How To Choose Diamond Earrings

Laura Tolentino

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Diamond earrings are an iconic fashion statement that suit every face shape. Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle frequently sport dainty studs while Kourtney Kardashian and Romee Strijd often opt for hoops or long danglers as part of their look.

When purchasing diamond earrings, it is essential to keep in mind the four Cs: color, clarity, cut and carat weight. Doing this will allow you to make the optimal selection for yourself or a loved one.

Size

If you’re shopping for diamond hoop or stud earrings on a tight budget, halo settings featuring multiple smaller diamonds may offer an equally striking look for less money. As larger diamonds tend to be more costly, selecting smaller carat weight diamonds might be best.

Avoid choosing diamonds shaped as Asscher cuts or princess cuts as these tend to highlight more of a diamond’s inclusions and flaws, increasing its likelihood of having an inferior clarity grade than regular round or oval diamonds.

Finally, diamond earrings are typically sold based on their total carat weight rather than individual carat weight for each earring. When shopping for diamond studs, this could mean either 1 carat total weight or 0.25 carats each.

Shape

Shape of diamond earrings is an important consideration both in everyday wear and special events. A classic choice like from PIERRE Jewellery would be round or princess cut stud earring; alternatively you might like something more distinctive like a half circle (j-hoop) or drop style that goes well with most outfits.

Bezel settings provide the option of showing more of the diamond’s face while providing maximum security and comfort. They make your gemstone appear larger than other settings while offering a modern, striking aesthetic which complements various gemstone hues.

Considerations when selecting earrings of any carat weight should also include their type of backing. A French hook or push back are ideal options to ensure they won’t get misplaced throughout the day; or choose screw backs for drop or dangle earrings.

Metal

Your diamond earrings’ metal can play an integral part in their look and feel. Silver offers more neutral tones that pair well with various gemstone colors; gold provides warmth while platinum offers luxurious aesthetics while being hypoallergenic for those suffering from severe metal allergies.

Earring backs have an immense effect on comfort and security. Most stud earrings feature push backs that use friction to hold them in place; this option is particularly popular among those with smaller earlobes. La pousette pushbacks offer more security; they resemble butterfly backs but feature flat sides which sit flat against your earlobe for secure wearing.

If you’re purchasing jewelry as a present for someone special, take into account their skin tone when selecting their precious metal. White gold works well on light skin tones while yellow gold complements warmer-toned gemstones and diamonds more beautifully.

Setting

How you secure your diamond stud earrings to your earlobe can have a significant effect on their look when worn regularly.

Consideration should also be given to which style of backing you choose for your diamond studs, as this can have an effect on how they feel when worn and their security.

Butterfly styles of earrings can be an ideal way to express yourself. This type of earring often provides maximum comfort; however, tightening them daily is recommended to maintain its fit and stay fashionable.

Martini-style settings feature a v-shape that sits near to the earlobe. However, some individuals don’t prefer this style due to its ability to dig into or stretch the piercing hole – therefore not being suitable for long-term wear. Other choices include basket-style settings which feature flat surfaces further away from the earlobe for optimal light performance; particularly popular among round, oval and emerald cut shapes.