While jewelry styles and tastes may vary, every girl needs a pair of diamond stud earrings in her collection. Diamond studs are timeless, practical, and beautiful and the perfect combination of style and elegance. Whether it is a birthday, graduation, anniversary, or a “just because I love you” gift, diamond studs are sure to bring a smile to her face. Let’s dive into why they make perfect additions to a collection and what you need to know to choose the perfect pair!
Diamond Studs are Forever Stylish
Diamond studs are the choice when you want to look stylish but also need jewelry that is comfortable and durable. They look great with jeans and a white t-shirt or dressed up for a night out on the town. They are comfortable for everyday wear and can even be slept in without pain. They dress up a casual outfit and also fit perfectly with more formal attire. Think of them as the “little black dress” of the jewelry world. Diamond studs are sure to never go out of style ensuring that they will be a treasured and valuable part of her jewelry collection for years to come.
Diamond Studs Last Forever
Diamond studs can also be passed down from generation to generation. A pair that belonged to your great grandmother will be just as in style today as they were in her day. The quality and durability make them a perfect choice for a gift to mark a special occasion. Years can go by and the studs will hold their same sparkle that they did the day they were given!
Diamond Studs Have the Perfect Sparkle
Simple in design, but full of impact and elegance, diamond studs offer the perfect amount of sparkle. Whether you are wearing them to complement a larger gemstone necklace or wearing them alone, they offer a simple combination of sparkle and elegance. Diamond studs are a staple in a jewelry collection.
Choosing the Diamond Cut and Size
Round and princess cuts are the most popular choice for diamond stud earrings. Both cuts bring the maximum amount of brilliance and sparkle. Don’t feel like you have to stay with the traditional cut thought. Oval and emerald cuts give more of a vintage look and have become more and more popular lately. Heart-shaped, pear-shaped, and marquise cuts are also options for your diamond studs. Keep in mind that the cut will dictate the setting.
When shopping for diamond studs, you need to understand that they are listed as a total carat weight. This means that if the total carat weight is 0.50, then each diamond in the set has a weight of 0.25 carats. Understanding this ensures that you are getting the actual carat weight you desire and not half of that! When choosing the carat, think of where the studs will be worn most. For everyday wear, the recommended total carat weight is between 0.25 and 1.00. If the studs are meant to be worn only for special occasions then you may want to go a little larger for a total carat weight of greater than 1.00. A 1.00-carat weight is the most popular choice all around.
To help you picture the carat size, a single 0.50-carat diamond is about 5 millimeters in diameter and a single 1.00-carat diamond is about 6.5. Remember that the larger size will also mean a heavier weight. You don’t want it too heavy if you are wearing them every day or else the ears will be impacted more. There are no set “rules” for choosing diamond size but instead guidelines. One could always choose a larger carat size for everyday wear or a smaller size for special occasions if they prefer understated elegance.
Choosing the Diamond Setting
The most popular setting for diamond studs is a prong setting. You can choose a 3-prong or a 4-prong depending on your cut. If you choose a marquise cut, the 3-prong setting allows the diamond to sit most snugly. A 4-prong setting is the classic setting for round and princess cut studs. Choosing a prong setting allows the sides of the diamond to show in addition to the top, because they surround the diamond keeping it securely in place. This setting gives an extra boost to the sparkle of your studs!
Bezel settings wrap completely around the diamond holding it most securely in place and protect the diamond from more wear and tear. Bezel settings are also very popular because of their modern vibe, but keep in mind that not all cuts can be bevel set.
The most glamorous setting is a halo setting. This means your center diamond is surrounded by a halo of smaller diamonds. This halo will make your center diamond look larger and also add more sparkle. If maximum glamour is your goal with your diamond studs, then a halo setting should be your choice!
Isbell Jewelers is proud to offer a quality collection and a wide range of diamond styles. Stop by our showroom or give us a call and let us help you choose the perfect pair of diamond studs. Every girl needs diamond stud earrings in her life and we would love to help you choose the best pair!