- Mar 26, 2013
Hi all! My 30th birthday is fast approaching and I decided that my first pair of diamond stud earrings will be the perfect gift from my DH. But I am feeling overwhelmed where to start... The budget really needs to stay below $3,500 (settings included), so for that reason have decided on 14 or 18k white gold. I am liking either 3 or 6-prong martini style settings. I am hoping someone can provide some guidance as to if I will be able to get between 0.9-1.20 ctw for the stones. I am fine with going down in color slightly, but what is important to me is finding diamonds with as near to ideal cut characteristics as possible. Will it be possible to get heart and arrows stones within my budget? Thanks in advance for any help!!