Diamond Studsby Liza Hartung
Gold diamond studs are the most traditional of diamond stud earrings. They go with most outfits and are perfectly acceptable for most occasions. For those who are very new to the jewelry scene, the gold refers to the setting. There are several settings that you can choose from with diamond studs. Your choice will depend on the diamond, how much you want it to shine and your personal preference.
The most popular setting is the prong or claw. This consists of three, four or six prongs that hold the diamond in place. Because the prongs don't block the sides of the diamond, more light is able to hit it, thus creating the most shine. If you have a square cut diamond, such as the princess cut, you will need four prongs, one to protect each pointy corner.
However, if you choose to have a round diamond in your Gold Diamond Studs, you will only need a three-pronged setting. If you want your diamond to shine like no other, go for the round. This shape can be cut to produce the most brilliance. This doesn't mean, though, that other shapes won't shine as well. With the proper cut, heart and teardrops will catch anyone's eye in even the lowest of light.
Setting Your Gold Diamond Studs
Your other option for setting gold diamond studs is the bezel. This is when the metal is wrapped around the perimeter of the diamond. When using yellow gold, any diamond that is considered slightly yellow in tint will appear colorless. Therefore, you can save some money in the coloring area just by getting yellow gold as your setting. In addition, gold is much less expensive than platinum, another popular metal for diamond settings.