Diamond Stud Earrings are the perfect gift for any occasion
Diamond stud earrings are a simple yet elegant gift for birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, or just about any occasion. Diamond studs are magnificent with the basic little black dress, for that classy, elegant, and timeless look. Yet buying these seemingly small pieces of jewelry can be more complicated than you think. The key to buying quality diamond studs is knowing precisely what to look for and how to get good value for your money.
If you are shopping for a gift for someone, it helps to consider the occasion for which you are presenting the earrings. This will help you see how much you think you should spend and the style of earrings you want to get.
Know your budget
Before you start shopping, determine what your budget is. Diamond studs vary greatly in price, so it is important that you know how much you want to spend.
Know you diamond basics
Be familiar with the Four Cs: carat, color, clarity, and cut. When you know about these basic characteristics, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about the diamonds you’re buying. Also get familiar with the terminology.
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Choose a setting
You will be able to choose from a whole range of specifics for the setting: number of prongs, metal, and clasps.
- Prongs: Most diamond stud earrings have 4 to 6 prongs. See which number best sets off the diamond. Too many prongs may overshadow the stone and give a metallic effect, while too few will not hold the stone securely enough.
- Metal: You can choose from platinum, gold, or white gold. Platinum settings are recommended for their durability and strength.
- Clasp: Most diamond earrings have pressure clasps. The shaft must be straight and free of striations. A notch at the end will help secure the clasp and prevent it from loosening. Diamond stud earrings of high value should have screw clasps instead of pressure clasps.
Decide on a shape
When most of us think of diamond earrings, we think of your basic round earrings. However, that's not all there is to it. You may want a pair of simple diamond studs, but you don't have to stick with the simple round ones. A pear shape is always glamorous and is a classy throwback to simpler times.
Be aware of pricing
Obviously, the weight of the diamonds in the earrings largely affects the price. However, small differences in carat weight may not be easily noticeable and yet can affect the cost of diamond stud earrings. For instance, there is no great difference between 2 carat diamond stud earrings versus a 1.80 carat weight pair, yet the price can vary by thousands of dollars.
By following these simple guidelines, you can find the perfect pair of earrings for any occasion!
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