Diamonds are a girl's best friend, and what better gift for yourself than a pair of exquisite diamond earrings. From long chandelier earrings, to the trendy hoops, or the classic studs, there are too many designs to choose from. Many women get attracted to the chandeliers and spend a lot of money purchasing them, but they turn out to be too heavy. Diamond earring sizes are an important consideration that you should take into account before shelling out your hard-earned money on them, as too heavy earrings can tug on your earlobes and cause damage to them.
How to Choose
Diamond earring size is measured in "ct.t.w.", which is carat total weight. This system of measurement is for diamond studs. Each stud represents half of the pair's total carat weight. For example, if you select 1 carat earrings, the size of each diamond will be ½ carat in weight. A comfortable and elegant earring size for adult women will be 1.5 ct.t.w.
Of course, when you buy studs for small children, the size has to be much smaller as their earlobes are small and delicate, and large-sized studs might cause injury to their earlobes. Generally, 0.01-0.05 carat diamond studs are suitable for young children. A 0.05 carat stud would have a diamond that is approximately 1.8 mm in diameter.
If you are thinking of gifting your teenage daughter a pair of diamond earring studs, then of course you need to choose earring sizes that are neither too small nor too large. The perfect size for your daughter or niece would be 0.1-0.25 carat. A 0.20 carat diamond will have a diameter of 3.1mm approximately, which is a good size for a young lady. For older and mature women, a slightly higher size, up to 2 carat, is appropriate. Too large diamond studs do not look very elegant, and if you would like to incorporate higher carat stones in your earring, then the best way to do so is to get them made into an elegant drop earring or a stylish chandelier earring.
If you love the design of hoop earrings and your heart is set on purchasing a pair, then you should first learn about different diamond sizes for hoop earrings. Hoop earrings range from the smallest size of 18mm to very large ones that are around 110mm in size. Hoop earrings are generally smaller in dimension, since it is very difficult for people to buy large hoops.
The average thickness of hoop earrings is around 1.5-2mm, and they are made of gold or platinum. Small hoop earrings are fashionable, as they can be worn anywhere, from a formal party to a more casual lunch with friends. The number of diamonds that are in hoop earrings depends upon the size of the earring as well as the size of the stones. Generally, round brilliant cut diamonds are used in hoop design earrings, but more and more people opt for baguette cut, pave, or princess cut diamond earrings.
Diamond chandelier earrings are the ultimate statement of jewelry, and they look the best when paired with a simple cocktail dress and high heels. Chandeliers are sized anywhere from chin length to those grazing the shoulder. However, it is best to choose the ones that are not too heavy or big, as they may cause torn earlobes. The best way to know if the size is suitable for you is to weight the earring in your hand. If they feel too heavy, then it is best to avoid them.
Although you may love the look of certain pair of diamond earrings, it is best to consider their sizes, as a bigger and heavier earring will make you feel uncomfortable. A reputed jeweler will have a size chart, which you can refer to before making a purchase. Choose your diamond earrings with care, and look beyond the design and price tag.