Buying Diamond Earrings

Want to put a sparkle in her eyes? Whether you're buying a gift for a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary, or you simply want to surprise her with a special gift, diamond earrings are a great way to make her smile! When shopping for diamond earrings, there are several things you'll want to keep in mind to ensure you buy authentic, quality diamonds at a price that you can afford. Your first step should be considering your budget, which will give you an idea of the size of diamonds you'll want to look at. From there, visit your local jeweler to see the diamonds in person, and make sure your diamond earrings come with a certificate of authenticity, which should be available through any reputable jeweler. Below are the most common questions asked when shopping for diamond earrings, to help you choose the perfect pair!

 

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  1. How Can I Be Sure That I am Buying a Safe Diamond?
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    The first thing you can do when looking to purchase diamonds of any kind is to ask about their origin. Before being imported, diamonds usually go through the Kimberley Process which is a certification system that prevents diamonds from conflict areas from entering the supply chain. The System of Warranties, also helps to ensure the importation of safe diamonds.

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  2. What Style of Earrings Do I Want?
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    There are several style types to choose from when buying diamond earrings. One of the most popular styles of earrings are studs. Some other types are the drop- the journey style, hoop, and the huggie styles. More recently ear crawlers have become popular and are available in diamond settings.

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  3. What Color Should My Diamond Earrings Be?
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    Most of the time people shop for white diamond earrings, but that is not always the case. Yellow is the most abundant fancy diamond color. Pink, greens, blue, and blacks exist, but they are extremely rare and therefore hard to find. They are also expensive with the exception of the black diamond which costs less than a white diamond.

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  4. What Type of Cut Do I Want?
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    If you choose studs, there are several types of cuts to choose from which include round, princess, marquis, pear, heart, oval, emerald, cushion, radiant and Asscher. The most common for diamond stud earrings are round, princess and Asscher. The least common designs are the marquis and pear because it is too easy to tell when you don’t have matching proportions.

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  5. How Many Carats am I Looking For?
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    Typically, the rule is the larger the carat the more expensive. This also applies when purchasing diamond earrings. The larger the diamond the rarer it is. If looking to make a purchase online you should know that the total carat weight listed is for both earrings combined, it is not for each stud.

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  6. What Type of Clarity am I Looking For?
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    Clarity is the measure of imperfections in every diamond. A diamond without a flaw is very rare and therefore desired. An imperfection is known as an inclusion and is likely to be present in the earrings you purchase. Diamonds are rated as flawless, internally flawless, very, very small inclusions, very small inclusions, small inclusions, or imperfect.

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  7. What Type of Setting do I Want?
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    There are several types of settings for diamond earrings. Some of the styles include the prong, martini, basket, and crown styles. The prong setting has three or four prongs and provide great stability. The martini style is shaped like a V, and the basket style has a flat bottom. The crown also has a flat bottom but less visibility.

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  8. What Type of Metal should the Setting Be?
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    There are several options when it comes to setting. White and yellow gold might be used for the earring setting. Platinum is another choice. Yellow gold tends to be higher in carat and is therefore more likely to scratch and bend. White gold is more durable and more suitable for earrings you will wear often. Platinum is the most durable and suitable for earrings you will wear every day.

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