Buying Tips for Diamond Stud Earrings
With all the diamond shapes and setting styles, choosing a pair of diamond earrings can be a difficult decision. It’s like choosing the perfect frame for your favourite photo as the setting for the earrings needs to be as stunning as the diamond but not distract from its beauty. You also want the diamond earrings to suit your style and look.
Earrings should be picked out with care as they are an integral part of framing a woman’s face. You want the earrings your choose to bring out your features, suit your hairstyle and the style of clothes you like to wear. A classic diamond stud earring is always a great choice and an excellent gift. In terms of style, the most important aspect is the shape of the diamond. The two popular shapes for diamond earrings are round brilliant cut and princess cut. Other diamond shapes include pear, Asscher cut, heart shaped and cushion cut. You want your earrings to display brilliance, shine and sparkle – which all dependants on the quality of diamonds you pick. A well cut diamond will always sparkle with brilliance as more light is allowed through. A diamond colour grad between D to G and a clear clarity grade between IF, VVS1, VVS2, VS1 and VS2 will give the diamond a definitive sparkle. The style of the setting is also important and there are generally two styles for diamond studs – prong setting and rub over setting. With prongs the diamond is set in a number of claws depending on the shape. This is a traditional look that also allows more light to pass through the diamond. A rub over setting is where the diamond is secured with a rim of metal surrounding the stone. Although the setting doesn’t allow as much light to pass through, its a very modern style of setting.