DIFFERENT STYLES OF PLATINUM DIAMOND STUD PRINCESS CUT EARRINGS

different styles of platinum diamond studsAt Dara’s Diamonds you’ll find a wide selection of elegant and timeless platinum diamond stud princess cut earrings. Princess cut diamonds are cut similarly to the round brilliant diamonds, to bring out the beauty and maximum sparkle but in a classic yet dramatic square cut. Princess cut diamond studs are the perfect gift for a birthday or anniversary.

At Dara’s Diamonds, we offer platinum diamond stud princess cut earrings from .25 carat all the way to 2.75 carats. Our diamond stud earrings can find a way to fit into any budget with this range of sizes, combined with a variety of color and clarity combinations. We set our studs in four pronged settings to protect the vulnerable corners from chipping, while allowing the beauty of the gem to speak for itself in this minimalist setting.

If you are looking to purchase a pair of diamond stud princess cut earrings of the highest quality, we suggest looking for a pair with a cut rated Very Good, a G color rating and VS2 clarity. You can still get a brilliant sparkle and overall beautiful gem with a Good cut, I color rating and SI2 clarity. Remember that no two diamonds are alike and the reflective properties will vary from stone to stone. Many gems with lower ratings are still fiery and eye catching. Compare a few stones from different classes and, to the untrained eye, there will be very little noticeable difference.

Some retailers offer princess cut diamond stud earrings in white gold, yellow gold and rose gold settings in addition to platinum. We believe that the platinum setting is by far the best, as the brilliance, clarity and depth of the gem really stand out in platinum. Other colored settings can hide the true beauty of the gem and make it appear tinted or yellow.

Ask to see a few different carat sizes of diamond studs earrings when you are shopping. Consider the ears that will display the studs and the frequency in which the studs will be worn. If you would like to purchase a pair for daily wear, .50 to 1 carat are generally good choices. For less frequent wear, you can compare gems up to 2.75 carats at Dara’s Diamonds. But remember, diamonds are a girl’s best friend and bigger is always better!

At Dara’s Diamonds you can find platinum diamond stud princess cut earrings in almost any weight, clarity and color combination. Visit Dara’s Diamonds online to see out selection of stud earrings and find exactly what you are searching for. You’ll also see that we offer the same quality earrings for over 60% less than standard retail prices. Not only do we offer the best, but we offer the best prices as well. We also offer free repairs for the lifetime of the earrings and free annual maintenance and cleaning.

Shop Dara’s Diamonds today to find the perfect platinum diamond stud princess cut earrings for the most beautiful woman in your life.

CHEAP 3 CARAT DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS THAT LOOK PRICELESS

3 carat diamond engagement ringWhen looking for cheap 3-carat diamond engagement rings, you’ll be quite surprised to know that you can find the perfect ring that will not only express your love and commitment to that special someone, but also provide the brilliance and excellence you expect from a diamond ring.

It’s hard to imagine a 3-carat diamond engagement ring being anything less than expensive. Surprisingly, you can find some of the best deals on diamond engagement rings with a little research and a keen eye.

A direct jewelry manufacturer that offers manufacturer prices can save you money because their merchandise is sold in large quantities. The jeweler is able to offer discounted prices on some of the more sophisticated merchandise because of lower internal costs.

You can find a large collection of rings in different sizes, and stones of all shapes and styles. From emerald to round and from square cut to pear-shaped, the possibilities of finding the ring that speaks most to your love interest are endless.

When you find jewelry that makes cheap 3-carat diamond engagement rings look priceless, you’ll also find the latest styles. Older ring styles are phased out in order to make way for new merchandise. Best of all, you no longer have to wonder if the ring you choose is less than perfect, because a wide selection rings is available and sold at special discounted prices.

With the popularity of round diamonds comes premium pricing. You can find a cheap 3-carat diamond engagement ring by opting for a less popular shape, like an oval, heart or marquise. Fancy shapes often look larger than round diamonds of the same weight because they have a greater surface area.

Under certain lights, fluorescent stones may appear to have a milky-bluish hue, which detracts from its clarity. This slight imperfection can actually lower the price of your diamond engagement ring, while offering the same elegance as a ring with greater clarity.

Trademark cuts are made to diamond engagement rings by brands like Tiffany & Co. or “Leo” in order to maximize the fire and brilliance of a stone. You may pay extra for the name but the quality of the ring can be just as desirable.

With careful planning and a little footwork, you can find a cheap 3-carat diamond engagement ring that looks priceless, while expressing sentiments of romance and adulation at the same time.

About Dara’s Diamonds:

Our diamonds are fashioned and handcrafted exclusively by our highly skilled designers, and we place special emphasis on each of our pieces. What’s more, our dedication to customer service is evident by the satisfaction of our clientele. When choosing Dara’s Diamonds, you get exactly what you need to make an impression that lasts.

THE SIMPLICITY OF SOLITAIRE RINGS

The simplicityThere’s a sort of philosophy that applies to life, as well as design, that says that sometimes the simplest way is the best way. Yes, some complicated designs can be incredibly beautiful, but a design that expresses elegance in the simplest way is one that will truly capture the heart and imagination.

There’s a wide range of beautiful jewelry appropriate for engagements, birthday gifts, or simply as a way of saying “I love you,” – yet the elegant simplicity of solitaire rings has a truly timeless appeal.

What is a Solitaire Ring? 

The classic solitaire ring features a sleek, simple band of gold, highlighting a large gem set in four prongs. This classic style beautifully shows off a gem with all its brilliance and sparkle. The solitaire style is striking in its simplicity and in the way it absorbs light to show off the fire in a finely cut diamond. Stunning, yes, yet it’s also a fine example of the unique power of simplicity in design. Now, let’s take a look at the many variations on this simple design that make for truly beautiful jewelry.

Simple yet Versatile 

Within the basic idea of solitaire rings there are many possible design varieties. The possibilities are enormous, which is one reason why these rings have a unique place as a much-favored choice of engagement ring. The pure elegance of the solitaire style has huge appeal on its own, but the variations on this design theme are huge.

Gems can be featured in the solitaire style ring in a range of cuts including the Princess, Pear and Marquise. The cut chosen will depend on personal taste. There are also huge variations in carats, gem color and whether the settings are in yellow or white gold, or gleaming platinum. Dara’s Diamonds offers a huge range of choices in these beautiful rings, with over 900 styles to choose from. Obviously, even the most selective fiancée will be able to find the just right engagement ring with choices like these.

Variations on a Beautiful Theme  

Let’s take a look at some of the most elegant yet simple styles in solitaire rings. A round cut diamond set in a solitaire ring is the essence of simplicity. Smooth yet incredibly elegant, this style draws focus right to the diamond’s fire, for an image that’s utterly beautiful while also incredibly understated.

The Pear Cut diamond has a regal appeal that offers a different kind of beauty. This cut, when set in a solitaire design, has an impact that goes far beyond the simplicity of its setting. The Marquise Cut is another beautiful variation that has an exquisite feel that’s also rather regal. This style is gorgeous on its own or when shown off in a stack of rings. Finally, the Princess Cut is another lovely variation that shows off the diamond’s fire. This diamond cut has a wonderful symmetry when seen in a four prong setting, and shows off the loveliness of a woman’s hand beautifully.

Solitaire rings have a timeless appeal that accounts for their ongoing popularity. Whether the ring of choice is in a Round, Princess, Marquise or Pear cut, the simple beauty of this ring style makes it an always perfect choice.

If you’re intrigued by the idea of choosing a glittering solitaire ring for a very special person, check out the incredible variety of styles today at www.Darasdiamonds.com.

THE PERFECT OCCASIONS FOR GOLD DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS

the perfect occasion forThere are some simple statements in jewelry that speak volumes. Diamond stud earrings are one example of a simple piece of jewelry that can transform an everyday look into something quite elegant, or a dressy look into something really extraordinary. Gold diamond stud earrings are an always-classic choice in jewelry because the very simplicity of the design lends itself to a look that is as understated as it is elegant—and that’s a look that just can’t miss. From major occasions like weddings or anniversaries, to more everyday events like a lunch with friends or a movie out, the simple beauty of diamond stud earrings is always appropriate and always in style. The versatility of these earrings gives them a quality that’s worth more than their weight in gold—and diamonds!

Variety and Simplicity 

Some of the most fashionable women in the world favor the simple elegance of gold diamond stud earrings. Why? These earrings combine the complex brilliance of diamonds with the timeless shimmer of gold, for a look that’s gorgeous as can be. Yet the compact design of the stud style brings all this beauty into a piece that’s never overdone and never overstated. The effect is simply elegant.

Celebrities like Kate Middleton favor this earring style, in looks similar to the Princess Cut diamond stud earrings carried by Dara’s Diamonds. The royal Duchess is obviously someone who knows how to dress well for a variety of special occasions, from state dinners to charity events to garden parties. Her impeccable taste in jewelry is unquestionable, and her affection for earrings in styles that run from simple to simply elegant underlines her classic taste even more.

Everyday Diamonds 

Though diamonds don’t really seem like everyday fashion, there’s something very glamorous about the notion of wearing “everyday diamonds.” Though diamond jewelry is often saved for special events that call for an extra level of formal wear, like a regal dinner or an anniversary party, the truth is that simple and understated pieces like gold diamond stud earrings are really appropriate for everything from a formalwear event to an afternoon party with good friends. Yes, this very wearable style can add extra shimmer to an evening gown worn with a diamond pendant and bracelets, or it can be the extra sparkle on an everyday outfit of a classic white linen shirt, jeans and pumps.

However they’re worn, these earrings add an extra touch of elegance that’s always simply dazzling. For a woman who really values adding a touch of sparkle and glamour to even an ‘everyday’ outfit, beautiful diamond stud earrings, in timeless classic gold or white gold, are an always appropriate and dazzling addition. Dress them up or dress them down, these earrings are the always right choice for a woman of true taste and style.

If you love the dazzling appeal of sparkling gold diamond stud earrings, check out the selection of beautiful pieces in a variety of styles today, only at Dara’s Diamonds.

SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RINGS: ROUND CUT VS. PRINCESS CUT

SolitaireRingsWhile there are several different styles of solitaire engagement rings—including marquise, cushion, and pear—there are two types that tend to capture the eyes and hearts of lovers everywhere: the round cut and the princess cut. These two diamond cuts are among our best sellers, yet they are unique from another and appeal to different personalities. Consider the following information to help you decide on a solitaire engagement ring, when you’re wrestling with the classic dilemma of round cut vs. princess cut.

Round Cut

Nearly one hundred years ago, a Russian mathematician and diamond heir Marcel Tolkowsky set out to calculate the exact number of cuts to create the perfect diamond.  His findings led to the conception of the round cut diamond. The round cut—sometimes referred to as a brilliant cut—is the most popular type of diamond cut available. The round cut diamond is designed in a shape similar to that of a cone, which allows for maximum light to enter through the bottom and be reflected through the top. This gives the diamond that beautiful flash and sparkle as it’s worn on the bride-to-be’s finger.

Here at Dara’s Diamonds, we offer a large selection of round cut solitaire engagement rings. You may be interested in this 1.50 ct. D-I1 round cut solitaire engagement ring.  This elegantly designed ring showcases the beautiful round cut diamond in a prong set.  You can choose between a 14k white gold, 14k yellow gold, or platinum band, all of which are sure to leave a lasting impression on whoever is lucky enough to have it placed on their finger.

Princess Cut

Often regarded as the second-most popular type of diamond cut after the round cut, the princess cut is relatively new in the grand scheme of diamond engagement rings.  Created during the 1960s, this style of diamond has gained recognition for being an alternative to the round cut.  It is similarly shaped like a cone, but instead of a round top, it has a unique square look.  The cone shape allows for a stunning and striking sparkle that is perfectly suited for any bride who deserves to be called princess.

If you’re looking to purchase a princess cut engagement ring, then Dara’s Diamonds is the right place for you.  For instance, you should check out this expertly crafted 1.75 ct. D-I2 princess cut diamond engagement ring.  Set in prongs and available in our white gold, yellow gold, and platinum band, this ring is the perfect way to show your dedication to your spouse-to-be.

In the discussion between round cut vs. diamond cut solitaire engagement rings, you should know that you can’t go wrong with either choice. Both diamonds are beautiful and will sparkle on any finger they are placed upon. And when you order from Dara’s Diamonds, you know that your diamond will be of the highest quality and is backed up by a lifetime warranty.  Browse our wide selection of solitaire engagement rings and find the perfect one for you today!

RISKS OF RESETTING PRINCESS CUT DIAMOND RINGS

RiskResetYou’ve had your princess cut diamond ring for some time now, and as much as you love it, you’ve decided that it is time to upgrade the setting. While this is a perfectly normal and common decision, you need to be aware that there are some risks associated with this process. Fully understanding the risks of resetting princess cut diamond rings is the first step to preventing any issues, so here are a few points to help you be completely informed if you decide to reset your diamond.

Damaged Diamond

While diamonds are one of the strongest natural substances that we know of, it is possible for them to become damaged in a variety of ways. If your original princess cut diamond ring came preset with a diamond, upon resetting you may notice inclusions or blemishes—such as clouds, knots, chips, or scratches. Sometimes a jeweler will take a damaged diamond and carefully craft the setting to hide the flaws, thus when the diamond is removed, these imperfections are all too clear. If your diamond has a priceless emotional value attached to it, you may want to find a new setting that can mask these inclusions in similar fashion to your original setting.

New Technologies

Diamond rings have been a popular symbol of love and marriage for many centuries. But as our world has advanced from a technological standpoint, naturally so have the processes and applications for the cutting, shaping, and setting of diamonds. Be sure to inform your jeweler if your princess-cut diamond is from a past generation, so he or she can prepare for any special treatments that may be necessary. Also, the jeweler may be able to explain any other inherent risks that come from resetting an older diamond.

Diamond Theft

If you’re using a reputable jeweler that you trust, then this is probably something you don’t have to worry about, but it’s still important to mention. When you turn your diamond over to another person to perform a resetting, they have the ability to switch the diamond for one of less value, or worse, a fake. Again, this event is rare, but just be sure to use a highly regarded jeweler—one that you’ve worked with before, if at all possible—and you should be safe.

Ultimately, the key to minimizing the risks of resetting princess cut diamond rings is to communicate with a trusted jeweler. Resetting is a common practice, and a jeweler should be well-versed in what options are available to you and what the inherent risks may be. Know that there is no fail-proof method for resetting a diamond, but if you are patient and open to different ideas, you’ll be able to create the perfect setting for your new, upgraded ring.

If you have any questions about resetting, don’t hesitate to ask us. Be sure to browse our wide selection of princess-cut diamond ring settings and find the one for you!

WILL PRINCESS CUT DIAMOND EARRINGS MATCH A ROUND CUT RING? THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF COORDINATING DIAMONDS

PrincessMatchRoundSo you’ve been given a round cut diamond engagement ring, but you still love the princess cut diamond earrings that you’ve had for a couple of years. Is it okay to wear both at the same time? As with any type of jewelry or fashion accessory, there are do’s and don’ts when it comes to coordinating diamonds. But with a little bit of help, we can make sure you don’t commit any fashion faux pas as you wear your most precious jewels.

In the simplest of terms, there is nothing inherently wrong with mixing and matching various types of diamonds. Most people do not have a keen enough eye to spot the difference between cuts without a close inspection. And even if they do notice that the diamonds you are wearing are of dissimilar design, they probably won’t give it much thought. The elegance and sparkle of the diamonds is the only thing that should match.  However, some pieces of jewelry will carry more value—both sentimental and monetary—and you’ll want to accentuate those pieces above all else.

For a sample scenario, let’s say you’ve received a pair of .75 D-FL princess cut diamond stud earrings as a holiday gift. These dazzling earrings are going to draw quite a bit of attention. However, you’ve recently become engaged to the man of your dreams, and he proposed with a 1.75 ct D-I3 round cut classic basket 3-stone ring. More than likely, you’re going to want to focus all the attention of others to the ring, as it has a higher level of sentimental value and also represents a major milestone in your life. While the engagement ring will spur conversation and interest regardless of whatever other jewelry you may be wearing, it wouldn’t hurt to avoid any potential distractions that could stem from wearing a pair of princess cut diamond earrings.

With every piece of diamond jewelry you purchase from Dara’s Diamonds—whether it be a round cut diamond engagement ring or princess cut diamond earrings—you can rest easy in knowing that you are receiving the highest level of quality available. We take so much pride in our line of diamond jewelry that we warranty your purchase for the entirety of its existence. Not only that, but when you make a purchase from our catalogue, we also offer an appraisal from a 3rd party jeweler, so you will know that your new diamond earrings or engagement ring meets and exceeds all industry standards.  Please feel free to browse our wide selection of rings, earrings, and pendants to find the perfect combination for any occasion.

JEWELRY ISN’T JUST FOR WOMEN: MEN’S DIAMOND EARRINGS AND MORE

mens diamond earIs looking great exclusively a woman’s prerogative? In today’s fast-changing modern culture, the answer, happily, is no. Today, modern men are discovering the incredible masculine appeal of staying fit, dressing well and wearing well-chosen, beautifully designed jewelry, specifically men’s diamond earrings–and more!

Why should women have all the fun? Today, it’s an open secret that men enjoy spiffing themselves up and looking good just as much as women do. If looking great involves adding a little extra sparkle with the addition of some fashionable jewelry, like men’s diamond earrings, for example, so much the better! Let’s take a look at some of the earring styles available today that work especially well for men.

Earrings for Men, Pierced and All

Years ago, only the most exotic and unusual men indulged in ear piercing. Today, this once far-out style has been welcomed in society as a way for men to assert their individuality and to accommodate a range of jewelry styles—including earrings.

Today, men’s diamond earrings are seen as an understated way to add a touch of elegance and some definite dazzle to a formal suit or casual ensemble. The look of a gold stud diamond earring on a man is definitely dazzling, while also slightly exotic. It’s a can’t-miss detail that adds extra interest to his overall look and gives him a real dose of sartorial flair.

Let’s take a look at some of the styles in earrings he may want to choose to heighten the look of a new suit or sweater ensemble.

The Masculine Appeal of Gold Stud Diamond Earrings

There are many ways for men to wear jewelry, from gold rings to chains to pendants, but earrings create an especially eye-catching and intriguing look for a man.

The gold diamond stud earring is a truly classic accessory that offers a sense of understated elegance; it offers a touch of dazzle without being over the top in any way.

Diamond stud earrings come in various cuts and styles, ranging from princess cut diamond earrings in a square setting to earrings with round cut diamonds. Both of these styles offer plenty of dazzle and lots of interest, and can be worn in your choice of yellow gold, white gold or platinum settings. The shimmer of these gems will give him a definite sparkle at any social occasion, whether it’s an upscale cocktail party, wedding, or an intimate dinner at a favorite restaurant.

Mixing and Matching

Once a man has taken the leap and decided on the right choice of diamond earrings, he may want to play on this added bit of sparkle by wearing diamond cuff links, in a similar style, as well as a ring. He may also want to stay consistent with the choice of metals in all his jewelry, say in all yellow or white gold, to give his look real impact. Ultimately, it’s all about choosing jewelry that highlights his masculinity and embraces his inner sense of style with an extra bit of dazzle.

Looking to enhance your own wardrobe with just the right accessories? Check out our superior selection of diamond earrings for both men and women, right here at Dara’s Diamonds.

ACCESSORIZE BOLDLY WITH 2 CARAT DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS

accessorize boldlyThere are times in life when it pays to be bold, and when it comes to accessorizing, boldness is a virtue. Yes, creating a bold image can pay off beautifully, yet there’s an art to creating a presence that’s all about combining the right accessories for an elegant fashion statement. Accessorizing with beautiful jewelry, like 2 carat diamond stud earrings, for example, is the key to putting together a look that’s bold and jazzy, yet also coordinated with a certain air of elegance. Let’s talk about some ideas for getting there, and creating an image that has real impact.

Simply Elegant Accessorizing

There’s an old story about Marilyn Monroe that illuminates her unique understanding of beauty and using accessories for real impact. Marilyn told a friend that when she was dressing for a major evening out, she’d put on her evening gown and jewels and then stand in front of a full length mirror, and then turn around quickly and take a look at what first caught her eye. Any extraneous jewelry that caught her attention had to go—she only kept on the key pieces that really drew attention to her, highlighting her face and figure.

Certainly, this story shows the essence of using jewelry as an accessory. The important thing is to choose beautiful pieces that are simple and elegant, and those which draw attention to the person wearing them. That’s why beautifully designed 2-carat diamond stud earrings are such a great way to accessorize. The simplicity of these earrings adds glitter and dazzle to the woman—or man—who wears them, while also playing up the elegance of their hairstyle and whatever outfit they’re wearing.

 

Keeping it Simple

2 carat diamond stud earrings should be in every stylish woman’s jewelry box. The simple elegance of these earrings can dress up a simple ensemble, making even a linen suit or simple sheath dress a vision of understated glamour. Simply add some gorgeous pumps, a glittering bracelet and a coordinated handbag to complete the picture.

For a dressier occasion, like a formal dinner or an event that calls for “pull out all the stops” glamour, why not accessorize with 2-carat diamond stud earrings? Women going for a dressy evening look can go for an image of sheer elegance by wearing an evening gown with simple, yet simply beautiful choices in jewelry. You can choose diamond stud earrings and a diamond pendant necklace and a sleek chain bracelet for a glittering and glamorous feel. For a bolder look, you can choose a necklace with larger gems in a chunkier style. For even more impact, wear evening gloves with a sparkling diamond or cubic zirconium bracelet worn over the gloves. This is a classic Hollywood style that still carries a lot of impact, so why not be bold and boldly beautiful?

Men are making bold choices in jewelry these days too, by wearing earrings that add a touch of exotic glamour to dressy or casual ensembles. Two-carat diamond earrings are a great choice for a man who likes to play up his masculinity with a touch of bold elegance that’s strong while also understated.

If you’re interested in exploring bold choices in accessories, take a look at the incredible jewelry offered now at www.Darasdiamonds.com.

THE HISTORY OF THE ROUND CUT ENGAGEMENT RING

historyofroundengagementringstolkoswkiThe engagement ring is a jewelry piece of tremendous cultural importance. The idea of rings as a symbol of betrothal goes back centuries, though most spousal bands were plain or contained other gemstones. The first recorded account of a diamond engagement ring comes from 1477 when the Archduke Maximilian of Austria became engaged to Mary of Burgundy. As better techniques for cutting diamonds and more diamond sources were discovered, the tradition gradually grew in popularity.

By the end of the 19th century, engagement rings were very typical although many still contained gemstones other than diamond. The diamond ring became the standard for engagements in the mid-20th century when De Beers Jewelry ran the now famous ad campaign with the tagline, “Diamonds are forever.” This campaign coincided with an increased supply in the diamond market, which was quickly matched by an increase in demand as the majority of couples began to use diamond rings in their engagements.

The round cut engagement ring emerged as the most popular style of diamond ring in no small part due to the work of a man named Marcel Tolkowsky. Tolkowsky was a member of a family of diamond cutters, and in his engineering PhD thesis from 1919, he published a set of mathematical guidelines for cutting diamonds to maximize their brilliance. The round cut that results from these guidelines is variously known as the ideal cut, the Tolkowsky cut, and the round brilliant cut. Whatever you call it, however, its popularity is unmatched when it comes to engagement rings.

The round brilliant cut uses 58 facets to bring out the inner fire of the diamond by reflecting the maximum amount of light possible. After Tolkowsky’s thesis was published, his cut quickly became the benchmark for how diamonds should be cut. The round cut engagement ring has been the single most popular style of engagement ring ever since. Celebrities who have chosen a round cut engagement ring include Natalie Portman, Brooklyn Decker, Amy Adams, and Gisele.

If you are hunting for a round cut engagement ring, Dara’s Diamond’s offers a number of options at unbelievable prices. This stunning and simple solitaire 0.25 carat round cut engagement ring is just $184.99, while a larger 2.0 carat round cut solitaire is $2019.99. You can also get a round cut engagement ring with multiple stones, like this 1.0 carat classic round cut basket for $644.99.

Each ring can be ordered prong set in your choice of band, whether you prefer white gold, yellow gold, or platinum. Every Dara’s Diamond purchase comes with a third party appraisal of the piece’s retail value, a beautiful jewelry gift box, a lifetime exchange and warranty policy, and a generous return period. Dara’s works directly with suppliers to save money and passes the savings onto you. All of our diamonds are natural, unenhanced, and conflict-free. Shop the full Dara’s collection for engagement rings, diamond earrings, pendants, and more.