Tips to make a smaller diamond look big
The visible area of the diamond in the top view can be cut in different ways. If the diameter of the diamond in the top view is large, the diamond appears much larger, even if it has a smaller carat. So if you want a large looking diamond, make sure that the diameter is large in plan view and that the diamond is cut flat.
Likewise, a diamond that goes deep is relatively expensive without appearing much larger, since a large part of the diamond remains hidden when looking from above. So if you want a big looking diamond, make sure it is not too deep.
The setting of the diamond has a great influence on how large the diamond appears too. If you decide against a solitaire engagement ring and surround the central diamond, for example in a halo setting with several small diamonds, the central diamond can appear 0.3 to 0.5 carats larger by the arrangement of the other diamonds.
Not only carat is important
A study that surveyed over 20,000 thousand couples in Europe about their engagement rings found interesting facts about the average carat and other details of the rings. The average carat, similar to the numbers mentioned above, was between 1.0 and 1.5, so the numbers are the same and a diamond with 1.1 or 1.2 carats should be suitable for the average engagement ring. Other interesting details is the following. Most rings are made of gold, closely followed by rose gold rings. Especially rose gold rings have become more and more popular in the last few years and are very popular. If a golden engagement ring is too classic for you, you should choose rose gold rings. However, the golden ring is still the most common color with over 50%. The popularity of the rose gold ring is easy to explain. On the one hand, such a ring combines the classic with the modern, but without appearing tasteless. Because even rose gold rings can look very elegant and stylish. And on the other hand it saves the buyer a lot of money. This is due to the fact that the diamonds quickly absorb the surrounding colors due to their ability to reflect. So a diamond on a silver ring must have a high color quality to look beautiful. Anything above the color category H would not be recommended here, otherwise, the yellow tinge will catch the eye. The situation is different with a rose gold ring. Here you can choose a diamond of the color J or K without any optical disadvantages and save a large amount of money.