4 Proven Tricks to Make Your Engagement Ring Look More Expensive

There are hacks for just about anything, if you ask the right people. Case in point: today’s money-saving subject. Since we’ve already shared how to make your engagement ring look bigger, we wanted to dig deeper and find out ways to make your diamond look more expensive. To help us out, we tapped into Oded Edelman, co-founder and CEO of James Allen, for his expertise.

Scroll down to find out what we learned!



“Want that premium platinum look without spending the big bucks? White gold is an amazing alternative. Your ring will sparkle and shine. Pair your diamond with this clean and traditional metal choice, and no one will be the wiser.” — Oded Edelman



“A large-carat diamond makes your ring look more expensive. A great way make your ring look more expensive is by opting for an undersize diamond. Undersize diamonds are those that weight just below a cutoff weight, such as 1 carat or 0.5 carats. To the naked eye, they look identical to their marginally larger counterparts and therefore give off the vibe that you splurged, but their price tag is significantly smaller.” — Oded Edelman

“The best way to make your engagement ring look more expensive is to prioritize its cut and look to save money in other aspects. Cut is really king when it comes to diamonds: That’s what makes it go from pretty to WOW! The cut of the diamond affects the way that light moves through it and the overall sparkle that it has. A more sparkly diamond can make any engagement ring look more expensive.” — Oded Edelman



“An excellent way to make your ring look like it’s worth more than you paid is to buy online. James Allen gives you access to over 70,000 conflict-free diamonds and hundreds of settings, all for 30-50% less than you’d find in traditional stores. This means that you can opt for a better quality diamond, a larger carat size, or a more sparkly setting and still enjoy huge savings.” — Oded Edelman

Do you have any tricks you'd add to our list? Share with us in the comments below. 

Opening Images: JB Lacroix/WireImage; Unconscious Style