Diamond Query: What to Look for in Diamond Stud Earrings

| Anonymous Reader

Hi! I’ve been educating myself on diamonds as I’d like to purchase a pair of diamond stud earrings. I found three pairs that I’m interested in and I’m having a hard time deciding which one would be the best quality in this price range.

The last pair seems to be the overall best quality but the measurements seem odd. The cut grade is not listed for any of these so I’m having a hard time determining which pair would be best.

I would appreciate any comments or suggestions on which pair you think would be the best purchase in this size and price range.

Your Diamond Teacher |

Thank you for your inquiry. I am happy to help! Have you seen these diamonds in person?

And I may have missed it, but what are the prices? I would rather have you purchase diamonds that come with a GIA or AGS grading certification.

| Anonymous Reader

Hi! The estimated retail is listed for each. I’m purchasing them online and will not have the opportunity to look at them in person. I can return them once I receive them.

The diamonds are certified and inspected by a certified gemologist and the grading is done under GIA standards. The part that’s difficult as there is no cut grade listed so I am having a difficult time determining which pair is the best overall quality.

The estimated retail prices on average are $5000 and the price to me about $2000. They are all preowned. Regardless of the price I’m just trying to figure out which one would be the best overall quality in this size .4 to .5 ish and price range.

Your Diamond Teacher |

If you would like to spend about $2000 on a pair of 1.00ctw round diamond earrings, I would suggest looking at this link.

You can purchase brand new EXCELLENT cut round diamonds that come with a GIA or AGS grading report. This way you don’t have to question the quality.

| Anonymous Reader

In a carat size .7-.8 after cut, what’s most important?

Your Diamond Teacher |

When choosing diamonds, you want them to be eye-clean, meaning no visible inclusions to the unaided eye. And no inclusions which will impede the diamonds’ ability to reflect light.

With this being said, this can be accomplished in any of the clarity grade. The great thing about the HD magnified videos on the JA website is that you can clearly see what each diamond looks like. Also, JA offers excellent customer service. You can chat in with their 24/7 customer service and ask as many questions as you like.

Regarding color, the diamond color grading scale is very subtle. It is very difficult to tell one color grade from the next unless you are extremely color sensitive and have a keen eye. Also, for earrings, you don’t need to have as high of a color as you might want for a ring. So, for earrings, I would suggest I/J color diamonds.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have more questions!