Your Ultimate Guide to Shopping for Diamond Earrings

Diamond earrings, unlike engagement or wedding rings, are often changed--allowing for an endless collection. This diamond earrings guide is the ideal companion when shopping for diamond earrings for women.


Diamond Stud Earrings


Diamond stud earrings, or solitaire earrings, are the most classic style of diamond earrings. They usually consist of a single diamond worn close to the ear, making them perfect for daily wear. Diamond stud earrings are typically secured with a push or screw backing. Push-back diamond earrings can be worn quickly and easily while screw-back diamond earrings offer an additional layer of security, perfect for larger 2 carat diamond earrings. The simplicity of diamond stud earrings make them a perfect gift because they flatter all ages, face shapes, and skin tones and are a perfect introductory gift for those unfamiliar with earrings.


Diamond Hoop Earrings


Diamond hoop earrings are earrings that come together in a circular fashion. Diamond hoop earrings exist in a variety of sizes, with large dramatic hoops perfect for special occasions and small dainty hoops, ideal for everyday wear. While simple metal-only hoop earrings are also popular, hoop earrings can be set with gemstones or diamonds for an extra sparkle. More contemporary styles of diamond hoop earrings can be asymmetrical, have woven metal elements, or any number of beautifully modern designs.


Diamond Halo Earrings


Halo earrings typically contain a single central gemstone surrounded by a circle--or halo--of other complementary gemstones. While halo earrings are more dramatic than studs, they are still a practical choice for daily wear because they sit on the ear. Halo earrings can also be fashioned in a drop style, with the halo portion of the earring dangling beneath the ear.


Diamond Drop Earrings


Drop, or dangling, earrings are earrings that typically hang below the earlobe. Drop earrings can be fashioned in a variety of lengths and shapes, making them suitable for casual or formal events.


Which Metal to Choose For Diamond Earrings


Metal choice is another important factor in selecting diamond earrings. Diamond earrings are available in a variety of stunning metals such as white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum. White gold is a lighter metal and thus a great choice for younger girls or those with smaller earlobes. Yellow gold works well with any gemstone or diamond color, but its warm hue is specially suited to emphasize the color of green and red gemstones. Rose gold is a soft pinkish metal that looks beautiful against both light and dark skin tones. While diamond earring guides would pair rose gold with gemstones of any color, this metal is popularly used with warmer toned gems and diamonds. The cool luster of platinum makes it an exquisite choice for real diamond earrings. While platinum’s high density makes it a stunning and attention-getting choice, consider avoiding platinum if your earlobes cannot support heavier earrings.


And finally, the diamonds. Compared to diamond engagement rings, standards for diamond quality are often less stringent when purchasing diamond earrings. Diamonds in engagement rings are often closely examined by friends and family while earrings are not--instead often hidden by hair. While diamond cut is always important, the clarity and color of diamond earrings need not be to the same quality of diamonds used in engagement rings.


Check out the diamond buying guide below for a jump start on buying stunning real diamond earrings for women. While diamond rings are often saved for nuptials, these diamond earrings would make a beautiful gift for any occasion.


Diamond earrings are a gorgeous choice to celebrate any special day or to wear everyday.

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