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Best place to buy small diamond studs?

Begonia

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Looking for some little sparklers in yellow gold, maybe .50 tcw? Can anyone suggest a vendor? Not too sure if I want martini or bezel. What should I be looking for?
 

OdetteOdile

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Bumping this for you @Begonia. I'd love to have an answer for you, but I have never picked out my own studs. I think an important question is, do you want to be able to upgrade? If so, I would pick one of the super ideal vendors. If not, I think you have more options. In terms of the setting, bezel or martini, I like both. Can you see some in person? If not, can you buy both options in a very inexpensive CZ version and wear them a bit and see which one you like better?
 

Begonia

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Hey thanks @OdetteOdile! I won't be looking to upgrade. I have a few piercings in each ear and wanted some small, sparkly studs. Pretty small too, possibly .25 ctw or even less. I was looking at James Allen and Whiteflash. It's not rocket science I know, but good to ask and avoid a silly mistake :)
 

lambskin

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Don’t shoot the messenger, but haven’t some folks gotten good deals on small studs from Costco? I am not a Costco member so suggestion is only from others.
 

yssie

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@Begonia Did you wind up getting a pair of babies for your seconds? Or still want to?
 

Begonia

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Hi again :)
I do still want to! Do you recommend anywhere? I'm looking for round, in 14kt yellow settings. Pretty small too, altho I have to firm the size up. I know you have baby bezels I believe? Do they sparkle, or have nice presence?
 

elizat

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I think these are very pretty.


They also have a pair that are bezel set that are about 60 points. being old cats they'll face up a little bit smaller than modern rounds even with the carat weight. Might be worth a look!
 

yssie

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Hi again :)
I do still want to! Do you recommend anywhere? I'm looking for round, in 14kt yellow settings. Pretty small too, altho I have to firm the size up. I know you have baby bezels I believe? Do they sparkle, or have nice presence?
For bezels or martinis - WF!! They do the bestest bezels. Beautifully shaped, clean, just the right thickness, totally smooth, rounded around the girdle. If you do prongs they’ll polish the insides of the baskets nice and bright. They’re more expensive than other options but the workmanship is worth it, I think.

Mine are 0.05ct each. Teeny tiny. I love them for it. Little drops of sparkle on the ears :love: And with WF’s melee - they’ll sparkle like mad! My WF DBTY is more sparkly than my Tiffany DBTY. I’m not sure how small WF will go though, for bezels or martinis... If you want super small... I doubt 0.25 is their minimum but...

Okay, so since I’m playing walking advert for WF. I’ll have a tidy little credit with them tomorrow or Tuesday. Yours if you do go the WF route. I can’t find contact info for you... Email me?
 

Piper70

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Not sure if you are still looking but I found Blue Nile easy to navigate. I was not looking for super ideal studs but was able to use the filters to choose stones that fit the PS guidelines and were also well matched sizewise. I ran both stones through the HCA and they came up 1.4 and 2.3 ( one had slightly larger crown angle ). I am very happy with them!
 
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