A. 2 Carat Diamond Rings: Price And Buying Guide
For many customers, buying a 2-carat diamond is a great time. This can be a significant purchase, both financially and emotionally, which is why getting it right is so important. If you’ve ever seen a 2-carat diamond “in the flesh”, you know this is a perfect iridescent weight for an engagement ring. Two carat diamonds make a statement and this guide will help you understand the pros and cons of a diamond of this weight.
1. What is a 2-carat diamond?
Although people often refer to diamonds in terms of “size”, carats specifically refer to the diamond’s weight. One carat is equal to 200 mg (5 carats per gram).
The shape and cut quality of a diamond affect how “big” the diamond looks; for example, oblong diamonds such as pear or oval may appear larger than round brilliant diamonds, even if they are the same carat weight. Likewise, a perfectly cut diamond will have the correct proportions to maximize light return, while a poorly cut diamond will decrease the proportions, resulting in a less brilliant and smaller looking diamond.
2. How to choose a 2 carat diamond with the four Cs
There are some important characteristics to consider when choosing a two-carat diamond, and the Four Cs are an excellent place to start. In close cooperation with our clients, we know that each individual has their own criteria and their own budget to work with. There is flexibility in choosing a 2 carat diamond, but there are also some quality “rules” that must be followed to find an attractive diamond.
Color is perhaps the most subjective of all the Four Cs, and this is where we show that our customers show the greatest flexibility. We have diamonds of the D-K color and are pleased to recommend all grades within this spectrum for a 2 carat diamond. Diamonds J and lower can be a warm shade that some customers like, but can be offset with a yellow or rose gold setting for a whiter look. For guaranteed frost-white shine, a D-H color is recommended depending on your budget.
For the clarity of two carat diamonds, we recommend a VS2 or higher. This quality ensures that the diamond is clean for the eyes and free from bothersome inclusions. We provide high resolution diamond images and 360 degree videos for all of our inner diamonds so you can keep an eye on your diamond.
The cut has the biggest impact on your diamond in terms of beauty and price. Cutting can be a complex issue – percentages, proportions and angles, which make a big difference to a diamond’s appearance. A variety of advanced light performance reports and images are provided to prove this. Choose the best cut your budget will allow – it’s an area of diamond quality where there’s no room for compromise.
d. The fifth C certification
Only consider diamonds that have a GIA or AGS certificate. They are internationally recognized first-class laboratories that provide consistent and accurate grades.
3. I want the best two carat diamond
We pride ourselves on meeting all budgets, but for some, the desire to only have the best of the best trumps everything else. Fortunately, we are familiar with working to this standard and stock exceptional diamonds to please even the most discerning diamond fanatic. These diamonds are considered “collector quality” and are the rarest and most beautiful in the world. You’ll notice a significant increase in price between these diamonds and others that are just below the highest values - if you have the budget, our collection series diamonds are rare beauties of unrivaled brilliance and clarity.
4. 2-carat diamond price
Within the recommended notes we’ve outlined, the lower limit of your budget for a 2.00ct diamond would be just under $14,000. The price ($13,862) is at the lower end of the price range of a 2.00ct diamond and this is mainly due to the color grade K. Make no mistake, however, that this is a beautiful diamond. Certified hearts and arrows, clear and beautifully cut, the small commitment to color leads to a big price difference. You can read our complete guide to K color diamonds here.
An example of an impressive diamond that is in the middle of the budget spectrum would be this lovely round and brilliant H-VS1 diamond. Even a diamond novice can observe the high resolution image of this diamond and appreciate its precision and beauty. At $24,733 it has an impressive VS1 clarity level and an H color level, right in the middle of the “almost colorless” degree range.
The budget ceiling represented this extraordinary round of F-VVS2 at $38,061. This diamond is part of our collection series and is ideal for anyone looking for investment diamonds or simply wanting the best of the best.
Quality differences affect the price by tens of thousands of dollars. These three diamonds are fantastically cut, and although they vary in purity and color, they are all beautiful in their own way. There is no such thing as a cheap diamond; If you can find a 2 carat diamond at a drastically lower price, you are probably having significant quality issues.
5. 2 Carat Diamond Settings
A 2-carat diamond stands alone in a classic solitaire like this Vatche Charis setting. Sleek lines and a simple background allow the diamond to take center stage. Likewise, a two-carat diamond has a considerable size that can comfortably withstand even the richest settings. This Tacori Ribbon Diamond configuration features swirling bands and undulating melee diamond half moons that beautifully add to the sparkle of your 2-carat diamond.
Quality is the key to your diamond’s safety. A well-crafted precious metal setting will keep your diamond safe for years, and our portfolio of experienced designers offers something to suit every style.
B. Shopping For A 2 Carat Diamond Ring? Avoid These Mistakes
Is a 2-carat diamond too big? Do chickens fly? Will the avocado trend end? 2 carats is our most popular carat weight. But what is the carat weight anyway? And how do you know you’re getting the best return on your investment? Take a deep breath, dear. We are in the process of filling in all these blanks to help you find the most dreamy 2 carat diamond without losing the size of substance.
1. (Carats) Weight Watchers
Carat is, first and foremost, a measure of the diamond’s weight. Size no. This means that different diamond shapes also keep their weight in different carats, as do the old pear-shaped, square, and upside-down triangular graphics of human bodies. Always the same. Where are we getting to? Well, a 2-carat round diamond has an average diameter of about 8.1 mm. An oval is about 10.5 mm long x 7 mm wide – so it looks visually larger. Meanwhile, a 2-carat Asscher cut diamond measures approximately 7 mm in diameter.
Only round diamonds have degrees of cut that standardize their size a little more than other unusual shapes. An excellent or ideal cut will almost always be the same. The problem is when you decrease cut quality and risk a thicker belt or heavier pavilion rather than a more visible carat weight. A round diamond with an ideal cut of 2 carats is approximately 8.1 mm in diameter.
Princess cut diamonds make the most of the natural shape of a rough diamond, so they often offer a cheaper alternative to round diamonds. But they also tend to have deep pavilions. flat crowns and smaller diameter on top (this is the part you will see). What does that mean? You will likely look underweight. An ideal cut, 2K princess square cut, is approximately 7mm long x 7mm wide.
Oval diamonds are where you can earn big money. Flat cut, ovals have tons of scatter (more diamonds visible in top view) and all the sparkle of a round. But you should be on the lookout for things like flies and uneven symmetry. An oval diamond with an ideal cut of 2 carats is approximately 10.5 mm long x 7 mm wide.
The elongated outline of an emerald cut diamond can definitely give you a lot of looks, but can you find one that is really well cut? It’s not the easiest job. You can’t do without the degree of purity here too, since the facets of the emerald are open. This is a form that requires more balanced 4Cs than some others. An ideally cut 2-carat emerald is approximately 8.5mm long x 6mm wide.
Similar to emeralds, the step-cutting of an Asscher cut means you probably don’t want to give up on clarity. But Asschers also tend to be cut with deep pavilions and appear as small as princess cuts, making them look a little smaller for their actual carat weight. The most important thing for an Asscher is its cut and symmetry, so you get the stunning salon-of-mirrors look that is so fascinating. An ideally cut 2-carat Asscher diamond is approximately 7mm long x 7mm wide.
Radiant cut diamonds are, well, radiant. But they aren’t great. They are a mixed cut diamond shape that is generally a deeper cut and smaller dimensions facing upwards. You can find some longer ones that can maximize length. Just make sure they don’t hide any weight in a thick belt (so you don’t pay for what you can’t see). A brilliant diamond with an ideal cut of 2 carats has a length and width of 7 to 7.5 mm.
Each pillow-cut diamond is completely unique, which makes it harder to tell what you’re getting with its carat weight. Elongated pads provide a lot of spread and a crushed ice look that is currently in vogue. While square pillows tend to be cut a little deeper and therefore have a smaller overall appearance for their weight. Look for a depth percentage below 70% and a chart below 70% for the best results. An ideally cut 2-carat cushion diamond is approximately 8mm long x 7mm wide.
Similar to ovals, marquise cut diamonds have a super elongated shape and lots of dispersion. They are cut reasonably flat so their weight is more visible than other shapes. But also, like ovals, they can have thick flies on their belly or super-fine spots that retain their color. An ideal cut is about 13mm long x 6.5mm wide.
A classic pear cut diamond will be somewhere in between, obviously. It’s a cross between a round and a gurney, and it seems so. Farther below the head (the round end) and flatter below the tip (the marquise end), an ideally cut 2-carat pear-shaped diamond measures approximately 10.5mm long x 7mm wide and offers the best. of both worlds.
11. Buy timidly
Regardless of which diamond shape you prefer (but especially with round ones), the diamond price goes up exponentially with full carat brands. This means that by buying just under the 2-carat mark, you can save considerable stress on your wallet. Let’s say a diamond weighs 1.90 carats. If you buy a well-cut one, you won’t notice a difference in visual size. But you will find that there is a lot more money left in your bank account.
12. Diamond Life Balance
Is it important to hit the 2 carat mark? Try to balance the other 3 Cs. With a well-cut round brilliant diamond, for example, you can save less money on color and clarity. Or opt for a champagne-colored diamond (yes, on purpose) and spend more to get a bigger stone. We love warm diamonds in bright yellow gold that sparkle in the afternoon sun. Buying diamonds really depends on priorities. So find out what’s most important to you and use the other Cs as levers you can use to strike a good balance.
13. Free style
It is also important to strike a balance between diamond size and setting style. A super thin sash with a big piece of skirt can give you a trendy “floating” look or just look unconventional. In the meantime, a super-wide band takes away the influence of the size of a smaller diamond. The best way to know what you are like?