Earrings!! Is 1 ctw too large for everyday wear?

posted 4 months ago in Rings
  • poll: 1ctw studs good for everyday wear?
    Good size for everyday wear : (55 votes)
    76 %
    Too large/flashy : (15 votes)
    21 %
    Too small : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
    5564 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

    It is personal preference, if you like it then go for it. 

    Post # 3
    4497 posts
    Honey bee

    Again it’s personal preference, but I think that’s about right for daily wear.  However, it is definitely the upper limit, particularly if she’s petite.  I definitely wouldn’t go bigger if you’re thinking about daily wear.

    It also kind of depends on the shape of her ear.  I have very big earlobes and can pull off larger studs (and smaller studs look kind of dumb on me).  I have a cousin who has attached lobes with very little real estate on the lobe and wouldn’t be able to pull off 5mm.  So you may want to consider 4mm in that instance. 

    You can google image search and find lots of examples of how different size diamond studs look on real ears to give you some reference. 

    Post # 4
    206 posts
    Helper bee

    How sweet!  I think studs are one of the most perfect wedding gifts.  As for size, there are a lot of variables invovled…How large are her lobes (even petite ladies can have larger lobes)? Length of hair? Are the other earrings she usually wears larger or smaller?  But overall I think 1ctw is a great size for most.  My every day studs are 1.93 ctw (approx. 6.25mm each) and I can’t see myself going any larger, but my last pair were approx. .65 ctw (approx. 4.25 mm each) and they got lost under my long hair, so I much prefer the new ones. GL!

    Post # 5
    2510 posts
    Sugar bee

    I am very petite (5’1″, 95 lbs) and I wear 1cttw studs (.5 carats per earring) as my everyday earrings. I think they’re the perfect size. I don’t wear a lot of jewelry but diamond studs are just the right amount of sparkle for me. They are classy and understated and add a little something to any outfit, no matter how casual. 

    Post # 6
    9213 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’m petite and my only daily jewelry is my wedding set and a pair of 1.25ctw studs (I don’t even wear a watch). They’re perfect for everyday wear. I would’ve gone for 1ctw but I have big earlobes 😂

    Post # 7
    213 posts
    Helper bee

    What a wonderful wedding day gift! I’m sure she will be thrilled as diamond stud earrings are classic and timeless and perfect for everyday!

     I agree with everyone else who spoke of personal preference, but in my opinion I think 4mm studs (.5 carat total weight) are the perfect amount of sparkle for everyday wear. However, I think 5mm (1 ctw) would be absolutely beautiful too, so truthfully you just can’t go wrong with either. Here’s a photo that might be helpful.

    Post # 8
    12128 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    Oh no! I read too quickly and voted wrong. I somehow thought it said “not too small.” That’s what happens when you try to do too many things at once. 

    There is no one right or wrong size for daily wear.  It’s a function of preference, taste, and budget.

    Post # 9
    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I have 5mm that I wear everyday! I love them and they look so classy 

    Post # 10
    13 posts

    I have 0.5ct diamond studs that I wear every day, and I LOVE them. I think 1ct would be perfect too! They’re subtle and classy, they go with everything, and they’re beautiful!

    Post # 12
    12128 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    If they are in your budget, half a carat each isn’t too big at all. Personally, I did not want my studs to exceed the size of my engagement ring, and you happen to be right on the mark there. 

    Post # 13
    13 posts
    • Wedding: October 2019

    My diamond studs are just under 1 carat each and they’re perfect. Not too big at all. I never take them off and they look tasteful and elegant regardless of whether I’m wearing a dress or yoga pants.   

    Post # 14
    8323 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Just wondering, does she commonly wear stud earrings? I always wear earrings, but almost never studs and it would be such a shame if she was given something so lovely but not actually what she would like. 


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    Post # 15
    6445 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I think that anything between 1.00 ctw and 2.00 ctw is perfect, depending on the person. I used to wear 1.00 ctw studs, but eventually bought jackets for them and then upgraded to 2.00 ctw. I would doubt that a half carat on each ear would be overdone for anyone.

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