How to Select the Best Diamond for Earrings?

How to Select the Best Diamond for Earrings?

For a diamond, nothing can be as special as dancing and sparkling through your beautiful face. However, not every diamond is entitled to embark on your earring. There must be a few special ones to sit on your earring and bask in your glory. 

Since we are your diamond experts, it may not be an ordeal to select the best diamond for earrings. Let's begin our journey to choosing the best diamond to adorn your ears.

Types of Earrings

Though the stores have diamond earrings in multiple genres, we bring you broad terms to classify them.

Studs


The simplest of the lot. These are like a nail and a stopper to secure the earrings. However, nowadays, the stud diamond earrings are not simple anymore. They have evolved to be extensively elaborate and quirky.

Hoops

There are various hoop earrings in the jewelry store, and these are undoubtedly the favorite pick for the nothing-to-wear day as these can elevate even the simplest of dresses. The hoops are circular and gently hold onto the ear lobes from both sides. Nowadays, you can find these lovely hoopes in various shapes such as square, rectangle, oblong, etc.

Dangles

As the name suggests, the dangle earrings drop from the earlobes and keep swaying as you move, glamourize your looks. There are multiple varieties of drop earrings that differ in shape and length. Chandeliers, teardrops, and drops are variants of the dangle earrings.

Now that we can categorize our earrings, let's get the right diamond to stand tall and sparkle.

Steps to select the best diamond for earrings


Diamond Shape

When choosing the best diamond for earrings, the right shape must be your first concern. It is because the perfect diamond shape can enhance your looks, while a wrong choice may ruin it even with the brightest sparkle. 

There are broadly 10 diamond shapes. Each diamond shape is unique and reflects a certain amount of light. Here we describe each diamond shape so that it is easier for you to select the best diamond for earrings.

Round

The most common diamond shape is round. It's classic, elegant, and always in style. 

Cushion 

The diamond is square or rectangular. Its corners are rounded.

Princess

The princess-shaped diamond is square and has a shallow crown. It is the epitome of trend and is viewed as a modern diamond shape.

Emerald

These are long and rectangular with a shallow crown.

Asscher

Asscher diamonds are square. However, their pointed culet and square-cut corners distinguish them from others. 

Marquise

The pointed oval shape of marquise diamond makes it a contemporary option. It is exceptionally elongated and highly desirable.

Heart

The heart-shaped diamond resembles infinite love. It's pure and divine.

Oval

The oval-shaped diamond is an elongated version of round diamonds. If you want to rock both traditional and conventional look simultaneously, an oval is a suitable shape for your earring.

Pear 

The pear-shaped diamond is a blend of round and marquise. Most commonly, it is referred to as the teardrop-shaped diamond.

Radiant

The diamond is cuboid in shape and owns exceptional fire and radiance due to its 70 facets.

Diamond Brilliance

Each diamond shape may exhibit a different amount of light. Hence, it is crucial to determine the reflection before choosing a diamond for an earring. Since your earring will be in the spotlight due to the magnificent rock student on it, select its sparkle by setting the right diamond on it.

Wondering how much light a particular diamond shape will reflect? Stay calm as we are ready with our diamond reflection guide.

The most brilliant diamond shape

Round and Radiant are among the most brilliant diamond shapes and will exhibit the maximum light.


The highly brilliant diamond shape

Princess and Cushion are nearly as brilliant as Round though not as much.

The exceptionally brilliant diamond shape

Oval, Marquise, Pear, and Heart are gorgeously brilliant diamond shapes that also look larger than others.

The moderately brilliant diamond shape

Emerald and Asscher are moderately brilliant and are affordable options for those seeking large diamonds.

Diamond Quality

Since we are already familiar with diamond shape and brilliance, it is time to assess the diamond quality. 

There are 4Cs that determine the quality of any diamond. Each has a crucial role in elevating the appearance and value of the rock. When choosing your earring, you must select the best color and clarity for diamond and never ignore the other Cs.

Here we explain the 4Cs in detail to quickly determine the quality of the diamond and how it will enhance your face through the earring.

Carat

Let's begin our diamond examination with the easiest of the Cs, i.e., carat. Carat denotes the diamond weight. 1-carat diamond equals 200 milligrams. The cost and quality of a diamond are directly proportional to the carat: the higher the carat, the more expensive the diamond. We should also note that larger diamonds are rare. Hence their value is always high.

Color

Apart from the carat, the diamond color is also easily understandable. It has a vital role in making the diamond more desirable. For diamonds, color means colorlessness, i.e., your diamond shall be costlier if it is colorless and exhibits no hues. The GIA diamond color grading system is categorized from Z to D depending on their color. D is the purest diamond with no shades, and it will also shine the brightest. 

However, you may not need to grab the brightest diamond for your earring as it will sparkle excessively, burying your beauty in its shine. Any diamond from H to J will be the most suitable diamond for an earring.

Clarity


Unlike popular belief, diamonds are not perfect. There are imperfections in all of them. However, the ones with the least number of visible inclusions are considered flawless and shall reap more income. Similar to color, diamond clarity also has specific grading. These are-


  1. I1, I2, I3 (Included) - Inclusions visible from a 10x magnifier
  2. SI1,SI2 (Slightly Included) - Inclusions are slightly visible under 10x magnification
  3. VS1, VS2 (Very slightly Included) - Inclusions are visible under 10x magnifying lens only after consistent efforts
  4. VVS1, VVS2 (Very very slightly included) - Inclusions are difficult to spot even by a skilled grader under 10x magnification
  5. IF (Internally Flawless) - No inclusions are visible even with 10x magnification
  6. Flawless (FL) - Neither inclusions nor blemishes are visible under 10x magnifying glass

As you can see, the diamond with no inclusion is a preferred choice. However, when selecting diamonds for earrings, you can choose the I1 and rock it with ease. If the diamond is certified with at least an I1 grade, it will show no inclusion from a distance unless someone arrives with a powerful magnifying lens. 


Cut

The diamond-cut determines its final sparkle and value. It will require fine artistry to cut the diamond in a specific way to reflect maximum light and sparkle. If an experienced artisan perfectly cuts your diamond, it will sparkle a lot. Whereas if the cut is imperfect, it will stay dull and dim. The diamond cut is certified as ideal, excellent, very good, good, fair, and poor. When choosing a diamond for your earring, select a diamond certified excellent or very good as they shall provide you the required amount of sparkle.

We believe you now know what to look for when selecting a diamond for earrings. The grading shall help you lay your hands on the best diamond that stays forever. 


Now is the time to analyze your face and determine the diamond that complements your glow.


Selecting diamond earrings that suit your face

Since earrings stay the closest to your face, the shape and sparkle of diamonds play an important part in embellishing your looks. 

Here are the popular face shapes with suitable diamonds for earrings

Oval Face

When your shape resembles an egg, it is an oval-shaped face. The oval-shaped face is one of the perfect shapes for the face as most diamonds complement it well. To show off your beautiful cheekbones, opt for triangular dangles or simple studs. 

While selecting diamonds for earrings to highlight your oval face, our top recommendations are round, princess, cushion, and Asscher cut. These will beautify your balanced face and provide the much-needed glitz and glamour. You can also play around with emerald and pear, as they will accentuate the length of your face.

Round Face

The cheekbones and ears are naturally enhanced in the round face since they are at the widest portion. When purchasing a diamond earring, we must choose the ones that elongate the face. Drops and dangles are the best to serve the purpose. 

Elongated diamond shapes such as emerald, oval, marquise, and cushion shall balance out the roundness of your face. Also, please stay away from round-cut diamonds as they may increase the roundness. Your ideal earring will be an emerald-cut stud looped with hanging dangles.

Heart Face

The heart-shaped face has a wider forehead, narrow cheeks and the lower half of the face narrows towards the chin like a heart. High cheekbones are the prominent features of this face, and one must choose earrings to complement those. Chandelier and teardrop are types of dangle earrings that hang from the ear and provide much-needed balance to your face. 

Since the shape of your earring will be pear or teardrop, pear-cut diamonds shall aid them in complementing your face. Even the round and oval-shaped diamond cuts will accentuate those beaming cheekbones.

Square Face

When your face has the forehead, cheekbones, and jawline in similar width, it means that you are blessed with a square face. Your enticing smile and gorgeous jawline draw a lot of attention. Hence the earrings must complement these. To break the structure of your face, opt for long earrings, such as dangles or large hoops. 

Your choice of the diamond cut must add roundness and softness to your face. Hence, when selecting a diamond for earrings to suit the square face, opt for a round-cut, and even cushion or oval will enhance the features. 

We believe you can select the best diamond for earrings and find the right one to complement your beautiful face. However, there are some more things to be careful of-

Choose the right jeweler

Your jeweler should be an expert who knows his jewels. You must be able to enquire unabashedly regarding ornaments, and he should be clarifying each of your doubts. Do not fear asking questions as they have formal training and will be comfortable catering to your doubts.

Get your diamond grading report

Each diamond will have a grading report. Insist on getting yours when purchasing the diamond as it will help in the future for reselling as it is an undisputable verification of authenticity.

Protect your diamond

Since diamonds are a high-value investment, it is crucial to get them insured. You will need the grading certificate to ensure your diamond and stay stress-free regarding its safety.

Conclusion

When selecting the best diamond for an earring, don't shop for the shiniest, priciest stone. Instead, choose the one that complements your face and helps you shimmer in the crowd. 

Connect with us to grab the best diamond earring that enhances your beauty and keeps the onlookers wondering the secret for your glowing face.