For nearly a century, Diamond rings became the ‘default’ engagement ring for so many couples. While other gemstones are also gaining popularity and demand, a diamond engagement ring still remains to be on the top list.
With the ever growing trend of ring settings and diamond shapes, this one question is pretty common: “what diamond size is best for engagement rings?” Whatever size you want to get is the right size. However, you also have to consider the following things when choosing a bespoke jewellery: the average ring size, and of course, your budget.
The Average Carat Weight
Diamonds were even more of a luxury in the past, than they are now. But with the help of advanced diamond cutting techniques and modern mining, diamonds are now more affordable. Nevertheless, this does not mean that they became less valuable.
Moreover, the ‘average’ diamond size is now larger than it was before. In fact, the average size of diamond engagement rings in the US is just under one carat. Rings of this size still produce significant brilliance and fire, therefore, for most people, a one carat diamond ring is just the perfect size.
Larger Diamonds and Bigger Shapes
When choosing an engagement ring, your budget holds the biggest factor. You may want to get something big for your partner, but if your budget is limited, you should weigh your options.
Generally, a diamond stone over 2 carats is already considered a large diamond ring. Even so, you have to remember that the carat weight is not the only thing that matters. The shape of the diamond can highly influence how it appears. Oval shaped diamonds have an elongated shape, which makes the diamond appear larger.
This is why more and more people opt for Bespoke Diamond Jewellery. You can customize the ring however you want— up until the very last detail. This basically means you can choose to have diamonds with smaller carat weight, and make it look bigger by shaping it into an oval or marquise.
The Right Size For Your Partner
At the end of the day, the right engagement ring is the one that matches your partner’s taste and your budget. After determining what you can actually afford, learn what diamond shape your partner will love the most. With these things in mind, you can now determine what diamond size to go for.
May these factors help you identify the right engagement ring to buy.
For more than ten years, Daniel Greenberg has been hand crafting DG Bespoke Jewellery and is known as a trained master diamond mounter and goldsmith. As he was taught by one of the best jewelers in London (his father), Daniel makes certain that all his unique pieces are pure perfection.For more than ten years, Daniel Greenberg has been hand crafting DG Bespoke Jewellery and is known as a trained master diamond mounter and goldsmith. As he was taught by one of the best jewelers in London (his father), Daniel makes certain that all his unique pieces are pure perfection.