Stud earrings are among the most versatile accessories around. They were worn by wealthy Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans and in Asia as long as 7,000 years ago. But today, anyone of any status can wear stud earrings, which yet simple, can be worn at work, on a date, or on any occasion. Just what is it about diamond stud earrings? We’ll discuss several reasons why they never go out of style, and probably never will.
Compared to other types of earrings, studs are small. They don’t hang, sway, or dangle. You can accessorize and achieve subtlety with a little bit of sparkle. They can forever be a formal or informal part of your attire. You can even sleep in your diamond studs with little risk of causing pain or injury.
Stud earrings can be business-appropriate or ultra-feminine if you’re the type. You can put on a pair of diamond studs for a night out on the town. They’ll go perfectly with a flowing dress. Or, you can pair them with jeans and a T-shirt.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t use the same studs with a party outfit or if you’re going for a hipster or glam look. Studs are also easy to pack for a vacation. They don’t have the same delicate elements other earrings do.
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Since they never go out of style, diamond stud earrings are easily passed from one generation to another. The pair your great great grandmother wore may be just as fashionable today. Diamond studs make for a great gift as they can last a lifetime and mark a special occasion, leaving behind wonderful memories and associations. Plus, they retain their sparkle for many years and even decades.
THEY’RE NOT JUST A WOMEN’S ACCESSORY
Men today and in history have worn stud earrings. Stud earrings are growing in popularity again as a way to refresh your look. Diamond stud earrings can feature white gold and platinum, yellow gold, and other materials depending on your skin complexion. That’s something to think about if gifting a guy friend a pair of earrings. White gold usually compliments fairer complexions and white gold suits darker skin.
DIAMONDS CAN BE CUT AND SIZED TO FIT
For diamond stud earrings, round and princess cuts are the most common. Less traditional choices include oval and emerald cuts. These may be preferred if you’re going for a more vintage look than maximized sparkle. Diamond studs can also have heart-shaped, pear-shaped, and marquis cuts.
Carat weight is determined by where you’ll wear your studs and the maximum weight you want to have on your ear. A diamond between 0.25 and 1.00 carats is recommended for everyday wear, but you can go larger for studs intended for special occasions. The physical dimensions of a diamond are also important; a 0.50-carat diamond measures about 5 millimeters in diameter while a 1.00-carat stone is roughly 6.5 millimeters.
CHOOSE THE SETTING YOU LIKE
A prong setting is the most popular for diamond stud earrings. For a marquise cut, a 3-prong setting allows for a snugger fit. Meanwhile, round and princess cut studs are best supported by a 4-prong setting.
Prong settings allow more sides of the diamond to show, giving extra sparkle. A bezel setting, while secure and protecting, wraps around the stone, dulling the shine a bit. A halo setting with its cluster of diamonds around a center stone is more glamorous.
DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS ARE ALWAYS CURRENT
Diamond studs can be cut, shaped, and set the way you like them. Their unwavering popularity means you can purchase or gift diamond stud earrings and they will truly last forever.
ORDER DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS FROM JEWELER’S TOUCH
Our catalog is rich with different types and styles of diamond earrings. Each represents quality, beauty, and elegance. At Jeweler’s Touch, we’ve been selling, appraising, buying, and repairing jewelry since 1992 from our Orange County location. We can help you find diamond stud earrings or craft custom jewelry based on your vision. Browse our online inventory, visit our store, or learn more by calling (714) 579-1616 today.