Yes, a 2 carat diamond is perfect for engagement rings, as long as it’s perfect for you! As with any question to do with engagement rings, it really comes down to what best suits you or your fiancé’s taste and preference. If they love to stand out, and want the kind of engagement ring that will make people say “wow!”, then a 2 carat engagement ring might just be perfect for them.
Keep in mind that due to their larger size, you will need to consider your partner’s lifestyle to determine if a 2 carat engagement ring would be suitable. For instance, if they work with their hands or are highly active, it might be best that they keep their engagement ring for special occasion wear.
Also consider the other characteristics of your diamond, known as the Four Cs. If the carat weight is the most important factor to you, then go for it – however, you might need to compromise on the colour or clarity grades to get the look you want within your budget, especially if you are looking for a solitaire.
If you are head over heels for the captivating look and sparkle of 2 carat diamonds, but a 2 carat solitaire is out of reach, consider a multi-stone engagement ring with 2 carats total weight. These include three-stone, halo, cluster and other multi-stone styles with multiple diamonds that together equal 2 carats. These styles will give you the dramatic look you’re after, for less than a solitaire of the same total weight.