Anyone who leads an active lifestyle has probably lost one or more stones from his or her jewelry by inadvertently knocking it against a hard object causing the stone to come loose without realizing it. Although this is most common in rings and bracelets, diamonds in earrings can easily come loose as well. Sometimes a brush or comb hits the earring in just the right (or wrong in this case!) way and the diamond is knocked out before we notice it’s gone. Bezel diamond earrings are set in such a way that affords that precious gemstone all the protection it needs to stay in place.
A bezel setting is such that when the stone is set, it is set down into the metal and a small rim, or lip, extends slightly over the edge of the stone keeping it securely in place. Not only can a bezel setting protect a diamond from coming loose or getting damaged, this type of setting is ideal for stones that have chips around the edge. Because the bezel rim hides flaws on the circumference of the stone, it will look nothing less than perfect. There are full bezel settings in which the rim covers the entire circumference and there are half bezel setting that generally covers a portion on either side of the stone.
18k White Gold 3/4ct TDW Diamond Bezel Earrings
One of the loveliest pairs of bezel diamond earrings is the 3/4 TDW drop diamond earrings. Set in 18k white gold, there is a smaller stone on the post at the earlobe with a drop diamond that is slightly larger. Both diamonds are round cut with the smaller stones combining for a weight of 1/4 carat while the larger stones combined make up 1/2 carat. The posts are secured with butterfly clasps. Customers have rated this delicate earring at five out of five stars which would make this pair of earrings the perfect gift for the lady of your life.
14k White Gold Bezel Set Diamond Stud Earrings
Although stud earrings are not as apt to lose stones as dangles, there is something about a bezel set diamond that seems to pick up the white from the gold to magnify the radiance. A pair of cut diamond bezel set in white gold earrings with a total diamond weight of 1/5 carat generally runs approximately $300. They are the perfect earring to wear day or evening as they are not overly ornamental, and are truly feminine in their simplicity. Generally a round cut diamond is used in this type of bezel setting and these earrings are the perfect complement to a bride-to-be with a solitaire diamond engagement ring.
Bezel Set Ruby and Diamond Earrings
Another remarkably lovely pair of bezel diamond earrings has a bezel set drop ruby. The diamonds are on the stud at the lobe and the rubies, slightly larger than the diamond, dangle in drops. While they can be fashioned from either white or yellow gold, many people feel that white gold is the better choice for bringing out the sparkle in the diamonds and the vivid red of the rubies. However, some women have gold necklaces, rings and bracelets so they prefer yellow gold. It’s simply a matter of preference and which color would best match other pieces you are wearing. Bezel set ruby and diamond earrings would be the perfect gift for a lady born in either July (ruby) or April (diamond).
If you are looking for a pair of earrings that are both elegant and secure, bezel diamond earrings are the perfect choice. There is little fear of knocking the stone out and the setting is quite lovely as well. The price of the earrings will of course be dependent on the quality and size of the stones as well as on the type of precious metal they are set in. Whether you are looking for a gift for that special lady or for yourself, there are a number of styles to choose from and some of them are quite reasonably priced.