One quarter carat diamond stud earrings are perfect for certain occasions. Obviously, they are not very big diamonds, but they are diamonds nonetheless. Each earring will be one-eighth of a carat, thus causing the total weight to be one-quarter of a carat. If you want to give a gift of a precious diamond, but can't afford anything bigger, one quarter carat earrings are great.
If one-quarter of a diamond is what you can afford, I suggest getting earrings as opposed to other forms of jewelry. Since the earlobe is so little anyway, smaller diamonds will appear larger. In addition, you can truly wear one quarter carat diamond stud earrings with any outfit at any time. You have to be careful with bigger diamonds. There are a few places where the larger diamond may not be appropriate.
A wonderful occasion for one quarter carat diamond stud earrings is the birth of a child. No, I am not suggesting that the child should have his or her ears pierced. However, this gift to the mother to give to the child when they are of age for ear piercing is a very endearing gift. It's wonderful coming from a grandmother, aunt or uncle or even a close friend.
Shaping One Quarter Carat Diamond Stud Earrings
When you are working with diamonds of a smaller size, keep the shape simple. I'm sure that professional jewelers can shape your diamond to look like a heart, but it might not look very good considering the size. I suggest opting for round, oval or square. Those three shapes will look adorable in the one-quarter size. They will catch the light very well, no matter how small the diamond may be.