Yellow Gold Diamond Studs

Written by Liza Hartung
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When you are looking for the most traditional and classic diamond earrings go for yellow gold diamond studs. Gold has been around the longest of any of the precious metals. It was fought over in ancient times. It was used to cover the great coffin of the great Egyptian, King Tutankhamen. In fact, the entire top of the coffin was slathered in gold measuring two millimeters thick.

Gold has made people do crazy things. The luster of its rich yellow color is appealing to the human race. In the 14th century, the Incas, who called gold the "sweat of the sun," used the metal to smooth over each and every wall of their famous Temple of the Sun. In 1848, gold brought thousands of people rushing out to California to claim what they could and become rich.

It wasn't until the mid-1800s that anyone except the very rich was able to afford gold. However, once gold was found in Australia and South Africa, it became a metal that was no longer limited to one class. Nowadays gold is affordable to almost everyone. We all get to have our share of the historically spectacular metal. Twenty-four karat gold is the purest form, looking the most yellow-orangey. If that doesn't suit your wallet, try for 18 or 14 karats for your yellow gold diamond studs.

Saving Money on Yellow Gold Diamond Studs

When you choose to purchase yellow gold diamond studs, you can save money in the department of diamond color. According to experts, a diamond is more beautiful if it is colorless. The color scale ranges from D to Z, getting yellowier as you go toward the end of the alphabet. Luckily, yellow gold tends to make yellow diamonds appear clearer. Therefore, you can get a diamond around J, K or L rating and it should look basically colorless.

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