2 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Rings: A Buying & Price Guide
Alicia Briggs | February 21, 2023
Alicia Briggs | February 21, 2023
Few diamond shapes are as modern or popular as the square-shaped Princess Cut diamond. 2 carat Princess cut diamond rings are a bold, brilliant, and elegant choice, suitable for numerous personalities and styles. If you’re considering a 2 carat Princess cut engagement ring, read on to discover what makes this diamond shape the right choice and how to buy the best engagement ring featuring VRAI created diamonds for you.
Our VRAI Diamond Experts can help provide complimentary guidance in selecting your engagement ring when you book an appointment.
What Is A Princess Cut Diamond?
A Princess cut diamond is the only true square-shaped diamond, known for its sharp, clean lines and modern design. Princess cut diamonds are beloved for their strength and brilliant faceting style.
While the term Princess was used to refer to various square-shaped diamonds over the years, this diamond shape officially became known as the Princess cut diamond in the late 1970s, making it the most modern diamond shape today.
What Does a Princess Diamond Symbolize?
As the most contemporary diamond shape, Princess cut diamonds are best for those who have a modern style and want their diamond ring to reflect that. Some consider a Princess cut diamond to represent beauty and love, perfect for those who consider themselves a romantic.
How Popular Are Princess Cut Diamonds?
Princess cut diamonds are one of the most popular diamond shapes in the world. When it comes to VRAI created diamonds], only Round Brilliant cut diamonds and Oval cut diamonds are in higher demand.
Princess cut diamonds are particularly popular for engagement rings because they have a sleek appearance that can suit a variety of styles and settings. Similar to Round Brilliant cut diamonds, Princess cut diamonds are known for their undeniable brilliance.
Why Should I Choose a Lab-Grown Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring?
Your engagement ring is meant to symbolize your love for your partner and to reflect that love for years to come. When you choose a lab-grown diamond for your engagement ring, you're selecting a ring that will symbolize both your love for each other and the planet. Unlike mined diamonds, VRAI created diamonds have a guaranteed point of origin and are sustainably made, with no human or environmental toll.
All diamonds sustainably created by VRAI are produced in our zero-emission foundries, where they are then cut, polished, and set into your engagement ring by our expert craftspeople. When you choose a lab-grown Princess Cut diamond engagement ring, you’re selecting a high-quality diamond with no negative impact.
1 vs 2 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Ring: Which is Better?
If you’re deciding between a 1 or 2 carat Princess Cut diamond ring, there are a few things to consider. The first is cost. Often, the higher the carat weight, the higher the cost, so a 2 carat diamond will cost more than a 1 carat diamond of the same or lower quality. If you’re on a budget, a lower carat weight will help lower the cost of your engagement ring.
The second thing to consider is appearance. A 2 carat diamond ring will almost always appear bigger than a 1 carat diamond, but it's not a 1:1 ratio. How much larger and more brilliant a 2 carat Princess cut diamond ring will appear however depends on its diamond grade, particularly the diamond cut. If you prefer a bigger and more brilliant diamond, a 2 carat diamond ring might be better for you.
How Big Is A 2 Carat Princess Cut Diamond?
A 2 carat Princess cut diamond is considered a larger diamond, but every diamond will look different. If you’d like to figure out how big your 2 carat Princess Cut diamond is, refer to its measurements. You can view each VRAI created diamond’s measurements and how it will look on a ring size 6 hand, online.
How Much Is A 2 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Worth?
The best way to determine the worth of a 2 carat Princess Cut diamond is to book an appointment with our VRAI Diamond Experts. They can help you understand the diamond 4Cs so you can get an idea of how much you should spend on a Princess Cut 2 carat diamond ring.
How Much Does A 2 Carat Princess Cut Diamond Ring Cost?
VRAI created Princess cut engagement rings start at $3,013, at the time of publication. A Princess Cut diamond ring, 2 carats, will range in price depending on the diamond 4Cs and the setting, metal, and band you choose for your engagement ring.
Are Princess Cut Diamonds A Good Value?
A Princess cut diamond ring will cost less than a Round Brilliant Cut diamond ring, even though they have comparable brilliance and popularity. Of course, the higher the diamond grade and carat weight, the higher the cost of the diamond.
If you’re on a tighter budget, you may want to consider a Princess cut diamond, or any other fancy-shaped diamond, over a Round Brilliant cut diamond for your engagement ring.
What Are the Best Settings for a 2-Carat Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring?
The most popular setting for a Princess cut diamond engagement ring is a Solitaire setting. For a 2 carat Princess cut Solitaire diamond ring, you can choose between various styles that will highlight the linear lines, clean look, and strength of this diamond shape.
Due to the pointed edges of this square diamond shape, if you live an active lifestyle, you may want to prioritize a setting that adds an extra layer of protection such as a Bezel or 6 prong.
However, the best setting for you ultimately comes down to personal taste. A Princess cut diamond is a versatile diamond shape that will look stunning in any setting.
Best-Selling 2 Carat Princess Cut Engagement Rings
When it comes to choosing a Princess cut diamond engagement ring, the most important thing to consider is your personal preferences. Whatever ring you choose should be one you absolutely love and will love to wear day in and day out.
That being said, there are a few styles that are more popular than others. The most popular Princess cut diamond engagement rings are The Classic and The Cathedral. These clean, timeless designs can suit a variety of styles and tastes.
2 Carat Princess Cut Engagement Rings by Style
No matter your style, chances are there is a setting for your Princess Cut diamond ring that will suit you best. Play up the timeless yet modern look of this diamond shape by choosing a Solitaire setting like The Signature, The Classic, or The Devotion. Opt for a 2 carat Princess Cut diamond ring with a diamond band for maximum brilliance or the unique Three-Stone setting.
For vintage-inspired tastes consider enduring designs like The Halo. For personalized guidance, our Diamond Experts can help you discover the best engagement ring settings for your style.
2 Carat Princess Cut Engagement Rings by Metal
The metal and band you choose for your engagement ring will help enhance the overall appearance and look of your Princess cut diamond. For more classic tastes, consider a 2 carat Princess Cut diamond ring with a yellow gold or white gold band and pavé set diamonds.
For a thoroughly modern look, a 2 carat Princess Cut diamond ring with a platinum band makes a wonderful choice. For those who prefer a romantic, vintage-inspired look, consider pairing your Princess cut diamond with a rose gold band.
How Do I Buy A Princess Cut Diamond Ring?
The easiest way to buy a Princess Cut Diamond ring is to book an appointment with a VRAI Diamond Expert for personalized, complimentary guidance.
You can also buy an engagement ring online by either first selecting your VRAI created diamond or your setting.
The most important thing to consider when choosing a VRAI created Princess cut diamond is the diamond color and cut. Due to the large open table for this diamond shape, a higher quality cut and color grade will help ensure peak brilliance and beauty.
Explore VRAI Created Princess Cut Engagement Rings
Book a complimentary appointment with our VRAI Diamond Experts and receive $100 off your Princess Cut engagement ring. No matter your taste or budget, our collection of sustainably created Princess cut diamonds will have something beautifully suited to you.