You are not sure what size the diamond(s) should be in your earrings or would like to give diamond earrings as a gift for a special occasion? Are you looking for ear studs that look prestigious without spending a fortune? The size of the diamond(s) alone is not the deciding factor; the design also plays a major role. Discover which earrings or stud earrings are perfect for you or your loved one.

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What is the ideal carat weight for earrings?

Compared to rings, there are far more design possibilities with earrings because they are not bound to the round shape of a ring band. So even with relatively few and small diamonds, embedded in the right design, spectacular earrings can be created, such as these flower earrings of just a little more than 0.5 carat.

For earrings, the total carat weight of the diamonds is usually given, so you have to divide the information by two to get the carat weight of each earring. This is particularly relevant if you are looking for earrings or stud earrings with one stone each.

With solitaire ear studs, it depends on whether you have several pierced holes and want to use the stud to accentuatethem or wear them alone. Between 0.15 to about 0.5 carats total, the diamonds are both very small and sparkle, but are hardly recognisable as such at a distance, as they are about the size of the head of a pin.
Diamond stud earrings with 1 carat each - Diamond stud earrings each 1 carat, total 2 carats, by BAUNAT
With 1 carat diamond stud earrings, i.e. 0.5 carat per side, the diamond is more noticeable - a beautiful size that is neither too small nor too prominent. Diamond earrings of 2 carats in total look very harmonious on the earlobe and are definitely noticeable. If the ears are larger or the ear holes are higher, 3, 4 or even 5 carats can still look very beautiful, but the ear studs will be very visible.

How can I save money on diamond earrings?

The carat size of your diamond earrings is not the only decisive feature for their beauty. The carat weight is only one of the four important characteristics, also known as the 4C of diamonds. In addition, for colourless diamonds, there is also the colour, the cut and the clarity.

A very large diamond in the pale colour grade O with strong, large inclusions looks much less beautiful than a smaller, pure white diamond in colour grade E with inclusions not visible to the eye.
Diamond stud earrings with 1 carat each - Diamond stud earrings each 1 carat, total 2 carats, by BAUNAT
On the other hand, the diamond does not need to be flawless with the best D colour grade and an excellent cut for your earrings to look perfect. They should neither be as large as possible in low quality, nor rather small in the highest possible quality, in regards to their appearance. You will get the best price-quality ratio with perfect appearance in the range of colour grades G and H and a clarity of SI1 and VS2. Apart from a real diamond expert with a jeweller's loupe, no one will notice the difference to the absolute top class, and you will save a significant sum at the same time.

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How can I make diamond earrings look bigger?

Do you want your diamond earrings with two solitaire diamonds of 0.5 carat each to look more like 1 carat without costing as much as earrings with a total of 2 carats? Then you should definitely take a look at Halo earrings.

These earrings make use of a tried and tested little trick. A halo, a circle of very small diamonds, is set around the central diamond. They directly border the stone in the centre, not only supporting its fire and sparkle, but also making it appear bigger.

Are you interested in stud earrings or diamond earrings? Would you like advice on choosing your ear jewellery? The BAUNAT team is always at your disposal, get in touch.
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