Diamond Earrings

Written by Kimberly Clark
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A pair of diamond earrings might possibly be the absolute best gift in the world. However, they are not necessarily the easiest thing to pick out. These sparkly trinkets come in all shapes and sizes. To ensure that the recipient of your gift will be well pleased with your selection, you might want to do a little research into all the available options.

Studs are perhaps the most popular category of diamond earrings and the principle part of the stud is its post. One end of the post is designed to be inserted into the ear, where it securely holds the earring with a backing called a clutch. The other end of the post is connected to a set of prongs, which will be used to firmly hold onto the stone.

The primary appeal of diamond stud earrings is how they appear to float on the ear. This design prevents any serious distractions from the brilliance of the diamond. Since the diamond is the main thing you notice when wearing stud earrings, it is very important to select a diamond with an optimal shape to set off your earrings.

Different Diamond Shapes

There are around ten different diamond shapes to choose from. However, the most popular diamond shape remains the tradition round shape. The following are some other available diamond shapes: oval, marquise, pear, heart, emerald, princess, trilliant, radiant, and cushion cut. Of course, there are also plenty of earring styles that incorporate multiple diamonds, platinum, or other gemstones for those who have graduated from the traditional studs.

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