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2 Ct Tourmaline (Round)


3 Ct Diamond (Round)

8.2×8.2 mm 9.37×9.37 mm
actual size
Actual size of 2ct Tourmaline   Actual size of 3ct Diamond
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Ring: Skin tone:
Ring width: 3.0 mm
Left finger image
Ring on left finger
Yellow 2ct Tourmaline on a ring
64 mm
Right finger image
Ring on a right finger
Black 3ct Diamond on a ring
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Skin tone
Ring diameter
16.9 mm
Ring width
3.0 mm
Finger length
64 mm
Ring diameter: 16.9 mm
Actual sizes of 2ct Tourmaline Round (8.2×8.2mm, Yellow) and 3ct Diamond Round (9.37×9.37mm, Black) as they would appear on a ring and finger. Adjust the ring and finger size to get an idea of how these gemstones would look on your finger.

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Face-up Size

All things being equal, Diamond will face-up smaller than Tourmaline for a given carat weight, because it has higher specific gravity (3.52 vs. 3.1 - this means it's "heavier" compared to Tourmaline of the same size). Face-up size also depends heavily on the proportions of the cut.

Face-up area is a measure of the size of the gem when viewed from above (as set in a ring). It tells you how big the gem is at the girdle plane.

2 Ct Tourmaline (Round) 3 Ct Diamond (Round)
8.2×8.2 mm vs 9.37×9.37 mm
52.81 mm²   68.96 mm²
Face-up size outline
Face-up size outline
2ct Tourmaline Round (8.2×8.2mm)
3ct Diamond Round (9.37×9.37mm)
Difference: 31% (16.15 mm²)
3ct Diamond Round (9.37×9.37mm) has approx. 31% more face-up area than 2ct Tourmaline Round (8.2×8.2mm).

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