DIAMOND EARRINGS 

No outfit feels complete without a beautiful pair of earrings and if those earrings happen to be adorned with diamonds that makes them even more special.

Almost since the dawn of humanity man has adorned himself with metals and precious stones. This was often seen as a sign of a person’s status, wealth or rank, as in many ages people who were considered to be of “common” birth would not have been allowed to wear jewellery. In truth only the most wealthy could actually afford an item as precious as a pair of diamond earrings!

The oldest earrings that have been found are thought to be between 8500-8200 years old. These were jade rings discovered by the Chinese at the Xinglongwa culture site in Inner Mongolia. During the 11th and 16th centuries earrings disappeared almost entirely in Europe due to hairstyles and headdresses obscuring the ears.  The 16th, 17th and 18th centuries saw a return to fashion of diamond earrings amongst the very wealthy who could afford them.  With the opening of the South African diamond fields in the late 1860s, diamond solitaire earrings became the epitome of sophistication that is still revered today. In addition the open-claw setting had been developed at this time which meant that amount of light that passed through the diamond increased, giving it added sparkle and brilliance. By the 1920s it was the given that no woman went without her diamond earrings (even if many wore imitations instead of genuine diamonds!).

Accessories make the outfit and diamond earrings will certainly complete any look. For that perfect present that shows your care, you cannot go wrong with diamond earrings. Reve Diamonds offer a superb selection of diamond stud or drop earrings which are fashionably beautiful, delicate, yet a symbol of the power of femininity.  From sleek, modern designs to a classical esthetic, we offer a variety of settings to suit every face shape and personal style from a diamond halo for maximum sparkle, to a classic four-claw setting, and the ever glamorous diamond drop earrings which are the perfect accessory for formal evening wear. All our diamond earrings are hand-crafted bespoke to your design and choice of metal. A pair of diamond earrings really will be a girl's best friend.

WHAT SHOULD YOU CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING DIAMOND EARRINGS?

The gift of diamond earrings will go a long way to showing the lady in your life your dedication and love for her.  Or as a gift to yourself as a special treat or in recognition of a job well done they are a truly a gift to be treasured, However, like any piece of diamond jewellery, when buying diamond earrings there are a number of factors that it is important to consider before making your final purchase.

As with any piece of diamond jewellery, there is a lot of variation in the cost and quality of diamond earrings. So before you go shopping for that perfect pair of diamond earrings it is best to decide the style that you are looking for and your budget to save you a lot of time and frustration.  Consider the metal that you wish the earrings to be set into you, white or yellow gold, silver, and platinum all make excellent choices and will complement the diamonds in many ways. Being able to examine the characteristics of diamond earrings and understand what the ‘four Cs’ are about will enable you to make the right choice for the minimum of hassle.

The ‘four Cs’  refer to colour, carat weight, clarity and cut and all these factors should be taken into consideration when you are buying diamond earrings:

The colour of the diamonds in your chosen earrings will be one of the major factors that will determine the diamond earrings. The finest diamonds are colourless, rare and expensive. On the GIA grading scale, D-F are considered colourless, G-I near colourless and any grade J or below shows an increasingly yellowish tinge.  Beyond the preference for a whiter stone, however, the colour of a diamond does not affect its brightness or sparkle. Most experts agree that, when mounted, diamonds of ‘eye clean’ clarity (meaning it has no flaws visible to the naked eye) in the "G-H" range appear colourless, and for many buyers represent better value than "D-F" stones which command significantly higher prices, this is providing that the diamond is well cut as it is this factor that gives the stone its unique sparkle.

Next, the carat weight is the way that the diamond is measured and is another prominent factor in determining the price you are going to pay for your diamond earrings. If you are working to a budget remember that when worn all diamond earrings sparkle, so in reality for the same price, many women would rather wear 1 carat diamond earring studs of a lower quality than 1/2 carat diamond earring studs of a higher quality.But don’t use carat weight as your only criterion for making a decision.

Clarity is the degree to which a diamond is free of inclusions/flaws - the closer to perfection the more costly the diamonds become.  Flaws don’t make a diamond less beautiful because they are not visible to the naked eye. Diamonds with a grade of S12 are ‘eye clean’ and cost a lot less than the higher clarity grades.

Last but not least, the cut of the diamond, this is what makes a diamond brilliant and beautiful. A  well cut diamond reflects a greater amount of light, which is displayed as brilliance, dispersion and scintillation and this is the true measure of a diamond's beauty.  For example, if you want your diamond earrings to pop with brilliance and sparkle, then choose the diamond cut as this facet arrangement will provide the most sparkle. Also consider the shape of the cut to ensure that the shape of the diamonds flatter the face of the wearer, i.e. diamonds with rectangular shapes look best on a broader face whilst round and oval diamond earrings are most suited to thinner faces.

WHAT ARE DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS?

Diamond stud earrings can add that splash of style to any outfit whether it is a special occasion or a more formal affair. They are the choice of many trendsetters, for example Meghan Markle the  Duchess of Sussex has been spotted at many occasions wearing classic diamond stud earrings. In fact when she married Prince Harry in 2018, Meghan chose Cartier diamond stud earrings to accessorize her wedding gown.

Diamond stud earrings first emerged in the late 19th century and their popularity surged in the 1970s after which they have remained in vogue and a must in every jewellery collection.  As diamond stud earrings sit flush to the ear with no (or very minimal overhang) you will see them worn in many ways, even as a single earring by men, or as part of a more edgy look by women (or men) who have multiple piercings on one or both ears.

We offer a wide selection of diamond stud earrings in many different cuts and shapes.  Each has its own appeal according to personality and taste but there are two cuts which we find are most popular for diamond stud earrings;

The round brilliant cut which allows a diamond to exhibit maximum brightness, fire and sparkle is a best seller and possibly the most popular cut for diamond stud earrings. If a round brilliant cut is surrounded by a halo of diamond melee this creates the most fantastic design for diamond stud earrings.  

The princess cut which is essentially a square shape that makes the design of the diamond stud earrings look more contemporary.  This design is very much up and coming in the popularity stakes for the lady who likes a more edgy look to her diamond jewellery but maintaining the ‘bling’ factor, as the Princess cut has a modified brilliant facet arrangement, these diamonds typically have exceptional sparkle and scintillation.

 

 

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