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Diamond Stud Earrings
Diamond stud earrings have been an essential jewelry staple for decades. They are a versatile and elegant choice, which is why you will see them being worn during the day at the office or a fancy evening out on the town.
The most popular diamond shapes for stud earrings are round and princess cut. You can find studs in any shape but remember that studs can rotate as you wear them. Besides the shape, size, metal color and type, one of the most important factors when choosing diamond studs is the diamond setting.
Diamond Stud Settings
The most common earring settings are made with either bezels, prongs or halos:
Bezel Setting: holds the diamond with a band of metal that surrounds the stone, fully or partially, giving it a more modern look. Bezel settings are not only stylish but they are also incredibly secure because the diamond is totally enclosed in the setting.
Prong Setting: holds the diamond with 3 prongs or more (3 and 4 prongs are popular for diamond earrings). The prongs surround your diamond, cradling them in place, while the sides and top of the diamond is visible. A prong setting with 3 prongs is referred to as a Martini Style and prong setting with 4 prongs is referred to as a Basket Style.
Martini-Style Setting: is a three-prong setting that has a V-shape resembling a martini glass when looked at from the side. This style lets the most light into the diamond and provides the most visibility.
Basket-Style Setting: is a four-prong setting that grasps the outer edges of the diamond and gently bends over the top of the crown holding the diamond down. This is the most popular setting.
Halo Setting: is an incredibly glamorous look. In a halo setting, your center diamonds are surrounded by a ring, or “halo” of smaller diamonds. This makes your center diamond appear larger.
Another fantastic option for a more glamorous look for your diamond stud earrings is an earring jacket. A Jacket is a piece of jewelry that wraps around other jewelry. All you do is push the earring post through the hole and you have a whole new earring. The beauty of an earring jacket is its versatility and how it provides a cost effective and easy way to spice up the look of traditional diamond studs.