Size Differences Between 2 Carat and 3 Carat Diamonds

3 carat diamond

2 carat and 3 carat diamonds compared

Today’s blog post compares the size of 2 and 3 carat diamonds.  To demonstrate, we added photographs of different diamond shapes. For example, Princess cut.

Taken on a regular camera, the following diamond photos give a better idea of diamond size.

Diamond prices for 2 and 3 carat diamonds

To get a good idea of diamond prices for 2 and 3 carat diamonds, look down our certified diamond list. All of the diamonds on our list are 100% ethical and traceable back to the mine. In addition, they include GIA certification. Although smaller diamonds appear, the list gives a good idea of price range.

Look up prices for 2 and 3 carat diamonds – Many appear on our certified CanadaMark diamond list. 

2 carat round brilliant cut diamond

Actual photograph of a 2 carat diamond

The diamond above weights just over 2 carats. In addition, the diamond measures 8mm wide with a depth of 5mm.

This is a fairly typical size for 2-carat round diamonds. Size varies depending on proportions. For example, a poorly cut 2-carat diamond might appear smaller. By comparison, another diamond will ‘spread’ more. As a result, it might appear larger.

3 carat round brilliant cut diamond

3 carat round brilliant cut diamond

This photograph shows a 3-carat diamond size. An increased diameter shows when measured accurately using a diamond gauge. This diamond features a 9mm diameter.

2 and 3 carat fancy diamond shapes vary in proportions. One diamond of the same carat weight can look very different from another. For example, Marquise cut diamonds often feature longer proportions. Conversely, some are wider. For this reason, many diamond reports note a ratio of length : width.

A comparison of 2 carat and 3 carat diamonds

different sizes of 2 carat and 3 carat diamonds compared

Here we show close-up photographs of 2 and 3-carat diamonds. Both diamonds have regular proportions.

Interestingly, each photograph shows additional detail. Small inclusions feature in each diamond. Such clarity characteristics determine the clarity grade of any diamond.

Both diamonds show small inclusions. These are more visible in much larger diamonds. By comparison, small diamonds show marks less easily.

We advise SI1 clarity to achieve an eye-clean diamond. For Emerald cut diamonds, VS1 or VS2 clarity. An eye clean diamond appears visibly clear despite microscopic natural marks.

What color grade to choose?

In addition, we advise a minimum G color diamond. Colors below H-I exhibit a slight tint. For this reason, G color or above results in a good level of whiteness.

This is due to the size of the table facet. In larger diamonds, the Table acts like a window. As a result, marks below the facet appear more easily.

We advise looking at larger diamonds in person. In addition to appointment, we offer high-resolution photography and videos. Most diamonds include a reputable diamond certificate. For example a report from GIA. (The Gemological Institute of America.) The addition of the certificate number on the girdle of the diamond helps to identify your diamond.

3 carat Emerald cut diamonds

This photo shows the difference in cut between two 3 carat Emerald cut diamonds. 

When it comes to the setting, round diamonds are easier to mount. Most single diamond (solitaire) ring designs come in sizes suitable for 2 or 3 carat diamonds. For other designs, we craft settings individually. Using CAD design, we make settings suitable for any stone size and shape.

Photographing large 2 and 3 carat diamonds

We regularly photograph large diamonds for clients. Furthermore, our diamond photography gives a clear view of a diamond. Sometimes, without the need to view the stone in person.

Photography comes from two sources. First of all, we have a high-resolution camera. This is great for macro-jewellery-photography. In addition, we have a microscope, perfect for revealing the location of inclusions. We use this to view the GIA number on the girdle of diamonds.

Selecting large 2 and 3 carat diamonds for a client

New : 2 and 3 carat CanadaMark diamonds with video

Our latest service gives buyers the chance to view diamond videos. Each week, we receive a shipment of CanadaMark diamonds. Each diamond includes a GIA diamond report. In addition, each diamond features a number. To explain, the number tracks the diamond from the mine. In addition to the report, we provide a CanadaMark Card. This shows the origin, rough weight and polished weight.

Most of the listed diamonds include an excellent cut. A detailed copy of each GIA report appears in addition to the video link.

Just click on the video link alongside each diamond.

View 2 and 3 carat ethical diamonds

 

Examples of fancy-shaped diamonds 2 and 3 carat sizes

The following photographs show different diamond shapes in 2 and 3-carat sizes. We take photographs in our showroom.

2 carat pear shaped diamond

The Pear-shaped diamond shows beautiful proportions. Proportions vary enormously. Don’t rely just on measurements. Instead, look at the diamond. By doing this, you will get a good idea of a diamond’s beauty. 

3 carat princess cut diamond in hand

A square Princess cut diamond can be set squarely or turned. With corners pointing North, East, South, West we refer to this as Compass set. 

This 3-carat Princess-cut is a perfect example of a beautifully proportioned square diamond. 

3 carat princess cut diamond in tweezers

Choosing a 2 or 3 carat diamond ring

Browse our selection of settings to find the perfect 2 or 3 carat diamond ring. In addition to regular style, we offer a bespoke design service. For example, larger diamonds sometimes benefit from a custom made setting.

If you already own your own 2 or 3 carat diamond we create finished 2 carat ring settings. Alternatively we make 3 carat ring settings for most diamonds and gemstones. Finally, we offer a setting service to put your diamond into the ring settings. Contact us for more help and guidance on this service.

Halo settings for 2 carat and 3 carat diamonds

A halo setting works very well for any 2 or 3 carat diamond or gemstone. We create halo engagement rings and semi-set halo mounts. In addition, we work in ethical precious metals including Fairtrade Gold and recycled Platinum. The example below shows our Eleanor halo ring in Rose Gold.

Eleanor halo setting in Rose Gold shown with a 2 carat diamond

Eleanor offers a beautiful halo design. With plain shoulders, this design is suitable for a finger size adjustment. 

Affordable ways to buy a 2 carat ring

It’s possible to buy a high quality 2 carat ring at a lesser cost. Additionally, without a fall in quality. Many diamond cluster rings divide the carat weight between smaller stones. As a result, the total carat weight hits 2 or 3 carats. Our Daisy ring comes in sizes upto and including 2 carats.

SI1 clarity diamonds in the Daisy diamond cluster ring

 

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.