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Ultimate Diamond Earrings Buying Guide

13th August 2020

by Kannan

guide to diamond earrings

A pair of beautiful diamond earrings are a jewellery box staple. There are plenty of great earring styles to suit any occasion. From dazzling diamond drop earrings, perfect for adding some glamour to your evening ensemble, to classic diamond studs that are suitable for every day. 

Diamond earrings are also a great choice if you are searching for a gift for a loved one. Whether it is a birthday gift, anniversary gift or simply a gesture to say ‘I love you’, a pair of diamond earrings is a great way to mark the occasion. In our ultimate diamond earrings buying guide, you will discover everything you need to consider before purchasing.

How to buy diamond earrings

  1. Set a budget 

Before you begin your search, it is a good idea to set a budget. Your budget will determine the size and quality of the diamonds you can afford to buy along with the style. For example, a pair of diamond cluster earrings may be a good choice if you are on a budget. 

  1. Select a metal type and colour

There are plenty of metal types and colours to choose from. Typically it is a good idea to choose a metal type and colour that matches your everyday jewellery, although the choice is yours. Head to our metal education guide to learn more.

White gold

A beautiful bright white metal that pairs perfectly with other metal types. It looks similar to platinum but isn’t as durable. That said, it is cheaper than platinum, so makes a great choice if you are on a budget. 

Yellow gold 

A classic yellow toned metal that is favoured for its timeless appeal.  

Rose gold 

A fashionable blush-hued metal and a popular colour that can now be found in technology and homeware. 


A white metal that is durable and hypoallergenic. Meaning that it could be a good choice for you if you have sensitive skin.

  1. Choose a setting style

From timeless diamond studs to glamorous diamond drop earrings, there are multiple styles to choose from. Here are some setting styles you may wish to consider. 

Diamond solitaire stud earrings 

gold diamond studs

Whether for a gift, or simply for yourself, a pair of diamond stud earrings are a staple piece that never goes out of style. They can be worn alone or alongside other jewellery with ease and are versatile enough to be worn both day or night.

Diamond halo earrings

A pair of diamond halo earrings are slightly more glamorous than a pair of diamond studs. They pack plenty of sparkle and consist of a single diamond surrounded by a ‘halo’ of stones. 

Diamond hoop earrings 

gold diamond hoop earrings

Diamond hoop earrings seamlessly blend casual with luxury. For a luxurious finish to an everyday jewellery piece, look no further than a pair of diamond hoop earrings. They can be worn for almost any occasion and make a great gift for a loved one.

Diamond cluster earrings

For dazzling sparkle at half the price, a pair of diamond cluster earrings are the answer. They consist of a cluster of intricate diamonds and are ideal for adding a bit of sparkle to your everyday life. Diamond cluster earrings tend to be an affordable choice as lots of smaller diamonds are cheaper than one large diamond of comparable weight.

Diamond drop earrings

gold diamond drop earrings

For a glamorous, unforgettable gift, a pair of diamond drop earrings are a great choice. This elegant diamond earring style is ideal for special occasions and events. It also makes for a great piece of jewellery to pass down to the grandchildren.

Diamond journey earrings

If you are searching for an extra-special gift for a loved one, a pair of diamond journey earrings are a great choice. Typically they consist of three diamonds set together in a row, with the three diamonds thought to represent the past, present and future within a relationship. 

  1. Find a diamond - consider the 4 C’s 

Before buying any piece of diamond jewellery, it is important to learn about the 4 C’s. The 4 C’s are used to assess and grade a particular diamond and determine its value. 

Diamond quality isn’t as crucial for diamond earrings as it is for diamond rings. This is because diamond earrings tend to be viewed further away than diamond rings. So if you are on a budget, choosing a lower quality diamond is a great way to save money.


Cut refers to how well the diamond has been cut and proportioned. A well-cut diamond is proportional, and therefore it reflects more light and creates more sparkle. 


Carat refers to the weight of a diamond. The larger the carat weight, the larger the diamond will typically appear. However, two diamonds of the same weight may appear slightly different due to the way they have been cut.


Clarity refers to the numbers of inclusions (internal flaws) or blemishes (external flaws) on a given diamond. 


Colour refers to the tone or hue of a given diamond. Diamonds are graded on a colour grading scale between D-Z, with D being the clearest and most desirable, and Z being a brownish-yellow tone and least desirable.

Feeling inspired? Discover our complete range of diamond earrings or head to our other article to find out how to style diamond earrings with ease.

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