2 Carat Radiant Cut Diamond Rings: A Complete Buying Guide
Alicia Briggs | March 14, 2023
Alicia Briggs | March 14, 2023
Few other diamond shapes have the same head-turning effect that 2 carat Radiant cut diamond rings do. This less common diamond shape always attracts attention and inquiries. A Radiant cut diamond engagement ring is the ideal choice for those who want an engagement ring that is versatile, unique, and brilliant. Read on to learn what makes a 2 carat Radiant cut VRAI created diamond a good choice for you, the top ring styles for this shape, and how to buy the best Radiant cut engagement ring.
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What Is A Radiant Cut Diamond?
A Radiant cut diamond is a rectangular diamond shape with a thoroughly modern yet elegant look. Radiant cut diamonds are known for their durability, with beveled corners for protection.
Radiant cut diamonds were created in 1977 and are often compared to Emerald cut diamonds. Radiant cuts are beloved for their distinctive brilliance, comparable to the popular Round Brilliant cut diamond.
Is A Radiant Cut Diamond Rare?
Radiant cut diamonds are a rarer diamond shape. Today, only 2% of diamonds cut are Radiant diamonds. As a newer diamond shape with less demand, a high-quality Radiant cut diamond can be harder to find than other diamond shapes.
VRAI created Radiant cut diamonds are available in Excellent cuts only, ensuring your Radiant cut diamond has the brilliance and shine it's renowned for.
How Many Facets Does A Radiant Cut Diamond Have?
Radiant cut diamonds have 70 brilliant-cut facets. With perfect symmetry and linear lines, Radiant cut diamonds reflect light beautifully.
Is A Radiant Cut Diamond A Popular Choice For An Engagement Ring?
Radiant cut diamonds are an increasingly popular choice for an engagement ring. Equal parts modern and glamorous, Radiant cut diamond engagement rings are unique and eye-catching.
Undeniable brilliance aside, Radiant cut diamonds are durable with an elongated form that appears bigger than most diamond shapes. Plus, Radiant cut diamonds hide inclusions well and are more affordable than the more known diamond shapes.
What Does A Radiant Cut Diamond Ring Say About You?
A 2 carat diamond ring, Radiant cut, is a perfect choice for those who want a unique and contemporary engagement ring. Those who choose a Radiant cut diamond ring have a slightly untraditional and bold style. It’s perfect if you want an engagement ring that attracts plenty of light and attention.
Is A Radiant Cut Diamond Ring Timeless?
While a Radiant cut diamond is a newer diamond shape, it’s still timeless and elegant. If you have more traditional tastes, pair your Radiant cut diamond with classic or vintage-inspired settings for an enduring ring design.
Is A 2 Carat Radiant Cut Diamond Considered Big?
With surefire brilliance and a rectangular shape, a 2 carat Radiant cut diamond will look big on hand.
A 2 carat Radiant cut diamond ring has an elongated shape, so it will appear bigger as well as make your hands look slimmer. Certain settings, like a halo setting, will also make Radiant cut diamonds look bigger.
Do Radiant Cut Diamonds Look Bigger Than Other Diamond Shapes?
Radiant cut diamonds carry the majority of their weight on the pavilion, but they still appear larger than certain diamond shapes, including Round Brilliant cut diamonds of the same carat weight.
Radiant cuts will appear similar in size to other elongated diamond shapes, such as the Emerald cut diamond. Oval cut diamonds may appear larger but Radiant cut diamonds will look fuller.
You can see how each VRAI created 2 carat Radiant cut diamond ring on hand will look, online in our diamond table. Simply click on the diamond of your choice, and you’ll be shown a virtual example of the diamond on a size 6 hand.
Is A 2 Carat Radiant Cut Diamond A Good Size For An Engagement Ring?
A 2 carat diamond is one of the most popular carat weights for an engagement ring as most engagement rings are between 1-2 carats. A 2 carat Radiant cut diamond is wonderful for those who want a bold engagement ring that’s still subtle enough for daily wear.
What Is The Average Cost Of A 2 Carat Radiant Cut Diamond?
The cost of a 2 carat Radiant cut diamond greatly depends on the diamond as every diamond is unique. At the time of publication, a 2 carat Radiant Cut diamond sustainably created by VRAI, with an excellent cut, VS1 clarity, and G color grade costs $3,657.
While carat weight greatly influences the cost of a Radiant cut diamond, the color, clarity, and cut grade will also impact the total cost. Our VRAI Diamond Experts can help you find the right 2 carat Radiant cut diamond for your preference and budget.
Is A 2 Carat Radiant Cut Diamond More Expensive Than Other Diamond Shapes?
2 carat Radiant cut diamonds are not more expensive than other diamond shapes. They are considered one of the most affordable shapes. On average, Radiant cut diamonds are roughly 20% less than Round Brilliant cut diamonds of the same carat weight and quality.
How Much Does A 2 Carat Radiant Cut Diamond Ring Cost?
At the time of publication, an Excellent cut, 2 carat VRAI created Radiant Cut diamond engagement ring starts at $4,657. 2 carat Radiant Cut diamond ring prices will range depending on the diamond 4Cs as well as the setting and band you choose.
Certain engagement ring settings, such as designs with multiple diamonds, will increase the cost of your ring significantly while others will be more economical. The metal and band you choose will also impact your overall cost.
How Do You Choose The Best 2 Carat Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring?
The easiest way to choose a Radiant cut engagement ring, 2 carats, is to book an appointment with our VRAI Diamond Experts. They’ll provide complimentary assistance in selecting the ideal VRAI created Radiant cut diamond ring for you that fits your preferences, lifestyle, and budget.
In general, when it comes to choosing the best 2 carat Radiant cut diamond engagement ring, consider the following:
- Prioritize cut: To ensure peak brilliance, an Excellent cut is a must for Radiant Cut diamonds. This is the most important diamond 4C for this diamond shape.
- Choose color based on metal setting: While a higher color grade is better for a Radiant cut diamond, the best color grade depends on your setting. For yellow gold engagement rings, or rose gold, opt for a near-colorless Radiant cut diamond. For platinum or white gold engagement rings, a colorless diamond is better.
- Consider proportions: A Radiant cut diamond’s dimensions (ratio, depth, width, table) greatly influence its brilliance. The best depth for a Radiant cut diamond is 61-69%, while the best ratio is 1.25. You can view each VRAI Created diamond’s measurements and proportions online.
What Are The Best Settings For A 2 Carat Radiant Cut Diamond Ring?
Since this is your engagement ring, the best setting is the one you can’t wait to wear.
There are certain settings, however, that are often recommended for 2 carat Radiant cut diamond engagement rings. For a diamond of this carat weight, Solitaire settings beautifully and securely highlight a 2 carat Radiant cut diamond.
If you want to enhance the size and brilliance of your engagement ring, consider a Halo or Hidden Halo setting for your 2 carat Radiant cut diamond ring. These settings will also give a more heirloom look to this modern shape.
What Is The Best Metal Color For A Radiant Cut Diamond Ring?
The best metal color for a Radiant cut diamond ring depends on your taste and style, as well as the diamond’s color grade. A 2 carat Radiant cut diamond ring in yellow gold will highlight the classic elegance of this diamond shape.
A platinum band will enhance the clean, lustrous look of a Radiant diamond while a white gold band will compliment its modern, linear appearance. Lastly, a rose gold band is best for those who prefer a vintage-inspired ring.
How to Buy A 2 Carat Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
The best way to buy a 2 carat Radiant cut diamond engagement ring is to book an appointment with our VRAI Diamond Experts. They’ll guide you through each step of the way, from navigating our inventory of VRAI Created Radiant cut diamonds, to selecting the right setting, metal, and band for your style and ensuring the perfect fit. Plus, you’ll receive $100 credit toward your engagement ring.
You can also buy an engagement ring entirely online.
Why Should You Choose Lab-Grown Radiant Cut Diamond Rings?
A lab-grown 2 carat Radiant cut diamond ring is the best of both worlds. Not only is a lab-grown diamond physically the same as a mined diamond, but VRAI created diamonds have a guaranteed point of origin and are sustainably created. VRAI created diamonds are produced in our zero-emission foundries with no human or environmental toll.
Every VRAI created diamond ring is produced, designed, and set in-house, with no middlemen markups. This allows us to offer the most competitive diamond prices available when compared to both mined and other lab-grown diamonds.
All VRAI created Radiant cut diamond engagement rings come with a full warranty and diamond certification, as well as a lifetime care package. This way your engagement ring will last a lifetime - just like your love.
Best-Selling VRAI Created Radiant Cut Engagement Rings
Certain VRAI created Radiant cut engagement ring styles are consistently sought after. Our top setting is a Solitaire setting, followed closely by a Three Stone and Halo setting. These popular settings have stood the test of time and will beautifully frame a VRAI created Radiant cut diamond for years to come.