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Diamonds are always eye-catching, whether sparkling along the collarbone or drawing attention to your ring finger. When worn as earrings, they are virtually unmissable. Unlike some earrings, diamond studs never go out of style. They are incredibly versatile, and a pair of diamond stud earrings looks just as elegant with a pair of jeans as it does with an evening dress.

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You can buy diamond stud earrings for men and women, and they make beautiful birthday or anniversary gifts. However, finding the perfect diamond earrings isn’t always easy. Here’s what to consider when buying diamond studs as a gift or self-spoil.

Diamond Size and Shape

For diamond jewelry, you must consider the four C’s. That refers to the diamond’s cut, color, clarity, and carat (weight and size). More on this below:

Carat Weight 

The weight of diamonds and gemstones is measured in carats (CT). Earrings come in pairs, so when you buy a set, remember to check whether the number refers to the total carat weight (TCW) or the weight of each stone. Most people prefer medium-sized, 1- to 1.5-carat diamond stud earrings.


Gem cutters cut diamonds into different shapes to create facets on the stone that reflect light. Well-cut stones appear brighter and more brilliant. Round is the most popular cut for stud diamond earrings because it offers the most sparkle. If you (or your loved ones) prefer square earrings, look for princess-, cushion-, or Asscher-cut diamonds.


The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) grades clear diamonds on a color scale from D to Z. Diamonds in the D to G range are almost colorless. In contrast, those further along the scale have a slightly yellower hue. Yellow diamond stud earrings do not fall on the D to Z scale but into the fancy-color diamonds category.


A diamond’s clarity refers to the presence of imperfections. These may be inside the stone or on its surface, but most are invisible to the naked eye. However, internal inclusions can affect how the stone reflects light. This, and many other reasons, make it so important to be educated in the diamond buying process. Placing a high value on clarity is the case for some purchasing decisions, while others prefer size or color to clarity. 

Settings and Styles of Diamond Stud Earrings

Setting refers to how the stones are set in the metal parts of the earrings. Your diamonds are precious, and the setting helps secure and protect them from damage. The most popular setting styles for diamond studs are prong, bezel, and halo settings. 

  • Prong settings hold the diamond with thin metal claws in three or four places.
  • Bezel settings encircle the diamond with a band of solid metal.
  • Halo settings secure the diamond to the earring with an outer ring of metal or tiny diamonds.

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The diamond setting can influence the overall style of your earrings. Jewelry trends change over the years, so choosing a style that suits your authentic taste over a fleeting fashion craze is best. 

Other Aspects to Consider When Buying Diamond Earring Studs

Face Shape

Face shape always plays a role in earring selection, whether you’re looking for fancy hoops or simple studs. Earrings should accentuate your features, draw attention to your cheekbones, and be balanced with your natural proportions. For example, the best diamond earring studs for round faces should draw attention up and down the face rather than side to side, which emphasizes full cheeks. 


How often will your partner (or you) wear the earrings? You probably won’t wear diamonds daily if you work outdoors, with harsh chemicals, or are active. In such cases, you might consider buying earrings that are more suited to special occasions. You can also get earring jackets for your diamond studs – a custom, removable,  piece that surrounds the stud – to make them more versatile.

Personal Style 

People with an understated fashion sense often prefer small diamond stud earrings over large ones. On the other hand, those who love glitz and glam will adore a heavy 3-carat total weight set. Gifting jewelry is all about knowing the recipient’s taste. If they don’t own diamonds yet, go with something simple to help them start their collection. They can always get diamond earring jackets for their studs at a later stage.

Custom Diamond Ear Studs

While there’s nothing wrong with buying diamond earring studs on sale, having a pair custom-made gives them a special touch. It gives you more control over the jewelry design and quality of the stones. It also allows you to ask questions about the diamond’s origins and how to care for your jewelry after taking it home. 

JPratt Designs offers custom jewelry design services in Dallas. Our family-owned and -run team knows the importance of uniquely handcrafted pieces, and we’ll gladly help you craft the perfect pair of earrings for your special someone. Our men’s and women’s diamond earring studs comprise only the finest gemstones and precious metals to ensure long-lasting shine. Browse JPratt Designs’ exclusive custom jewelry pieces, and contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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