2 Carat Diamonds and 2 Carat Rings: What’s the Difference?

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Possibly quite a bit! Knowing the answer to this question is surprisingly important, more so than one would think. As more and more people are purchasing expensive jewellery over the internet, it is becoming more and more important to pay attention to distinctions such as these to avoid disappointment.

The Key Differences –

A 2 Carat Diamond and a 2 carat ring can mean two very different pieces of jewellery. It is important to know what the 2 carat references to; the actual diamond stone or to the total stones in the ring itself. This is important as it could mean you purchase a completely different ring to the one you intended. A 2 carat diamond refers to the stone itself, not the setting or embellishments. You would be purchasing a stone weighing two carats. A 2 carat ring on the other hand may be any number of things. It could be a 0.75 carat diamond in the center surrounded by smaller diamonds of smaller carat size giving a total of 2 carats combined.

Jewellery is deeply personal and the height of gift giving. Taking the time to understand the terminology before making a purchase ensures that only happy memories will be attached to the ring.

How Many Carats is enough? –

Probably the most commonly asked questions about diamond jewellery is how many Carats the diamond is. While the size of the carat does not equate to the size of one’s affections, even the untrained eye can spot the size difference in diamonds. The first thing to consider is the wearer of the jewellery. If a person has smaller fingers, a larger ring might not look as something with a smaller carat. The reverse is also true, but an experienced jeweller can help you determine appropriate size. Remember, you can always find a larger carat whilst compromising on one of the other 4C’s.

If you truly want to go with a larger carat piece and still stick with budget, you should consider compromising on clarity (flaws in the diamond) or perhaps cut. Similarly, if you want the look of a more expensive diamond, carat weight is not the only thing to consider. The most important aspect is the cut of the diamond. This doesn’t refer to the shape of the diamond, but rather the way the stone reflects the brilliance of the diamond.

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