What a Stud: Choosing a Diamond Setting for Diamond Stud Earrings
By Ashley Bailey
, Monday, December 06, 2010
By Ashley Bailey
, December 06, 2010
Diamond stud earrings are among the most popular and versatile earring styles. You can wear a pair of diamond studs with a ball gown to a black tie affair, or rely on them as your go-to daily earrings. Diamond stud earrings make a perfect gift, because it is impossible to not like them! But if you are choosing a pair of diamond stud earrings, whether for yourself or as a gift, you have to choose a diamond setting that will suit your style and preferences. Although these earrings are the ultimate in simplicity, there are many diamond settings available that can completely change the look of the earring!
Prong settings are the most popular diamond setting for engagement rings and diamond earrings. However, there are more options available for diamond studs, so you can be creative even if you opt for this classic choice.
Four prong settings
are the classic, popular choice of diamond settings for round and princess-cut stones. They are available in many sizes, so they can work well for large and small stones.
Three prong diamond stud earrings
The three prong setting
is a cool, trendy twist on the classic diamond setting. It’s called the martini setting because of the way the prongs form an elegant shape like a martini glass.
Eight prong diamond studs
The eight prong diamond setting
is a unique look for a pair of diamond stud earrings. The prongs form a dramatic look as well as holding the diamond securely, and giving small stones a bigger impact.
Another classic diamond setting for engagement rings, bezel settings can be used on their own in diamond studs or combined with other design elements to create diamond stud earrings with real impact. A bezel setting is one of the most protective diamond settings, and it adds a sleek, modern look to any piece of diamond jewelry.
Bezel setting diamond studs
The classic bezel setting is a study in simplicity and elegance. In white gold, this diamond setting reflects the sparkle of the diamond, creating the impression of a larger stone.
Custom design diamond studs
These interesting Triple Braid diamond earrings combine the simple bezel setting with a delicate braid detail. The three stones add a bit more impact than a single stone, without overwhelming your outfit or other jewelry.
These cute earrings use the pavé setting to create a sparkly look without being too expensive. Pavé earrings make great gifts for kids and teens; it’s a great way to introduce a girl to the beauty and responsibility of owning a diamond.
Pave setting diamond earrings