Diamond studs are, without a doubt, one of the most universally desired accessories. They make for a perfect gift because they are always wearable. Every woman needs a pair. They’re probably the most versatile piece of jewellery out there and can be worn with anything, for any occasion. They’re great for casual evenings, work and formal occasions. The combination of simple stud settings with timeless diamonds makes them a true classic and a must-have.
Diamond studs are simple, yet elegant, and customizable in a number of ways. Whether you’re buying them for yourself or for a friend, take the time to find diamonds that offer quality for your budget. Customise the settings and backs to create earrings that look perfect. You’ll end up with studs you’ll be proud to wear every day.
Diamond jewellery is often viewed as a luxury product. But it is also an investment. When it comes to buying a piece of jewellery that you will want to wear long-term and pass on as a family heirloom, it’s important to educate yourself about what you’re buying so you’ll feel confident in your choice.
If you haven’t yet given your girlfriend, wife, or fiancée a pair, you can always count on this simple gift to make her very happy (and make you look very generous).
If you have already given your girlfriend, wife, or fiancé a pair of diamond studs, then why not upgrade to a larger pair!
What should you consider when shopping for diamond studs? In their most basic form, they consist of a diamond placed into a metal stud setting. However, there many different variations and components that go into crafting a pair of diamond stud earrings. You can customise to get exactly what you want. This endless customisation may sound daunting to some but, fear not in this comprehensive guide to buying your best diamond stud earrings, we outline everything you need to know before you make that purchase.
As you may have heard, the quality guidelines for diamond studs are not quite as strict as those for engagement rings. The reason is simple: engagement rings are more out in the open than diamond studs. People are more likely to ask to look at the diamond close up when it’s located on your hand for all to see. On the other hand, diamond stud earrings are often hidden by hair, and most people aren’t going to stick their face in your ear to inspect your earrings.
So, “eye clean” (visible inclusions) means something different when it comes to diamond stud earrings. In terms of the 4C grades, clarity and colour are not as critical to diamond studs as they are to engagement rings. This is especially true for clarity; small inclusions and even some tiny external flaws will not be as visible on an earring. You can also get away with a lower colour grade, depending on skin tone and hair colour.
1 Set a budget before you shop. Diamond studs can range from a few hundred to thousands of £pounds. Before you begin, figure out how much you’re willing to spend and stick to that as you shop. It’ll keep you from getting swept up in the beauty on display. Retailers and salespeople usually can help you find earrings that offer the best value for your budget.
Earrings are the easiest jewellery to lose, so you might want to avoid taking home those top-quality diamonds. But don’t rush into deals either. You don’t want to come home with a bargain which is actually fake or of poor quality.
2 Pick the diamond shape you want. The most common cuts include the Round Brilliant cut and the Square Princess Cut. There are also other options, such as the Emerald, Cushion, Asscher, Pear, Marquise, Oval, and Heart Shaped Diamonds. Jewellers are more than happy to supply you a custom shape. Square and circular cuts are symmetrical from every position and make it a lot easier for a jeweller to match two similar stones. Fancy shapes such as Pear, Marquise and Hearts shaped diamonds can be more complicated to match.
Try to match the cut to your facial structure. Rectangular diamonds balance out wider faces, whereas rounded diamonds take up less space on shorter faces.
3 Look for certification on diamond quality. Diamonds are not cheap. If the price tag seems too good to be true, you might be getting ripped off. Companies often mislabel diamond quality, which means that cheap diamond you ordered looks dirty when it’s in your hand. Inspect the diamonds for yourself and demand official certification. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD) or Diamond High Council (HRD) are some organizations that provide rating scales and certification.
4 Select a diamond colour. White diamonds are the most common option for stud earrings. They’re recognizable and look clear even when they’re not the highest quality. If you search long enough, you’ll also find black and yellow diamonds for sale. Rare colours, such as pink and blue, are not commonly used in earrings. They’re expensive and, because earrings are so easy to lose, many jewellers save them for rings and pendants.