Tips to make your diamond look more prominent, We must agree that size counts when diamonds. Of course, it’s essential not to compromise the quality of your diamond to gain carat weight. However, there are a few tips and tricks to make sure your diamond delivers on wow-factor! If you’re set to pop the question but not want to spend the budget, then here are tips to make your diamond look even more significant.
Choose your shape
Selecting the shape of your diamond is a crucial decision for the size of the stone. Diamonds can be cut into many different designs, each with its beauty and uniqueness. Carat weight can be an indicator of scope for your diamond. However, it is necessary to recognise that the term refers to the weight of the stone. Therefore, depending on the shape and quality of diamonds of the same carat weight, they can look slightly different in size. For a diamond to appear larger from its top view, you want a diamond that holds most of its carat weight on top. This is referred a ‘face-up’ value and can be determined by the dimensions of a stone listed on the GIA certificate.
Add a Halo
Using a halo to your ring is a fantastic idea to add overall impact to the piece. A halo acts like a frame that showcases your centre diamond. This design feature is a great way to maximise the size of your diamond and can be applied to any diamond shape. In addition, a halo adds contrast and extra sparkle to the engagement ring. If you are looking to take her breath away, why not consider a double halo! Halos are a budget-friendly way to add size and bling to your engagement ring.
Choose a 6 Prong Setting.
If you have settled on the classic round brilliant cut diamond, a great way to optimise your stone’s size is by opting for a 6-prong setting. A 6-prong set accentuates the beautifully round shape of the cut. It serves as a border and draws the eye to the stunning centre stone. This is an excellent option if your partner prefers a solitaire look instead of a halo design. A 6-prong setting ensures a timeless and elegant design whilst also ensuring protection for the stone.
Select a Thin Band
The width of the band is another design element that can help optimise the look of your ring’s centre diamond. No matter the size of your centre diamond, selecting a thin band will naturally create contrast between the centre stone and the side diamonds. In addition, the different proportions will ensure your centre diamond is beautifully showcased in your partner’s hand. Of course, the thinner the band, the larger the centre diamond will appear. However, it is essential never to compromise the longevity of the setting. Always seek your jeweller’s advice when deciding on the width of the band to confirm the setting is still durable.
Clean Your Diamond
An easy way to make sure your centre diamond is always looking its best and brightest is to clean it regularly. Our hands naturally come into contact with oil and dirt every day, which can build up on your diamond’s surface. This can sometimes make the diamond look slightly darker or dull in appearance. You can clean your ring at home using warm water and a non-abrasive detergent. A soft-bristled toothbrush can gently dislodge any dirt or oil caught underneath the setting and dry with a clean polishing cloth. You can also bring your piece into our showrooms for a complimentary clean. Cleaning your ring will ensure your diamond is always sparkling at its brightest!