I love diamond gold earrings. I love them because you don't have to spend as much money on them as you would on platinum or even white gold. I know that many of you had your ears perk up when I started talking about saving money. Let me tell you why this earring is considerably less expensive than one set in platinum.
First, gold is much more plentiful than platinum. There is not an overabundance of gold, but it's easier to find than its silvery-white counterpart is. In one year, about 1,500 tons of gold are unearthed. Platinum only lays claim to about 160 tons. Since gold is less rare, you see the prices drop. In addition, the more you mix gold with other metal alloys, the cheaper it gets. I'm talking about 24 karats, 18 karats and 14 karats. They all look very similar.
Colors and Diamond Gold Earrings
One of the Four Cs of diamond buying is color. This refers to the colorlessness or yellowish tint of the diamond. The more toward colorless that a diamond is, the more expensive it is. Colorless is thought to be the purest of diamonds. A diamond with no color has no other trace elements inside. The color scale starts with D and ends at Z. The letter Z indicates a definite yellow look.
However, diamond gold earrings appear more colorless than platinum or white gold. This is because when a diamond is surrounded by gold, it leads the viewer away from the yellowish tint. When going with diamond gold earrings, you can purchase your diamond a little further down the yellow track than if you went with a white metal. If you use a bezel setting, where the metal wraps around the diamond, you can go even further, thus saving money.