Diamond stud earrings are a perfect gift for the woman in your life, and great for some men too. Century Diamonds has stud earrings in an assortment of sizes, cuts, clarity levels and colors for the perfect gift that won't break the bank.
Diamonds are sized by carats. A carat weighs about .007 ounces, or 200 milligrams. Century Diamonds has diamond stud earrings in a wide range of sizes, from 0.25 to 0.75 carat, to fit those lobes perfectly.
Diamond stud earrings are available in many shapes, from round brilliant to princess, marquise to pear shape. The cut is what gives diamonds their sparkle and shine. With its 58 facets, the round brilliant is valued for its sparkle and is the most popular modern cut for diamonds. Round diamonds are also the safest and cost the least to insure because they don't have as many sharp edges or points on them as other cuts do.
The princess is the next most popular cut. This is a type of square cut with a flattened profile and pyramidal sides. The princess cut first appeared in the 1960s, and it is valued for its attractive square shape and lustrous quality.
The football-shaped marquise cut is long and narrow. Legend has it that the marquise cut was invented to pay homage to the mouth of the Marquise du Pompadour, one of the mistresses of King Louis XV of France.
If you combine a round and a marquise cut, you get the pear or teardrop shaped diamond. This cut has almost as much sparkle as a round brilliant diamond, and the pear shape is very popular for diamond stud earrings.
Diamonds are formed deep in the earth by a combination of heat and pressure, and when the crystals form, they sometimes contain small flaws. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) developed a clarity scale to grade gems according to how much foreign matter, called inclusions, is present in the stone. Clarity also looks at blemishes, such as scratches, which might be present on the stone. Most inclusions and blemishes are not noticeable with the naked eye and can often only be seen with magnification. Minor flaws are not obvious in diamond stud earrings.
Diamonds are usually thought of as white, but they actually come in many colors, such as blue, yellow, pink and black. Diamond crystals are made of carbon, but other elements were occasionally included at the time of formation, affecting the color of the stone. Black diamonds, also known as carbonadoes, were probably formed when an asteroid struck the earth long ago.
Buying Diamond Stud Earrings
When you buy diamond stud earrings from Century Diamonds, rest assured that you are getting a quality product at an amazing price. All of our jewelry is made on-site by our talented artisans and is guaranteed conflict-free. Our stones are certified 100% natural. Check out our selection of diamond stud earrings today at Century Diamonds.