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Several factors like the cut, clarity, color, and carat weight of a diamond influence its price and value. There can be a considerable difference, in the prices of two diamonds having the same weight or size. This is because the color, clarity, shape, and cut of the diamonds differ. This is the same case with a two-carat diamond. The price of different two-carat diamonds you see within a jewelry store can vary considerably.

The clarity of the diamond is one important factor, which affects the pricing of the same. At the same time, it affects the beauty of the diamond as well. The clarity of a diamond is analyzed in a gemological laboratory. The stone will be examined under the magnifying glass to find if there are any external or internal inclusions in the diamond. The details of the inclusions will be noted in the grading report, and that is how the clarity of the stone is determined.

The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is the most popular and widely accepted gemological laboratory, which grades diamonds and certify them. In grading the diamond for its clarity, GIA follows a system in which the diamond will be graded between the range of Flawless and Included.

The perfect diamond is the one with no flaws at all. However, such diamonds are very rare and are hence very expensive. As the grade comes down, the inclusions in the diamond becomes more clearly visible but the price decreases. If you have a diamond, which has a clarity grade of I1, I2, or I3, the diamond is prone to exhibit some inclusions, which will be visible to the naked eye. If you are on a budget while buying a two-carat diamond, you can choose to buy an SI1 or SI2 graded diamond.

The cut of a diamond can also affect its brilliance and sparkle. Only a stone cut in symmetrical proportions will exhibit amazing brilliance. If your diamond is asymmetrical and cut deeply, the light reflection and refraction will not be proper, and hence the diamond will not be that good. The anatomy of the diamond should also be proper for it to have a stunning appearance. A poorly cut two-carat diamond will have less value and price than a diamond, which is cut properly.

The color of a two-carat diamond can also affect its price. The price of a diamond will decrease as the warmth of the color of the diamond increases. It is usually okay to sacrifice the color in searching for your ideal diamond.

While purchasing your two-carat diamond ring, make sure that you notice the cut and clarity of the diamond seriously.

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