Earrings are essential to looking your best and they make a perfect gift, too. Whether you're shopping for yourself or for a loved one, from delicate diamond studs to large, dramatic hoops, earrings add symmetry and grace to any wearer, enhancing any ensemble from casual chic to black-tie formal. We offer a wide selection of diamond earrings in many different styles. Each style offers a variety of shapes, metals and mountings so to help guide you in your shopping experience, we gathered some information on the most popular styles.
Diamond stud earrings make a perfect gift, because it is impossible to not like them! But if you are choosing a pair of diamond stud earrings, whether for yourself or as a gift, you have to choose a diamond setting that will suit your style and preferences. Although these earrings are the ultimate in simplicity, there are many diamond settings available that can completely change the look of the earring!
Four prong settings are the classic, popular choice of diamond settings for round and princess-cut stones. They are available in many sizes, so they can work well for large and small stones.
Three prong setting is a cool, trendy twist on the classic diamond setting. It’s called the martini setting because of the way the prongs form an elegant shape like a martini glass.
Bezel Settings is classic diamond setting for earrings, bezel settings can be used on their own in diamond studs or combined with other design elements to create diamond stud earrings with real impact. A bezel setting is one of the most protective diamond settings and it adds a sleek, modern look to any piece of diamond jewellery.
Illusion Setting, These cute earrings use the illusion setting to create a sparkly look without being too expensive. Illusion earrings make great gifts for kids and teens; it’s a great way to introduce a girl to the beauty and responsibility of owning a diamond.
Backings serve to keep earrings in place and prevent the loss of fine jewellery and valuable gemstones. Below are descriptions of the most popular styles of earring backings.
Backings serve to keep earrings in place and prevent the loss of fine jewellery and valuable stones. These backings can be quite fiddly to use, they provide maximum safety and so there is little chance of your earrings falling out if they are secured with this backing.
Push backs, also called friction backs, are the most common type of earring back. You secure earrings with a push back by simply sliding the back right up the earring post until the earring is firmly in place. Push backs are most often used for stud earrings or lightweight drop or dangle earrings.
French wires are only used with drop earrings because they rely on the weight of the earring to secure it in place. The French wire is a curved wire hook — often with the earring attached directly to the hook — that slides right through the ear and hangs there. French wire earrings are also referred to as fish hooks. For added security, you can add a plastic earring back to the end of a French wire earring.
Latch backs are generally used for hoop earrings only. Some latch-back earrings contain a hinged post that goes through the ear and then snaps into a notch on the other side of the earring to secure it into place.
The lever back consists of a curved piece of metal that goes through the ear and a metal latch that goes over the curved piece to hold the earring in place. Lever-back earrings are designed to fit perfectly on your ear to maximize comfort.
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