Men's Diamond Earrings - A Guide to Wearing & Buying
Whether you’re looking to buy a pair of men’s diamond studs for yourself or as a gift, there are so many styles and ranges to choose from.
Men's earrings have become increasingly popular in recent years. With the likes of David Beckham, Kanye West and Justin Beiber sporting men's studs, it's safe to say it's no longer a taboo for men to wear earrings and other pieces of jewellery. Cufflinks, gold chains and tie bars have always been viewed as predominantly more masculine, but now pieces of jewellery that were once thought of as feminine are being worn more and more by men. From diamond rings to necklaces and diamond stud earrings, these pieces of jewellery are being worn by almost as many men as women.
Whether you're looking to buy a pair of men's diamond studs for yourself or as a gift, there are so many styles and ranges to choose from. Diamond Heaven have put together a guide to help you differentiate one diamond stud to another, and the best ways to wear and style them!
What is a Diamond Stud?
A Diamond Stud is an earring has a diamond cut in equal proportions. The most common diamond shapes used in diamond stud earrings are: Round cut, Asscher cut, and Princess cut diamonds. You can buy a pair of men's diamond studs or a singular diamond stud.
What is a Solitaire Diamond Earring?
Diamond solitaire refers to a piece of jewellery with a single diamond. Diamond solitaires are in a range of jewellery, from earrings to necklaces and engagement rings (read more on why you should buy a solitaire engagement ring). People choose solitaire diamonds so that they can showcase the gem's incredible beauty, sparkle and quality. In most instances, the bigger the diamond and the better solitaire's quality, the more it costs.
Men's diamond earrings - a pair or single?
Men's diamond earrings come in singles or in pairs - it is your personal taste whether you wear a single stud or a pair of earrings. A pair of earrings are becoming more and more popular in men's fashion - here are a few male celebrities who choose to wear diamond earrings for men.
The Beckham's are renowned for their lavish jewellery collection (check out Victoria Beckham's collection of 14 engagement rings), so it's no surprise to see trend setter, David Beckham adorn a pair of diamond earrings. In the image above, he's sporting a large pair of Men's Princess Cut Diamond Studs!
Now for the artist who's renowned for bringing Sexy Back. Justin Timberlake is often spotted with a pair of diamond studs with massive carat weights. Back in his Nsync days, the diamond stud and hat was JT's signature style. In the image above, he's wearing a pair of men's round cut diamond earrings.
A signature look of Jamie Foxx, you'll often find him wearing a pair of men's brilliant diamond studs, or a pair of black diamond studs! Foxx always oozes charm, and makes his suave demeanour look truly effortless. In this image, he's sporting a pair of men's round diamond studs.
Men's Diamond Studs - the precious metal
Men's diamond earrings are most commonly set in white gold, yellow gold or platinum. Platinum is the strongest and most expensive precious metal and boasts a silvery-white colour. For those after something a little more budget friendly, yellow gold and white gold is a great option. You can choose from 9ct or 18ct. If you're buying a pair of men's diamond earrings as a gift, you should look at the colours of clothing he wears and consider his daily routine - this will help you decide which precious metal to go for.
Diamond Earring Settings
The Prong Setting
The most popular setting for solitaire diamond earrings is the prong setting (also known as claw setting). This setting has what looks like tiny prongs holding the diamond into place, and it lets the maximum amount of light into the diamond's facets, making it sparkle more.
The Rub Over Setting
A rub over setting makes it look like the diamond is ‘wrapped' in metal. The rub over not only protects the diamond, but makes the rock look larger than it is. However, this setting limits the amount of light that hits the diamond's facets, which means only the top will sparkle.
Men's Diamond Earrings - Carat
The size of a diamond is determined by its carat weight.
Men's diamond solitaire earrings are available in a range of sizes. To give you an idea of real size:
An 0.25CT square princess cut diamond is about 3.4mm across.
A small round diamond, 0.05CT in carat weight, measures about around 2.5mm across.
An 0.50CT round diamond measures about 5.1mm across.
Try Gemstone Earrings
If you're buying a pair of men's diamond earrings for someone who already has diamond solitaires, then you should consider mixing it up and buying them a pair of gemstone earrings and adding a little bit of colour! Don't forget to check out our range of black diamond earrings or yellow diamond earrings. Find out which diamond earrings suit your face shape.