Entrusting your journey with diamonds is Valquère's pride. Our commitment is to handcrafted jewellery from Antwerp, with high quality lab grown diamonds that embody personal service and a new kind of luxury. The diamond is not just a gemstone; it's a statement. In our quest to guide you towards making your chosen diamond appear bigger without stretching your budget, we share a few insights that might just be the sparkle you need.



Embrace the Unconventional: Opt for a Fancy Cut Diamond

Round diamonds, while traditional, might seem less sizeable compared to fancy cut diamonds of the same carat weight. Styles like baguettes, emerald cuts, or marquise diamonds offer an expansive look without an increase in price. While their sparkle may not match a round diamond, these unique shapes offer an ingenious method to make your diamond appear bigger, and their originality is a bonus.

The Halo Effect: Enhance with Smaller Diamonds

When looking to make your diamond appear bigger, consider a halo setting or adding smaller diamonds to increase the total light-reflective surface. Each stone amplifies the reflections of its neighbours, visually enlarging your centrepiece.

Create an Optical Illusion

Crafting an optical illusion to enhance the size of your diamond is possible with the right setting. A reflective surface or border around the stone can magnify its size and sparkle without additional costs. Regular maintenance is required to keep the lustre intact.

Beautify with Accents: Flank Your Diamond with Smaller Stones

Surrounding the central diamond with two or more smaller stones can substantially boost light reflection, thereby making your diamond appear bigger. Trilogy engagement rings exemplify this technique, presenting a larger central stone in timeless elegance.

The Bezel Setting Charm

A bezel setting, where the diamond is encased within a band of precious metal, visually enlarges the diamond and provides extra protection. This unconventional choice adds a touch of diversity to traditional diamond settings.

Compromise Not: Reject the Shallow Cut Diamond

While a shallow cut diamond may seem larger, it is at the expense of its overall cut quality, and thus, its sparkle. At Valquère, we never compromise brilliance for size, and only select high-quality diamonds that shine in the perfect light.

As the diamond market continues to evolve, remember to stay informed about the latest trends and prices. At Valquère, our mission is to arm you with the knowledge you need to make the best decision in your diamond quest. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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