Find your diamond
Find your jewelry
shape
carat
color
clarity

Diamond studs for wife

AprilBaby

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jul 17, 2008
Messages
11,070
Check with Whiteflash to see what you can get. I would buy the biggest ACA pair I could afford
 

tyty333

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Dec 17, 2008
Messages
22,361
Possible combos



The 6 or 8 prong martini are my favorite settings but they have baskets as well.
Baskets

Congratulations on your upcoming little one! How exciting!
 

diamondseeker2006

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Messages
55,981
I'll have to second tyty on the pairs she chose! The H pair is very close in size and specs to what I have, and mine are also from Whiteflash. I think those would make a fabulous pair! If her e-ring is I color, you may want to go with the I color pair instead and get a little larger size. I think either of these is a very nice size and wouldn't really go larger since studs usually are smaller than the engagement ring diamond.

Congrats on the new baby!
 

canuk-gal

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 19, 2004
Messages
21,033
HI:

Congrats! Great budget!

I will be the lone dissenter here in asking if your wife wants/desires large(er) diamond stud earrings? Has she expressed a desire for a particular size? What does she wear now?

cheers--Sharon
 

AllAboardTheBlingTrain

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Apr 22, 2020
Messages
587
I’d also throw out a suggestion to check the ES (expert selection) at Whiteflash or contact IDJ in order to maximize size a bit - with earrings you don’t really “need” ACAs, and ES represents great value in that they’re stones that just miss ACA classification for the tiniest of (mostly invisible) flaws. From what I’ve heard here on PS (no personal experience however), IDJ are amazing at sourcing excellent stones and making miracles happen out of budgets, so there’s no harm in inquiring there either.
 

purplesilk

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Oct 8, 2010
Messages
1,510
HI:

Congrats! Great budget!

I will be the lone dissenter here in asking if your wife wants/desires large(er) diamond stud earrings? Has she expressed a desire for a particular size? What does she wear now?

cheers--Sharon
Ditto.
 

tyty333

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Dec 17, 2008
Messages
22,361
Here is a thread with @diamondseeker2006 ACA studs. I believe they are around 1.28 each. She has some ear shots.
 

mommylawyer

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jan 27, 2020
Messages
219
With that budget you could get very nice studs and jackets to dress them up!
Yes, with your budget I would include removable jackets. They really give the studs a little something extra for special occasions. Adding a photo of mine for visual reference. My studs are 1/2 ct each.

Diamond halo earring jackets.jpg
 

RunningwithScissors

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Apr 29, 2019
Messages
860
Here is a thread that shows many different sizes and settings for stud earrings so you can get a feel for what they look like on an ear (just remember different ear sizes affect how large/small a diamond appears.)

 

purplesilk

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Oct 8, 2010
Messages
1,510
She hasn't given me the sizing but I am sure she won't complain if it is larger than she expected ;-)
It couldn't be so: it really depends on her earlobes and on the setting.

Anyway, I applaud you for your thoughtfulness and efforts to get her a special gift; I ' m sure the lovely PSers will help you get gorgeous studs.
Best to you,
purplesilk
 

ls430FL

Rough_Rock
Joined
May 28, 2020
Messages
39
Has your wife tried on studs before? Would these be special occasion studs or everyday? I know it is a surprise but to me studs are a very wearer specific gift. Some women feel that studs only up to a certain size are good for everday and anyhting larger than what they are comfortable wearing are more dressy. Others do not care. Ear lobe size also makes a difference. Your budget will get you a very nice pair of studs.

A good idea if you cannot go to a jeweler is check out CZ studs on amazon in various sizes. Have her try them on just to see the size against her ear. She may find a stud that is too large is not comfortable for everyday wearing.
 

1ofakind

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Aug 22, 2012
Messages
1,126
She hasn't given me the sizing but I am sure she won't complain if it is larger than she expected ;-)
As @purplesilk stated this is not necessarily true. For studs I have a definite max size....and it is smaller than you'd think compared to my other pieces!! I would be willing to push the limit up for dressy wear and so the jackets would be nice. I can wear a much bigger dangle than a stud. If you want it to be a surprise, look at the earrings your wife wears now....what do you see in the studs for size?
 

tufan

Rough_Rock
Joined
Feb 25, 2013
Messages
27
Here is a thread that shows many different sizes and settings for stud earrings so you can get a feel for what they look like on an ear (just remember different ear sizes affect how large/small a diamond appears.)

I have been stalking that thread for a few weeks. When they mention a size like: 2.5 ctw H SI2 do they mean each stud is 2.5 ctw? or 1.25 each?
 

tufan

Rough_Rock
Joined
Feb 25, 2013
Messages
27
Has your wife tried on studs before? Would these be special occasion studs or everyday? I know it is a surprise but to me studs are a very wearer specific gift. Some women feel that studs only up to a certain size are good for everday and anyhting larger than what they are comfortable wearing are more dressy. Others do not care. Ear lobe size also makes a difference. Your budget will get you a very nice pair of studs.

A good idea if you cannot go to a jeweler is check out CZ studs on amazon in various sizes. Have her try them on just to see the size against her ear. She may find a stud that is too large is not comfortable for everyday wearing.
Never thought of this. Will buy them right away.
 

RunningwithScissors

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Apr 29, 2019
Messages
860
I have been stalking that thread for a few weeks. When they mention a size like: 2.5 ctw H SI2 do they mean each stud is 2.5 ctw? or 1.25 each?
ctw = carat total weight (the weight of all the diamonds in a piece of jewelry added together)

ct = carat (the weight of just one diamond)

Some posters use one description when speaking of their studs, some use the other. Hope this helps!
 
Last edited:

RunningwithScissors

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Apr 29, 2019
Messages
860
I've bought CZ tennis bracelets to understand how the different sizes feel on my wrist and it was very helpful. I ordered 3 different ctws, compared them when they arrived, and only kept the one that was closest to what I eventually wanted purchase in diamonds. CZs and diamonds have the same measurements for carat weights. (Other gemstones like rubies for example, are more dense, so are smaller in size than a similar weight diamond. A 1 ct CZ is the same size as a 1 ct diamond as long as they are cut the same.)
 
Last edited:
Be a part of the community It's free, join today!
    Horses for Courses: Polo Match Jewelry
    Horses for Courses: Polo Match Jewelry
    An Excellent K Color Graded Diamond
    An Excellent K Color Graded Diamond
    Astounding AVR
    Astounding AVR

Need Something Special?

Get a quote from multiple trusted and vetted jewelers.

Holloway Cut Advisor



Diamond Eye Candy

Click to view full-size image.
Top