Has a pair of diamond stud earrings caught your eye? We know that it can be hard to resist once we see a pair that calls to us immediately. You see yourself walking into the store, paying for the pair that drew you in and walking out with them in your ears. You can hear your friends exclaim at the beauty and glamour of your new diamond stud earrings. It will probably take several days before you look at the new earrings with some detachment and wonder about their investment value and if you paid the right price. After all, when that glittering pair is in your hands and ears, why would you want to put a price on it? While impulse buys are all well and good, diamond stud earrings are not some ordinary trinket you spent your money on. So it makes sense to do some thinking before putting down your money on a piece of jewellery that proved to be too much of a temptation.
You have a few tips below to keep in mind even as you browse websites and jewellery catalogues and visit stores. We will talk about five things to consider, and these pointers will make your new pair of diamond earrings worth the investment.
Quality of the diamonds
Let’s get technical for a minute or two. The first thing to do your research is on the quality of the diamonds, the 4 Cs – carat, cut, colour, and clarity. Diamonds must qualify on all four Cs to be considered for any diamond jewellery.
- The first C is the carat weight. Jewellers at CaratLane will help you measure the metric weight of the diamond, which is 200 mg. The size of the diamond is not to be mistaken for the carat weight. Moreover, sometimes the big ones are not always brilliant if they lack proper cut, colour, or clarity.
- The second C refers to the cut, i.e., a stone’s dimensions and facets. Every cut enhances the ability to reflect light, and it is in the hands of the jeweller to ensure the perfect cut.
- The next C refers to the colour. The diamond industry has set a few firm standards to follow, from D-to-Z (D (no hue) to Z (a yellow-hued diamond) on the colour scale. Even a slight difference in the colour can change the price. Make sure the jeweller provides a grading report. The facets when a diamond is cut can show you the overall colour of the diamond.
- The fourth and final C refers to clarity. GIA’s clarity scale ensures acceptable standards. It is based on tiny flaws in the stone, inclusions, etc., due to the heat and pressure as the diamond is formed. They can be internally flawless or with varying degrees of inclusions in the stone.
Keep an eye on your budget.
Now comes the question of affordability. While keeping the quality of the diamond stud earrings is essential, your budget plays a significant role in buying your pair of diamond stud earrings. Not everyone can walk into a store and pick out an expensive piece of jewellery without pause. But, with careful planning, you can own your pair of diamonds. Jewellery stores offer payment options that will work well for anyone, and there are discount offers during festival days that you can wait for if you can wait. The cost of diamond stud earrings will vary based on size, quality, and metal. You can try the Halo Bloom Diamond Stud Earrings set in white gold. It is lightweight, will go with any outfit, and is suitable for any occasion. The same is true of the Aleda Diamond Stud Earrings in rose gold.
The perfect choice of metal for your diamond stud earrings
Diamonds are typically set in gold, silver, or platinum. It pays to consider the metal when choosing your diamond stud earrings. If you are looking at gold, you have a choice of colour – yellow, white, or rose. The weight of the gold will also be a factor, as the more gold that is used, the heavier and costlier it could be. Before making your choice, you can take a virtual tour of the diamonds set in different metals. If you like wearing platinum, you have plenty of options, like the Pledge Diamond Stud Earrings or the Svelte Platinum Stud Earrings for a sophisticated look.
Get the genuine article.
The average jewellery shopper is not likely to know how genuine the diamond stud earrings are. Doing your homework to find the store that gives you a certificate of authenticity would be the wisest move. Stores like CaratLane guarantee the authenticity of every piece they sell, and you can have a certificate to prove it.
How to pick the right design
It can be challenging to be so dazzled by diamond jewellery that it is hard to pick just one pair! You probably already know the style you prefer. You can shortlist a few different designs when you browse an online store and then choose the design you know you will never get tired of; after all, your heart gave you the answer long before your mind because you are drawn to a pair that you admired, right off the bat. It could be a solitaire, like the Celeste Solitaire Studs or the Marya Solitaire Studs.
Whatever the design or metal, the choice is yours to make. All you need to do is fulfil your desire by looking at the various designs available at CaratLane, and you will walk away with a genuine pair of diamond stud earrings.