Take no prisoners with a 2 carat diamond ring
There are many reasons for buying a 2 carat diamond ring.
We will look at some of them, what makes 2 carat diamond rings expensive and how and where to get value for your money.
- One of the reasons you want a 2 carat ring could be that you are a Taurus & your star sign is the second in the zodiac.
- It could be that you come from a Jewish background where the testimony of two witnesses is required to verify important events such as marriage & capital punishable crimes.
- You could also be a Judaist and your ring will remind you that God ordered Noah to put 2 of every animal in the arc.
God also gave Moses the Ten Commandments which he wrote on two tablets.
- It could also be that you are blessed, very successful and money isn’t a worry for you; as 2 carat rings are not cheap.
Why is this?
Let’s get go back to the rough…rough diamonds are graded and sold according to the same 4 c’s that are used for cut diamonds.
The only difference is that the grading is not done as stringently as the cut diamonds since certificates are not provided for individual stones.
Having said that, the rule remains that as long as a rough diamond has good clarity, color and carat size; then the cost will increase in relation to its carat size.
For example; you could have a 1 carat rough diamond with good clarity and color being sold for $600/carat and a 2 carat rough diamond being sold at $1,000/carat.
In comparison, a 1 carat cut diamond with good clarity and color being sold for $7,500/carat and a 2 carat cut diamond being sold at 20,000/carat.
Now don’t let the price comparison confuse you.
The reason the rough and cut prices are so different comes down to cutting loss.
When a rough diamond is being cut in to the beautiful recognizable shapes we see in the stores and online, it loses about 50% of its weight at the cutting wheel.
This mean that in order to obtain a 2 carat ring, we require a 6.8 carat diamond if the finished stone will be a brilliant cut diamond.
The 6.8 carat stone having lost half its weight will weigh 3.4 carats when shaped.
It will then be cut in a ration of 60:40 and you’ll ideally end up with two diamonds weighing 2.04 and 1.36 carats more realistically 2 carats and 1.3 carats.
Now since the diamond buyer paid for the 6.8 carat rough diamond, he has to pass that cost on to you the end user especially since he lost 3.4 carats as the stone was being cut.
This is the reason big diamond rings starting with 2 carat diamond rings are expensive.
Having established that, how and where do you get value for your money?
You get value for your money by buying smart. Get to know these buying tips by heart and you will never go wrong.
Where do you get value for money? Have a look at the table below. I have given you a selection of the most competitive websites online.
For those of you who want a truly unique ring, i suggest the vendors below. They have their own inventory & unlike Bluenile.com & other competitors, they are not brokers and stock their own diamonds.
What you see on their website is what they have in stock thus they will never disappoint you.