A Guide to Buying 2 Carat Diamond Earrings

There is no doubt that diamond stud earrings are one of the best jewelry items to invest in; they are simple, elegant and can be worn to most occasions. Buying a pair is like purchasing a future heirloom, so you need to know what you're looking for.
One of the larger dimensions for earrings is a 2ct diamond, total weight. If you have been lucky enough to see a pair in person, you will know how impressive the size is.
As you read this guide, you will gain valuable insight into how to buy 2-carat diamonds in pairs for stud earrings, as well as any finer details to look out for.
2 ctw 4 prong Diamond Basket Earrings
2 ctw 4 prong Diamond Basket Earrings

How Big are 2 Carat Diamond Earrings?

The carat is a measure of the diamond's weight, not its size. Despite the fact that diamonds are often referred to by their "size," it is important to understand what this really means, especially when investing in timeless pieces such as earrings set with 2-carat diamonds.
For ease, one carat is equivalent to 200mg, with 5 carats equal to a gram. Note that a diamond's exact measurements (approximately 6.4mm in diameter for a round diamond) can vary depending on its cut parameters.
Carat Weight to Diameter Chart
Shapes and cuts of diamonds influence how large they appear; elongated diamond shapes, even when the same weight as round brilliant diamonds, can appear larger.
Thus, it is essential to buy well-cut diamonds that are not too deep and have edge-to-edge brightness. Ideal cut diamonds are highly recommended for maximum sparkle.
A diamond set in an earring can be significantly less demanding in terms of color and clarity grade than those commonly found in engagement rings. This is partially because their average viewing distance is much farther than that of engagement rings. It's common to find diamond studs with stones that aren't considered eye-clean for engagement rings.
With A CUT ABOVE® diamonds, all the research has been done for you and presented in an easy-to-understand format. With diamonds graded only by reputable labs (AGS), you can feel confident about their quality. Each diamond also includes a sophisticated light performance analysis so that its full sparkle can be realized.

How to Buy Your Perfect Pair

There are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing diamond stud earrings online. Budget and style of earrings are both important factors to consider, then you can either choose to custom create your own after selecting your certified diamonds or buy pre-set pairs.
2 ctw 6 Prong Martini Earrings
2 ctw 6 Prong Martini Earrings
For complete control over the quality of diamonds in your studs choose certified diamonds that are a great match and have them set in the setting of your choice. It is fine to target the near-colorless range and the clarity grades from down to Si1, as there will be many who won't be able to appreciate the very high color and clarity grades from the usual distance from which an earring is viewed.
Invest in the best cut quality possible for each of the 1-carat diamonds in your pair to make sure to maximize the sparkle.
You’ll need to make sure the stones match, as well as ensure that you stay within a comfortable budget.

How Much Do 2 Carat Diamond Stud Earrings Cost?

Depending on several factors, such as the carat size, diamond stud earrings can cost between $199 and $35,000 or more.
In the end, this is a personal decision. The elegance of well-cut 2-carat diamond earrings will always be treasured, regardless of their price.

Choose The Right Precious Metal Type and Color For You

Picking the right metal and color for your 2-carat diamond earring settings will depend on your style and preferences. To begin with, you'll need to consider a few key factors when choosing your precious metal.
Metal Colors: It is common to compare platinum and white gold, two of the most popular metals. Diamonds of almost any color, even those further down the color spectrum, look beautiful with their white hue.
There are also yellow gold and rose gold considered to be suitable metal colors for diamond stud earrings.
Metal Weight: 18K gold is higher in gold content but is more prone to scratching than 14K gold; due to the higher portion of harder metals in the lower karat alloy. When it comes to saving money without sacrificing durability, 14K is a good choice. Even though platinum is more expensive, it is the strongest, densest, and most durable material.
Metal Allergies: It is also important to consider if the wearer has a metal allergy. You should consider this when choosing earrings, such as gold alloys or hypoallergenic platinum settings from reputable retailers.

Determine Setting Style and Backing

A diamond stud setting tends to be classic, usually with prongs to hold the diamond in place. There can be some variations depending on the diamond shape and the vendor.
For instance, here at Whiteflash, we carry some beautiful 2ct diamond stud earring settings that you just have to see.
2 ctw Tacori FE 643 6.5 Dantela Diamond Earrings
2 ctw Tacori FE 643 6.5 Dantela Diamond Earrings
The backs of your earrings play a vital role in maintaining your 2 carat diamond stud earrings and ensuring that they do not fall off and get lost. Several types of earring backs make it possible for you to wear your earring securely.
I think the choice of style is ultimately a matter of preference and comfort, but ultimately it's all about which is best for you. Here are the most suited backs for 2 carat diamond stud earrings.
  • Friction back: Made with a post with an indent in it. When the backing is pressed to the post of the earring, the post locks into the indented section. This is likely the backing you’re most familiar with. “Jumbo” refers to oversized friction backs.
  • Screw back: The back screws into the post, locking the two pieces more securely together. Although they are most consuming to put on and take off, they offer great security for high-value earrings.
  • La Pousette: The la poussette back has two tabs located on both sides which when squeezed allow the back to slide over the post. Releasing the tabs locks the back in place. La Pousette backs and posts are more costly because of their manufacturing complexity.
For peace of mind, be sure that you buy from a reputable retailer that provides backs that are strong enough to support the weight of the diamonds you're buying. Note: when shopping for earrings on the Whiteflash website you are able to select the backs of your choosing on the detail pages of earring settings.

Create Your Own Special Pair or Buy a Pre-Set

Numerous vendors offer predesigned earring sets as well as the option of customizing your own with diamonds of your choosing. Comparing loose diamond pairs is a great way to find out which of several sets you like best.
2 ctw 6 Prong Martini Earrings
2 ctw 6 Prong Martini Earrings
For maximum brilliance, make sure the diamonds are Excellent or Ideal cuts. You can create your own 2-carat total weight diamond stud earrings by selecting your own one carat certified diamonds when starting your journey. Make sure they are similar in weight (1ct each) and very close in diameter.
The cut grade, color, and clarity should all watch closely. You can ensure that each earlobe is adorned with earrings complementing each other, without any noticeable difference from one another.
With Whiteflash, you'll have access to a remarkable tool for finding the right pair of in-stock diamonds for stud earrings. Our experts compare diamond weight, shape, color, and clarity to ascertain whether your chosen twosome sparkles like crazy and is well matched in all critical aspects.

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