Diamond studs are to jewelry what the little black dress is to clothing – a necessity for every woman’s wardrobe. The sparkle of this brilliant gem will bring out the natural sparkle of the eyes and a pair can be found to compliment any outfit. There are a large variety of diamond studs from which to choose; not just the classic round shape in the sterling silver setting that most frequently comes to mind.
Diamond stud earrings come in almost every shape imaginable. Those classic round diamonds are still very popular and will always be stylish. But why not also choose a pair that is unique and fun? Almost every geometric shape is available including squares, rectangles, octagons, and hexagons. For the more adventurous consumer, diamond studs can also be purchased in the following shapes: clusters, stars, hearts, and different types of flowers. An increasing number of animal shapes are obtainable, too.
Many people don’t realize that diamond studs come in an assortment colors. Of course, almost everyone is familiar with clear diamonds. However, diamonds also come in yellow, pink, blue, and black. In recent years, rich, chocolate brown diamonds have become very popular. Many of the most beautiful diamond stud earrings have a combination of colors, usually yellow and black or yellow and blue.
There is such a large range of sizes of diamond stud earrings that a pair will fit into almost every budget. The smallest start around .03 carats, which are about 2 millimeters in diameter. The largest are typically 8 carats, which are 13 millimeters in diameter and there are more than 20 sizes in between.
The 4 C’s
When choosing the perfect pair of diamond stud earrings for you keep the “4 C’s” in mind:
- Cut – Diamonds are cut in different shapes to accentuate their brilliant sparkle.
- Color – The more colorless the white diamond the more precious it is considered; fancy, colored diamonds are judged on a different scale.
- Clarity – Perfectly clear diamonds are incredibly rare and therefore, much more expensive. Diamonds with scratches, traces of minerals and other flaws are natural, but detract from the clarity.
- Carat – The total carat weight is the weight of all the diamonds in your piece of jewelry.
More information about the 4 C’s can be found on the internet or by speaking with a diamond care specialist.
Choosing the Perfect Diamond Stud Earrings for You
The most important factor when choosing your diamond stud earrings is finding a pair that you love! Let your personality sparkle as brilliantly as your diamonds through your perfect combination of shape, color and size. No matter which pair of diamond stud earrings you choose, you will have chosen the perfect accessory.