Which Size Diamond Solitaire Earrings?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’ve had earrings go back through my ears and get stuck- they were CZ piercer studs and on the smaller end. I refuse to go smaller than 1 ct TW because of it. Those stupid things hurt when they’re stuck between holes in your ear. 1/2 ct TW is what my sister and I gave my mom for mothers day one year and they are a really good size- not too small to be noticed, but not huge either. If I wouldn’t have had my own personal evil experience with it, I would definitely go with 1/2 🙂

Post # 4
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@emilygrace07:  FI bought me 1/4 carat studs for Christmas a few years ago. I love them and wear them all the time. They are on the small-ish side though and I probably would go for at least 1/2 carat.


Post # 5
1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

I’ve been through this. I recommend purchasing some cheapo cz earrings in various sizes and wearing them around for at least a few days until you know which size you definitely love. I don’t know from carat sizes, but what I’ve found is that even 1mm makes a HUGE difference when it comes to earrings. 

when you pick the earring you like, bring it in and the jeweler can measure the width and help you pick something similar. 

Post # 6
2247 posts
Buzzing bee

Personally, I would get the largest size I could.

What shape are you considering?

Post # 7
6977 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You can get CZ pairs from Berricle for a pretty good price. I’d probably buy a pair of the 1/2 ct. and see how you like them before dropping a big chunk of change on the real deal.

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