Spotlight – Diamond Stud Earrings

As an avid jewelry lover, I know that the selection of diamonds that is available can sometimes be overwhelming. Whether you are shopping for the perfect gift or for the right accessory for a special occasion, you’ll want to know what jewelry item will suit your needs. That’s why I’ll be writing in with “spotlight” articles on various jewelry item types that will give a detailed explanation of what to look for to ensure you receive the highest quality at the right price.

Diamond Stud Earrings

Quite possibly the most versatile jewelry piece on the market, diamond studs provide a classic, timeless way to wear the world’s most popular gemstone. Combining a brilliant sparkle with an understated setting, they exude elegance and femininity while remaining tactfully discreet. Emanating a timeless style that has endured for decades, the diamond stud will likely never fall out of style.

Studs can be paired beautifully with most any ensemble. For everyday wear, they can add a bit of glitz to jeans and a sweater, and they also make an appropriate accessory for a formal gown. From morning coffee at the office to a dinner party after work, loose diamonds set in studs transition smoothly from day to evening. Some of today’s biggest entertainment personalities—Eva Longoria, Christina Ricci, Charlize Theron, Sharon Stone, and Keira Knightley, just to name a few—have sported this timeless jewelry style for both formal red carpet appearances and everyday errands.

When choosing the right pair of diamond studs for you, begin by evaluating the shape of your face. Thin faces are best paired with round-cut diamond studs, while a princess (square) cut is well-suited to a broader face. Next, ensure the chosen metal setting complements your skin tone; yellow gold harmonizes better with warm skin tones, while cool skin tones mesh well with white gold or platinum. Setting is also important when selecting diamond studs. Look for “martini” or “basket” settings of at least three or four prongs or the modern bezel setting to ensure that the studs are held flush against your ear and not jutting too far out.

Like any diamond jewelry piece, studs are evaluated and appraised based on the “four Cs”: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. A diamond stud earring with favorable ratings in all areas will command the highest market price. Those with a more conservative budget may choose to purchase diamond studs of a slightly lesser quality. Unlike an engagement ring, which is always worn prominently on the hand, studs are worn less conspicuously on the ear, making it less likely that any inclusions or imperfections will be spotted, which makes it easier to shop in a lower range (under $1500). When shopping for quality diamond stud earrings, look for at least H-I color and SI2 clarity.

At Brilliance, we offer a large assortment of luminous diamond studs. Whether you opt for pre-set studs or choose to design your own, each stud uses gem-quality, certified diamonds to achieve an unforgettable sparkle, cut, and clarity.

Start to shop the Brilliance selection of quality diamond stud earrings now.