Best Diamond Earrings

Diamond Hoop Earrings

If you're looking for a classic jewelry item that will go with anything in your closet, consider diamond hoop earrings. Diamonds are perfect for any occasion and can be worn with everything from casual outfits to formal ensembles. And the hoop shape earring is attractive with any face shape. When you combine diamonds with hoops you have jewelry that you can keep for a lifetime, and even hand down to future generations. There are many different choices when it comes to diamond hoop earrings. Although the basic structure is the same, there are different sizes and different carat weights.

The basic shape of hoop earrings is round, however in some cases you may find ovals. Round hoops are flattering for everyone, while ovals might only work with certain facial structures. Size can range from small to large. Small hoops are delicate and classic, while big hoops are trendy and fashion-forward. There are medium sizes as well that are ideal for everyone. As a basic rule, the more petite your bone structure the smaller the hoop should be. Of course, it all depends on the look you're going for. Even if you have a delicate face giant hoops paired with a sleek ponytail and oversize sunglasses can impart a hot Hollywood style.

Most diamond hoop earrings have small diamonds that stud the entire earring for a dazzling sparkle. The size of the diamonds depends on the width of the hoops. Thin hoops are gorgeous for everyone because they have a beautiful sparkle without the overkill of chunky stones. Wider hoops, which are usually smaller when it comes to diameter, can accommodate wider diamonds. The average cut is round, although this may vary occasionally. There are also hoop earrings that may be solid metal but feature a drop style charm such as a diamond for a unique accent.

When choosing diamond hoop earrings, you will need to decide which precious metal you prefer. Platinum is the most expensive metal, but also the highest quality. Even if you can afford it, you may not want to choose platinum because it is heavy and may be uncomfortable on your ears. Too much weight can stretch out the pierced holes. Therefore, gold is a better choice and is still very high quality.

There are different karats of gold, which refer to the amount of pure gold in the jewelry item. 24 karat gold is pure gold, while 14 karat (for example) is 14 parts pure gold with 10 parts other metal. Metal is added to gold to impart durability and even sometimes change the color. Other karats include 18k, 12k and 10k. In addition to the natural yellow gold color, gold can be modified to a white color. Other shades include rose and green. For diamond hoop earrings, yellow or white gold are the most popular and universally flattering choices.

Yellow gold pops against the white sparkle of diamonds, while white gold blends beautifully and allows the diamonds to take center stage. It is your choice as to which metal you want for your earrings. If gold is out of your budget, consider sterling silver. Sterling silver is also a classic metal that is perfect for jewelry. It contains 92.5 percent pure silver with another metal added in. Just like with gold, other metals add strength to the silver so it can be worn as jewelry. Sterling silver is ideal for simulated diamonds, white topaz or cubic zirconia because it is in the same price range. One thing is for certain, diamond hoop earrings are absolutely perfect for every woman, regardless of her personal style.

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