2-carat oval diamond ring

How Big does a 2-Carat Oval Diamond Look?

Whether you're shopping for your partner alone or with them, you might wonder how big a 2-carat oval diamond is. Our team at Mark Broumand can help you understand how big it is and how to customize it. 

We have a wide range of oval cut engagement rings that are 2-carats that you can choose from. We offer custom options, so you're both satisfied with your ring that you propose with.

What does 2 Carats Mean for an Oval Diamond's Size?

Carat weight is a fundamental measurement in the world of diamonds, representing the size and weight of a gemstone. When it comes to oval diamonds, understanding the implications of carat weight is important in comprehending their size. A 2-carat oval diamond is a substantial stone that is quite popular. 

Carat weight is a numerical value and a visual indicator of a diamond's size. As the carat weight increases, typically so does the physical size of the diamond, contributing to its presence and allure. Therefore, a 2-carat oval diamond promises to make a captivating statement on the finger, exuding elegance and sophistication.

Advantages of Choosing an Oval Diamond

An oval diamond possesses unique qualities that can flatter the fingers while providing remarkable durability and price. Regardless of carat weight, oval diamonds have a surprising slimming effect on the hands. The elongated shape of an oval diamond creates the illusion of length, making the fingers appear longer and more slender. 

People who desire a ring that imparts a sense of grace and refinement often opt for the slimming effect of an oval diamond. In addition to its aesthetic advantages, an oval diamond is renowned for its durability. 

The shape of the oval, with its rounded edges and absence of sharp corners, minimizes the vulnerability to chipping or damage that may occur with other diamond shapes. The lack of sharp points reduces the risk of accidental impacts that could compromise the integrity of the stone. 

By choosing an oval diamond, you can enjoy a piece of jewelry that can withstand the demands of daily wear without sacrificing its beauty. 

How to Customize a 2-Carat Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

At Mark Broumand, you can customize your engagement ring to your liking. We have different settings and metal types to choose from. For settings, you can choose from the following types: 

  • Solitaire: A classic and timeless setting featuring a single center stone, typically a 2-carat oval diamond, held in place by prongs or a bezel, allowing the diamond to take center stage.
  • Three-stone: A setting that showcases a 2-carat oval diamond flanked by two smaller gemstones on either side, symbolizing the past, present, and future of a relationship.
  • Halo: A setting that surrounds a 2-carat oval diamond with a halo of smaller diamonds or gemstones, enhancing its brilliance and creating a dazzling, radiant effect.
  • Side stones: A setting that incorporates additional smaller diamonds or gemstones along the sides of the band, accentuating the 2-carat oval diamond and adding extra sparkle and visual interest to the ring.

Another way you can customize the ring is by choosing the type of metal for the band. We offer platinum, white gold, rose gold, and yellow gold. Platinum is one of the strongest metals for an engagement ring. If the diamond is colorless or close to it, a platinum band will complement the diamond beautifully.

White gold and yellow gold are also a good choice and can make the diamond stand out. Yellow gold metal adds a warm tone to the diamond and is a great choice if it has a yellow tint. 

White gold looks similar to a platinum band but for a lower price. The final metal you can use for your engagement ring is rose gold. Rose gold will give a warmer and more vintage tone that’s flattering. 

Want Your Diamond to Look Even Bigger? Try These Tips

We've got you covered if you want to make your diamond 2-carat look even bigger. Follow these tips to make your oval cut pop:

Prong Placement

Prong placement is a way to make your 2-carat oval diamond ring appear larger. The strategic placement of prongs can significantly impact the visibility and perceived size of the center stone.

Opting for a setting with fewer prongs can help maximize the visible area of the diamond. With fewer prongs covering the sides of the stone, more light can enter and reflect off the diamond's facets, creating a brilliant and expansive appearance. Consider a setting with four or six prongs, which offers a balance between security and visibility.

Choosing a thin band for your 2-carat oval diamond ring can also significantly impact its overall appearance and make the diamond appear larger. Here's why a thin band can enhance the visual impact:

  • Focus on the diamond: A thin band draws attention to the center stone by providing a minimalistic and sleek backdrop. With less metal surrounding the diamond, the focus remains on the brilliance and size of the 2-carat oval diamond. The thin band allows the diamond to take center stage, creating a more prominent and impressive look.
  • Illusion of size: Optically, a thin band can create the illusion of a larger diamond. By having a slender band, the contrast between the band's thinness and the diamond's size becomes more pronounced. This contrast can make the diamond appear more substantial and visually striking.
  • Comfort and wearability: Thin bands are often more comfortable due to their lightweight nature. They offer a smooth and streamlined feel on the finger, making them ideal for everyday wear. Additionally, a thin band allows for easy pairing with other rings or wedding bands, providing versatility and flexibility in styling options.

Find the 2-Carat Oval Cut Ring of Her Dreams Today

At Mark Broumand, we're excited to help you find and customize a 2-carat oval diamond ring she'll love. When you meet with us, we can show you a ring that matches your inspiration or start from scratch with your ring. 

Contact us for a quote or to start your custom design today.