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How to Choose Diamond Stud Earrings

Every woman should own a decent pair of diamond stud earrings. Do you have a pair of stud earrings? If you are planning to buy a pair of studs for the first time? Whatever the case, you need to know how to choose your next pair of stud earrings.



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Every woman should own a decent pair of diamond stud earrings. I bet you have heard this phrase very often. Do you have a pair of stud earrings? Or are you planning to buy a pair of studs for the first time? Whatever the case, you need to know how to choose your next pair of stud earrings.

There is nothing like a perfect pair of diamond studs because most studs go well with almost any outfit. Whether you are just entering the workforce, or you have been a career woman for a while, you will realize how convenient diamond studs are.

Even if you are a stay at home mom, there is no reason why you should not get yourself diamond earrings. After all, you will need to be dolled up for special events or other important activities.

As you build your jewelry collection, make sure you shop for jewelry from a well-reputed jeweler. The jewelry industry understands the huge demand for diamond studs. For this reason, many jewelers are resorting to forging earrings to up their sales.

When you choose the right studs, you will have a fun time expressing your individuality and showcasing your sense of style. Do not be shy to get creative and wear studs of different shapes because this is how you discover hidden parts of yourself. 

Building your Own Diamond Studs

If you are an artistic person, you can go ahead and build your own diamond stud earrings. All you need to do is purchase a matching pair of certified diamonds and an earring setting of your choice from a jeweler you trust. Such custom pieces are not only unique but eye-catching as well.

Not many people build their studs, so you are bound to stand out. You will need help to make sure that the stones you choose match perfectly. Always work with a trusted jeweler who knows their stuff, so that you can build an impressive pair of studs to add to your collection.

Work with experts also helps you to ensure that you do not spend too much on materials, or waste anything while getting your studs made.

Never hesitate to contact your jeweler each time you are unsure of something because buying diamond earrings is a huge investment. Work with jewelers who have an unlimited collection, so you always get what you are looking for.

Note that when it comes to diamond earrings, color and clarity do not matter much. You can always get better value with non-certified diamonds if you are on a budget. 

Buying Guidelines

Diamond stud earrings are the perfect gift whether you are gifting yourself a pair or buying them for someone else. Every woman would appreciate a pair whether they were expecting them or not. This means that you will find yourself purchasing diamond earrings, whether you are a man or a woman.

If a friend is celebrating their birthday and you have no idea what to get them, you could try getting them diamond stud earrings. Since they are so versatile, shopping for them needs a little finesse. If you have never purchased diamond studs before, these few tips while help you make the right decision.

Whether you are shopping online or in-store, these general guides will help you make the right choice:

● Color Quality

I know we have mentioned that color does not matter much when it comes to studs, but the quality sure does. H – J is the ideal color range for diamond studs, and there is no need to go higher than this unless you are feeling extravagant.

When we talk about the quality of the color of the diamonds, you should remember that people look at earrings other people wear from a distance. Since studs are not on people’s faces, going higher than J on the color scale will not make a difference. However, if you want to appreciate the quality of color of gemstones in your collection, then, by all means, go higher than J.

● Clarity Grade

The second guideline is looking at the clarity grade of the diamonds in the earrings. Theoretically, you should be in a position to get I1 grade diamond studs. However, this is not really possible in reality.

If you are making a purchase from an online vendor, there is a chance that they may sell uncertified diamonds. Just because a stone has been marked I1 does not mean that you should take the vendor’s word for it.  Most of the time, the clarity grade may be lower than I1, and the diamonds you receive may have visible inclusions.

● Cut Quality

Lastly, we have quality of the cut of the stone. This is far more important than the two other factors. Cut quality is actually the only thing you will notice in diamond studs.

If you cannot notice the cut of the diamond, it means the quality is very poor. You will recognize a diamonds as having a good cut, when you notice that the diamond is not only of a good size, but it has a good sparkle to it as well.

It is imperative that you choose only diamond studs with impeccable cuts. This will make your earrings more brilliant, this way they will stand out when you wear them.

Avoid diamonds that have a deep cut because they will end up looking smaller than they actually are. 

Other factors to Consider

Aside from the diamond itself, you should also consider the metal used to make the setting of your earrings. Here are some factors to consider:

● Metal Color

The most popular metal used to make diamond studs are white gold, yellow gold, rose gold and platinum. Ideally, your choice should be based on your personal preference, but it would be good to know that gold is cheaper than platinum.

The color of the metal you choose should work well with the outfits you have in your wardrobe.

● Metal Weight

When you go with gold as your setting, you will have the option of 18K or 14K gold. 14K gold is sturdier, but there is more gold in the 18K option.

Platinum is the most durable and as a result, studs made of this metal are more expensive than those made of gold. However, platinum is quite scratch-prone, which makes them delicate.

● Metal Allergies

Do you have any metal allergies? If so, you should consider buying studs that are made of a metal that you can wear comfortably without triggering an allergy. 


Whether you are adding to your collection, or buying your very first diamond earrings, this guide will help you make the right choice. Make sure you deal with a trusted jeweler always.