The Ultimate Guide To Buying Diamond Stud Earrings
For Men and Women

Are diamond stud earrings still in style?

Diamond stud earrings will never go out of style, they are the most timeless and popular piece of jewellery! From special occasions to everyday wear a classic pair of diamond stud earrings can be passed on to the next generation. Today they are a popular gift for Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Push Presents and as a Wedding gift between couples.

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Do Men wear diamond stud earrings?

Going back in history 7000 years, diamond earrings were originally mainly worn by men to express their higher class origins, and were found in ancient Asia. Today the only question to ask yourself is do I want to wear a single diamond stud or a pair of diamond earring studs? And the answer is both are very popular and it’s a personal choice based on your style.

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Waldemar Jewellers, voted best jeweller in Sydney, specialises in crafting exceptional diamond stud earrings. Renowned for unparalleled craftsmanship, our pieces stand as a testament to sophistication and timeless elegance. Tailored for any occasion, each pair reflects meticulous precision and unwavering quality. The brilliance of our diamonds is surpassed only by their enduring style, showcasing Waldemar Jewellers’ commitment to excellence. From our showroom in the heart of Sydney, we invite you to experience the perfect blend of artistry and refined design, ensuring each diamond stud earring is a radiant and enduring symbol of elegance for those who seek the extraordinary.

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Setting a Budget

This is an important step in the process of buying a pair of diamond stud earrings in Sydney. It will determine the type of diamond that our experts will search for. With a price range in mind, we can then determine what is most important to you in a diamond, size or quality. We can either search for a diamond of the quality you want and find you the biggest diamond within your price range. Or alternatively, look for a certain size diamond and search for the highest quality within your price range. Along the way, we will help you choose the best value diamond within your search criteria.

Choosing A Diamond Shape

The most popular diamond shapes for stud earrings are round brilliant cut and princess cut. Remember that earrings tend to rotate within the ear so make sure you chose a shape that you are happy with viewing from any angle.

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Understanding The 4 C’s for Diamond Stud Earrings

Diamond Cut

The cut of the diamond determines its sparkle and is an important factor to consider in diamond stud earrings. At Waldemar Jewellers we recommend a cut grade minimum of very good, this allows the light to to refract within the diamond and return to the eye with the most sparkle.

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Diamond Colour

The colour of your diamond is one of the most important factors in an earring. You want the diamond to be as near colourless as possible, we recommend choosing a diamond in the D-F colour range. Diamonds below this will start to look yellow. The larger the diamonds you choose the more important colour becomes.

Diamond Carat Weight

When we talk about the carat weight of diamonds in a pair of stud earrings we are talking about the weight of both diamonds together. So a pair of 1ct Diamond Stud Earrings will be 2 x 0.5ct diamonds = 1ct weight.

Diamond Clarity

The clarity of the diamond for an earring doesn’t matter as much as a ring, as people won’t be viewing it as closely. In saying that, the minimum clarity that we source for diamond studs is SI2. When a diamond is under 0.5ct this clarity grade is near eye clean. If choosing a larger size diamond you may want to go to a higher clarity grade.

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Selecting a matching pair

At Waldemar Jewellers Sydney we search for your earrings in a matching pair. The diamonds must be the same diameter measurement to ensure that they visually look the same on both ears. A lot of pairs are pre-sorted by diamond cutters to be regarded as a matching pair so may have the grading of eg: Colour E/F or Clarity SI1/SI2.

Which Setting Style To Choose

After choosing your diamond the next thing you need to decide is the setting of the stud earrings. Our experts at Waldemar Jewellers in the Sydney CBD can guide you through this in the free one-on-one consultation.

Claw settings are the most popular and you can choose from between 3 – 8 claws. The higher the number of claws the more secure the diamond is within the setting. The bigger the diamond you choose the more structure you will need. We recommend a minimum of 4 claws for a diamond over 0.5ct.

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A bezel setting is the most secure setting and creates a very modern aesthetic. It is when the diamond is encased in metal all the way around.

A halo setting may be a good option if you have a smaller budget but want a bigger diamond. A halo creates the illusion that your diamond is bigger than it is because the center stone is surrounded by a circle of smaller diamonds. This is also a very classic setting and a good option if someone already has a pair of solitaire diamond studs.

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Basket setting; this is where the setting comes in two separate parts that when put together create a halo setting but the center diamond can be removed and worn separately as a solitaire stud. So essentially you have two styles of earrings in one design.

Don’t Forget The Backs

Obviously, when investing in a pair of diamond earrings you want to make sure that they stay firmly on your ear. So choosing the right back for you is important.

Friction/Butterfly Back – These are the most common type of earring back. Where the stand of the earring has a notch in it that sit inside the back of the earring and is held in place by friction. This is the easiest to take on and off but is also the least secure. You would need to regularly get these back of tightened to ensure the security of the earring.

Screw Back – Are recommended for any 1 carat diamond earrings or over. They are the most secure type of back but do take longer to put on and take off. They are also not the ideal choice for anyone with mobility issues in their hand like arthritis.

Which Metal to choose

The most popular metal for diamond stud earrings is 18k White Gold as it lets the natural colour of the diamond shine. Platinum is also a popular choice for those who have sensitivity to other metals.

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Platinum is one of the most popular metals used in jewellery. It has decreased in price over the years and is now a similar price per weight to white gold. However Platinum is a heavier metal so you need to account for the way the earrings will sit if they are larger in size. Platinum is really popular due to its durability and hypoallergenic nature.

Diamond Stud Earrings White Gold
White gold is 75% gold mixed with nickel or zinc. It is great for everyday wear and works especially well if you are considering diamonds in your jewellery because it doesn’t reflect colour into the diamond.

Diamond Earrings Yellow Gold
It’s considered a classic timeless metal for jewellery design, it gives off a soft and pleasant glow that is noticeable but understated. It is a pure alloy of gold, copper and silver, and has a golden bright colour. Making It one of the most popular choices

Diamond Stud Earrings Rose Gold
Rose gold is a mix of gold and copper with usually a dash of silver. Its popularity is growing amongst couples, and it combines well with diamonds.

What if I don’t want a white diamond?

Waldemar Jewellers can make stud earrings in whichever stone your heart desires. Black diamonds are a popular diamond stud earring for men. As are yellow diamonds and pink diamonds for women. But we also make studs in Sapphires, Rubies and Emeralds for those birthstone and wedding anniversary gifts.

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