Post # 1
do these sound like good quality? I have seen them in person and they are beautiful! I just don’t want to jump the gun on a life time purchase!!
They are $1,799
- Metal: 14kt White Gold
- Diamond Shape: Round Brilliant
- Total Diamond Weight: 0.80 ctw
- Clarity: VS2 (Very Slightly Included)
- Color: I (Near Colorless)
- Post Style: Screw backs
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
@ms.melli: Whoa that’s a lot. I dunno, I’d be nervous to spend that much on something that could fall out of your ear, or get lost so easily – I’ve lost multiple stud earrings over the course of my life, sometimes it just happens. The screw backs would help with that though. Still, I’m sure they’re beautiful and all the specs sound great – I just personally couldn’t spend that much on stud earrings, when there are many much cheaper alternatives.
Post # 4
I think stud earrings are an amazing investment as they are timeless and go with everything. However I would use caution if you do tend to lose earrings or you fiddle with your ears. I can’t speak for the price as I have never bought my own.
Post # 5
@ms.melli: I love diamond studs. My earrings are bigger than my ring, lol. I am probably biased (or totally biased), but I say yes. They look GREAT with everything 🙂
Post # 6
If these are GIA, I might increase inclusion a bit for earrings (SI1 but with no clouds, to keep the sparkle). You will not be staring that closely at your earrings, as you would your ring, so some carbon pinpoints or whatever wouldn’t really be a biggie.
I’m also not sure how I color looks as earrings (you could trade a clarity grade down for a color grade up), but as you say you loved them in person then maybe stick to the I color and lower clarity for a bit of savings.
You didn’t mention cut but I wouldn’t skimp too much on it, except maybe go for a wider table within the excellent range, since again as you’ll/others will be viewing at a distance, compared to your own hand, the viewer’s head will not be crowding out the light so much as if it were on your hand, and a slightly wider table means either a larger look (diameter) for the same carat weight, or, keeping the diameter the same and going down in actual weight, which will save money.
Post # 7
i have two pairs of studs, i wear them every singe day and have for the past 8 years at least. i’ve never had them fall out or get caught on something, and they’re regular earring backs. they weren’t nearly as expensive as they could have been (i’m pretty sure that both pairs together were under $400), but i love mine.
OP, i think $1800 is a lot to spend on studs. but if you love them and can afford them, go for it. i’m sure they’re gorgeous!
Post # 8
@theshannondee: That’s why I have CZ studs. I ALWAYS lose my earrings and chronically fiddle with my ears if I am wearing studs. I’d be too afraid to wear expensive ones.
Post # 9
@ms.melli: The stats are definitely good IMO. Why not go onto Blue Nile and see what their price is for something similar?
I wouldn’t mind dropping a clarity level on studs, though. If possible, that will knock the price down a bit.
If you love them get them.. diamond studs are totally worth it!
Post # 10
Oh and I have screwback diamond earrings (not studs – they’re dangly) and they’re a bitch to take off. Like there’s no way in hell I’m losing those babies lol.
Even my $400 diamond studs that I bought in university aren’t likely to fall off.. and the screw back isn’t quite as good as the aforementioned pair.
Post # 11
@ms.melli: i love diamond studs. they are my staple, everyday earrings (2.5 ctw) and i am so glad i have them.
i’ve had and purchased many pairs over the years and to be honest, i know that i have purchased a pair just slightly smaller with approx the same quality (better colour) for about a third of that price. they were on sale of course but that’s the only way to buy jewellery. why pay full price?
i personally think you should keep looking or wait for them to go on sale.
Post # 12
I think it’s too much to pay for studs, you should shop around.
Post # 13
Ok, these are my “I had a baby 6 months ago and want some everyday diamond studs.”
The price I wanna keep under $2,000. They are a gift from my FI for being an awesome Mom so far.
i want a little less then a half karat in each ear.
I just wasn’t sure if those specs are a good match to that price!
Thanks ladies, you guys are awesome!
Post # 14
@ms.melli: I love my studs (various sizes), and those specs look like the earrings are of good quality. My key concern would be the cut of the stones (ideal, excellent, etc.).
ETA: I just read that you saw them IRL. The high price is likely from the high-quality cut. I don’t mind paying more for a nicer stone. If you go for a cheaper one, you’ll probably sacrifice the quality of the cut, among other things (though it does not hurt to shop around–esp. at your local jewelers).
Post # 15
I will definitely keep looking!
my moms diamond studs are appraised at $26k.. So I personally don’t think $1800 is too much for studs.. But it may be too much for these studs!
My FI makes over 100k a year so we definitely can budget it in.
you ladies are such a great help!
Post # 16
My husband gave me smaller studs for our first Christmas when we were dating. They are a very sentimental set for me and they are the ONLY earrings I wear. They’ve been in my ears nearly constantly for almost 3.5 years now. I think they’re a great investment.