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

The answer to that question is: possibly quite a bit! Knowing the answer to this question is more important than you might think. As more and more people are purchasing quality items of jewellery from the Internet, it is important to pay attention to distinctions such as these in order to avoid disappointment.

A 2 carat diamond and a 2 carat ring could mean two very different pieces of jewellery. It is important to determine whether the 2 carat reference is to the actual diamond stone or to the total stones in the ring itself. Why? Because assuming otherwise could mean you would be purchasing a very different ring than the one you intended to buy. For example, a 2 carat diamond refers to the stone itself, not the setting or any embellishments. You would be purchasing a ring that contained one diamond stone weighing two carats (or 400 milligrams), a solitaire.
A 2 carat ring, on the other hand, may be any number of things. It could be a .75 carat diamond in the centre surrounded by smaller diamonds of smaller carat size totalling 2 carats combined. It could be a three stone ring with a slightly bigger centre stone. These rings may be beautiful and very well set. But they will be very different rings from a 2 carat solitaire diamond ring. Knowing the difference prevents frustration and buyer’s remorse.
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.
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