Gold Stud Earrings for Women
Surely, no woman’s jewelry collection is complete without studs? Studs are some of the most common, and most integral parts of a jewelry box, with the chance to provide an elegant shimmer or a flash of color. Our unique Noray Designs collection includes diamond studs for women to give you that extra level of class.
A History of Stud Earrings
When we say that diamond studs give you a classic look, we’re not kidding. These types of jewelry have been around for over 5,000 years and have historical and cultural significance. Studs were popular back in the ancient Egyptian times, and they made a big resurgence in the 19th century, and then again in the 1960s and 70s. They’re definitely here to stay. Because simple studs are so easy to maintain, you’ll see them matched up with a variety of styles either dressed up or down. Small studs might even be worn by some athletes and sports stars due to the fact they don’t get in the way.
How to Choose the Perfect Studs for You?
Choosing studs depends on a number of different factors. Everyone is looking for something slightly different. Plus, you’ll want to compliment the earrings you already own.
Selecting the stone of your stud could be a big decision. There’s every chance you want simple white gold or yellow gold studs but they may contain a gemstone, and Noray Designs provide choices including garnet, topaz and more, as well as the classic diamonds.
For a subtle and classical style a smaller stud or a more subtle design might be better. If you are dressing up in evening wear, a bigger stud could be more of a statement. Large studs also look great with a boho or urban look. Consider your own personal style before buying.
Buying a Gift
If it isn’t for you then there are a number of additional considerations. Who is the recipient of the gift? Do they have any specific style you need to match up? Will the stone match their complexion? Lighter stones tend to suit a pale complexion, whereas rose gold and darker gems can suit olive skin.
The main method of working out whether a stud will suit is the shape and the cut. Diamonds and other precious stones have their own specific cuts, such as a round brilliant cut, princess cut, square cut etc. If you have an angular face, try to avoid angular designs as these can accentuate your square face. Match softer, circular studs to angular faces, and vice versa. The shape and cut for diamond studs is a vital consideration and should be decided based mainly on face shape.
Budget and Price
Naturally, everyone has their own budget. When buying diamond studs or gold studs, you will need to decide how much you wish to spend. Luckily, from the small studs to huge diamonds, there is something to suit almost every budget. You can get beautiful gemstones without having to spend a fortune at all and we provide some affordable gold studs that are still versatile and gorgeous in any earring collection.
If you are matching gold with gemstones, 14K is the best carat weight you can shop for, allowing the gemstone the protection and showcasing that it requires. The CW is a much misunderstood measurement. For diamonds, higher ratings will mean more dense, and usually large diamonds.
The Best Clarity for Diamond Studs
Clarity of diamond studs is not necessarily what you think. Diamonds have a grading, from FL (Flawless) all the way to I2 (Included). SI1 (Slightly Included) might well be the best clarity if you are looking to balance cost with quality. If you want to keep your costs lower, there is no point in getting flawless quality diamonds, because to the naked eye they will not have better clarity than SI1. SI1 might not be the best in terms of being the most valuable, but to strike that balance between cost and quality they can be perfect. Our stunning handmade studs all offer certification and show the grading of the diamond.
How to Wear Stud Earrings?
How do you wear and style studs properly? These tips can ensure you look your best with a perfect pair of our unique gold studs.
- Style them with simple office attire for a subtle and classy look. Studs are one type of jewelry that is definitely classy enough for the workplace.
- A delicate look, matched with girly clothing. If you want ladylike clothing to be matched with your studs then this is the perfect combo to look delicate and cute.
- Stack them for a funky look. If you have multiple piercings you can stack multiple studs.
- Pearl studs for an elegant throwback look. Simple pearl designs work beautifully with almost any “dressed up” look.
- Large studs with bright colors to make a statement. You can give your ears a real flash of color with emeralds, topaz or other gemstones. Who says small earrings can’t make a big statement?
One of the best things about studs is the fact that they can be worn in such a huge variety of scenarios. Whatever your usual style, the subtlety of studs is unlikely to make a drastic change. Simple, classy enhancements to your look don’t come much better than white diamond studs or other gemstone or gold studs.
Wondering where to purchase diamond studs? We have the very best gemstones set in high-quality 14K gold, with unique earrings for every occasion. Noray Designs can provide you with handcrafted studs for everyday wear or for special occasions, with something to suit each and every budget and only the best materials in our handmade selection of stud earrings.