2 Carat Diamond Solitaire Rings: A Price, Size, and Style Guide
Shopping for a 2 carat diamond solitaire ring might feel confusing: 1 carat diamonds are the most popular choice for engagement rings, and seeing the descriptor “2 carat diamond” can lead you to think that it will be double in size. And while a diamond weighing 2 carats is quite statement-making, its appearance, size, and price can vary dramatically due to its cut, diamond shape, and quality. If you are thinking of buying a 2 carat diamond, it’s important to understand what to look for including the price of a quality diamond and what size and shape is best suited for you.
This article contains a guide for shopping for a 2 carat solitaire ring, an heirloom that will stand the test of time and that will be treasured for years to come. Read on to learn more or book an appointment with our diamond experts for more personalized guidance.
What Is A 2 Carat Diamond Solitaire?
Given how cut, color, and clarity significantly affect each diamond’s appearance, each 2 carat diamond solitaire ring will look unique. What to look for in a 2 carat diamond alongside choosing a setting entirely depends on personal preferences: some people love the geometric facets of an Emerald cut, which are known for showing inclusions more than a Round Brilliant cut, some intentionally gravitate towards J-K colored diamonds, which have the faintest cream-like undertone that pairs especially well with yellow and rose gold, while others want their diamond to appear as large as possible on their finger, thus opting for an Oval solitaire, as this cut faces up larger than others due to the weight distribution on the top of the stone. With all these variables in mind, booking an appointment with your very own diamond expert can eliminate a lot of indecision.
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How Big is a 2 Carat Diamond Solitaire?
The “2 Carat” designation is not the only factor impacting your diamond’s size and how big it appears. 2 carats weigh approximately 0.4 grams, and the weight distribution varies by diamond shape. Round Brilliant diamonds, for example, measure around 8.1mm in diameter, Oval diamonds have much more spread and can average 10.5mm in length x 7mm in width, appearing much larger; similarly, a Marquise Diamond is 13mm long x 6.5mm across. On the other hand, other shapes have less spread: a 2-carat Asscher measures 7mm across; an Emerald is usually 8.5mm long x 6mm wide, and both Radiant and Princess diamonds measure 7x7mm. Diamond Database reports that the shapes that face up the largest are Marquise, Trillion, Pear, and Oval, while Asscher, Princess, and Cushion face up the smallest. Emerald, Radiant, and Round fall somewhere in the middle.
How Much Does a 2 Carat Diamond Ring Cost?
The 4Cs (cut, color, clarity, carat) and the overall grading of a diamond greatly influence the pricing of a diamond.
The cost of a 2 carat VRAI created diamond starts at $2500 and caps at $6,000: just limit your range to 2 carat diamonds to see that for yourself. Irrespective of quality, a mined diamond with the exact grading as its VRAI created counterpart will cost up to five times as much. VRAI created diamonds are real diamonds, and both mined and lab-grown diamonds feature the same blemishes and inclusions. But by directly controlling its inventory and passing each diamond through fewer hands from creation to the final product, VRAI does not add any additional markups to their 2 Carat Diamond inventory.
Adding to the cost of the diamond is the cost of the setting.
What Are The Types Of 2 Carat Diamond Solitaire Settings
For your 2 carat diamond ring, VRAI’s Solitaire engagement rings are a timeless and modern choice that can be customized to be as sleek or as ornate as you would want them to be. Regardless of the numbers of prongs or the type of band and setting you will choose, the 2 Carat diamond will take center stage.
2 Carat Signature SolitaireThe [Signature Solitaire](/engagement-rings/signature-prong) is known for its sleek design and clean lines. The setting allows it to sit low on your finger and flush with your wedding band without sacrificing your 2 carat diamond’s appearance and brilliance.
Carat Signature 6 Prong Solitaire
Designed to maximize the brilliance of your 2 Carat diamond while keeping it extra secure, the Signature 6 Prong sits low on your finger and will sit flush with your wedding band.
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The Floating Solitaire
VRAI’s Floating Solitaire has a setting that lifts your 2 Carat VRAI created diamond and its hidden halo, making them appear to float in air, which, in turn, allows light to enter from all directions for maximum brilliance.
The deconstruction and reimagining of a timeless style, VRAI’s Hover solitaire showcases your 2 carat diamond by playing with asymmetry and unexpected proportions. Don’t worry: your 2 Carat diamond is going to be extra secure with our signature cup setting.
Types of 2 Carat Diamond Solitaire by Diamond Shape
The diamond shape you choose for your 2 carat solitaire featuring a VRAI created diamond will greatly impact the overall look of your engagement ring. A Round Brilliant cut is timeless and modern, an Oval has the brilliance of a Round Brilliant but faces up much larger and elongates the finger. A step-cut Asscher and Emerald are reminiscent of Art Deco, a Princess cut has its distinguishable crushed-ice look, while a Marquise is playful and elegant
Round Solitaire 2 Carat Diamond Rings
The Round Brilliant Cut is a very popular diamond shape. With its 58 facets, a Round Brilliant is cut to maximize brilliance. For your 2 Carat solitaire Round Brilliant cut engagement ring, expect your diamond to measure around 8.1 mm in diameter.
Oval Solitaire 2 Carat Diamond Rings
Oval diamonds have been around since the early 14th century, and when set on solitaires, make the finger of the wearer look longer and slimmer. In addition, an Oval faces up larger than other cuts, so your 2 Carat solitaire Oval Diamond engagement rings will have a diamond measuring, on average 10.5 mm in length and 7 mm in width. If finger coverage is what you want to maximize, opt for an East-West setting.
Marquise 2 Carat Diamond Rings
If you choose a 2 carat solitaire Marquise cut diamond engagement ring, you’ll have the diamond shape with the largest surface area, measuring approximately 13mm in length and 6.5mm in width. The Marquise owes its name to a mistress of King Louis XIV, whose mouth shape resembled the diamond. The Marquise’s tips are quite delicate so make sure you select a style where prongs protect that area.
Emerald Solitaire 2 Carat Diamond Rings
A 2 carat solitaire Emerald cut diamond engagement ring will have a diamond featuring step cut facets that ascend and descend with linear precision. Timeless and elegant, an Emerald cut diamond tends to show inclusions more than brilliant-cut shapes, especially going up in size, so take clarity into particular account if you gravitate towards this style. A 2 carat Emerald cut measures 8.5mm in length by 6mm in width.
Asscher Solitaire 2 Carat Diamond Rings
A 2 carat solitaire Asscher cut engagement ring is similar to an Emerald cut diamond but not only is it cut in a square shape, but the stone’s facets are larger and wide set. Due to its weight distribution, though, a 2 carat Asscher will only measure around 7mm across, making it face up smaller than other cuts. Much like the Emerald cut, the facets of a 2 carat Asscher are prone to fully exposing inclusions, so keep clarity a priority when shopping for one.
Princess Cut Solitaire 2 Carat Diamond Rings
Known for its square shape and inverted-pyramid base, the Princess cut diamond emphasizes geometry and brilliance. A 2 carat solitaire Princess cut engagement ring celebrates the clean, yet dynamic lines of both the setting and the diamond. Please do keep in mind that much like the Asscher, the Princess cut carries most of its weight in the pavilion (the bottom part of the stone) so it might face up smaller than other cuts: a 2 carat Princess cut diamond measures 6.5mm in length and width.
Radiant Solitaire 2 Carat Diamond RingsA love for symmetry and brilliance will make a 2 carat solitaire [Radiant cut diamond engagement ring](/radiant-cut-diamond-engagement-rings) a timeless and modern choice. The Radiant cut juxtaposes the silhouette of an Emerald cut to the brilliance of a Round Brilliant cut, and has 70 facets. It comes both in square and rectangular shapes, with the former measuring 7.3 mm across, the latter 8.5 by 6.5 mm for a 2 Carat diamond.
Trillion Solitaire 2 Carat Diamond Rings
You might be used to seeing Trillion diamonds as side stones, but they are perfectly suited to be the centerpiece of your 2 Carat diamond solitaire as well. Trillion cut engagement rings are notable for their fire and brilliance, and for being cut in a way that minimizes the appearance of blemishes and inclusions. In addition, it faces quite large: the sides of 2 carat Trillion cut diamonds measure 9.75 mm. Think of a Trillion cut diamond as an edgier version of the Round Brilliant cut.
Cushion Cut Solitaire 2 Carat Diamond Rings
If you want your 2 carat diamond solitaire to be reminiscent of a royal heirloom, a solitaire Cushion cut engagement ring is the way to go. Cushion cut diamonds have been the standard diamond shape until the early 20th century, and they have geometric, yet soft lines and facets that make it a timeless and romantic choice.
Pear Solitaire 2 Carat Diamond Rings
The combination of a Round Brilliant cut and a Marquise diamond, resulting in its signature teardrop shape, the solitaire Pear cut diamond engagement ring is a uniquely timeless and elegant choice. It will make your finger appear longer and slimmer and face up quite large, measuring approximately 11.4 × 6.87 mm.
What Is tThe Best Metal For A 2 Carat Solitaire Diamond Ring?
Whether you gravitate towards the bright and cool-toned platinum and white-gold, the timeless warm glow of yellow gold, or the romantic and vintage-inspired rose gold, the 2 carat diamond you pair with your solitaire setting is the one you like the most. DEF colored diamonds are colorless, and given the rarity of their color grade, you might want to emphasize it by pairing them with a platinum or white gold setting; G to J color, dubbed “nearly colorless” have two solid options: given that a diamond reflects the metal it is set in, if you want them to appear cooler-toned, choose a platinum or white-gold setting. By contrast, if, like many, you covet their faint cream-colored hue, choose yellow or rose gold.
Book An Appointment With Our Diamond Experts
Looking at specs and style sheets for your 2 carat diamond solitaire online can be overwhelming and trigger decision-making fatigue. Our experts are specifically trained to guide you through the process, starting from the choice of the stone and the preferred setting, all the way to the final product. Book an appointment with them in-person or online.