What You Should Know About Stud Earrings

stud earingsOne would think that the exact same buying process should be put into the purchase of any diamond for any purpose, but this is not a definite fact. There are things that should be considered before you set out to buy a diamond, such as what purpose the diamond will serve. When you consider the purpose of the diamond you want to purchase, you are able to consider factors such as visibility. Following such a process when you want to buy a diamond can save you a significant amount of money as you might be able to choose a lower grade diamond when the visibility factor of the jewelry you are going to fit the diamond with is low. In this post, we would like to focus on diamond stud earrings particularly – a piece of jewelry that has a lower visibility rating than an engagement ring.

Diamond Stud Earrings

When it comes to buying a diamond that should be fitted in an engagement ring setting, a lot of consideration needs to be put into how the diamond looks and how it is graded. Only the best diamonds are often recommended for an engagement ring. Your loved one would want to look at it closely all day and, of course, brag about her diamond engagement ring while she is in the presence of her friends. Now, when it comes to earrings, however, there is one benefit that many people do not realize. Earrings are not the same as engagement rings. An engagement ring is worn on the finger, which is in easy access of the wearer’s eyes and also in quickly visible to other people. Earrings, on the other hand, are worn on the sides of the head and the particular person that is wearing the earrings cannot actually see the earrings without looking in the mirror. Similarly, people do not tend to notice 1 carat diamond earrings as easily as they notice an engagement ring.

For this reason, it is not vital to buy the best diamond you can get your hands on when you want to purchase diamonds to fit into earrings. It is often recommended to stick to diamond studs, which are often much more affordable than regular diamonds that are often seen in engagement rings. Similar to all other diamonds, you will still be able to choose from different quality grades when you buy diamond studs. The 4 Cs of diamond quality still applies, even when a diamond does not come with an official diamond certificate number.


If you do decide to go with diamond studs when you want to fit them into a set of diamond jewelries earrings, then you should take these tips into account:

  • When it comes to the color grade of the diamond, you can opt for something in the range of H to J. While these are not completely near colorless diamond, remember that no one will zoom into your ears to see if there are slight tones of yellow present in the diamonds that are in your earrings.
  • Opting for a clarity rating of I1 is usually perfect for diamond studs used in earrings due to the distance at which the diamonds is seen by other people.
  • The cut quality of diamond studs is considered to be the most important factor. Opt for diamond studs with a high cut quality rating to ensure the shine and brilliance of the diamonds are truly spectacular.


Diamond stud earrings are worn on the ears and are not often as closely “studied” as an engagement ring. This means that it is possible to sacrifice certain qualities of a stud diamond that is fitted in an earring when you buy a diamond due to this visibility factor; thus allowing you to save a lot of money on your purchase.





Mary Turner


With experience dating back to when brick and mortar was the ONLY source for shopping for diamonds, I have countless men find the perfect diamond for that special occasion. As your Personal Diamond Consultant, I'm here to make sure you end up with the perfect stone.

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