If we’re being honest, bigger is always better – especially when it comes to diamonds. So, if you want to make your sparkler look larger than it actually is, we’ve got the hacks to help you out.
1. Look for Cut
The cut of the diamond is so important in making it look bigger than it actually is. A diamond that has been brilliantly cut will maximise the stone’s size without necessarily costing a fortune.
Image from Jacque Fine Jewellery
2. Heavy Metal
Getting the setting right is paramount to showing off your diamond. Ask your jeweller for slim prongs, as this will make the rock look bigger. Also, if you opt for a shiny white gold or platinum band, it will reflect the diamond, much like a mirror – meaning it will give the illusion of a larger rock.
Image from Harry Winston
3. Don’t Forget Your Halo
Halo settings are a sure-fire winner when it comes to maximising the carats. Having a centre diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds will always make your sparkler look larger.
Image from Matthew Ely by York Jewellers
4. Skinny is Better
Don’t overdo do it with multiple bands (wedding bands and eternity rings) if you want your diamond to look huge. If you do have a number of rings on your wedding finger, go for skinny bands, as this will highlight the diamond’s size.
Image from Tiffany & Co
5. Keep it Clean
Clean your ring regularly to keep it sparkling, as the sparkle with accentuate the size of the ring. Aim to have it maintained by a professional at least three times a year.
Image from Nader Jewellers
Main image from the-engagment.com.