5 Tips on How to Make a Diamond Look Bigger
While some people like a more understated look when it comes to diamond jewellery, others live by the motto “go big or go home”.
If you fall into the latter category and are looking for ways to make a diamond look bigger, then the below blog is just what you need.
Read on to discover 5 top tips for making diamonds stand out no matter what their size.
- Focus on cut
If you think that the size of a diamond is all about carat weight, you may be surprised to find out that the cut is also an important factor.
To make this a little clearer (excuse the pun), when a diamond has excellent brilliance, also known as sparkle, it will instantly appear larger to the eye.
For best results, opt for a diamond with a cut grade of either Very Good or Excellent.
- Choose the right shape
Another aspect of a diamond that affects how big it looks is its shape, with some shapes having the ability to make the stone look much bigger than it actually is.
The four shapes of diamonds that look the biggest per carat are: marquise, pear, oval and emerald. On the flipside, some shapes such as round diamonds can make the stone appear smaller in size.
- Pick a slim setting
If you want your chosen diamond to stand out, then you should always opt for a slimmer setting as this will make the stone look bigger in comparison.
Select a setting that features a slim band and slim prongs, and the diamond will automatically appear bigger next to their small features.
If you already have a diamond ring that you want to make look bigger, you can easily switch to a more delicate setting at your local jewellers or at Hatton Garden diamond rings shops.
- Clean your ring
Arguably the simplest way to make a diamond ring look bigger is to make sure that you clean it regularly. As a general rule, you should have your diamond ring cleaned professionally once every 6 months.
It can also be a good idea to clean the ring in between professional cleans at home using warm water, washing up liquid and a soft toothbrush as this will ensure it sparkles, and in turn look bigger.
- Add a halo
Halo ring designs are more popular than ever before and one of the reasons for this is their ability to make a diamond look bigger.
As a halo ring features a ring of diamonds that surround the centre stone, this makes it look a lot larger. In fact, it can add around half-carat or more to the look of the centre stone!
There you have it – 5 fool proof ways to make a diamond look bigger.
But remember, bigger is not always better and a delicate and subtle diamond ring can look just as stunning as a big flashy one, as long as you wear it with confidence.