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Diamond Earrings Buying Guide

Diamond earrings make the perfect anytime gift with their beauty, elegance, and versatility. The wide variety of earring types, sizes, and prices available makes it easy to find the perfect pair for a gift that will go with any wardrobe. Diamond earrings come in a very large variety of shapes and sizes, with choices to meet every budget.  What is different about our diamonds? We do not sell the "off make" diamonds like your typical online jeweler or mall jewelry stores. We sell well cut diamonds and every diamond is hand selected for quality. Diamondwave hand picks every mounting to ensure exceptional quality and craftsmanship. A diamond can have lower clarity and color but still shine as it is the cut of the stone that makes it sparkle.                 

Popular Diamond Earring Styles

Popular Metals for Earrings:

  • 18k and 14k White Gold, Rose Gold
  • 18k and 14k Yellow Gold
  • Platinum

Earrings Back Settings

SCREW BACKS
This backing style has a grooved pattern at the end of the post called “Threads” the nut or back of the earring is threaded onto the post and screwed in. Used in most earrings over 1.0ctw


FRICTION BACKS
This is also called a “Push back” this has a notch in the post to prevent the nut or back of the earring from going past the notch. It is also known as a “Butterfly” backing. These are the most common for earrings. Some find these more comfortable than a screw back type setting.
 
ALPHA BACKS
This secure backing system is a disc with using pressure of squeezing the sides together and sliding over the notch to prevent them from sliding. This is a very comfortable back and easier than the typical screw back backing.
 
LEVER BACKS:
This is a fish hook type backing that passes through the hole of the ear and is secured by a hinged. The stone is then displayed on the lobe or just below depending on how the pierced hole of the ear is. This is a very fashion-forward setting style. Used for very large stones commonly.
 

Fact's About Our Diamond Earrings

Our cutters cut only very good or better stones, we have some of the best cutter's in the world; we sell top whites, not top browns as most online sites do. We don't sell deep stones or shallow diamonds. No two diamonds are alike. Most local independent stores, chain jewelry, and some online stores carry low-grade diamonds in off makes. Our standards are very high.

Here is some information on our diamonds and some key factors. Our Preset Jewelry are all non-certified stones unless otherwise stated. They are all very good cuts ~ at DiamondWave we have a good portion of our diamonds that are Canadian/Russian mined from the sites that located in the Northwest Territories of Canada and Russia. We hand select our stones; with earrings, it is important to match each stone by the measurements, not by the size of the stone. This is very important to have a matching set. These measurements should not be too far apart from each other to have a good set. We do own our own diamonds. Our cutters cut only very good or better stones, we have some of the best cutter's in the world; we sell top whites, not top browns as most online sites do.  Diamond studs that are over 1.0ctw are GIA CERTIFIED diamonds. GIA diamonds come with the original GIA certificate of the stone's details. GIA is not an appraisal; it is a birth certificate to the diamond that gives you the information of the inclusions, cut, polish, symmetry, color, and clarity of the diamond. No two diamonds are alike. Most local independent stores and chain jewelry stores carry low-grade diamonds in off makes. We also provide a Retail Replacement Appraisal.If you are looking for GIA diamonds for the smaller carat weights please call or email customer service.

 

Diamond Hoops

Hoops are always a beautiful complement to any wardrobe. Best set in 14k or 18k as Platinum earrings are often too heavy for your ear. Trending now are Inside-Out earrings.

 

Diamond Classic Stud and Martini Earrings

Stud Earrings are easy to wear and make a great fashion statement. They are very versatile and are the perfect accessory for the casual or more formal wardrobe. Here is some information on our diamonds and some key factors. What is different about our diamonds? We do not sell the "off make" diamonds like your typical online jeweler or mall jewelry stores. We own and cut our own stones, they are full cuts and dazzling with fire and brilliance. Diamondwave hand picks every mounting to ensure exceptional quality. A diamond can have lower clarity and color but still shine as it is the cut of the stone that makes it sparkle.They are all very good cuts at DiamondWave our diamonds are 90% Canadian mined, from the sites that located in the Northwest Territories of Canada. We hand select our stones, with earrings you have to match each stone by the measurements, not by the size of the stone. This is very important to have a matching set. These measurements should not be too far apart from each other to have a good set. We do own our own diamonds.

How to Buy Diamond Stud Earrings

The most popular diamond shapes used in diamond stud earrings are Round Brilliant (perfect circle) and Princess cut (square). Of course, the quality and weight of the diamonds are your most important consideration. The better quality diamonds in terms of carat weight, cut, clarity and color will be more expensive. The best quality diamonds are more brilliant, produce the most sparkle, and they will be more costly. However, if you're on a limited budget, you should focus more on carat weight and cut, which will make the diamonds look bigger and more brilliant.

To get the best value, you should consider well-cut diamonds with a color of G-H or H-I. When mounted they look almost colorless which is what you're looking for in stud earrings. A diamond with a VS clarity is very slightly included and flaws are not visible to the naked eye. A diamond with SI clarity is slightly included with the possibility to see inclusions if you have a trained eye and know what to look for. These stones will definitely cost much less than the diamonds of a higher clarity.

If you wish to choose a different Diamond Shape, Color, Clarity or would like 14k White or Yellow gold, please visit our
Diamond Consultant page and our customer service team will be happy to assist you.

View our stunning selection of Diamond Stud Earrings at outstanding values.