When it comes to choosing the ideal set of gold diamond earrings, the first thing you need to consider is your budget. It is likely that your budget will restrict your choices as regards to the gold purity level and the diamond grade and size. Remember that there are lots of great diamond-alternative gemstones including sapphires, topaz, emeralds, and pearls. So, don’t set your heart on diamonds if you know you you can’t afford them.
The next thing you need to decide is what type of mounting you would prefer. The most popular designs are studs, hoops, and dangles; however, more intricate unique designs are available. Dangles are typically reserved for more formal occasions, such as dinner parties and movie premieres, where the jewelry needs to be as elegant as the evening gown. Studs, on the other hand, are more suited to everyday wear, as they are both attractive and practical. If the hoops are small enough, this type of earring mounting can remain subtle and practical, however, many people wear hoops to make a bold fashion statement and opt for large hoops adorned with gemstones.
Gold diamond stud earrings are perfect for office work and sporting activities, as they are less likely to get caught on phone cords or long hair. Hoops can be worn for work, as long as a smaller, practical set is selected. Most workplaces will not allow employees to wear very large dangle earrings, due to health and safety concerns.
Keep in mind that you don’t just have to opt for yellow gold diamond earrings. Indeed, white gold and rose gold are now very popular design choices. If your budget is limited, you might have to opt for silver earrings. The safest metal options for those who have sensitive ears are surgical stainless steel, titanium, platinum and 14K gold.