Note These 5 Tips Before Buying A Diamond Stud Earrings

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Diamond stud earrings are a classic for a reason - they're timeless, elegant, and go with everything. But with so many options out there, how do you pick the perfect pair that won't leave you feeling overwhelmed (or broke)? 

Don't worry, we've got you covered! 

But why are we warning only about diamond studs? 

— well, because it's minimal, and always feels like ‘we need another pair of it'! Chances are high that we make impulse buying when it comes to this style and, we don't want you to burn a hole in your pockets!

So, here are 5 essential tips to help you find your ideal diamond stud earrings…

1. Understand the 4Cs of Diamonds:

Diamonds are all about the sparkle, and the 4Cs (Cut, Color, Clarity, Carat Weight) tells you how much a diamond will shine.

  • Cut is king! A well-cut diamond reflects light beautifully, creating that dazzling fire you love. Look for "excellent" or "ideal" cut grades.

  • Color is all about how close your diamond is to colorless. The whiter the diamond, the more valuable it is, but remember, slight color variations are often undetectable to the naked eye. For diamond studs, near colorless diamonds (grades D-F) are a great choice!

  • Clarity refers to any tiny flaws (inclusions) in the diamond.  Aim for diamonds with "SI1" or "SI2" clarity for a good balance of sparkle and value.

  • Carat Weight simply refers to the size of the diamond. Bigger diamonds are more expensive, but remember, smaller, well-cut diamonds can still pack a punch! Consider your face shape, personal style, and budget when choosing carat weight.

Unsure if stud earrings are your face-shape type? Check out this guide.

2. Find Your Shape: Round, Princess, or Maybe Your Heart's Desire?

Round diamonds are the classic choice, but don't be afraid to express yourself! Princess cuts offer a sleek, geometric look, while heart-shaped diamonds add a touch of romance.  For a unique and elegant option, consider asscher diamond stud earrings. These square or octagonal cuts boast a captivating brilliance and geometric charm.

3. Setting Selection:

The setting of your diamond studs is like the supporting cast in a movie. It needs to be strong and secure, especially for everyday wear. Popular options include:

  • Basket Setting: This setting cradles the diamond from the sides and bottom, offering excellent protection.

  • Six-Prong Setting: This classic setting uses six prongs to hold the diamond securely, creating a beautiful and sparkly look.

Metal Matters Too: Platinum is a popular choice for its durability and sleek look. But gold also comes in various colors (yellow, white, rose) to complement different styles.

4. Budget and Value:

Diamond stud earrings can range in price depending on the 4Cs. Set a realistic budget before you start shopping. While setting a budget for your sparkle, prioritise a good cut, and you can often find a great value by considering slight variations in color and clarity.

And in case a stunning stud design catches your eyes but has jumped out of the budget league —Don't despair, and don't hesitate to opt for lab-grown diamond stud earrings in the same design instead! 

Lab-grown diamonds are a fantastic option to consider. These aren't diamond simulants – they're the real deal! Created in controlled labs under intense heat and pressure, mimicking the natural formation process underground, lab-grown diamonds offer the exact same brilliance, chemical composition, and hardness as mined diamonds. They sparkle just as beautifully and come with a major perk: sustainability.

Lab-grown diamonds are a more eco-friendly choice compared to mined diamonds. Plus, they typically cost 40-60% less for the same quality! So, if you fall in love with a stunning pair of diamond studs that seem a bit out of reach, explore lab-grown diamond options. You might be surprised by the dazzling possibilities within your budget!

Interesting isn't? You can learn more by reading our detailed blog on lab-grown diamonds v/s natural diamonds.

5. Find a reputable Jeweller

Look for a reputable jeweller affiliated with a diamond certification program like GIA. This ensures you're getting a genuine diamond with ethical sourcing practices. And don't be afraid to ask questions and compare prices before making a decision.

Choosing the perfect diamond earrings can be overwhelming. With so many dazzling options, it's easy to get lost in the sparkle! But if you know your preferred style, focus on a few designs you love online. Whether you're drawn to classic solitaire stud like this princess-cut solitaire studs or whimsical flower shapes, narrowing your search makes the decision easier.

Whatever the design or metal, the choice is yours to make. With Angara's extravagant customisation feature— it's literally impossible to not find the match of your desire! 

So go ahead and surf both of our natural and lab-grown diamond earring collections and find the one that's created ‘just for you’!


1. What to look for in diamond stud earrings? 

Consider the 4Cs (Cut, Color, Clarity, Carat Weight), setting type, metal, and your budget.

2. How to choose diamond stud earrings?
Set a budget, understand the 4Cs, explore shapes and settings, consider your style and face shape, and choose a reputable jeweller that provides an authenticity certificate with each diamond piece.


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