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Sneaky Tips to Make Your Engagement Ring Look Bigger

Purchasing the perfect engagement ring can be exciting as you try to find the gemstone that best signifies your true love for your significant other. With so many rings and ring sets available, the experience can become overwhelming at times as you explore options such as natural diamonds, cubic zirconia, synthetic diamonds, or other stones entirely. 

Are you searching for a beautiful diamond engagement ring but feel dissuaded by the higher price tag of a large carat diamond at a big-box store? Find out some sneaky ways you can make your engagement ring look larger while still showcasing its beauty.

Instead of focusing on carats, look at the cut of the diamond.
Many diamond buyers tend to focus on the carat of diamonds, but there are other ways to give off the illusion that a diamond is bigger. The way a diamond is cut can either create sparkle and flair, or it can be a poorly done cut and the diamond will look duller than it should and be less durable. A well-cut diamond with clarity and a solid crystal structurewill look gorgeous and catch the light, giving off an air of a larger-sized diamond to the naked eye.

Choose a less traditionally shaped diamond.

More often than not, you will see round diamonds set into rings. While these are of course beautiful, the diamond prices for round diamonds are often more expensive. Instead, consider choosing other shapes like pear-shaped, oval, or square. These shapes stand out from the other traditional round rings and may appear to be larger because of their shape. 

You can also choose a diamond ring with a halo of stones around it. Any diamond retailer will have a wide selection with a ring set in each shape, especially in their designer collections.

The type of band you choose may also complement the size of the diamond.
Whether you choose platinum, rose gold, gold, or white gold bands, there are styles you can use for the band that may complement the size of the diamond and make it appear to be much larger.

A delicate band is thinner, thus automatically making the diamond itself look bigger than it may be. You can also opt for pavé bands that have smaller diamonds inserted into the band, adding more sparkle and shine to the diamond ring. You may also want to add in some intricate details to the band by blending in other metals or requesting hand-engraved designs that will add to the visual effect of the ring or wedding band.

Clean your diamond engagement ring routinely.
Our rings can get dirty from time to time, which can lessen their sparkle and shine. A professional jewelry cleaner or a jeweler can take your ring, polish it up, and make it look like new again. 

This is also a good time for them to check for any loose diamonds and fix that to ensure you do not lose any diamonds from your engagement ring. Routine maintenance and cleaning of your diamond ring are very important and a local store will be able to provide those services to you.

Pick a lab created diamond instead of a natural diamond.
The diamond industry powered by De Beers and others has driven up the price of natural diamonds and called into question the ethics behind diamond mining. Since natural diamonds are created by carbon atoms under high pressure with a high temperature, they are more expensive and must be mined from under the earth's surface. The combination of heat and extreme pressure creates these stones that then need to be polished and cut by diamond experts.

In general terms, with a lab grown diamond, you avoid the higher price tag of a mined diamond and still get a gorgeous stone that was not formed under the earth. These diamonds have a lower price but still have the same physical properties, chemical properties, and optical properties of natural diamonds. Choosing a synthetic diamond also removes any ethical concerns that a person may have about mined diamonds. 

There are two types of methods to create lab diamonds, high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT), and chemical vapor deposition (CVD). An HPHT diamond comes from a more traditional way of making synthetic diamonds, whereas a CVD diamond is a newer method of creating lab diamonds. Both methods work to make beautiful stones that look just like real diamonds.

The flawless, colorless sparkling diamonds from Agape Diamonds will be eye-catching. Agape has earned a strong reputation on the diamond market for its high-quality stones and brilliance among buyers and gemologists alike. Their designer collections are absolutely gorgeous. For an even better investment, check for seasonal clearance sales, a special offer, or other promotional discounts. Act to buy one before the sale ends or the promotion expires. All of our merchandise is guaranteed to stand out, even among a natural counterpart. 

While some may refer to synthetic diamonds as a diamond simulant or an imitation, this is an incorrect statement, according to the Gemological Institute of America which monitors jewelry trends in the United States. Simulants are cubic zirconia or moissanite, whereas lab created diamonds are harder to distinguish from natural diamonds. 

The price of lab diamonds is less than real diamonds, which makes them a great investment and they still hold some resale value if you ever wish to sell them and make future purchases of new synthetic diamonds.

Choose an alternative stone to diamonds.
It is becoming a trend for people to choose alternative gemstones to diamonds, such as emeralds, sapphires, opals, rubies, and more. More and more people are searching for unique engagement rings that will reflect their loved one's personality. They have also become popular among celebrities such as Kate Middleton, Katy Perry, Olivia Wilde, and more.  

Emeralds, sapphires, and other gemstones do give off a beautiful color on a white gold band, but the glitter of a diamond ring is tough to beat. It's a great choice and it's easy to find gem quality that fits your preference at a fraction of the price. You don't have to worry about imperfections, flaws, or concepts like blood diamonds or conflict diamonds when you shop at a jewelry store like Agape Diamonds. There's no comparison to the type of diamond we craft. You can get the perfect ring or piece of diamond jewelry from your wish list that looks just like its natural counterparts. No impurities here, just crystal-clear beauty that other retailers can't provide to buyers. Consider adding some lab diamonds around the main stone to increase the shine and cushion the stone itself from any potential damage. If you do buy a gemstone ring, ensure that the ring and the stones come with a warranty. We also sell necklaces, earrings, and other beautiful jewels from our gem lab.

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