Earrings have a lot of history connected to them, with evidence of earrings dating back to before even the 3rd century B.C. Earrings were made with various precious metals to show off the status of the wearer. Earrings have less of a role in showing the status of the wearer but are still worn for many reasons other than just being pretty.
Diamond stud earrings only became popular in the early 17th century. Before then other precious gems, like turquoise, emeralds, pearls, and rubies were set in precious metals such as gold, silver, and bronze.
Because diamonds were not cut a as precisely as they are today, the jewelers needed to find another way to make the diamond radiate its beauty. They achieved this by setting the stone on top of a piece of silver, which would allow the glimmer of the diamond shine through.
The improved brilliant cut that is used today, has allowed jewelers to be more creative in designing their jewelry. The diamond naturally reflects light and can thus be set in many different metals without the need to create a sparkle using these metals.
Since the jewelers’ creativity were no longer inhibited by the poorly cut diamonds, they were free to create new styles of diamond earrings. This gave rise to new designs like the diamond drop earrings.
What makes Diamond earrings so popular today?
This also opened the door even further for costume jewelry. Jewellery trends changed throughout the years and was largely dependent on the changing hairstyles and fashion. Although it might sound strange, these 2 factors had enormous effect on which jewelry women would wear. With the rise in popularity of high, tied or ruffled collars earing that were closer to the ear were worn. This makes sense for the practical wearer because low hanging earring would easily get caught in the clothing. From a fashion perspective, drop earrings would also typically worn with an evening gown with no collar to give a more elegant look.
As Mentioned, hairstylesalso influenced many women’s choice of earrings. When the hair is tied up or short, earrings can be worn that dangle. When long hair is loose is can easily get tangled in intricate designs, thus wearing earrings that are closer to the ear or drop earring that are simpler in design are more suitable.
Stud earrings are a very popular choice of earrings. They are simple yet elegant. When buying a pair of diamond stud earrings it is important to take a look at which setting style you would prefer. The Martini stud earring is an elegant setting for your pair of diamonds. It is light weight and allows the diamonds to sit more snugly to the ear.
The basket earring is the image that springs to mind when you think of a stud earring. The design ensures a secure hold on the diamond and is very popular.
The Bezel earring is a bit more protective for those who tend to be rough with their jewelry. This tends to be slightly more expensive because more metal is used and the setting takes more skill.
There are also a few different backs to choose from. The classic friction back is very popular and makes it easy to put on and take off the earring.
the screw backs are more secure and cannot simply be pulled off. They must be unscrewed completely to remove the earring.
Clip-on earrings are not as popular anymore but still a great option for anyone who wants to keep their ears unpierced.
Earrings are made of various metals such as silver, yellow gold, rose gold, white gold and platinum. Many different gemstones are also incorporated today, but diamond earrings still have a certain aura of sophistication whether it is stud earrings or drop earrings. With the quick-changing trends of the 21st century it may be hard to keep up with all the chaos, but diamonds are forever after all and have never fallen out of fashion. With a dazzling pair of diamond earrings you can rest assured that your beloved jewellery will never be anything less than trendy and elegant.