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Signs of Affection – Diamond Earrings November 14, 2008

Posted by Jill Renee in : Diamond Jewelry, Romantic Tips , trackback

Simple, yet elegant. Diamond earrings are instantly recognizable for their unique sparkle and their ability to mesmerize onlookers without calling undue attention to themselves. After dating someone for several weeks or months, you may want to give her a symbol of your affection. Something to let her know that she’s special to you. Diamond earrings can make the perfect gift. They have a natural versatility and can be worn with virtually any outfit or dress. But, buying them can be a challenge for those who have never done so. In this article, you’ll learn about the cut, clarity, and color of diamonds, as well as how to buy them as a gorgeous gift when you are on a budget.

When You’re On A Budget

Despite what some people believe, diamond earrings are not necessarily expensive. While some can cost over $200,000, others can be purchased for as little as $225. The price you can expect to pay will depend largely upon the carats. There are also other factors that can influence the price, including the cut, clarity and color of the diamonds used in the earrings.

There are a number of places from which you can purchase diamond earrings. You are unlikely to find the best deals at high-profile shops such as Tiffany’s. Instead, check with the jewelry shops in your area. They may have the earrings you need on consignment. Also, check estate sales. Don’t be put off by the prospect of buying used diamond earrings. Age and use have no impact upon the perfection of a diamond’s cut, clarity, or color.

Cut And Clarity

All diamond earrings use stones that have been cut and polished according to certain precise guidelines. For example, a Round brilliant typically has 33 facets on the top half of the stone and 24 facets on the bottom half. The purpose of these guidelines is to help ensure that the stones can scatter light properly. The more precise the cut, the more sparkle the diamond earrings can offer. The precision of the cut will have an impact on the stone’s value. Keep that in mind when purchasing the earrings for your dating partner.

The clarity of the diamond reflects whether flaws exist within the stone. Most diamonds have inherent flaws. Like the cut of a stone, a diamond’s clarity can have a significant impact on its value.

Does Color Matter?

Colorless diamond earrings will allow more light to pass through and scatter than those with some grade of color. They are graded by their level of whiteness, starting from “D” and progressing through “Z.” As you may imagine, the less color the stones have, the more valuable they are. It is important to note that stones graded “G” will have no color that is perceptible to the unaided eye. Buying diamond earrings with a “G” grade for your partner will help you save money without sacrificing obvious quality.

The Perfect Gift

Diamond earrings make a perfect gift for your partner for a number of reasons. First, they are comparatively inexpensive. Through careful, educated shopping, you can find remarkable deals. Second, they look gorgeous and can be worn as part of any ensemble. Last, and most important, giving your partner diamond earrings communicates a level of commitment and love. Simple diamond stud earrings will last a lifetime and serve as a memory of your adoration and dedication to your relationship with her.

Most people are familiar with the saying “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Diamond earrings may be one of the best ways to say, “I love you.”


1. liz goud - December 7, 2008

I would have to agree that diamonds are a girl’s best friend – they are surely mine!!! 🙂 and these days when the economy has been going down the drain, it is very practical to learn how you can get the diamond earrings that you want for the most reasonable price by knowing some facts about these precious gems particularly the 4 C’s. Cheaper diamonds don’t necessarily mean less face value. It can all depend on the style and design and you can actually find great bargain pieces that look more elegant than some of the more expensive ones.

2. 1 carat diamond earrings - June 16, 2010

Created by forces of nature over millions of years, diamonds definitely have a strong provenance and heritage that is really quite beautiful – and on some level, miraculous. At the end of the day, jewelry is collateral. Diamonds are known to hold their value. Even as the global financial structure was collapsing around us, diamonds held their own.

Nowadays, it seems that 1 carat diamond earrings are the most highly coveted in terms of the wow factor. However, if you’re considering your purchase as a long term investment, investing in a higher caratage such as 2 carat and above in the best combination of color, clarity, and cut could potentially be a better investment.

Through the years, diamonds have represented a store of value – especially during the global financial crisis. High caratage diamonds are actually quite a bit like fine art – definite collector’s items. As in any market, supply plays a critical factor in the long term value of diamonds. Higher caratage diamonds are somewhat similar to the Van Goghs and the Rembrandts of the diamond world – rare, treasured, and highly sought after.