Make a bold statement with a 2 carat diamond. Our extensive selection includes classic round brilliant diamonds as well as all nine of the fancy-shape diamonds. Shop our selection and make your 2 carat diamond the star of the show in a solitaire engagement ring, feature it as the center stone in a dramatic halo setting, create an impressive necklace or design a pair of 2 carat earrings.
Shape, color, cut, clarity, and carat all affect a final diamond price. You can spend anywhere from $5,000 to $60,000 or more on a 2 carat diamond, depending on the shape and stone quality.
How big are 2 carat diamonds?
Carat doesn't refer to size, but rather weight. The shape of a 2 carat diamond affects the size of the diamond you choose. On average, a 2 carat round brilliant diamond will measure 8.1mm in diameter, while a marquise cut will measure 10.5 mm x 7mm. This diamond carat size chart will help you compare the size of each shape.
How important is the cut grade with a 2 carat diamond?
The cut grade is the most important of the 4 Cs when it comes to selecting a loose diamond of any size. Our Astor by Blue Nile™ diamonds with an "ideal" cut maximize brilliance by providing incredible light reflection from the many facets of the diamond.
How can I maximize my budget for a 2 carat diamond?
One of the best ways to make your budget go farther is to "buy shy" and look for diamonds that have a carat weight of just under two carats.
Is a 2 carat diamond ring a good size?
Carat refers to a gemstone’s weight rather than its size. 2 carat rings are a great choice for many engagement styles. They’re popular in many different diamond shapes and typically offer a substantially sized gemstone. Whether you choose a round brilliant or fancy-shaped diamond, a 2 CT stone is a great choice.
Which diamond shapes are popular in this weight?
Any shape looks great as a two carat diamond ring. Popular shapes for this weight include oval cut diamonds, round diamonds and emerald cut diamonds. Any shape will shine as a 2 carat diamond ring
Will a halo look good around a 2 carat diamond?
Halo engagement rings are a timeless choice for maximizing sparkle. A circle of halo stones is the perfect accompaniment for this gemstone weight.
How do I find ethical 2 carat diamond rings?
At Blue Nile, we’re proud to offer an impressive selection of ethical diamonds. We only offer diamonds that adhere to the strict standards of the Kimberley Process. Finding your conflict-free engagement ring fit is as simple as browsing our loose diamonds for sale.
What does “buying shy” mean?
Diamond prices increase substantially at half and full carat marks, which is why many people choose to “buy shy” and purchase a gemstone that’s just below their desired weight. After all, carat does not equal size, so purchasing an ideal cut diamond that’s just shy of the 2 carat mark can be a great choice. For example, if you’re looking to purchase a 2.5 carat diamond ring, you may opt for a 2.4 carat stone instead to get a lower price with greater sparkle.
What’s the difference between a 2 CTW and 2 CT diamond ring?
CTW refers to carat total weight, which accounts for all the stones on a ring including the main diamond and any accent diamonds. Settings with halos or pavé accents will often have a CTW value. Because smaller diamonds are typically less expensive than larger ones, a 2 CTW ring will often cost a lot less than a 2 CT diamond ring. But the look of these two rings will be vastly different. If you are looking to purchase a larger diamond for your partner, consider a 2 CT ring rather than a ring’s total carat weight.
What settings are popular for 2 carat diamond rings?
2 carat engagement rings are available in a variety of settings to match every style. Whether you’re searching for solitaire, halo, vintage-style engagement rings or any other look, we offer custom options for the perfect ring.