2 Carat Diamond Price (2024)

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A two-carat diamond is the second most popular choice for jewelry. And there’s no surprise: 2-carat engagement rings will look elegant yet remarkable on your fingers. Many buyers fancy the idea of getting these rings, but picking the right stone requires courage and relevant knowledge of tips and tricks on how to build jewelry.

Two-carat diamonds are found frequently, yet still rare. That’s why you can meet several pitfalls on the way to getting the jewels of this weight. They will start from finding a reliable vendor till determining the quality of the selections made. For not getting in trouble while making jewelry purchases, Diamond Registry experts share here the essential information about 2-carat diamond price.

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How much does a 2-carat diamond cost?

The exact sum of the 2-carat diamond price depends on many factors. Like any weight category, the other 4C’s (meaning color, clarity, and cut) will make the greatest difference for your budget. Because of them, 2-carat engagement rings can cost from $10,000 to $90,000 by not taking into account what you’ll spend on the setting.

For example, the average 2-carat diamond price for a round jewel of VVS1 clarity and D Color grade would be 2 x $39,050 = $78,100. If you want a bigger stone, you can select, for example, a 2.5-carat round VVS1 F Color grade for 2.5 x $28,600 = $71,500 + setting's cost. You can find more detailed information about the 2-carat diamond price in the chart below.

Anyway, it’s important to decide on color and clarity grade before checking the price per carat in the chart above. It’s much more important than the size for calculating a 2-carat diamond price. And remember: you should never compromise on anything less than an excellent cut grade.

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Where to buy 2-carat engagement rings

When it comes to classic 2-carat diamond ring shapes, is it worth it to purchase high-end branded jewellery? It depends on your preferences. Brands such as Tiffany & Co. have many rings with beautiful and unique designs that justify the brand markup. However, classic diamond shapes, especially solitaire rings, have little or no special design, and the high price is mostly comprised of brand markups. For example, a singularly elegant ring featuring a 2.07 carat Round brilliant cut diamond, I color, VVS2 clarity grade from Tiffany & Co, costs $46,800. Keep in mind that it's always cheaper to create classic high-end rings together with a jeweller. You can get the same luxury design for an appealing price. Contact Diamond Registry for consultation, and one of our experts will guide you through designing your dream ring.

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By the way, we work not only with engagement rings but also with bracelets, pendants, and earrings. If you select these jewelry pieces, you can save on a 2-carat diamond price several times because making them requires several gemstones.

With a wide variety of ring settings, design choices, precious metal types, colors, clarity grades and shapes, the possibilities with The Diamond Registry are limitless. Talk to our experts, and we will fit your expectations about 2-carat engagement rings and provide the result with the real value-for-money!

What Are the Wholesale Prices of a 2-Carat Diamond Ring?

Our experts work with wholesale diamonds to help you save on jewelry like a PRO. The approximate cost of our two-carat jewels of a top cut quality is presented in the table above.

To use our chart, take into consideration 2 things:

  • The prices are listed in USD,
  • The 2-carat diamond price is defined as per carat. It means you should multiply the number by 2 to get the exact price you can count on while buying 2-carat engagement rings or other types of jewelry.

The wholesale prices range between $5,060 and $48,400 per carat, while the average 2-carat diamond price for GIA-certified stones would range between $10,120 and $96,800.

We recommend investing in the two-carat weight category — and for wholesale price. Compared to other weight categories, 2-carat stones are found more often, yet they are still rare. While one in a million diamonds are of a 1-carat weight, only 1 in 15 million jewels have two carats.


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To buy your diamonds at the best available price, always buy at wholesale price.You can calculate the average wholesale estimate this way: multiply the price per carat by the number of carats; which in this case means multiplied by 2. It is also a good start to calculate the cost for any jewelry, like a 2-carat diamond price for earrings. Please note: the price for any earrings you should multiply at least by 2 as you are looking for a pair of diamonds.

1 carat vs. 2 carat: Why is it worth investing in a bigger size?

We recommend investing in greater weight. Even though the 2-carat diamond price is higher, this difference is totally worth it. If you make a wise decision about all the parameters, you’ll get a more sparkling, impressive, and simply bigger gemstone. But remember: the value of a diamond is determined by the quality of each of the 4Cs grades, including clarity, cut, and color.

Many people mistakenly take carats as a size unit. But the truth is this measurement scale is the standard for weighing precious stones. One carat stands for 200 milligrams, or 0.007 ounces. That’s why a two-carat precious stone is around 400 milligrams.

This parameter can indicate the approximate size of the diamond, though. In this case, you can use a chart comparing carats to millimeters and see the estimated diameter (for round diamonds) or height and width (for diamonds of other shapes). For example, a Round Brilliant Cut, weighing 400 milligrams, has a diameter of 8.2mm. Taking this number as a must-have size estimation is wrong, though — the cut grade and shape can bring their own adjustments in this estimation.

Thanks to their characteristics, two-carat diamonds look incredible in an engagement ring, being both noticeable and modest. Moreover, their size makes them the right choice for other jewelry types. For example, they create a sparkling set of earrings.

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How to get the best value for 2-carat engagement rings

The wisest strategy about getting 2-carat engagement rings consists of 3 steps:
  • Get the professional consultation from an expert to pick the best combination of color and clarity grades,
  • Source a wholesale gemstone of an Excellent cut,
  • Invest in custom-made jewelry with the selected jewels.

You can save on a 2-carat diamond price several times: while making a wise choice in this weight, picking the right vendor, and saving on a jewelry setting. This is the exact service our experts offer.

Below you can find tips and tricks that will help you pick the best 2-carat engagement rings.

The most popular setting for 2-carat engagement rings

The top-wanted style for 2-carat engagement rings is solitaire. It maintains its popularity by its simplicity, as the viewer’s eye will be drawn to the center stone, the place you want the eye to go without getting distracted. In this setting, the natural gemstone stands alone and is free from distraction showing its full beauty and size. If you’re looking for a timeless ring that sends a message of power and simplicity, a solitaire engagement ring will certainly do it.

TIP: the slimmer the band of your ring, no matter if it's 14k white gold or 18k white gold, the more the center stone stands out and appears larger in size.

Which prongs types you can choose from

The timeless setting of the solitaire ring has maximum visibility due to the diamond’s prongs. The prong is the little metal pieces that hold the gemstone and are usually found on its corners, as those places are the strongest points. They are also the holders to let the light pass through the diamond to maximize the center stone's natural shimmer. The four-cornered prongs are the standard setting and allow more light exposure. Otherwise, you’ll be having it placed diagonally.

For a two-carat diamond, having more prongs is not recommended. Six or eight will make it appear smaller. The larger the jewel, the more likely people go for a six-prong setting to hold it more securely. However, the chance of you losing the diamond is very rare if the ring is set well. But since the four-prong setting is already classic, new ways to hold the stone in place have been designed. Ask our experts to get more information.

How 4C’s and shape impacts the diamond cost

4C’s are the parameters that indicate the diamond quality, meaning carat weight, color, clarity, and cut grades. They influence the price the most. In its turn, the main change shape does is size, meaning that the gemstone can seem larger or smaller in certain appearances. You can disregard shape in your calculations and think of the 4C’s instead.

How to get a piece of personalized jewelry for a reasonable price

When you have found the perfect stone, you will be able to create your own ring. Whether you want to go for white gold solitaire with trellis six prongs or rather a yellow gold three stone setting, everything is possible. Our in-house jewelers can help you visualize your dream 2-carat engagement ring and bring it to life. Feel free to ask for advice for ring design or the actual loose diamond via our inquiry form.

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How much should you pay for a 2 carat diamond? ›

On average, you can expect the cost of a 2 carat diamond to widely vary depending on its shape, cut quality, clarity, color, and whether it's a naturally mined or lab diamond. The varying cost can range from $5,000 to $50,000 or more.

Is 2 carat diamond enough? ›

Is a 2 Carat Diamond Considered to be Big? The average carat weight for a diamond engagement ring is about 0.9 carat, meaning a 2 Carat Diamond is definitely considered big. With 2 carat engagement rings, the diamond is noticeable and eye-catching.

How rare is a 2 carat diamond? ›

Compared to other weight categories, 2-carat stones are found more often, yet they are still rare. While one in a million diamonds are of a 1-carat weight, only 1 in 15 million jewels have two carats.

Is 2 carats considered big? ›

For the average person in the U.S., any diamond at least between 2 and 2.4 carats is considered “big,” i.e., way more than enough.

How many carats is a good diamond? ›

"Most women think of two carats as a decent-size diamond, with a typical color clarity ranging from VS1-VS2, F-G color. [D is colorless.] A noticeably big diamond will be three carats and above.

How many carats is the average engagement ring? ›

According to our study, the average engagement ring size is 1.5 carats. Roughly half of all engagement rings fall between 1 and 2 carats, with just 25% of rings sizing above two carats.

What size diamond is too big? ›

5-Carat Diamond

According to Landau, there's no such thing as too big a diamond—but she knows they're not for everyone. "It's so personal and it ultimately comes down to your lifestyle," she says. "To some, a 5-carat ring is so big it looks fake.

Is 2.5 carat a big diamond? ›

2.50ct diamonds are significantly larger than average. They're also quite scarce. Because of this, it's uncommon to find a high-quality, well-cut diamond of this carat weight in a local jewelry store or from a brick-and-mortar diamond jeweler.

What color should a 2 carat diamond be? ›

If your diamond has a low color grade, you'll benefit from a darker ring setting. Generally, for a 2-carat diamond for an engagement ring, I recommend that you consider diamonds ranging in color from G to I. These are nearly colorless and appear just as colorless as colorless diamonds ranging from D to F.

How many carats is Kim Kardashian's ring? ›

Kim Kardashian West's Engagement Ring

The diamond alone is 15-carats and costs between $2 million and $4 million.

What size is a 2 carat diamond? ›

Well, a round 2 carat diamond averages about 8.1mm in diameter. An oval is about 10.5mm in length x 7mm in width—so it's going to visually look bigger. Meanwhile, a 2 carat Asscher cut diamond will measure approximately 7mm across. Don't even worry about carat weight until you're SET on your dream shape!

How much does a 2 carat lab diamond cost? ›

A 2-carat lab created round diamond might cost around $5,000 vs. $20,000 for a mined diamond.

How many carats should a wedding ring be? ›

One of the decisions to be made when considering the purchase of an engagement ring is how many carats should the ring be? The average according to The Knot (a research company and website for all things wedding) is 1 to 2 carats. There is no rule. Developing a budget is always a good place to start.

Which cut of diamond looks the biggest? ›

The four shapes that look the largest per carat are (in order of which looks the largest): marquise, pear, oval, and emerald diamonds. Among these shapes, oval diamonds are a top choice among those who want a classic-style engagement ring, yet want to maximize the size of their engagement ring's center diamond.

What is a good size engagement ring? ›

Depending on where you live the average engagement ring size will vary. The 1.0 carat center stone used to be the most desired size chosen for engagement rings, however, more recently we are seeing this shift towards a slightly larger stone, with couples choosing diamonds averaging 1.25 to 1.50 carats.

Which diamond carat is best? ›

The most popular carat weights for engagement diamonds are between one and two carats. If a diamond under . 75 carats is a budget necessity, consider a marquise cut, which appears larger than other shapes of equal carat weight, due to its elongated cut.

What carat is best? ›

Which karat is the best? As mentioned above, 24 karat gold is the highest possible number in pure gold, but it is often mixed with other metals to create alloys that are more durable and more suitable for everyday wear in jewelry.

Which diamond is best? ›

Flawless is the top grade in the GIA Clarity Grading System. Diamonds graded Flawless don't have visible inclusions or blemishes when examined under 10-power (10X) magnification by a skilled and experienced grader.

What is a good carat weight for an engagement ring? ›

The average total carat weight for an engagement ring in the U.S. hovers just over 1 carat, at 1.08 carats. The range of 1.0 to 1.9 carats is by far the most popular, but there are noticeable peaks at the 0.70 – 0.79 range, the 0.90 – 0.99 range and the 1.50 – 1.59 range.

Is a 3 carat diamond too big? ›

A 3-carat diamond is large enough in size and carat weight to stand out. This type of diamond is also manageable enough to easily wear in a ring. Many diamond shoppers find that this size is just right for them. One important factor to consider is your diamond's cut.

What is a good carat weight? ›

The most popular carat weights are 1.25 ct and 1.0 ct. But if you want to cut down on cost, try finding a slightly lower carat diamond with a top-notch cut. A high-quality cut can help make a diamond appear larger.

Is it better to have a bigger diamond or better quality? ›

You should seek the largest carat size (a.k.a. diamond weight) available within your budget. However, if exceptional sparkle is most important to you, then you should seek the highest quality diamond available within your budget.

What shape diamond looks best on fat fingers? ›

Short, chubby fingers – Pear, Marquise or Oval

Women with short, chubby fingers should try elongated shapes such as Pear, Marquise or Oval as they will tend to make fingers look long and slender.

What engagement ring is most popular? ›

Most Popular Shape of Engagement Ring: Round. According to The Knot 2021 Jewelry & Engagement Study, the most popular engagement ring shape is a round-cut center stone. We found that 41% of respondents have this style, and it's not a new trend—rounds have been the most popular engagement ring shape for quite some time.

How much dies a 2.5 carat diamond cost? ›

Below you can see an example of our 2.5 carat diamond price chart for round diamonds. The average price for a 2.5 carat diamond is roughly $47,000 at the time of this writing (March 2022).

How much is a 2.75 carat diamond worth? ›

natural 2.50-2.75 ct $30,000-45,000 | lab grown 2.50-2.75 ct $7,500-12,000.

What does a 3 carat diamond ring cost? ›

Generally, the price of a 3 carat diamond is between $19,000 and $95,000, though some are priced at more than $100,000. The cost of a 3 carat diamond engagement ring depends on a number of factors including Cut quality, Clarity, Color and Shape.

How much does a 2 carat diamond weigh? ›

A 2 carat diamond will therefore weigh 0.4 grams, although the actual size will vary depending on the style of cut (see chart below). As far as value goes, larger diamonds are more rare than smaller ones, which means the cost per carat increases with the size of the diamond and overall weight.

How much is a 2 carat diamond oval? ›

The price range of a GIA certified round 2 carat diamond is from $6,000 to $60,000. At the lower end, the starting cost of a round GIA certified 2 carat diamond with M color and si2 clarity is $6,000-$8,000.

Do you shower with engagement ring? ›

No. Just as you should remove your ring before applying lotion or other cosmetics, you should also remove your ring before showering. While your favorite body wash or shampoo may seem harmless, they could cause grimy buildup on or even contribute to deterioration of your ring.

Is a 2 ct diamond big? ›

Is 2 carats really that big? While it is definitely above average, it's not all that uncommon, or difficult to make that size work on your finger. If you have thinner fingers, try an elongated shape such as a pear or oval, and maybe some pave diamonds to the band. Too much bling and your finger will get too crowded.

How much does a 2 carat lab diamond cost? ›

A 2-carat lab created round diamond might cost around $5,000 vs. $20,000 for a mined diamond.

Are diamond prices going up in 2022? ›

Updated Thursday, September 1, 2022, diamond prices moved LOWER by an average of 1.3% in August 2022. The average price per carat of all diamonds in our database was $12,665.44, down from $12,835.09 a month ago. Less than 0.50 ct.

How many carats is Kim Kardashian's ring? ›

Kim Kardashian West's Engagement Ring

The diamond alone is 15-carats and costs between $2 million and $4 million.

How many carats is too big? ›

5-Carat Diamond

According to Landau, there's no such thing as too big a diamond—but she knows they're not for everyone. "It's so personal and it ultimately comes down to your lifestyle," she says. "To some, a 5-carat ring is so big it looks fake.

What is the best cut for a 2 carat diamond? ›

Just make sure they're not hiding weight in a thick girdle (so you're not paying for what you can't see). A 2 carat ideal cut radiant diamond will be between 7-7.5mm in length and width. Radiant cuts are the hybrid that will give you major sparkle with a modern feel.

How much does a 2 ct diamond ring weigh? ›

400 milligrams, or 0.4 grams, is the weight of a 2 carat diamond. In terms of size, a 2 carat diamond is the same weight as a quarter-raisin. Although it may appear insignificant, a diamond weighing 0.4 grams is actually quite substantial. In terms of value, a 2 carat diamond is one of the most sought-after.

Will diamond prices go down in 2022? ›

After a peak in the warmer months, prices will begin to fall, eventually stabilizing just in time for holiday buying. The exception to ever-rising diamond prices is with lab-grown stones. With plenty of supply on-hand, lab-grown diamond prices will continue to drop.

Do lab diamonds pass the diamond tester? ›

Will Lab Diamonds Pass A Diamond Tester? Yes, lab diamonds have the same carbon composition as natural diamonds. Therefore, they have the same thermal conductivity. The test results are positive when exposed to the diamond tester, since the diamonds have the same physical and chemical properties as natural diamonds.

Why do lab grown diamonds have no resale value? ›

Unfortunately the market for lab created diamonds just isn't powerful or large enough yet to command similar commodity pricing, and even the retailers who will buy back used diamonds often just flat out won't accept lab created stones.

Are diamonds worth more now than 20 years ago? ›

Yes, the average diamond price has increased from 1960 to today. However, there's also been cumulative inflation of more than 700% over the same time period, meaning that the true appreciation in value of a diamond is very small.

Is it good to buy diamond now? ›

According to industry players, diamonds offer good returns. Most importantly, they have witnessed a steady price appreciation in the recent years. However, like other forms of investment, they have their own pros and cons. As an investor, you should be aware of these to get the most out of your investments.

Is now a good time to buy diamonds? ›

Both rare and commercial-grade diamonds are fantastic investments in 2022. Whether you choose to buy a diamond engagement ring or invest in rare diamonds, you won't regret the decision. Unlike silver or gold, all diamonds are unique. They come in different clarity levels, cuts, and sizes.

How many carats is Ariana Grande's ring? ›

Grande's ring from Davidson was custom designed by celebrity jeweler Mr. Flawless, Greg Yuna. The piece, a pear-shaped, three-carat diamond with the coveted VVS1 clarity, was set on a diamond platinum band and featured a tiny halo of diamonds.

How much was Kobe Bryant's wife's ring? ›

Just days after being charged with sexually assaulting a hotel employee in Colorado, Kobe Bryant gave a purple diamond ring worth a reported $4 million to his wife, Vanessa.

What is considered a flawless diamond? ›

Flawless diamonds have no inclusions and no blemishes on the surface. Internally Flawless diamonds have no inclusions, but can have small blemishes on the surface, which can be polished away. Sure, these diamonds fit the textbook definition of perfect, but their high cost makes them impractical.

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