Raymond Lee Jewelers Offers a Wide Selection of Stunning Diamond Stud Earrings
Diamond stud earrings are one of the most popular types of diamond earrings due to their classic simplicity, elegance and versatility. They can be matched with almost everything in your wardrobe, adding a sense of style to any outfit. Whether you intend to wear them yourself or offer them as a gift to someone you love or deeply appreciate, there are many diamond stud options. They come in numerous styles and sizes, so you can choose that pair which complements your personality most. As far as budget is concerned, the diamonds used in making diamond stud earrings vary in size and carat, so if you take your time shopping around, you’ll most certainly find a good deal. But don’t worry, we carry a wide variety of stud earrings designed to fit your budget.
To make your task easier, it helps to know what to look for. Here are some tips that will show you what is important when it comes to choosing your perfect diamond stud earrings.
Check the Cut of Your Diamond Stud Earrings
Together with clarity, color and carat, the cut tells you what a diamond is worth. The cut is what turns a rough diamond into a gemstone, and a great cut makes a diamond shine and glitter in that irresistible way that is typical of this gorgeous stone. In other words, the cut has everything to do with a diamonds brilliance, radiance and scintillation. When a diamond is cut well, its facets will reflect all the light that is absorbed through the top, or the flat surface of the diamond.
There are many ways to cut a diamond, including round brilliant, princess, marquise, emerald, asscher, radiant, cushion, pear and oval. Each of them yields a different result, and is suitable to a particular stone or jewelry item. The most popular cuts for diamond stud earrings, besides round brilliant, are princess cut, emerald and oval. However, you can find diamond stud earrings with more uncommon cuts, such as asscher or cushion cuts.
Check the Clarity of Your Diamond Stud Earrings
Clarity is another important factor which tells you how valuable your diamond is. If a diamond has flaws or contains impurities, its value will diminish, and it will be less expensive than clear diamonds. If you are able to detect inclusions in a diamond without placing it under a magnifying glass or even a microscope, this means that it’s not the best diamond you can get.
Check the Color of Your Diamond Stud Earrings
Classic diamonds are clear and radiant. Colorless diamonds are considered to be the highest standard when it comes to diamond color. However, colored diamonds are becoming fashionable. These days, people are buying more and more pink, yellow or black diamond jewelry.
Check the Carat of Your Diamond Stud Earrings
Carat is related to the weight of a diamond. One carat means 200 milligrams. However, weight should not be mistaken with the size of a given stone. For instance, a bigger diamond can weigh less than a smaller one due to its density. When it comes to identifying the carat of small diamonds, experts often use points. Thus, a carat has 100 points, which means that one point equals one hundredth of a carat. Large diamonds are not easy to come by, that is why a single, one carat diamond is worth more than several smaller diamonds that equal one carat when added together.
Check the Setting of Your Diamond Stud Earrings
Diamond stud earrings are supposed to fit your earlobe. The setting and how the weight of the diamond is balanced are decisive for that. There are more setting options for lighter weight earrings than there are for bigger stud earrings. That’s because it’s more difficult to center bigger stones.
In this setting, the metal frame holds the diamond in with the help of three prongs. This allows for a firm grip and distributes the weight of the diamond evenly. It is called the Martini setting because if it is held with the stud up and the post down, it looks like a Martini glass. It is especially recommended for larger diamond stud earrings.
Crown style settings are not very suitable for diamond stud earrings because they are likely to droop, and diamond studs should fit your ear perfectly.
Basket settings, on the other hand, are much better for diamond stud earrings because they balance the stone and allow the earring to stand straight on the earlobe, without drooping.
This type of setting is called a halo because a central, bigger diamond is encircled by a row of smaller gemstones. This highlights the stone in the middle, making it look larger and brighter. When used for earrings, a halo setting attracts the eye with the shimmering and glistening light that is reflected by the gem in the middle, which is echoed by the circle of smaller diamonds surrounding it.
Check the Precious Metal Your Diamond Is Set in
Precious metals include yellow or white gold, or platinum, which highlight a diamond’s brilliance. When you choose a pair of diamond stud earrings, don’t let yourself be completely taken by the stone. The metal frame is important as well, and it is factored in the overall price. A pair of 18k gold diamond stud earrings may cost more than something set in silver, but its value and beauty outweigh the cost.
Raymond Lee Jewelers Diamond Stud Earrings
Raymond Lee Jewelers’ comprehensive inventory of diamond stud earrings includes numerous shapes, sizes and styles. Here is a partial list of our available diamond stud options.
Diamond Stud Earrings:
luxury brands, such as Tiffany & Co
Earrings Metal Setting:
white and yellow gold- 14 and 18k
Diamond Stud Earrings and Gemstones:
blue sapphire and diamond platinum
emerald and white gold
Cuts and Settings:
four prong setting
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