The quintessential reflection of classic elegance, diamond stud earrings are as essential to a well rounded wardrobe as the little black dress, the perfect pair of jeans, and black calfskin pumps.
But unlike the other staples, diamond stud earrings can be worn anywhere, with anything. So how do you go about choosing the perfect pair of diamond stud earrings, whether you’re buying them for yourself or as a gift?
Believe it or not, if you know what to look for you can own a beautiful pair of diamond stud earrings that look like a million bucks – for as little as $189.
First of all, remember that understanding the same qualities that are so important in choosing a diamond engagement ring, or a loose diamond to be set in jewelry, are just as important in choosing your diamond studs. However, the standards of quality in the diamonds can be a bit relaxed when it comes to earrings, since earrings do not get the up-close scrutiny a diamond ring gets, but they do get noticed. Since you can consider less-than-flawless diamonds for your stud earrings, you can go for wow-factor with larger stones that offer plenty of light-reflecting pizzazz at a great price. In fact, ring-quality diamonds would be wasted in earrings, so let’s have a look at what is important in selecting diamond studs.
At The Diamond Suppler, the Best Value diamond collection offers just the right combination of quality and affordability, which is all you need for a pair of sumptuous diamond studs. Our Best Value diamonds are guaranteed to be near colorless, of an excellent cut grade, and rated “eye clean” in the category of clarity. Eye clean simply means that even though there may be flaws in the diamond, they’re not visible except under very close examination. When they’re in your ears, all people see are two magnificent diamonds, and isn’t that all that really matters?
When it comes to choosing diamond stud earrings, you want to look for a color range of H-J and a clarity grade of I1 or I2, which basically tells you that any flaws these diamonds contain will not detract from their beauty when they’re in your ears. You will do well to focus on carat weight (you want them to stand out, after all), shape, and setting. No need to be concerned with cut grade, provided there are no serious flaws that are obvious upon casual glance.
Consider the setting you want for your diamond stud earrings – white gold and yellow gold offer two very different, but equally stunning looks. The round cut diamond has a Grace Kelly style of classical chic that are always in fashion.
When it comes to diamond stud earrings, size definitely matters. Depending on the statement you want to make, consider looking at the most popular one carat diamonds for eye-popping drama to wear with virtually anything.