Diamond Earrings

Written by Serena Berger
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Diamond earrings are among the most versatile and wonderful items of jewelry a woman is likely to own. Many people think first of diamond studs when they think of diamond earrings. This is reasonable, given the fact that studs are staples of many women's wardrobes, and it's hard to make a mistake with them. Whatever you're wearing, whatever your face shape, and whatever your hair style, you can wear diamond earrings and pull off the look.

If you want to get a little more adventurous, however, diamond earrings can go far beyond studs. Hoops and dangles allow you to show a little (or a lot) more personality with a little or a lot more sparkle. The best part is that they can really go with any fashion statement. Whether you're wearing a business suit, jeans and a sweater, or an evening gown, diamond earrings can look perfect.

Getting Your Diamond Earrings Certified

As with any diamonds, if you are planning on making a significant diamond earring purchase, consider getting your diamonds certified. Certification (also known as a diamond grading report) can be obtained through one of several unbiased organizations. The American Gemological Society (AGS), Diamond High Council (HRD), European Gemological Laboratory (EGL), and The International Gemological Institute (IGI) are four of the most commonly selected.

Their gemologists can assess the exact characteristics of your diamonds and give you paperwork that will serve for insurance purposes as well as proof that you have been given a piece worth the value that the jeweler claims. You should typically expect the grading report to cost you about $75 for the first carat of weight, and proportionally more the larger and more valuable the diamond. The report does not tell the exact value of the diamond, however--it is merely a scientific and objective list of the characteristics and attributes from which value can be largely determined.


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