How to pick the best diamond Earrings
“Life without earrings is empty!” Elizabeth Taylor once proclaimed.The Hollywood actress was an ardent jewelry lover, who owned several significant pieces of jewelry that became part of her enduring legacy and occupies a prime place in jewelry history.
Earrings are one of the oldest ornaments that have been worn throughout the ages. They can accentuate your features and make you look more attractive. It is important to pick the right kind of earrings to suit your face shape and help achieve an overall sense of balance.
Such as if you have a round face, pick long dangling earrings to elongate your face. Those with oblong or rectangular faces should pick circular or oval earrings to give the illusion of a more rounded face. Diamond drop earrings that are wider at the bottom are apt for heart-shaped faces while the reverse (earrings that are narrower at the bottom) work well with pear shaped faces.
Diamond earrings are a great choice for everyday wear as well as for special occasions. They are apt to mark birthdays, anniversaries, important milestones as a gesture of love or simply a way to pamper yourself. Gem-studded earrings are also an option for those who want to bring vivacity into their jewels.
Here are some pointers to help you find the perfect pair of earrings.
For starters, decide your budget beforehand. There is no point getting stuck on a grand piece that is over the price you have set aside for your purchase. It also helps you narrow your search and gives you a good starting point.
While design is important, the quality of each diamond in your earring is an important point of consideration.
Cut: The cut of the diamond impacts the sparkle and brilliance of a diamond. It not only refers to the shape in which the diamond is cut but also the stone’s proportion, depth and symmetry. A round diamond with an excellent cut grade has the maximum sparkle.
Color: Diamonds run from colorless (graded D) to near-colorless with slight hints of yellow and brown (Z grade). Consider getting a near-colorless diamond that is less expensive than a colorless diamond.
Clarity: This determines the level of inclusions and imperfections in the stone. Since most people will view your earrings from a distance, you can opt for a diamond that has a lower clarity than if you were buying a diamond ring. This will allow you to spend a little more on the other Cs.
Carat: The bigger the diamond does not necessarily translate to a better one. While diamond size in important, a poorly cut big diamondwill lack the luster of a smaller diamond with a better cut.
The next point of consideration is the metal and tone of the metal. Do you want to shine bright with yellow gold or want something more complimentary like white gold for your earrings? You could opt for a lower cartage like 14K for your earrings to bring the cost down.
Platinum is also an option specially for larger gemstones since it is a denser metal.
Studs or danglers?
Diamond ear studs are a timeless pick that can add sparkle to any outfit. Round brilliant cut diamonds are the most popular but you can also look at other fancy cut diamonds like princess cut, cushion cut, oval cut or even hear-shaped diamonds amongst others to dress your ear lobes.
Solitaires with a halo like make the solitaire's appear larger than they really are. Cluster-set diamonds mimic the look of a solitaire at a more affordable price.
Hoops are another popular earring style that can take you from 9 to 5 and beyond.
Last but not the least, small things such as the type of screw can make big a difference to the comfort level and security of the diamond earrings.
Push-back or butterfly backs are the most common type of stud earring closures. Screw-on earrings backs keeps your earrings more secure ensuring that there are lesser chances of your earring falling off. If you don’t like studs, hoops, huggies and hook earrings are a better bet.
Whatever you pick, you can enjoy the diamond earrings for lifetime and more.