2. Add a Halo
Adding a halo to your ring is a fantastic way 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. A halo adds contrast and extra sparkle to the engagement ring. If you are really 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.
3. Choose a 6 Prong Setting.
If you have settled on the classic round brilliant cut diamond a great way to optimize your stone’s size is by opting for a 6-prong setting. A 6-prong setting accentuates the beautiful round shape of the cut. It serves as a border and draws the eye to the stunning centre stone. This is a great option if your partner prefers the look of a solitaire as opposed to a halo design. A 6-prong setting ensures a timeless and elegant design whilst also ensuring protection for the stone.
4. Select a Thin Band
The width of the band is another design element that can help to optimize 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. The different proportions will ensure your centre diamond is beautifully showcased on your partner’s hand. Always seek your jeweller’s advice when deciding on the width of the band to ensure the setting is still durable. Of course, the thinner the band the larger the centre diamond will appear however, it is important to never compromise the longevity of the setting.
5. Clean Your Diamond
An easy way to make sure your centre diamond is always looking its best and brightest is to make sure it’s cleaned 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. Using a soft-bristle toothbrush can gently dislodge any dirt or oil caught underneath the setting and dry with a clean polishing cloth. You can also bring your DX piece into one of our showrooms for a complimentary clean. Cleaning your ring will ensure your diamond is always sparkling at its brightest!
With these tips and tricks, you can maximize the size of your chosen diamond and be sure to wow your partner! You can book your consultation at a Diamond Exchange showroom to begin creating your partner’s dream ring. Your DX Diamond Specialist can guide you through all your design options and how to maximize your bling and your budget.