As the world's hardest natural material, and the world's most popular gemstone, diamond is valuable in more ways than one. It's impossible to ignore the beauty of a sparkling cut diamond, potentially formed over billions of years on this planet.
Every piece of diamond jewellery seems to have its own story to tell. Here are the trends in 2020, for the finest of diamond earrings:
are always amongst the most on-trend and popular. Most people wear studs when they first get their ears pierced, though being an experienced wearer doesn't mean that you have to stop.
The classic stud is a timeless addition to absolutely any jewelry box. These earrings are easy to wear and look both understated and elegant. Four claw diamond stud earrings are classic pieces of jewellery, whilst metal stud earrings adorned with small diamonds will sparkle and shimmer in the sunlight.
Diamond studs are both incredibly practical and spectacularly beautiful, earning a place as a work accessory or looking glamorous for a night out.
Circle earrings are best described as diamond-encrusted doughnuts. Sparkling stones, in a halo shape, are set around an open center. These earrings are larger than studs but can be just as understated.
Halo earrings are similar, though they typically feature a large central stone that's a focal point of each earring. Surrounding this, there's an outer ring adorned with dozens of smaller accent diamonds.
Like studs, circle and halo earrings are beautifully classic and elegant. Yet, they're also a lot more eye-catching and are perfect for prom nights and parties. These are a top trend not just because they're gorgeous, but because they can be very affordable whilst looking like they cost so much more. Expect a big effect for a small price, to capture the attention of everyone.
The hoop earring is a trend that comes and goes. In 2020, it's definitely here. Hanging down from the ear, diamond hoops can come in a variety of sizes. These earrings are a beautiful blend of casual classic and fancy, with diamond hoop earrings being a favorite that's found in most jewellery collections.
A larger hoop provides ample space to show off your sparkling diamonds. If you want to ensure that all eyes are on you, large hoops are just what you need. Smaller hoop earrings are more understated, subtle yet still attention-grabbing. If you're wearing to work, or a formal occasion, then smaller hoop earrings are perfect.
Many people choose diamond hoop earrings
when they're wearing their hair down. These will show from underneath long hair, and provide a self-confidence booth. Smaller hoops are often ideal for short hair or hair that's tied back. Less dramatic, they'll look just as impressive without seeming overly showy.
Drop earrings, or dangle earrings, hang down gently from the ear. Whilst some have a column of glimmering diamonds, others have just one large clear stone. These aren't quite as practical or versatile as studs, but they are spectacularly beautiful. You'll feel like royalty, wearing drop earrings that gentle swing and sway as you move.
If you're looking for prom jewellery, then you can't go wrong with an elegant pair of drop earrings. These will make you the belle of the ball, as you express your individuality. They're unmistakably feminine, worn by those that value high fashion and like to make their mark on the red carpet. For a special occasion, it's unsurprising that drop earrings are popular choices.
The bars of drop earrings can be any metal colour or might feature smaller diamond stones. Some would say that diamond drop earrings are like little chandeliers for the ear!
Though some dangle earrings can hang quite far from the ear, it is best to take careful measurements. Aim to buy a pair that, when worn, won't reach far enough to graze against your shoulder.
When most people think of diamonds, they visualize clear or 'white' diamonds. Black diamond earrings are a fashionable alternative, and very on-trend in 2020.
If you're looking to add some interest and intrigue, this is a great way to go about it. Add black diamond jewellery to your collection, to make a statement or simply have some fun.
Black diamond earrings are incredibly versatile and are earrings for men as well as women. Black diamond studs can look very masculine, but also come in delicate and feminine styles.
Cluster earrings are made of many small stones, all set together in a group. These classy earrings are particularly glamorous, with the light often reflecting in several directions at once. Cluster earrings will sparkle and shine under both natural and artificial lights. So, whether you're on the dance floor or attending an outdoor wedding party, you can be sure that your earrings are accessories that really give a boost to your outfit.
As the gemstones used in cluster earrings are typically on the smaller size, a pair of diamond cluster earrings are often an affordable option. Eyecatching and sophisticated, cluster earrings can look both graceful and grand.
If a diamond isn't round, it's described as a 'fancy-shaped diamond'. These diamonds might be emerald cut, marquise cut or pear-shaped. There are many other fancy diamond shapes, including princess cut, cushion cut, oval cut and Asscher cut, each as special as the last. If you want to stand out from the crowd, or would like something that looks a little different, then fancy shape earrings can look absolutely dazzling as an alternative to simple round studs.
2020 trends put emerald and pear shapes amongst the most popular cuts, with the pear shape being an elegant option and emerald looking decidedly retro.
Rose gold is a leading 2019 fashion that isn't set to fade away this year. This pink metal is beautifully romantic and remarkably modern. Rose gold items are easy to accessorize, for a cohesive and well thought out look. With rose gold accessories everywhere, you can match your diamond earrings
to your bag, your mobile phone, and your hair clips.
Even on its own, rose gold has a vibrant and lustrous colour that's certain to catch everyone's attention. Coupled with a shimmering diamond, you'll have a dreamy combination.
It was once the case that men wore earrings to show their rebellious side. Today, men's earrings are a growing trend enjoyed in every corner of society. Men can wear diamond earrings as a way to express their personality, just as women have done for generations.
The gold stud earring, with a solitaire diamond, has always been a popular choice. Many men prefer the masculine look of a black diamond stone. Whatever your style, you're certain to find earrings for men that suit your taste.
You might have worn earrings before, or maybe new to the world of men's earrings, but can never go wrong with a diamond earring as a versatile everyday accessory.
Some men wear one earring, whilst others have one on each ear. The choice is yours, and once you've got your ears pierced you'll love the range of earrings on offer. Consider a 'fancy cut', such as a square or emerald cut diamond, and think about the colour with metals like white gold and yellow gold to complement your existing jewellery.
10. Cartilage Earrings
Fashionable amongst younger wearers, cartilage earrings are suitable for both men and women. Instead of the earring going through your earlobe, it'll go through the harder ear cartilage. Once the reserve of tribespeople, this is now a worldwide fashion that's a valued form of self-expression. It allows the wearer to have multiple earrings on each ear.
2020 cartilage earring trends include tragus and orbital piercings. Tragus piercings are close to the face, just above the lobe, whilst orbital piercings enter and exit on the same side of the ear. Another option is a helix piercing, with a hole through the curling outer cartilage, whilst a conch piercing goes straight through the very middle of the ear.
Many would say that a cartilage piercing is initially more painful. If you're happy to join the many with these piercings, you'll have a unique and eye-catching look.