Lab grown diamonds are becoming increasingly popular in Singapore as an eco-friendly, cost-effective alternative to mined diamonds. But how do you make it look bigger without spending a fortune?
With a few simple tricks, you can create the illusion of a larger diamond and maximise its sparkle. Let’s take a look at these five tips for making your lab grown diamond appear bigger than it is.
1. MAKE YOUR JEWELLERY SHINE WITH A THROUGH CLEAN
This is probably the easiest and cheapest method to refresh the look of your jewellery. To keep your lab grown diamond rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets looking their best, it’s important to clean them regularly.
This means giving the jewels a thorough rinse with warm water, mild soap, and a soft brush about once every few weeks. It takes only a few moments, but the results can be truly breathtaking – your jewellery piece will look bigger and brighter than when it first arrived in its box.
2. SETTING MATTERS FOR LAB GROWN DIAMONDS
Other than cleaning your jewellery, choosing the right setting for your lab grown diamond is key to making it look bigger than it actually is.
Opt for a setting with prongs, such as solitaire/prong and crown in comparison to those with a closed or boxy setting. The fewer prongs used, the more light reaches the lab grown diamond, making it appear larger and brighter–just like The Infinito Allstar Diamond Ring.
Also consider choosing a ring shank that curves up towards the centre of the ring this will draw attention towards the centre stone and make your lab diamond appear larger.
3. FIND YOUR PERFECT LAB GROWN DIAMOND CUT
Another way to make your lab grown diamond appear larger is by selecting an appropriate cut for its size and shape. Round diamonds are classic and timeless, but if you want something more eye-catching and unique, consider opting for an emerald cut or oval shape instead.
These cuts feature unique facets that add extra sparkle and depth to any piece of jewellery. Emerald cuts tend to elongate the appearance of diamonds while oval shapes create an illusion of size due to their elongated shape—so these cuts may be perfect for diamonds on the smaller side!
Opting for fancy shapes such as cushion cuts can also help draw attention away from any flaws in smaller diamonds while still making them look bigger than they really are.
4. MAXIMISE SPARKLE WITH CLARITY
The clarity of your lab grown diamond also plays a role in how much sparkle your stone has—and how large it looks.
Since clarity refers to any imperfections in the stone itself, such as clouds or blemishes, opt for one with higher clarity when possible as long as it fits within your budget. A higher clarity means fewer visible imperfections that could otherwise detract from its brilliance, just like our fiery Star Carat Constellation Blue Diamond Ring.
5. MAKE USE OF ACCENT STONES
Lastly, make use of accent stones to highlight your sparkling gem.
Accent stones are small gems placed around a larger stone in a piece of jewellery. They can be set along the band of the ring or around the lab grown diamond. Adding accent stones creates an illusion of size by drawing attention away from the centre gemstone and towards other smaller ones around it. As an added bonus, you can choose different coloured accent stones to create stunning contrast, highlighting the beauty of your lab-grown diamond even further!
Or if you’re shopping for earrings or necklaces this Chinese New Year 2023, try selecting pieces that feature smaller diamonds at different angles. The gems on the Star Carat Classic Hoop Cushion Diamond Earrings and Starlett Twist Dancing Diamond Pendant catch the light from every direction, creating an overall dazzling effect!
6. CHOOSE THE RIGHT JEWELLER FOR STUNNING LAB GROWN GEMS
Last but not least, be sure to visit the right jeweller to buy your diamonds. Making your jewel look bigger doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive when you choose stunning gems from SK jewellery, the first chain jeweller in Asia Pacific to introduce lab grown diamonds that are optically, physically, and chemically identical to naturally mined diamonds. Complimentary consultations are available at our stores, whether you’re a couple looking for an engagement ring or an individual looking to gift a jewel.
Explore our AllStar Diamond collection, with each AllStar Diamond having 101 facets that truly maximises your stone’s fire and brilliance. Or consider our Star Carat Diamond collection, with each lab diamond being certified by the International Gemological Institution (IGI).
From choosing the right setting to proper jewellery care in 2023, there are plenty of ways to make sure your diamond stands out from the crowd—and just in time for Chinese New Year!