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What size of diamond is ideal for a wedding band?

Ideal Size of Diamond Wedding Band

By Mariya SmithPublished about a year ago 3 min read

A wedding is a special day in a couple's life. Everyone wishes the ceremony to go perfectly, from the venue and outfit to the food and guests. So, it goes without saying that they would want their wedding diamond ring to be perfect too.

It can be overwhelming to start your hunt for the perfect wedding band, given there are so many choices for diamonds available. People often have to battle the question of what to buy and what not. Most people are not familiar with the diamond industry, so it is normal for them to get confused when suddenly exposed to words such as clarity and carats.

Before picking out the diamond for the ring, every buyer should remember that the chosen carat weight or the size of the gemstone does not signify their love for their partner. Instead, they should ensure that the diamond complements the style, hand size, budget, and taste.

There are many more factors to know and to consider for you to find the ideal size of diamond for a wedding ring. Keep reading this article to find out the answer to your dilemma.

Learn about carat and other factors

It is crucial that you are familiar with the term carat. Carat is the unit used to express a diamond's weight. A diamond's weight and appearance increase with the number of carats it has. The initials "CT" indicate carats.

While many people assume that the saying 'the more, the better' also works for diamonds, it is not always the case. Not only are these quite expensive, but they also weigh more. That means not every wearer will be able to carry it on their finger. A diamond's shape or structure, the overall design of the ring, and the size of your hand are all important considerations. These are all things that can affect how your diamond appears.

Since diamonds don't come cheap, a wise way to invest your money in them is by choosing the size of the diamond in the end. Determine the general look of the ring you want to purchase. Next, choosing the diamond's preferred cut will come effortlessly. Then select the clarity and color that will make you feel your absolute best. Lastly, you can invest in size if you still have a budget.

Small size does not mean a cheap price

There are several other factors that affect a diamond's price. The ultimate pricing depends on the diamond’s clarity, color, and cut. For instance, a small diamond with exceptional clarity may cost significantly more than a huge diamond with subpar quality.

Get to know how various diamond sizes appear on your hands

Additionally, you can choose a diamond size when you have an idea of how the final diamond ring will look on your hand or that of your partner'. Here is a simple visual reference for round-cut diamonds of various sizes.

Diamond cut and carat weight

Recognize how different diamond shapes can provide the impression of size. "Diamond cut" refers to the form of a diamond. No two diamond cuts convey size in the same manner when it comes to appearance. In other words, two different diamond shapes with the exact carat weight can resemble considerably different sizes. A 0.50CT princess cut diamond may appear larger than a 0.50CT round diamond, for instance. Each diamond has a varied distribution of mass although weighing the same, which can deceive the eye.

If still confused about the size, one can always go for the average carat weight. Half a carat, or 0.50CT, is the standard diamond weight that customers purchase. Despite its diminutive size, a half-carat diamond appears rather substantial on the finger.

Ideas for a limited budget

Low-carat weight diamonds need not be small-looking or unattractive. Purchase a round or oval-shaped diamond if you have a limited budget.

Tricks to make your engagement ring bigger

With the correct setting, you can accentuate the size of your diamond ring. Placing tiny diamonds closely together creates a diamond cluster. When compared to large solitaires, little diamonds are less expensive per carat. Adding dimension to your ring in this way is quite inexpensive. Alternatively, you could choose a halo setting, in which any tiny accent diamonds encircle the main gemstone.

You get to make the final call. However, the general guideline is to choose the diamond's cut and clarity before spending any remaining money on size. By doing that, you can make the most out of your investment.

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About the Creator

Mariya Smith

Mariya Smith is a lifestyle blogger in New York City. Her knowledge about different gemstones is really awesome. She loves to wear jewelry like Sapphire necklaces, ruby earrings, etc.

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