center stone, the ring will look huge on your finger.
Another way to make sure that your diamond looks large is by going with a slim and delicate setting. The center stone will look larger when you opt for slim prongs and bands. On the other hand, wider and bulkier prongs make the center stone look smaller. Especially when the band size reduces before meeting with the center stone, the effect on the perception of the stone’s size is commendable. In case you need a budget ring without compromising the wow factor, go for slim and delicate settings.
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Consider a Lab Created Diamond
Natural diamonds have a reputation, no doubt, especially when it comes to engagement rings for women. The extreme processes involved in its formation have given people something to act as the stand-in for their love and commitment. However, there is more than one reason why people hesitate to purchase natural diamonds today. The environmental and social impact of diamond mining is the primary reason. Another reason natural diamonds are losing their fanbase is the exorbitant price that dealers place on them. Insisting on mined diamonds is redundant when there are more suitable options, such as moissanite and lab-grown diamonds.
If you think your partner deserves an enormous rock for your engagement, you need to consider lab-created diamonds. You can choose from the best cuts and carats available only at a fraction of the price of a mined diamond. Moissanite engagement rings are also trendy these days since endless designs and colors are available, all without the guilt that natural diamond brings. Moissanite rings are equally durable and pretty as their diamond counterparts. You should definitely give them a try.
Choose Prongs Wisely
When picking a design for diamond or moissanite engagement rings, go for slender and slim prongs. By choosing more discreet prongs, the visible surface area of the diamond increases. This way, the diamond will appear larger. Apart from this clever technique, you must also pay attention to the number of prongs on the ring. Depending on the shape of the diamond, the number of prongs needs to be chosen carefully so that the diamond’s shape is highlighted.
For instance, classic round-cut stones commonly come with four or five prongs. If you add six prongs instead of four or five, the diamond’s size appears maximized, making it look larger than it actually is. On a related note, you should also consider the size of your hands before picking the stone. If you are outfitting the ring on smaller hands, comparatively smaller stones will still look big. On the other hand, if you want engagement rings for women with long and slender fingers, long, large stones will give the impression of a large ring.
Have Your Diamond Ring Cleaned Regularly
This is a handy tip if you need your ring in its pristine condition, regardless of size. As the easiest tip to follow, you might wonder how cleaning can impact the size of a stone. If you want an engagement ring to appear large as it can be, a thorough cleaning will retain the stone’s brilliance. When the stone is sparkling brightly, the larger it will look. Understandably, jewelry will gather oil and debris with time, causing them to lose its sheen. If you stick to a regular cleaning schedule, this can be prevented.
The recommended period between professional cleaning of engagement rings is six months. In between this period, wash down the ring using warm water and mild soap. If the ring looks dim, use a soft brush to clean it. Also, remember to remove your ring before using any lotion or perfume on your hands.
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Choosing engagement rings for women becomes an adventure sport when you have to find the biggest stone on a budget. Before you tire yourself out looking for the best ring out there, you must understand that the thought that goes into choosing a ring is much more important than the size of the ring.
With the arrival of colored stones, lab-created diamonds, and moissanite engagement rings, the possibility of finding a stunning ring that does not break the bank has improved. If your partner needs a carefully crafted ring that looks amazing when you pop the question, Diamondrensu is ready to assist you. With a wide range of collections, there is no chance of leaving without finding the engagement ring that you need. All you have to do is let us know what you are looking for, and we will deliver to meet your expectations.
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