Whew – post #27 of this little series. A quarter of the way there!
Diamond studs. I love them. I have shown you my go-to pair of “diamond” studs before. I have owned one pair of real diamond studs in my life – but there were really more like diamond “speck” earrings; they were from a high school boyfriend and appropriately sized about 1/4 carat each. But I lost one. And that sort of made me not want to invest in another pair of “real” ones. I wouldn’t turn them down of course if a pair happened to come my way (*ahem, hint hint), but I am too nervous to invest in a pair myself.
Not to fear! There are a HUGE number of gorgeous “fake diamond” studs out there! The best ones require a little investment (think the $50-$100 range). Nina Garcia delves into the ins and outs of purchasing diamonds and what to look for in the book and the details are worth the read. My three favorite cuts are cushion (unique and sparkly), emerald (classic and elegant) and a bezel-set round (a little more fun).
I rounded up a couple of classic options and a couple of fun ones that I love!