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Lumera offers a limited assortment of Diamond Solitaire Stud Earrings in addition to our larger offering of GIA certified Loose Diamonds. If you are considering the purchase of earrings from Lumera, please know the following:
Diamond stud earrings are defined by the presence of a single diamond (or a total of two when considering each side in a pair) set directly into the mounting (as opposed to hanging). The size andof the diamond can vary (although and make up the vast majority), and the setting is usually four prong (although three to six prongs are not uncommon).
While virtually any diamond shape can be used in a diamond stud earring, the most common is. The round shape works with any look, never appears crooked in the ear, and (by nature of its shape) offers the best light performance. is the next most popular shape. All other make up a small fraction of diamond stud earring sales.
Any size under 1/2 carat total weight (meaning each individual diamond is 1/4 of a) will not register well, due to its smaller size. The most popular sizes are between 1 and 2 carats total weight. Anything larger than 3 carats total weight is a bit less common, although perfectly suitable if the wearer prefers a larger size.
Typically, no; at least not by reputable labs, such as. Often, retailers will have their diamond earrings by a less reputable or non-independent lab, but these are of little value. Lumera diamond studs are not certified, but are accurately graded. See above for more information on Lumera’s approach to certification of diamond studs, including how to purchase GIA certified diamond earrings.
Most wearers prefer white gold settings, as the metal color does not contrast with the diamond. Yellow gold is suitable when the wearer strongly prefers it. Platinum (which is more durable than gold) is not necessary, since earrings are not prone damage as a ring might be.
Lumera diamond studs are offered with friction back settings (see above for details), but are also available in screw back, if preferred. Screw backs can be more tedious to put on, but might be preferred if the earrings are left in place most of the time.
Because diamond earrings are worn close to the skin, often under or near hair, choosing a colorless grade (D-F) is somewhat pointless. A G-Hwill appear perfectly colorless to the naked eye, without forcing the buyer to spend unnecessarily on a color grade that cannot be appreciated.
Similar to color, over buying oncan be a waste of resources. Provided the diamond has no visible (as is the case with all Lumera diamond studs), there is no need to spend a higher amount to remove flaws that are not visible to begin with. When certified, this usually means a carefully chosen SI2, most SI1, or any VS clarity grade.
Like any other fine diamond jewelry, your studs should be stored where they will not rub or scratch against other items. When cleaning is needed, a soft toothbrush and mild soap (or a mixture of water and ammonia) is all that is needed. Use the bristles to work in the spaces between diamond and setting. Hold the metal setting firmly in one hand, and push on the diamond with the other, to see that the diamond remains firmly set.
If you have questions or need help with your purchase, please call 1-888-658-6372 or contact us at [email protected]. You can also chat online; a representative will usually respond immediately during .