A pair of diamond studs is one of those jewelry items that many people regard as ‘must haves’. They are classic yet striking, and versatile in a way that makes them appropriate both for every day and for a special occasion. The right cut and quality of diamond can provide sparkle to the most understated of outfits, and balance out a more elaborate ensemble.
While they are seldom researched to the extent that a diamond engagement ring might be, there are still some important considerations that are worth bearing in mind when it comes to buying your diamond studs. It is important to ensure that you are getting exactly what you expect – and buying certified diamonds will give you the assurance of expert evaluation.
3 Prong Martini Diamond Earrings
The most important of the 4 Cs for diamond earrings - clarity, color, carat and cut – is that last one, cut quality. Diamond studs are all about the sparkle, and that is achieved through excellent cutting, so it is worth investing your money in the best cut quality you can. For those other factors, consider aiming for a minimum color range of H-J and clarity grades from VS1 to Si1.
If you are choosing your certified diamonds and the settings separately, you have the option of choosing an internationally acclaimed A CUT ABOVE® Super Ideal diamond
, making your studs really something special.
6 Prong Martini Diamond Earrings
The shape of your diamond is also a factor. Round brilliant cut is the classic choice, although the princess cut is gaining in popularity. The setting is something that really enables you to add a touch of your own personal style to your jewelry. Bezel settings are more contemporary, while a four or six pronged setting is more traditional. The most popular setting at Whiteflash is the Martini setting, which uses three prongs and a profile that is more flush to the ear than other settings.
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While earring backings are seldom seen, most women have a personal preference as to what feels comfortable and secure against their earlobe. Friction backs are the most popular, simply sliding on and off the post, but they can be easily lost. Screw backs offer more security, but that does mean the posts themselves can be thicker – many people regard that as a reasonable trade-off however, given the value of the earrings themselves! You can find out more about earring backs here
Finally, once you have made your choice, it becomes a question of how to look after your diamond studs. While they do have everyday appeal and many people do wear them every day, it is worth removing them if you are using particularly harsh haircare products, or swimming in a chlorine pool. For more information about how to look after your jewelry, click here
Cared for properly, your diamond studs will provide many, many years of pleasure. It is that evergreen appeal that makes them such a fantastic choice, whether you’re buying them as a gift or for yourself. Go forth and sparkle!