WHAT SIZE DIAMOND STUDS SHOULD I BUY?


Are you in the process of buying diamond stud earrings but unsure what size to buy? Don't worry – you're not alone! Finding the perfect size can be tricky business, but we've got your back with some handy tips and tricks. Read on for all the information you need to know about what size diamond studs are best for you! 



UNDERSTANDING DIAMOND CARAT WEIGHT:


Anyone looking to purchase a pair of diamond studs should know that each pair will be labeled with its total diamond carat weight (ctw), representing the combined weight of all the diamonds set within the earrings. So, if you're shopping for 1 ctw solitaire diamond studs, each of the two diamonds will weigh 0.50 ctw (totaling 1ctw). So, when looking for a pair of diamond stud earrings, it's essential to understand carat total weight is the combined carat value to ensure that the diamonds you receive are the proper size for you and not half as big as you expected.



CONSIDER WHERE YOU WANT TO WEAR YOUR STUDS:


You should consider where you'll be wearing your diamond studs while choosing the size. Stick to relatively smaller diamond studs when looking for an everyday pair of diamond earrings. A decent rule of thumb is to keep an everyday pair of studs between 0.25 ctw and 1 ctw in weight. Additionally, if you're looking for a pair of diamond stud earrings to wear on special occasions, you might want to go a little bolder and choose stones that weigh more than 1 carat total weight.


 Of course, these are merely suggestions, and you are free to deviate from them if it suits your personal style more. For instance, if you enjoy dressing up every day, you might want to choose larger diamonds for your earring studs. Alternatively, you can choose smaller diamonds for your special occasion studs if you prefer more delicate and understated accessories with your special occasion outfits.



WHAT'S THE MOST POPULAR SIZE FOR DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS?


However, in terms of diamond carat size, 1 ctw diamond stud earrings stand out in popularity. 1 ctw diamond stud earrings feature two 0.50-carat diamonds. To give you a sense of scale, each diamond in a pair of round-cut diamond earrings weighing 0.50 carats would have a diameter of about 5 mm.


This size falls right at the edge of our suggestions for diamond studs for everyday and special occasions, and many people find it pairs well with casual and dressy ensembles.


 

DON'T FORGET ABOUT QUALITY-IT IMPACTS HOW LARGE YOUR DIAMONDS LOOK


You can get a good indication of diamond carat size by looking at carat weight, one of the four Cs of diamonds. The heavier the diamond carat weight, the larger it will be. But among the 4Cs, diamond carat weight isn't the only factor that determines how big your diamond studs will appear. As a whiter, more dazzling diamond will have a stronger visual presence, a diamond's cut, color, and clarity can all have an impact on how big a diamond seems to the eye.


 

WRAPPING UP:


When you’re buying diamond stud earrings, it can be tricky to pick out the right size. We suggest considering where you plan on wearing your studs and choosing a pair that falls between 0.25 ctw and 1 ctw if you’re looking for an everyday set of studs. If you’re looking for special occasion diamond studs, you may want to select diamonds that are over 1 ctw. But, of course, if you prefer a smaller or larger size than what we’ve suggested, go for it!


Finally, don’t forget about the other 4Cs when selecting your diamond studs. A higher-quality diamond will have a bigger visual presence and will look more stunning than a lower-quality diamond, regardless of the carat weight. Good luck with your shopping – we hope you find the perfect pair of diamond stud earrings!