The Chase Gregory Guide to Diamond Studs
Whether you are recently getting into fine jewelry or an absolute aficionado, diamond studs are the perfect piece. You can dress them up for an award show or throw them on before running to the grocery store.
Chase Gregory Jewelers is here to help you build your dream pair of earrings every step of the way.
Things to Consider:
When building your custom diamond studs, the most important things to consider are your budget, carat weight and cut, then focus on color and clarity. When building your studs, there is room for compromise in order to get larger stones. With certain items such as an engagement ring that you look at and examine everyday, you may be more likely to notice all of it's flaws, but with stud earrings they are further away from the eye's view. Getting "ideal cut" diamonds will allow the stones to have optimal shine and look expensive regardless of the color or clarity. If you do choose to go with a lower quality cut, this will cause the stone to appear duller.
Diamonds are graded on a color scale, D-Z, with D being the brightest and show the least color. Clarity ranges from flawless to different levels of inclusion. While clarity may be a vital aspect of choosing a stone on an engagement ring, there is often more wiggle room when it comes to diamond studs. It is easier to get away with SI (slightly included) looking “eye clean” on your diamond studs.
Today you can choose to get natural diamonds, or go the lab-grown route to save money. Even some of our highest-profile clients opt to go with lab-grown diamond studs. With the same chemical composition, lab-grown offers the same benefit as a natural diamond, but at a lower price point. This can give you the option to try a new style, go for the bigger stone, or have less worry for your everyday wear! It is important to note that lab-grown diamonds do not hold their value in comparison to natural diamonds.
A majority of the diamond studs you will find on the market are round brilliant diamonds. However, you can get as creative as you want to be! Whether you're looking for ovals, princess cut, or have a custom idea, we can help you find the perfect stones to fulfill your dream.
Martini: Martini settings have a cone shaped base and when viewed from a side angle, it resembles a martini glass. This setting has less metal, which lets the brilliance of the stud shine and have more visibility on the diamond itself.
Basket: Basket settings are a classic and elegant style. The basket style setting allows the earring to be set low and closer to the ear. This style still has minimal metal to fully show off the look of your stones.
Halo: Halo settings feature a center stone surrounded by a loop of smaller diamonds creating a setting which mimics a much larger stone with lots of sparkle.
Bezel: Bezel settings are completely surrounded by metal. They are the most secure setting but also reflect heavily off of the metal and are difficult to clean.
Keep in mind that the setting + color can change the look of your diamond (in a good or bad way)!
Push-backs: Push-backs are the most standard earring back which use a smooth post and friction to hold your earrings in place. They are simple and quick to put on, but not the most secure, especially with larger diamonds.
Screw Backs: Screw backs feature threaded posts, similar to a nut and bolt, that offer additional security in keeping your earrings on.
La Pousette: La Pousettes work by squeezing two small tabs to allow you to push the post on. It is similar to a push-back, but much more secure.
We would love to be apart of your journey to create the perfect pair of diamond studs. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (424)-290-3107 to discuss further.