HOW TO CHOOSE DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS

Posted by Abelini Jewellery | 06 October 2018
HOW TO CHOOSE DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS

Diamond stud earrings are one of the most expensive and luxurious things that money can buy, so why not make sure you avoid some of the common pitfalls before you put your order in? Here’s a few tips from the experts that will ensure you get everything you want and more from your little touch of luxury to understand how to buy the best diamond stud earrings.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS?

As each diamond is born with its unique characteristics, buying a pair of diamond studs requires some level of technical understanding and gemmological knowledge.

To get the most beautiful diamonds studs and the best value for your budget, here are some quick tips that you will want to consider when buying a pair of diamond studs:

1. CHOOSE THE COLOUR OF YOUR DIAMONDS (GIA COLOUR SCALE)

The beautiful thing about diamonds is that they come in a variety of colours, and they also come in a huge range of degrees of purity. This means that you can easily shop around for hours if you’re unsure about which colour you want to go for. Don’t be alarmed though because there’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to diamond jewellery. It’s all about finding something that suits your style and you fall in love with. You’ll know your perfect match when you see it.

Buying a D, E, or F colour on diamond stud earrings would be a waste of your money. Nobody will notice highly graded diamonds, nor will they notice that one diamond is G colour, while the other H.

WHAT IS THE BEST COLOUR AND CLARITY FOR DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS?

Unlike buying a diamond ring, colour and clarity are not so important when shopping for diamond stud earrings; and, also diamond stud earrings can be obscured by long hair.

Clarity is a measure of the inclusions and blemishes inside and outside of the diamond. The higher the clarity grade of a diamond, the clearer the diamond, however, this doesn’t translate to how sparkly a diamond is. The clarity of a diamond is graded from FL (Flawless) to VS2 (Very Slightly Included), down to I2 (Included). However, the best clarity for diamond stud earrings is SI1 (Slightly Included); although, it is unlikely to see its inclusions and blemishes with the naked eye. While the most expensive diamond studs are a higher clarity like VVS1 (Very, Very Slightly Included), which should be avoided to save costs.

The colour of a diamond stud earring can be graded in two ways; from the colourless scale, which is applicable for colourless diamonds, and the coloured diamonds. At the top of the scale are colourless diamonds which are graded with a D, while the diamonds at the bottom of the scale are graded with a Z; which are diamonds with yellow or grey hues. It’s advisable not to buy diamonds at the top of the colour scale, as we don’t often view earrings up close, and it's unlikely for someone to tell if your diamond studs are an E or a G. However, H-J colour grades are the best for diamond stud earrings as they’re just as good and will save you money on your purchase; plus, H colour diamonds and D colour diamonds look nearly identical and share similar features; with H grade being more affordable.

2. CHOOSE WHICH TYPE OF CUT YOU WANT


All Diamond Shape

The cut grade of the diamonds is one of the most important factors when choosing a pair of diamond studs. You will want the cut grade to be between Excellent and Good to get the liveliest diamonds.

The cut of a diamond doesn’t just impact on how bright it shines when it dances with the light. It can also dramatically change the overall look of the earring by changing its shape. The secret here is to find a shape that you feel comfortable with and that matches your face shape. Once you get that right you’ll be able to choose something that really brings out your natural beauty so that the whole room turns in your direction when you make your entrance. Ideal if you’re looking for a timeless piece of jewellery that you’ll be wearing with pride for years to come.

3. CHOOSE THE CLARITY GRADE OF YOUR DIAMONDS

While the clarity grade will depend on your budget, it is not advisable to emphasize clarity. Since most diamond stud earrings are small in size, a lower clarity grade will be barely noticeable when worn.

4. CHOOSE THE CARAT OF YOUR DIAMONDS

You will want your diamonds to have a similar carat weight. Ideally, both studs should have a maximum difference in carat weight of 0.05. That is, if a diamond weighs 0.80 carats, its counterpart should be at most 0.85 or 0.75 carats.

5. CHOOSE A GOOD SIZE FOR DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS.

There’s no exact answer to this question as the ideal size for diamond stud earrings depends on your personal taste and its price. Personal taste comes down to the colour, cut, and setting; while the price comes down to the 4Cs. There’s no one size fits all when it comes to diamond stud earrings as everyone has their own unique taste. As such, the size that may be perfect for one person could be too big or small for another person.

However, the most popular size for diamond stud earrings worn by most women is 1ctw. 1ctw (carat total weight) features two 0.50 carat diamonds, with each pair of 0.50-carat diamonds measuring around 5mm in diameter. This size is more popular than the others because of its versatility, as it can be worn both every day and for special occasions; and a lot of women find this size to work beautifully well for them with both casual and upscale clothing.

It is important to understand carat total weight (ctw) when shopping for a pair of diamond stud earrings to avoid mistakes. With that said, the carat total weight, which is the weight of the diamond within the studs will be listed whenever you’re shopping. So, if you want to get a pair of 1ctw round diamond studs, each of the two diamonds within the pair of diamond stud earrings will weigh 0.50ctw. Ultimately, the final decision for the best size comes down to personal taste and budget. The most important factor to note is that the diamond stud suits your need; whether for everyday wear or for special occasions. In order to get the perfect size for your diamond stud at the best price, shop from our website where we offer outstanding value for your money.

6. CHOOSE THE BEST SETTING FOR DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS.

The two major things to consider when choosing a setting are the design of your setting and your choice of backing. The two best setting designs to choose from are prong and bezel settings.

  • a) PRONG SETTING: This setting exposes the diamond, enabling more of the stone to be seen. This setting allows more light into the diamond, which causes it to sparkle more, and also makes it appear a bit larger. However, prong settings a bit more upkeep to ensure they do slip out of place thus, resulting in the potential loss of your stone. This means occasionally getting the setting checked.
  • b) BEZEL SETTING: This setting circles the diamond almost completely, mostly showing only the top of the diamond thus, providing protection to the diamond against any wear and tear, and also providing security from being dislodged.

In the case of diamond stud earrings, there are also other things to consider when choosing a setting. You’ll want to consider a setting that enhances sparkle, maximize the size of your diamond, and provides security for your diamond.

  • a) SETTING THAT ENHANCES SPARKLE: To maximize your diamond sparkle, opt for the least amount of metal on the stone as fewer metal equals more diamond being visible to the eye. Opt for a setting with 3 or 4 prongs as an eye-catching choice.
  • b) SETTINGS THAT MAXIMIZE THE SIZE OF YOUR DIAMOND: Prong settings also maximize the size of your diamond, as it covers the least amount of the surface of the diamond thus, exposing the diamond more. If you’re looking for a larger sizes diamond, opt for a prong setting to expose as much of the surface of the diamond as possible.
  • c) SETTINGS THAT PROVIDE SECURITY OF YOUR DIAMOND: The main security concern of a diamond stud is ensuring the diamond doesn’t fall out of its settings. The best security for your diamond is offered by a bezel setting, as a thin metal strip is pushed around the gem to secure it; which also means a part of the diamond’s surface area will be covered. However, a white metal bezel can make a colourless diamond appear larger even while it provides the best security.

7. PICK THE RIGHT MATERIAL FOR THE SETTING

The setting is the final thing to pay attention to on our quick-fire list. It brings the piece to-gather into an intricate whole, and the style and shape will have a huge influence on the overall look and feel.

Make sure you explore your options and don’t rush into things, which is where our personal consultants come in. They know everything there is to know about diamond jewellery, so who better to help you become united with your perfect match? By being able to talk to someone, with no-obligation to buy, you’ll be able to explore your options rather than feeling rushed into buying the first set of earrings you see that are within your budget. Take the time to get it right and you’ll feel and see the difference the moment you try them on. Perfect for creating a timeless look that you can wear for years and years to come no matter where life decides to take you.

Now that you know some of the things to look out for all you have to do is start your search and get ready to be united with your perfect match.

POPULAR DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS


Popular Diamond Stud Earrings

There’s nothing quite like a classic. And our diamond stud earrings handcrafted in the UK are as timeless as they come. This elegant pair is designed with solitaire round diamonds in a four-prong setting. With incredible customization options that make you feel like your own jeweller, these Abelini ensure you get exactly what you want and expect. Choose from platinum stud earrings or design your pair with quality, hypoallergenic prongs, and yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold posts. You can even determine the earrings’ diameter based on carat count—with options from the subtle 0.1 carats to a dreamy 2 effervescent carats. The small stud earrings are elegant enough to wear with everything—tank tops, party dresses, gowns—you name it. diamond earrings, The perfect gift for a man or woman with pierced ears, these diamond studs offer an affordable taste of luxury that you’ll be able to wear and treasure forever.

CLASSIC DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS

Can’t. Stop. Staring. These oh-so-sparkly earrings are a dream come true, and with Abelini’s customization process and fair pricing, your wish of stunning diamond studs is within reach. Designed in a classic 4 claw basket setting, these studs are designed with gold or platinum metal and naturally-mined diamonds ranging from a fraction of a carat to a full 2 carats. Whether worn alone, with other piercings or complemented with an Abelini necklace and bracelet, these earrings always look elegant. The unisex diamond ear studs make a great forever gift to yourself or for that special someone in your life.

Upgrade your pair with the custom diamond of the highest-rated clarity and colour and cut and finish the design with a secure alpha back.

PRINCESS CUT DIAMOND EARRINGS

Bring on the dazzle in these princess-cut diamond stud earrings. Whether you choose 18 karats rose gold studs, platinum studs, 9 karat white gold studs, or any of our seven options, you’re sure to look great in this beautiful finishing touch. Crafted with polished metal posts and secure backs, the square shape stud earrings lend a precise, polished touch to dressy and casual looks. Find your perfect size based on carat—options range from a fraction of a carat up to 2 full carats. Princess-cut diamond earrings pair especially well with princess-cut solitaire necklaces and engagement rings. They also make a handsome and luxurious standalone accessory for men.

With Abelini, you get exactly what you desire thanks to a simple, assisted process that enables you to personalize your earrings and know exactly what you’ll receive in terms of design, quality, and price.

THE FLOWER STYLE STUD EARRINGS


The mistake people so often make when shopping for the jewellery they can wear to every event is that they pick something so large and overt that it dominates their look. The beauty of flower-style diamond stud earrings is that they sit elegantly in the background, just waiting to catch the eye of passers-by.

With so much innate beauty in such a small piece, each stud dances with the light in such a subtle way that you can wear them to the office, to your favourite restaurant, and on those special evenings when it’s just the two of you.

BEZEL SET DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS

These stud earrings deliver instant satisfaction but have a long-lasting impact, bringing excitement and enviable style for years to come. The elegant stud earrings for women are set with ethical round diamonds circumscribed by a gold or platinum frame. The bezel setting creates a fashion-forward twist on the classic diamond accessory. By creating a sleek and simple outline, the bezel setting puts the focus on the gorgeous white diamonds. Customize your pair by choosing the classification of three important gemstone C’s: carat, clarity, and colour. The earrings are also designed optometrist with posts featuring push or screw backings. Does another customization treat? Choosing your metal! These white gold stud earrings are also offered in yellow gold, rose gold, or platinum for a luxurious look that’s proudly ethically sourced with Abelini certification and a lifetime guarantee.

SINGLE DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS FOR MEN'S

Men’s stud earrings are an overlooked and underrated accessory. We aim to change that. Complement your favourite wardrobe pieces with a pair of diamond earrings from a jewellery designer you can count on—Abelini. Offered with a 60-day return policy and lifetime warranty, Abelini earrings ensure you get exactly what you want through a quick, easy, and fun customization process. Crafted with a naturally-mined white, round diamond, these diamond stud earrings for men have a four-prong setting and gold or platinum base. They make a dapper addition to everything from tees to collared shirts to suits. With Abelini stud earrings, men also get to enjoy that special jewellery experience that comes with feeling pampered and prioritized.

The perfect gift for the most stylish guy you know, these stud earrings will definitely bring a smile to his face. Enjoy our free delivery and elegant packaging whether ordering for yourself or a special someone.

BLACK STUD EARRINGS

Classic with a twist. If you already have the perfect pair of white diamond studs, it’s time to move on to something equally beautiful and a little less expected—black diamond earrings.
Black diamonds symbolize strength and power, and you’ll feel capable of anything in this custom pair you most definitely deserve. Plus, our black stud earrings feel elegant and fresh, offering a much deeper-hued illumination than your typical round diamond. Four prongs secure the stone with platinum or yellow, rose, or white gold base.

Between karat options and carat options, Abelini ethically sources the best materials, so you can choose your ideal design and price point for the black diamond studs you desire. Score a piece you can wear on repeat…that will still set you apart.

EMERALD STUD EARRINGS


We’re thrilled the exquisite emerald cut is finally getting the attention it deserves. What’s not to love about the beautiful enlarged baguette-cut that gloriously sparkles? An increasingly popular choice for engagement rings, emerald-cut diamonds also look superb as lightweight, high-shine stud earrings. Set in a traditional four-prong setting, our white diamond emerald stud earrings have unparalleled radiance.
Pick your precise, first by selecting the number of carats—anywhere from 0.2 to 2 carats—with 9 or 18 karat gold metal or platinum metal as the base. Complete your pair of earrings with a push, screw, or alpha back for a secure, comfortable hold.

We adore how they dress up casual looks and how well they pair with fancier fashions like cocktail dresses and evening gowns. Wear yours with an Abelini solitaire diamond necklace for a pretty, posh way to accessories.

GEMSTONE STUD EARRINGS

Looking for a premium stud that pairs with everything and adds a touch of colour? Say hello to these beautiful sapphire stud earrings. Cut in a feminine square-shaped princess cut, these gemstone stud earrings are architected with natural blue sapphire. The studs make the perfect gift for anyone with a taste for fine jewellery, and especially those with September birthdays—the month that counts sapphire as its birthstone. The earrings are designed with a claw and basket setting in rose gold, yellow gold, white gold, or platinum metal. Fit your budget and your interests by selecting the sapphire in sizing anywhere from half a carat to a full 3 carats. Every option is beautiful—although we might be a little partial to thinking bigger is better.

CIRCLE STUD EARRINGS

When you’re looking for special gift ideas that are designed to give or receive beauty, you might just come across something truly spectacular—like these radiant open-circle studs. The jackpot of presents for yourself, your sister, or your best friends, these petite, lightweight earrings are set in 9 or 18 karat gold or 100% platinum with a hoop of diamonds. A dainty and delicate take on diamond stud earrings, these O-shaped earrings may have smaller diamonds…but they certainly have lots of them. The circle stud earrings fasten with a classics post with your choice of a push, screw, or alpha back for added security. And while all the earrings measure 0.15 carats of total diamonds, you can customize the quality of those gemstones by choosing your level from the GIA scale of clarity (4 options) and colour (3 options).
Purchase a pair for yourself and gift a pair for a graduation gift, Valentine’s Day present, or Mother’s Day thank-you.

TINY SMALL STUD EARRINGS

Outstanding elegance and spectacular beauty make up these enchanting small stud earrings designed with a diamond nestled inside a polished gold or platinum swooping curve. Delicate dimensions make these natural and ethically-mined diamond earrings easy to style…and easy to afford. Designed with popular round-cut diamonds in a prong setting, your exact earrings can be hand-picked with a choice of metal type and colour and gemstone clarity and colour based on the GIA scale. Once you determine the front-facing design you can also select your type of certification and backing style. Simple yet classy and regal, these women’s stud earrings look as lovely with date night attire as they do a work dress or weekend ensemble. Do these tiny stud earrings seem too good to be true? Don’t forget that we offer free shipping, 60-day returns, and a lifetime—so, what are you waiting for?

OVAL SHAPE STUD EARRINGS

When it comes to jewellery, nothing beats a diamond—especially these scintillating white diamond studs cut in gorgeous oval shape. An incredible treat for yourself or a gift for a friend or family member, these opulent earrings have a timeless dazzle that’s certain to amplify classic and modern fashions.
The oval shape stud earrings are offered in sleek, silvery-hued white gold or platinum, feminine rose gold, and bright yellow gold. Once you’ve determined your base metal, you can move on to the diamond. While the gemstone cut of this style is oval you can estimate the size by selecting your carat count as well as clarity and colour rating. If you still need convincing, remember that Abelini only sources and designs ethical jewellery with conflict-free stones.

TEAR DROP PEAR SHAPE STUD EARRINGS

Whether you’re celebrating yourself or revving up your romance, nothing makes a better gift than these luxurious white diamond earrings. Cut with a tapered, pointed top and rounded bottom, our teardrop stud earrings (or pear drop stud earrings—whatever you prefer to these perfect specimens) are more unique and just as stunning as the round diamond studs you already own. Starting at 0.2 carats, these diamonds are offered in up to 2 full carats of conflict-free white diamond. Want those carats to really sparkle? Upgrade your purchase with a VVS diamond that has a D-E colour rating on the GIA scale. How is that for fabulous? Set with three prongs, the earrings are sleek and simple enough to wear with almost everything in your wardrobe—but the fashionable, elegant earrings look really spectacular with an occasion dress.

THE BEAUTY OF DIAMOND STUDS

As the old saying goes: “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” A beautifully crafted pair of diamond stud earrings are the perfect way to finish any outfit and give you the confidence and touch of luxury style that you have always dreamed of. When it comes to an item that has endured for centuries the diamond stud is set apart from the rest, so what makes them so special in the eye of the beholder?

THE PERSONAL TOUCH

Diamond stud earrings aren’t over the top large pieces that dazzle and overpower your senses. They’re quintessentially understated yet glamorous, the epitome of style blending perfectly with substance in complete harmony. They accent your skin tone and give your eyes a little accompanying sparkle as you make your way in the world.

You can choose anything and try everything when it comes to shopping for the diamond earrings that will be with you for a lifetime. You can get lost in a world of colourful diamonds, become dazzled in a world of carats as you find the perfect fit, and you can lose yourself in a host of choices when it comes to settings and backs.

ELEGANCE PERSONIFIED

Nothing compares to the elegance of a simple pair of diamond studs. They sit gently in the background, showcasing the air of luxury that they bring to your outfit without feeling the need to command the whole of the stage. If you’re looking for something that will work anywhere with any outfit then studs will never fail you.

THEY LAST A LIFETIME

A professionally crafted set of diamond studs will last a lifetime. Durable yet elegant, they will be by your side come rain or shine as you make your way in the world. Perfect for ensuring that you’re never without your go-to luxury accessory when you want to show the world who you really are.


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