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Choosing Diamond Earrings – Let’s Go Shopping

Buying diamond earrings should be pretty straight forward. You want a pair, you have a budget, there are plenty available on the market, so let’s get shopping.

Stop.

It’s not really that easy, is it? There are way too many styles, designs, shapes and sizes to simply go out, see a pair and buy them. Anyone that thinks differently obviously doesn’t appreciate the fine art that buying jewelry is.

First of all you need to think about what you want, how much you’re willing to spend, and even why you want them. Make a list, mental or otherwise:

  1. decide on the type of metal – gold, platinum, silver?

  2. budget – big, medium, small or smaller?

  3. diamond – a little slice, a small rock, a boulder or a string of?

  4. purpose – are they a gift, a reward to yourself, for an event?

  5. Design – drop, stud, hoops?

As you can see, there’s more to think about than first glance would suggest.

Stud Earrings

They’re a classic choice, timeless, can range in price from budget-friendly to off the charts, and are always appreciated when given as a gift. Popular diamond shapes are the round of princess cut and, being popular, there are many available.

Drop Earrings

A touch of luxury. Diamond drop earrings are a little showy, a touch beguiling, if for no other reason that they’re more eye catching than a stud. The movement that you get from a drop earring, especially a diamond one, will catch the light and play with it, which of course will attract the eyes of others.

Hoop Earrings

A diamond hoop is flirty and playful, and yet they can also be incredibly elegant, according to the design. There are single hooped earrings, double and treble ones. Some are studded with diamonds, others are almost peppered with them.

Again, added to the above is the different metals that you can choose from. Gold remains a big favorite, though platinum has fast become most de rigeur in the last few years. That said, platinum is a lot more expensive and, much like a diamond in comparison to a sapphire, you will pay a higher premium.

Whatever your choice, take your time, don’t rush into your purchase and, once you have bought the right pair, you’ll know that they’re the perfect pair for you.

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