I remember when all my friends were getting their ears pierced, and diamond ear studs where the things to get. We were all about 11 and 12 years old, so we didn't know a thing about diamonds. However, something shiny on a friend's ear or your own was cause for excitement. It was even better than trading erasers and stickers! Now, however, diamonds are still as exciting, but I have a new appreciation for them.
It may seem that diamonds are plentiful. You can't go in a single mall without passing at least two diamond dealers. When you want to buy diamonds, there are probably 15 places in an eight-mile radius. Well, I live in Los Angeles, so there might even be more here. However, diamonds are some of the rarest gems on Earth. Even rarer is getting one with a great cut, color and quality. Sounds a little like a haircut, doesn't it?
Crafty Diamond Ear Studs
Diamonds aren't just beautiful and sparkly, they are works of art. Wearing a pair of wonderfully crafted diamond ear studs is like hanging a Van Gogh from your ears, only less cumbersome and more sparkly. When you purchase diamond earrings, you will get to choose the color, clarity, cut and weight. Unless you are buying right out of the box, your dealer will have the most effect on cut.
Since cut determines how brilliant your diamond will be, make sure you've got a dealer who knows what he or she is doing. It may be that he or she will have the diamond sent away to be cut somewhere else. In both cases, make sure your diamond ear studs are certified. This will serve as proof that what you ordered is what you are getting.