Half carat diamond stud earrings make perfect gifts. The size isn't too big, and it isn't too small. I like this size for graduations or occasions of that nature. Purchasing half carat diamond earrings means that each earring is one-quarter of a carat. This is a great size for memorable milestones in life. These earrings are a good anniversary gift if the two of you have been together for a while, but haven't gotten married yet.
Half carat diamond stud earrings are a wonderful gift from father to daughter. Come to think of it, they are a great gift for any family member to give a younger family member. Moreover, if someone fresh out of college wants to give a gift of diamond earrings, but doesn't have a lot of money, the half carat is a great size. I've been talking a lot about potential gift-giving situations. Let me talk a moment about actually choosing the shape, cut and setting
Designing Half Carat Diamond Stud Earrings
It is always fun to choose the shape of your diamond. For graduation or a family gift, I suggest round, marquise or pear. All three are very elegant and timeless. The cut is up to you. The finer the cut, the more the diamond will sparkle and shine. However, the finer the cut, the more money will come out of your wallet. In addition, a finer cut requires that more of the diamond be cut away, thus shrinking your precious gem.
You do not have to get the finest cut available in order to achieve a brilliant diamond. You can drop a few notches to Good or Very Good. You will get a great amount of sparkle from either. In fact, those with an untrained eye may never be able to notice any difference. If you use a prong setting, more light will be able to hit your diamond causing it to sparkle even more.