It’s not hard to see why diamond studs are the most popular earring style worldwide. Obviously, diamonds are in the cards. They cast a dazzling light on your features.
Popular since the late 1800s, the absolutely beautiful earring is still in style today. Diamond stud earrings work with anything, from a t-shirt and jeans to a high-fashion gown on the red carpet. They’re so comfortable for some ladies that they never take them off.
If you’re searching for a present for someone who doesn’t have any, diamond stud earrings are a great choice. Choose carefully, since they are a timeless classic that you can wear every day of your life. Here’s everything you need to know about purchasing diamond stud earrings.
Decide on a spending limit.
Whatever the case may be, diamond stud earrings are an investment that should be treated as such. If they’re good, they’ll have earned it! Many of our clients choose diamond stud earrings to mark special occasions, such as Valentine’s Day, a promotion, an anniversary, or the birth of a child.
Studs are a traditional wedding day present for the bride, and unlike the dress, she may wear them for the rest of her life as a memento of the joyous event. When Meghan Markle got married, she wore diamond stud earrings, and she hasn’t stopped since. Because they are a long-term investment, our clients are more likely to put aside tens of thousands of dollars (but if you are looking for petite studs even fine quality will be less.)
Decide on the Form and Dimensions.
What is your ideal earring size? In terms of overall weight, one-carat diamond stud earrings are the most popular since they contain a half-carat diamond in each earring instead of a whole carat in each earring. Most jewelers will refer to stud earrings as having a “total carat weight” of one carat, which includes all of the diamonds in the earrings, not just the center stone.
What’s the scale of that? As an example, a half-carat diamond has a diameter of approximately 5mm, whereas a one-carat diamond has a diameter of about 6.4mm. Is it true that larger is better when it comes to studs? It’s not always the case. As a general rule, big diamond stud earrings will protrude fairly far from the ear.
Smaller diamond studs have been more popular recently since they look great layered with other earrings and ear cuffs. These are often half-carat or even quarter-carat diamonds in total.
Round and princess cut diamonds are the most common forms of stud earrings. However, keep in mind that studs may rotate while you wear them, so choose a form that you enjoy just as much when worn sideways as when worn straight up and down.
It’s Vital to Focus on the Big Picture
To many, diamond quality doesn’t important in earring diamonds; a yellow diamond with obvious imperfections will do just fine. It’s assumed that no one will pay attention to your ears that carefully in this scenario. However, we prefer to choose higher-quality diamonds for a family treasure that will remain fashionable for years to come. As with engagement rings, we suggest H-I color and VS2 or SI clarity.
When purchasing earrings, look for a seller that can track the diamonds and precious metals back to their source to ensure that your gems are ethically sourced. With complete Kimberly process paperwork and exclusively using recycled precious metals, McGee purchases its diamonds directly from De Beers sightholders. All of our settings are made to order in a small Los Angeles workshop, not in a large one in China or elsewhere.
Earring studs should have identical diamonds in each of the two prongs. That database-picking automated technique will not do, regrettably. They fail to consider the patterns created by a diamond’s cut properly. To compare the gems, you’ll need the assistance of a live person.
As a result, our jewelers at McGee Jewelry meticulously go through every shipment to locate identical diamonds that not only match in size, color, and clarity but also shine and gleam in different patterns. We have a team of gemologists that are obsessive about finding the ideal stone for every client. Only well-cut diamonds are simpler to match since they are more consistent. To maintain a high level of consistency, we do not certify the diamonds unless asked (which will add approximately $200 to the price of the earrings). All of our diamonds are graded and hand-selected by experienced gemologists.
Create a Stylish Ambience
Diamond stud earrings are basic, but they’re all about the details. Choose precisely what you want to give a personal touch to the traditional silhouette. When deciding on a set style and precious metal, keep in mind the intricacies of your engagement ring setting.
McGee creates a wide range of round diamond stud settings, from three to eight prongs. Most light enters the diamond when it is placed in a traditional martini style with three prongs. A four-prong ring seems to be a little heftier. A corona of prongs encircles the diamond in a six-prong setting. Double-prong settings elevate even the most basic solitaires to a higher level of elegance. Do you have a preference for either of these two options?
You may also get diamond stud earrings with bezels in all metals if you want a more contemporary appearance.
There are a few variables that determine what metal you should choose. To begin, do you have an engagement ring, wedding band, or other pieces of jewelry that you often wear that you’d want to match? White gold is an excellent option if you have a lot of other metals on your finger since it mixes nicely with the diamond. Platinum is an excellent option if you’re allergic to metals; it’s hypoallergenic and won’t trigger an allergic response no matter how long you wear it. Platinum is hypoallergenic. However, diamond stud earrings contain so little metal that platinum isn’t significantly heavier than gold. Platinum is hefty and not frequently suggested for earrings as a consequence.
Back-Up Your Claim
A crucial component of diamond stud earrings that is sometimes neglected is the earring back, which is hidden while they are worn. Have you ever been in the unfortunate position of misplacing an earring? When you lose one earring, it’s even more heartbreaking since the only other one you have in your jewelry box serves as a constant reminder.
Because you never know whether you’ll misplace your diamond stud earrings, choosing the right earring back is critical. Screw backs are the most secure kind of earring back, and we at McGee suggest them. Over time, butterfly backs grow progressively less stable. Adding a back takes a little more time, but it ensures that your diamond stud stays securely in place, so it’s well worth the extra effort.
Because they are tight, your earring will not droop whether you wear it with an additional drop or jacket in the future.
Once you’ve found the ideal pair of diamond stud earrings, we want to make sure you know how to properly care for them. Also, it will be appreciated by your future kids and grandkids.