A 2-carat engagement ring is big enough to make a fashion statement and satisfy even the most discerning bride-to-be. Choose a solitaire if you want a diamond engagement ring with a timeless look, but there are also many other ring settings, which feature smaller diamonds to make up a total of two carats. These settings may be a cost-effective solution for couples on a budget who don't want to sacrifice style.
A halo setting consists of a larger diamond in the center of the ring, and a circle of smaller diamonds around the larger stone. The smaller gemstones reflect light on the larger stone, enhancing its beauty and creating the illusion of an even larger diamond. A three-stone setting, instead, features three diamonds in a row. Typically, the diamond in the center is larger. If you really want to sparkle, choose a side-stone setting, where the band of the ring features many small diamonds that enhance the main one.
A 2-carat diamond is so large that it looks excellent in any cut and on any metal, choose a classic gold band or opt for something a little more modern like 14k white gold, rose gold or platinum. The round cut diamond shape maximizes brilliance and fire, and it never goes out of style. If you'd prefer a more unique look, you can choose an asscher, emerald or a princess cut diamond. Lastly, the pear cut may make fingers look slimmer. Helzberg Diamonds expert advisors are happy to help you pick your personal jewelry.