What is a good size diamond for an engagement ring?

When it comes to buying a diamond engagement ring, one of the questions you'll begin to ask is "what should be the size of the diamond?". The size of the diamond is measured in carats, and it refers to the weight of the diamond. While there is no one "best" size for a diamond ring, there are several factors that can help you determine the right size for your engagement ring.

Consider Your Budget - The first thing to consider when deciding on the size of a diamond engagement ring is your budget. Diamonds can range in price from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, and the price increases as the carat weight of the diamond increases. It is important to set a budget that you are comfortable with and then look for a diamond that fits within your price range.

Consider Your Partner's Style - The second thing to consider is your partner's style and preferences. Some people prefer smaller and more understated rings, while others prefer larger rings. If your partner is more reserved and prefers a classic or simple style, then a smaller diamond may be more appropriate. On the other hand, if your partner likes to make a statement and has a more extravagant style, then a larger diamond may be the way to go.

Consider the Size of the Finger - The size of the finger is also an important consideration when it comes to the size of the diamond engagement ring. A larger diamond may look out of place on a smaller finger, while a smaller diamond may get lost on a larger finger. It is important to find a balance between the size of the diamond and the size of the finger to ensure that the ring looks proportional and balanced.

Below is a video we created to give you an idea of what different sized diamonds look like on our jewellers finger:Just Gold Jewellery Sydney - Diamond Engagement Ring

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Consider Diamond Cut and Quality - Finally, it is important to consider the cut and quality of the diamond when deciding on the size of the diamond engagement ring. A well-cut diamond with good clarity can look larger than a poorly cut diamond of the same carat weight. Additionally, a high-quality diamond can enhance the overall beauty and sparkle of the ring, regardless of its size.

In conclusion, there is no one "best" size for a diamond engagement ring. The right size for your engagement ring will depend on your budget, your partner's style, the size of the finger, and the cut and quality of the diamond. It is important to consider all of these factors to ensure that you find the perfect diamond engagement ring for your partner.Just Gold Jewellery Sydney - Diamond Carat and Size Video


Below is a tool to compare diamonds of different carat weights. Scroll the carat slider to compare different diamond carat weights.


For more information on diamond carat and size please check out our "Guide to Understanding Diamomd Carat and Size Blog".

Creating an engagement ring doesn't need to be difficult. Our expert jewellers can guide you through the entire process. Contact us for a complimentary engagement ring consultation today, we would be delighted to assist you in every way we can.  

 - Just Gold Jewellery - Sydney Engagement Ring Specialists, Sydney Diamond Specialists, Sydney Custom Made Jewellery Experts, Sydney Wedding Ring Specialists