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Buying Diamond Stud Earrings: a Complete Guide

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What is it about diamond stud earrings that makes them so popular? Of course, it's diamonds! They sparkle and shine in your eyes.

First popularized in the 19th century, this earring remains popular today. Diamond stud earrings are an essential part of any woman's jewelry collection, whether she wears them to the park or the red carpet. They're so good that some women never take them off.

In the absence of an engagement ring, diamond stud earrings make an excellent gift option for someone who doesn't already have a pair. Pick the right pair because they are an everyday staple you can wear for the rest of your days. How to buy diamond stud earrings is explained here.

  1. Set your Budget

    There is no better investment than diamond stud earrings, whether you're buying them for yourself or as a gift. In other words, they'd better be up to par. Many of our customers purchase diamond stud earrings to commemorate special occasions such as Valentine's Day, a promotion, an anniversary, or the birth of a child.

    As opposed to the dress, studs can be worn for years to come as a constant reminder of the joy and happiness of the occasion. At her wedding, Meghan Markle wore diamond studs, and she has worn them frequently since. Our customers typically set a budget of several thousand dollars rather than a few hundred dollars because they are making a long-term investment (but if you are looking for petite studs even fine quality will be less.)

  2. Pick a Shape and Size

    Which earring size do you prefer? Diamant stud earrings of one carat total weight are the most popular; however, each earring has a half-carat diamond set into it, not a full carat. Most jewelers use the term "total carat weight" to refer to the total weight of all the diamonds in a pair of earrings, not just the center stone.

    Do you have any idea how big that is? The diameter of a 1 carat diamond is roughly 6.4 millimeters, which puts a half-carat diamond at 5 millimeters in diameter. Is it better to have more studs or to have more studs? There are times when this isn't the case. Large diamond studs tend to protrude from the ear, so make sure the setting has a good profile to avoid this.

    Smaller diamond studs, which look great layered with larger earrings and ear cuffs, have become increasingly popular in recent years. It's common for these to have a total weight of one-half carat or even less.

    In terms of stud earrings, round and princess cut diamonds are the most popular choices. Remember that studs rotate as you wear them, so choose a shape that you like both vertically and horizontally as much as you do vertically.

  3. Quality Matters

    There are many who will tell you that the quality of a diamond doesn't matter for earrings and that you can get away with a slightly yellow diamond with visible inclusions. The assumption here is that no one is going to pay attention to your ears. However, when it comes to a family heirloom that will be passed down through the generations, we prefer to invest in higher-quality diamonds. For engagement rings, we recommend a color range of H-I and a clarity range of VS2 or SI2.

    Make sure that the diamonds and precious metals used to craft your earrings are sourced responsibly by purchasing them from a vendor who can trace their origin.

    In a pair of diamond stud earrings, the diamonds should be matched up. That database of two diamonds picked at random will have to do. They don't know enough about the cut of a diamond to make an accurate assessment. Diamonds must be viewed side-by-side in order to be compared.

    So, at Diamond Registry, we meticulously search through each shipment to find identical diamonds that not only match in size, color, clarity, and cut, but also in brilliance and sparkle patterns. We do this for our customers. Gemologists at our company are obsessive about finding the perfect match for each and every customer. Selecting only well-cut diamonds is made simpler because they are more consistent and easier to match. In order to keep the quality consistent, our gemologists grade and hand-select each diamond for our stud earrings, so we don't certify the diamonds unless requested (which will add about $200 to the earrings' price)."

  4. Style the Setting

    Diamond studs may be simple, but the finer points are important. The classic silhouette can be given a personal touch by picking and choosing the details that appeal to you. When selecting a setting style and precious metal, you can mimic the details of your engagement ring setting.

    From three prongs to eight prongs, we make it all at Diamond Registry for round diamond studs. Traditional martini settings allow the greatest amount of light into a gemstone. Using a four-prong nut makes it appear more sturdy. The diamond is surrounded by a six-prong corona. A simple solitaire gets a stylish upgrade with a double-prong setting. Do you have a preference for one over the other?

    When it comes to diamond earrings, we offer a variety of styles, including those with bezels in all metals.

    Many factors go into deciding on the metal you want to use. In the first place, would you like to match the color of your engagement ring with your wedding band or other jewelry that you wear on a regular basis? White gold is a good choice if you have a lot of different metals on your finger because it blends in with the diamond. You can wear platinum for a long time without worrying about an allergic reaction if you are sensitive to metals. Platinum is hypoallergenic. Because diamond stud earrings contain so little metal, platinum doesn't feel any heavier than gold when worn as earrings.

  5. Back It Up

    The earring back is the most overlooked component of diamond stud earrings because it is hidden from view when they are worn. No, I've never gotten rid of an earring. Because earrings are the most frequently lost jewelry, the remaining earring serves as a reminder of the loss.

    Since it's possible to misplace your diamond studs, it's critical to pick the right earring back. Screw backs, the most secure type of earring back, are what we recommend at Diamond Registry. Over time, butterfly backs weaken and become less secure. Adding a back takes a little longer, but it ensures that your diamond stud stays securely in place, so it's time well spent in our opinion.

    In addition, they stay in place, preventing your stud earrings from drooping, no matter how many drops or jackets you add.

    After finally finding the perfect diamond stud earrings, we want to make sure you keep them safe. It will be appreciated by your future children and grandchildren as well!

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