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18 Large Diamond Rings: How to Buy Big Engagement Rings

Alicia Briggs | February 28, 2023

Alicia Briggs | February 28, 2023

For those who want their engagement ring to be as big as their love, large diamond rings may be the perfect choice for you. Big engagement rings are sure to make a statement, wonderful for those with maximalist style. When it comes to choosing a large diamond engagement ring, it’s important to prioritize high-quality diamonds to ensure peak beauty and brilliance.

Use this article as your guide, or book an appointment with our Diamond Experts, to choose the perfect engagement ring for you and your budget.

What Is Considered A Big Diamond For An Engagement Ring?

A big diamond is any diamond with a carat weight of 3 carats and above. A 4 carat diamond, 5 carat diamond ring, or beyond are all considered large diamond rings. At the time of publication, VRAI offers big engagement rings up to 12 carats.

Is A 3 Carat Diamond Ring Considered Big?

Yes, a 3 carat diamond ring is considered big. While 3 doesn’t sound like a high number, the average engagement ring is 1 carat. Each carat increase can considerably change a diamond’s size. For example, a 3 carat Round Brilliant cut diamond will be about 46% larger than a 1 carat Round Brilliant diamond.

How Many Carats Is Too Big For An Engagement Ring?

There’s no such thing as too many carats for a diamond engagement ring. The right carat weight for an engagement ring simply comes down to personal preference. However, the higher the carat weight, the rarer the diamond, and the higher the carat price.

While the average engagement ring is between 1-2 carats, how big you go depends on your budget, taste, and lifestyle.

Which Diamond Shape Looks Biggest?

Certain diamond shapes maximize their carat weight and have an elongated shape, so they appear bigger than others. Round Brilliant cut diamonds, the most popular diamond shape, will look truest to size. Marquise cut, Oval cut, Emerald cut, and Pear cut diamonds, however, will appear bigger than their carat weight.

You can view how big each VRAI created diamond will look online. When you select the diamond, you’ll see it displayed virtually on a size 6 hand.

Do Bigger Diamonds Cost More?

Bigger diamonds will cost more than smaller diamonds. As the carat weight increases, the diamond price increases. However, the total price of a diamond also depends on the remaining diamond 4Cs, diamond shape, and where you buy your diamonds from.

VRAI offers the most competitive prices for big diamond rings. We produce our diamonds in-house, with no middlemen markups. This means we can offer high-quality lab-grown diamonds at higher carat weights for less. This way you can invest in a truly brilliant, large diamond ring, even if you’re on a budget.

Why Should You Choose a Large Lab-Grown Diamond Ring?

All VRAI lab-grown diamonds are sustainably created in our zero-emission foundry, with no human or environmental toll. We’re there for the entire journey of the diamond, from its creation to the cutting, polishing, and setting of each VRAI created diamond ring.

Since we control the entire production, we can guarantee the origin and quality of each VRAI created diamond. The same cannot be said for mined diamonds. Plus, all VRAI created engagement rings come with a lifetime warranty, which includes an annual professional cleaning. This way you can sustainably invest without worry.

Your engagement ring is a reflection of your love. When you buy a VRAI created lab-grown diamond engagement ring, you’re choosing a ring that will also reflect your values.

How To Buy Large Diamond Engagement Rings

It’s never been easier to buy an engagement ring. The best way to buy a large diamond engagement ring is to book an appointment with our VRAI Diamond Experts. You can do this online or at our VRAI showrooms. Each consultation is complimentary and provides personalized guidance so you can choose the right diamond ring for you. Plus, you’ll receive a $100 credit toward your engagement ring purchase.

If you prefer to buy your engagement ring online, visit our website and start by selecting the diamond or the engagement ring setting. You can then choose the metal color, band, and your ring size, before purchasing your ring.

While every engagement ring (and wedding ring) is customizable, you can also create a unique, custom design ring when you meet with our Diamond Experts.

The Best Settings For Large Diamond Rings

The best engagement ring setting is the one you love the most, but certain ring settings are better for large diamond rings. Large solitaire diamond rings are the most popular choice, as solitaire settings offer a large range of timeless options.

When it comes to big diamond rings, the more secure the setting the better, especially if you live an active lifestyle. Three of the most secure solitaire settings are the Signature 6 Prong, Cathedral, and Bezel settings. All three settings will beautifully highlight and enhance your diamond ring, while securely holding it in place.

However, all VRAI created engagement rings are expertly crafted and set to ensure your diamond will stay securely in place over the years. Choose the engagement ring setting that best suits you.

The Signature Bezel
The Cathedral
The Signature 6 Prong

Top 18 Women’s Large Diamond Rings

There are numerous big diamond rings for women to choose from, including the 18 popular and unique rings below. These selections include some of the most sought-after diamond shapes that maximize their carat weight, perfect for large diamond rings.

Large Oval Diamond Rings

Oval cut engagement rings are VRAI’s most popular diamond shape, beloved for their brilliance and elongated form. Sleek and soft, Ovals are best for those with classic or Vintage-inspired tastes but are versatile enough to suit any setting.

1. The Pave Dome
2. The Three Stone
3. The Halo

Large Pear-Shaped Diamond Rings

Pear cut engagement rings are a timeless, whimsical take on a classic style. Pear diamonds are a romantic shape that appears larger than they are. This is a wonderful choice for those who want a more unique engagement ring that’s still perfectly elegant.

4. The Duet Pear
5. The Toi et Moi
6. The Halo Dome

Large Marquise Diamond Rings

Marquise cut engagement rings look whimsical, with a brilliant cut that helps maximize their shine. Marquise diamonds appear larger than any other diamond shape. They are the perfect choice for those who want their large diamond ring to look as big as possible.

7. The Hover Marquise
8. The Single Shared Prong
9. The Classic Hidden Halo

Large Round Brilliant Diamond Rings

A Round Brilliant cut engagement ring is a classic choice, as Round Brilliant diamonds are the most sought-after diamond shape in the world. These diamonds feature incomparable brilliance, perfect for highlighting the beauty of your large diamond.

10. The Floating Solitaire
11. The Signature V
12. The Twisted Classic

Vintage Large Diamond Rings

Vintage-inspired engagement rings feature an updated twist on historic designs. Most vintage-inspired rings are influenced by Art Deco designs, made during the 1920s. These designs may have a romantic or heirloom appearance, with a modern look.

13. The Five Stone Heirloom
14. The Curator
15. The Devotion

Gold Large Diamond Rings

When selecting the metal color for your engagement ring, you can choose between platinum or gold big diamond rings. Yellow gold engagement rings are a classic and timeless choice, while white gold engagement rings have a more modern and sleek appearance. Rose gold engagement rings are a less traditional choice that adds a vintage or romantic look to your ring.

16. The Knife Edge
17. The Three Stone Halo
18. The Double Band

Men’s Large Diamond Rings

If you’re interested in buying large men’s diamond rings, all VRAI engagement rings are unisex styles, available to be worn by all. While our men’s wedding rings or diamond rings come in set carat weights, you can use these designs as inspiration. Meet with our VRAI Diamond Experts to create a large diamond ring, beautifully suited to your preferred carat weight.

Discover VRAI Created Diamond Engagement Rings

Explore our full collection of brilliant large diamond rings, including engagement rings and wedding rings, online. Our VRAI Diamond Experts can offer personalized guidance in finding a big and beautiful diamond engagement ring within your budget.

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