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Whether you are treating yourself or looking for a gift for a birthday, anniversary, or holiday, diamond earrings are an excellent choice. Diamond earrings are a timeless classic and, depending on the design, can be worn every day or for a very special occasion. When shopping for someone else, it can be difficult to know the exact fit. Well….diamond earrings are one size fits all making them a perfect gift for anyone.
Go simple and elegant with tasteful styles such as studs and huggies or go for a bold and dramatic look by considering a pair of chandeliers or ear climbers. Regardless of your preferred style, shop beautiful earrings in precious metals such as rose gold, yellow gold, and white gold. One can also find timeless earrings adorned with diamonds or gemstones with our sparkling diamond earring collections.
Diamond studs are without a doubt one of the most classic accessories a person can own. Due to the higher cost of diamond jewelry, they are often viewed as an investment and luxury item. When it comes to buying a piece of jewelry that you will want to wear long term, it’s important to educate yourself about what you’re buying so you’ll feel confident you are making a good choice.
When choosing the stones for your diamond stud earrings you should focus on the Four C’s.
Diamond Earrings are available in a wide price range. Below is a quick guide on how to budget when purchasing diamond stud earrings.
Small diamond studs between .10tcw to .50tcw are great choices for babies, young children, or for a second or third hole for an adult. Pricing starts around $250 and can go up to $3,000 depending on the size, quality and metal of the setting. Another great option for a diamond stud that will give a little larger look but keep the price down is a paved or cluster earring. Here, the price range is roughly the same but the final look achieved will be much larger. A great size diamond stud for every day wear typically ranges between 1.00tcw and 2.00tcw. Pricing here can range between $4,000 - $20,000 depending on the size and quality. There are also great cluster diamond earring options that achieve an even larger look that typically will fall within this price range, usually between $4,000 -$10,000.
For a much larger, more dramatic look, diamond stud pricing ranges dramatically depending on the size and quality of the diamond. For diamond studs ranging in size from 3.00tcw to 6.000tcw pricing Is between $25,000 - $300,000 again, depending on size and quality.
Carat is the weight of the diamond which tells you the size of the diamond. Choosing the diamond size can be determined by who is going to be wearing the earrings. For example, you may want to consider .10tcw -.50tcw for babies and small children and for a trendier woman, these are a great size for a second or third hole. For a more substantial look, 1.00tcw – 3.00tcw are a perfect size for everyday use. If you are looking for an investment piece, something that is really special, 4.00tcw+ are sure to be eye catching and a wonderful investment piece in anyone’s jewelry wardrobe.
The cut of a diamond is a description of how well it has been shaped. Diamonds are cut in different ways to improve their brilliance and beauty. How well a diamond was cut is what is important and it is what’s measured when you see a cut’s “grade.” The official GIA grades for cuts are Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, and Poor. Having a well-cut diamond is extremely important as a better cut can improve a diamond’s appearance and a bad one will cause the diamond to be dull and in some cases appear smaller.
The color of a diamond is determined by the absence of color. The whiter a diamond is, the more rare it is, and therefore, more valuable. They are graded on a scale from D to Z, with D being the most colorless and Z being the most “yellow” grade of white diamond. When considering diamond color, you’ll want to think about how important it is to you that a diamond be colorless.
Clarity measures the amount of inclusions which are the imperfections inside the diamond, as well as blemishes which are imperfections outside the diamond. Inclusions and blemishes can make a diamond seem cloudy, make it sparkle less, and take away from its beauty. Clarity is measured using magnifications and diamonds are given one of the following grades: FL (Flawless), IF (Internally Flawless), VVs1 or VVs2 (Very, Very Slightly Included), VS1 or VS2 (Very Slightly Included), SI1 or SI2 (Slightly Included), I1 or I2 or I3 (Included).
Hoop and Huggie earrings are a must for anyone’s jewelry collection. They are seen as playful, modern, and flirty. They add sophistication to the classic jeans and t-shirt look during the day and add a ton of glamour to your evening look. The size of diamond hoops may trend but the look itself is certainly timeless.
Huggies are small earrings that wrap around the ear and come in a variety of widths. Hoops are larger and come in a variety of diameters as well as widths. Small, thin hoop earrings, which range from 12mm to 15mm with small accent diamonds, are casual and laid-back, whereas, a pair of large or wide diamond hoops can be worn for a formal occasion.
When determining what sort of hoops to purchase you should take a look at your jewelry wardrobe and see if there is something that is missing. Also, consider your lifestyle and how you would like to wear the earrings (ie. every day or for special occasions). If you want to expand your collection of earrings, then consider purchasing both thin and thick hoop earrings in different sizes.
Chandelier and Dangle earrings are a fashion classic for decades. They are long earrings, usually highly decorative, and dangle from a simple earring base. They have a lot of movement when worn making them a very feminine choice. There are a few things to consider when looking at Chandelier and drop earrings.
The first is the shape of the wearers face. If the face is round and broad, consider long and slim earrings. If the face is thin and long, broader earrings in a shorter or medium length tend to look nicer.
Another thing to consider is the wearer’s hair length and style. Chandelier earrings can easily get caught in a woman’s hair so we recommend this style for women with short hair or when the hair is pulled back. Chandelier earrings tend to be very dramatic so we recommend going simple on your necklace, or skipping one all together so that the two pieces do not clash.
Ear Climbers are back and here to stay!!! This edgy jewelry add-on says “Look at me!” There are so many styles to choose from so anyone can find a look that suits them. Delicate and simple designs can add just a little bit of style while bold, dramatic pieces can make a huge statement!
Ear Jackets are simply enhancers for stud earrings. They are designed to wrap around or dangle from the stud earring. The beauty of the ear jacket is that you can take a simple stud that can be worn casually and enhance it so it can be worn with an evening gown. This is a perfect, economical way to expand on your jewelry wardrobe.
Mix and Match earrings are a very trendy look that has been growing in popularity. For a simple daytime look, mix two small studs together but if you want to really dress up for an evening, try pairing a stud with a long dangling earring.