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Two and a half carat diamonds are frequently used in engagement rings and other pieces of jewelry that have multiple stones, such as pave and three-stone rings. 2.5 carat diamonds are the standard for center stones in these pieces of jewelry because of their ability to reflect light better than smaller stones as well as their "wow" factor due to their massive size.
What About Size?
2 1/2 or 2.50 carat diamonds are usually noticeably larger than other stones, although this is not always the case since diamonds tend to become heavier and denser rather than larger. Consequently, a two and a half carat diamond may be smaller than a diamond of a lower carat weight. When considering the weight and size, keep in mind that the 2.5 carat diamond cut and diamond shape will also affect the stone. Jewelry settings can have the same effect on diamonds as well.
If you would like to enhance your diamonds' size, measure the distance across the crown (top) of the diamond. This section is usually the widest in a 2.50 carat diamond. Measuring this section will give you an idea as to how large your stone will appear in a ring or other piece of jewelry. You should also choose settings that maximize the size of diamonds.
Two and a Half Carat Diamond Prices?
2.50 carat diamonds are much more expensive than the ever popular one carat diamond and this is because diamond prices jump considerably at each full carat. That means that a 2.5 carat diamond is worth 1.5 times more than a one carat diamond.
2.5 carat diamonds come in many of the same diamond shapes that smaller sized diamonds do, such as the round brilliant, princess, asscher, emerald cuts and others. These diamonds also high on the different grading scales: 2.5 carat diamonds are often between D anf G on the diamond color scale, F or IF on the diamond clarity scale and Ideal or Excellent on the cut scale.
Zoara is committed to helping its customers find the perfect gems for their jewelry. Therefore, we carry diamonds and other gemstones in all sizes and shapes. We highly recommend our 2.5 carat diamonds for use as center stones on pave and three-stone rings. If you would like smaller or larger diamonds, we have loose diamonds as small as 3/4 carat diamonds, slightly larger at one carat going to large four carat diamonds and everything else in between.
If you are interested in setting your 2.5 carat diamond in one of our gorgeous settings by itself, consider a solitaire or bezel setting. Solitaires are the most popular diamond settings and the bezel setting provides the most protection, which is important when purchasing such a large stone that will be used in a piece of jewelry with such sentimental value.
Choosing a diamond can be difficult and confusing. Visit our Diamond Learning Center to learn the basics of diamond shopping, the 4C's that diamonds are graded on and other items such as diamond certifications and conflict diamonds in order to make your shopping experience more enjoyable, informative and simple.
If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us with any concerns you have. A customer service agent will be happy to answer any questions you might have about your 2.5 carat diamond and assist you in your shopping experience, whether your are simply seeking information or have a specific request regarding a piece you are interested in.