Diamond Stud Earrings: The Essential Guide

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Diamond Stud Earrings: Make Your Ears Pop!

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As the first points of sparkle a person sees when they look at you, you’ll want to make sure your lobes are suitably lustrous. And there are no more elegant ear accessories than diamond studs, which make for a dazzling first impression.

Thanks to their ear-hugging design, these earrings appear to float on the earlobe as if weightless in space. Whether you opt for the classic basket or super-trendy martini style setting, you’re bound to be flushed with finesse.

Stud-y up on diamond stud earrings with our essential guide.

Diamond Stud Earrings: So Right and Yet So Prong

Diamond studs come in a choice of fab settings including pavé, martini, and basket, each offering varying degrees of comfort and style, as well as durability. To help you decide between them, let’s take a closer look at two of the more popular setting styles.


Traditional four or six-prong basket settings afford a reasonably good fit. In these diamond studs, the diamond is set low in the frame, so it sits flat against the earlobe.

Four-Prong Earring Settings

18K White Gold Four Prong Stud Earrings

Timeless and stunning, round-cut diamond stud earrings add a classic elegance to any occasion.

Princess-Cut Stud Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Princess Cut Diamond Stud Earrings

Another classic pair, these stud earrings feature a princess-cut diamond set in a light four-prong wire basket.

Scallop Basket Diamond Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Scallop Basket Diamond Stud Earrings

Designed to accent the beauty of the round brilliant diamond, these earrings feature six prongs and a scalloped basket.

Bezel-Set Diamond Stud Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Bezel Diamond Stud Earrings

Well, well, well. Bezel-set diamond studs are sleek, clean, and oh-so-sturdy. They really are the perfect choice for wearers that lead active lifestyles: the bezel setting won’t snag on any fabric, and it’s arguably the most secure setting. Plus, it’s cute AF.

Pear-Shaped Diamond Stud Earrings

14K White Gold Pear Shape Diamond Stud Earrings

Gorgeous, elegant, and unique – pear-shaped diamonds are taking over the jewelry scene. These shining droplets stand out from the crowd of more common diamond shapes, especially when poised perfectly on your lobes.

Oval Diamond Stud Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Oval Shape Diamond Stud Earrings

The trendiest diamond shape of the past few years is also one of the most flattering shapes for diamond stud earrings. Its curved edges and elongated form compliment every face shape and every wardrobe.

Emerald-Cut Diamond Stud Earrings

14K White Gold Emerald Cut Diamond Stud Earrings

The emerald cut is an in-your-face shape that shows off your diamond’s crystal clarity. It’s one of the earliest established diamond cuts. As such, these emerald-cut diamond studs boast an undeniable royal feel: bold, elegant, and confident.


Named for their conical shape, which resembles a martini glass, martini settings are very in right now due to their super-flush fit. Their narrow bottom means that the diamond can be set even closer to the earlobe than standard basket-style settings. Not only do you get a well-balanced and comfortable fit, but the low profile reveals less metal and more diamond.

Three-Prong Martini Style Earrings

18K Yellow Gold Three Prong Martini Style Stud Earrings

These martini settings are constructed to the exact size of the center diamonds, ensuring that the stones sit perfectly flush with the settings.

Double Prong Diamond Stud Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Double Prong Diamond Stud Earrings

The prong setting is a total classic. And the double prongs on these slices of bling add an understated pop of flair to a traditionally beloved setting. The minimalist prongs allow light to hit your diamond’s facets from nearly every angle.

Diamond Pavé Halo Frame Settings

14K White Gold Halo Lab Created Diamond Stud Earrings

Not your everyday diamond stud, this design combines the three-prong martini with a diamond pavé frame.

As a rule of thumb, the snugger the diamond is against the ear, the better. Besides looking more elegant and refined, a flush setting protects the diamond from undue wear and tear.

Diamond Stud Earrings:
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You may have forgotten that your anniversary is coming up, but trust us – she hasn’t.

Anniversary Rings and Gifts For Her: A Foolproof Guide

Whether you’ve been planning the perfect anniversary celebration for months, or it slipped your mind and you’re scrambling for last-minute ideas, you’re at the right place. Why not celebrate another year with a stunning anniversary ring that’ll sweep your SO off her feet?

1st Anniversary: A Gold Ring

Celebrate one year and the rest of your lives together with a gorgeous eternity ring. Consider white, yellow or rose gold for a classic look that’ll never go out of style.

White Gold Channel-Set Eternity Ring

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Yellow Gold Pavé-Set Eternity Ring

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Rose Gold North South Diamond Ring

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3rd Anniversary: Exquisite Earrings

Choose a chic pair of earrings for your third anniversary. Make her shine from ear-to-ear with sparkling leverback earrings or classic studs. If she’s more adventurous, add a colorful twist and enchant her with these vintage-style earrings to celebrate this milestone.

White Gold Halo Cushion Diamond Leverback Earrings

18K White Gold Halo Cushion Diamond Leverback Earrings

Yellow Gold Three Prong Martini Stud Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Three Prong Martini Round Brilliant Diamond Stud Earrings

Rose Gold Art Deco Inspired Pink Topaz & Diamond Earrings

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5th Anniversary: Beautiful Bracelets

Dress her wrist in diamonds. Choose a white gold tennis bracelet or a beautiful yellow gold bangle bracelet, making your fifth anniversary gift a piece she’ll wear forever.

Yellow Gold Pavé Diamond Bangle 

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White Gold Four Prong Tennis Bracelet

14K White Gold Four Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet

10th Anniversary: Pretty Pendants

Leave her blushing and feeling like a princess with this blushing gorgeous morganite necklace. Alternatively, choose an elegant topaz necklace to celebrate 10 whole years together, side-by-side.

White Gold Morganite & Diamond Halo Necklace

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Emerald-Shaped Blue Topaz & Pavė Diamond Necklace

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