Men’s diamond stud earrings are classy and versatile. They make a great gift and are a must-have for anyone who likes dressing up. Finding the right earrings can be difficult since there are so many options to choose from and quality can vary a lot from one seller to another. Use these tips to find the right earrings.
If you are buying loose diamonds to have a jeweler create earrings, make sure they come with a GIA or AGSL certificate. If you are shopping for earrings, ask for an appraisal to get a better idea of what you are buying.
There is no need to buy the highest quality diamonds you can find since it is easy to hide small flaws with earring settings. A VS (Very Slightly Included) or SI (Slightly Included) diamond can be a good choice. Consider an I (Included) diamond if you are on a budget but make sure no flaws will be visible from the top. You can safely choose diamonds between H and J for the color grade since no one will look at the studs closely. Look at the diamond studs very closely to make sure there are no noticeable flaws.
Diamond Carat And Cut
The ideal carat for stud earrings really depends on how noticeable you want them to be. Most jewelers carry studs with diamonds between 1/2 carat and 1.5 carat. You will typically find round and princess cuts but square cushion cuts are also fairly common. The cut is really a matter of personal preference as long as it is well executed.
White diamonds are by far your best option. Some jewelers carry yellow or black diamond earrings, which can be interesting if you are looking for something different. The downside to choosing colored diamonds for earrings is that these diamonds are more difficult to find, which means replacing a lost earrings would be expensive or impossible.
Style And Setting
You will find three common styles when shopping for diamond stud earrings. Martini-style earrings are shaped like a cone. They prevent the earrings from drooping but can be uncomfortable. Basket-style and crown-style settings are more comfortable. A halo setting is an excellent choice since it creates a cushion for the diamond, which can make a smaller carat appear larger.
Prong settings draw attention to the diamond but the diamond will be more likely to fall if the setting becomes loose. Bezel setting is the safest option but the downside is that the diamond is held in place by a band that hides a portion of the diamond.
Yellow gold will make the diamonds stand out but can scratch easily. White gold is ideal for colorless diamonds and is more durable. Platinum is great if you are looking for a more durable option but this metal is more expensive. If you have any metal allergies, choose a metal that won’t irritate your skin.
Screw Backs Or Push Backs
Push backs are a better option for sensitive ears but there is a risk that the back of the earring will fall out. Screw backs are safer but can be uncomfortable. If you are shopping for a gift, look at the other earrings the person owns to see if they are used to wearing screw backs.
These are the main things to consider when shopping for men’s diamond stud earrings. Visiting local jewelry stores is a good option if you want to see the earrings yourself but shopping online can be a good way to save money as long as you choose an online store that allows you to easily return your purchase in case you are not satisfied.