How to buy diamond stud earrings
Whether you are buying stud earrings to treat yourself, as an investment piece or as a special gift for a loved one, you will get a better deal on your if you take a little time to do some research.
Know your budget
How do you decide what a good deal for diamond studs is? For a start, you will need to establish what you are prepared to pay for your Round brilliant or Princess cut diamond earrings. Be realistic. Only you know what you can comfortably afford, but once you’ve worked it out, it’s time to get best value for money.
Choosing the metal
Stud earrings come in the usual assortment of precious metals, from Gold; yellow and white as well as Platinum. You may have your own preference when it comes to the metal or – if you’re buying diamond earrings as a gift – you will want to take into account what jewellery the recipient loves and wears. If the recipient usually wears Yellow Gold, it may be wise to purchase something similar when choosing your gift.
The Four Cs
If you have done your research, you will undoubtedly have read about the Four Cs of diamonds. These are: Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight. This website has a lot more in-depth information on all four of these available in our Guidance Centre. Which of these matter most when it comes to diamond stud earrings? Clarity.
Clarity is a measure of the number of internal or external flaws or inclusions a diamond has. Flawless diamonds are very rare and therefore more expensive. Unless you plan to buy huge diamonds and invite your friends and relatives to study them up-close, the diamond’s clarity probably doesn’t matter very much. In most cases, you would need a magnifying glass to see tiny inclusions within the diamond anyway. It’s probably safe to say that none of your friends or colleagues will study your earrings with a magnifying glass.