Diamond studs: how big is too big?

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@teainthemountains:  I don’t have a picture of them in my ears. I will take one ASAP πŸ˜‰. They are 6ctw so 3 carats each ear. They are heavy but I’m used to them and never take them out except for cleaning which I do about every few weeks. 4ctw for your mum is a nice size. I find over 2 carats does get heavier! I’d love 8ctw but I’d have to take them out constantly as it would be too heavy. I don’t know how people can wear much larger ones. 

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Buzzing bee
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Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@teainthemountains:  your welcome! I think it depends on your ears. My first piercing had a rip so I don’t wear any earrings in those. I use my second and my thirds. I think you need to get really good backs. I had some but it makes it impossible to wear my other diamonds that are .25ct each next to them. So I have smaller backs that don’t really hold my studs up properly unfortunately. I find anything bigger than 2 carats will drop if the larger backs aren’t worn. My daughter wears 1.25 carats 2.5ctw with regular backs and it’s no issue in her ears. If I got larger earrings I would do a low set 6 claw setting for security and so it sits closer to the ears. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@teainthemountains:  yes they are a basket setting, but set a little too high I think. The backs are just regular flat backs. I would love to reset them to 6 prong settings. But I might upgrade to larger ones so will think about it lol πŸ˜‚. Thank you. I upgraded my studs from 2.5 CTW, then 4ctw now the 6ctw. The smaller studs are .50ct tw. I needed something smaller as to not overpower them. I would recommend the 6 prong settings for 4ctw and low settings. If your only planning on wearing the one stud in each ear I would get larger backs if your mums ears are stretched. It happened to me too. I hate screw backs too. I find them impossible to put on. 

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2020

Just got mine for Christmas! They are 2 tcw and I think 1 carat per ear is the perfect size for every day πŸ™‚ 

 

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Honey Beekeeper

Studs are not a formal style so I’m not sure why carat weight would determine appropriateness for daily wear. Anything that’s too heavy or overlaps the earlobe is obviously going to be too big for you. With the right backing none of the sizes that have been mentioned in this thread should feel particularly heavy. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Santa Barbara

I had 2ct before and they were huge for every day wear made my lobes droop but now mine are about 1.25 and I find them perfect. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@teainthemountains:  your very welcome Hun 😘. Yes I think the same thing about screw backs. I like the ease of being able to take them out to clean and put them back in quickly. I haven’t heard of James Alens backings but I’m curious to know what they look like. As far a diamond drops, I love them but with my stretched ears it’s not a good look for myself, but completely personal preference. I find they just sag more and make the issue worse. I wouldn’t wear them all the time if it were me, as much as I love them and they are soo classy and elegant. I just love studs as it’s easier to wear them and I keep mine tight so they don’t sag. As I said I’m either going to hopefully reset mine or maybe upgrade to larger but with no basket just the 6 prong settings and keep them as low as possible. 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - Toronto, Ontario

When your earlobes can’t keep them up so they kind of flop over and you look like a rapper? Lol

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