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Diamond Earrings, The Old and The New

A luxurious pair of diamond earrings can instantly lift your mood. Earrings have been popular fashion accessories for thousands of years, and they’ve never gone out of style. A great pair of diamond earrings deserves to be in any woman’s armoire, ready to put an extra pep in her step.

Diamond EarringsFrom Ear Plugs to Diamond Earrings

Diamond earrings are always in style. They come in many different styles and sizes and even in colors besides traditional white. If you’re inclined to wearing earrings, you might like to know how the traditional started. After all, the act of piercing through one’s ear to insert a piece of metal must have an interesting story behind it!

For thousands of years, men and women have been wearing earrings. Preserved images and ancient artwork shows humans wearing jewelry dangling over the ears or pierced through the lobe. Metal circles or crescent-shaped earrings decorated with precious gems are found throughout history.

Wearing Earrings in Ancient Egypt

The next time you see a teenager with enlarged “gauges” or holes through the earlobes, remember that this practice has roots in ancient Egypt, when it was considered fashionable to wear mushroom-shaped plugs in the ears.

Ancient Egyptian Calcite Ear Stud
c.1370-1250 B.C., Egypt.
Photo Courtesy of Christie’s.

Earrings in the Victorian Days

The popularity of earrings has waned a couple of times through history. As hairstyles evolved to cover the ears, women were less likely to wear earrings. During the 17th and 18th centuries, women piled their hair high and then higher on their head and the girandole and pendeloque style of earrings became popular. They had branches, like a candlestick hung into cascades like a chandelier.

French Opaline Glass and Paste Silver Girandole Earrings.

c.1760. Victoria & Albert Museum Collections.


When the South African diamond fields started being mined back in the 1860s, diamond solitaires became the standard of sophistication in diamond earrings that we cherish today.

Designs of Diamond Earrings

Diamond earrings come in many styles, some intricate and some basic. From the tiniest white diamond studs to be placed into a girl’s ear, to larger drop earring styles that visually elongate a woman’s neck, there is quite a variety. Each pair of luxury diamond earrings is meticulously crafted and set by a skilled jewelry designer.

Every woman should have a pair of simple studs or another basic pair of diamond earrings in her collection, for an easy go-to for everyday wear. Even the simplest diamond earrings can have character- including diamonds set into the shape of flowers, hearts, butterflies and bows is the ion. Diamond studs can be worn all day and all night anywhere and anytime. A bit of sparkle is never out of place.

Hearts On Fire Dream Cut Diamond Stud Earrings in 18K White Gold. Carat Weight shown is 0.33 but you may select from a variety of carat weights to fit your style and your budget. 

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7 Pairs of Fancy Diamond Earrings

Once you have your perfect diamond earring studs, consider the more elaborate styles of diamond earrings that you’d want to have on hand for a special night out. Keep in mind that many of the designs allow you to choose the carat weight of the diamond and the type of gold, which gives flexibility to the cost of diamond earrings.

1. Hearts On Fire White Kites Bird Long Earrings by Stephen Webster

18k White Gold and 11.10 carat weight diamond earrings are dazzlingly gorgeous with a fresh and fun contemporary design. See yourself in them at the New Year’s Gala.

Diamond Earring

2. Penny Preville Secret Garden Diamond Ear Climber & Dangle Available

18k White Gold and 1.32 carat diamond weight.

So light and delicate but carries a big fashion impact. You can wear this trendy combination design anywhere.
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3. Phillips House Yellow Gold Mini Diamond Pave Disc Stud Earrings

14k yellow gold curved pave 0.60 carat diamond disc stud earrings.

Sophisticated diamond power earrings you can wear with your favorite business suits. Rock that business meeting.

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4. Ivanka Trump Diamond with Pearl Tassel Earrings

18k White Gold with 4.08 carat weight diamonds with pearl tassels.

Feminine and romantic with a carefree swish of pearls. These earrings will make you feel happy and look gorgeous.

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5. Bernie Robbins Rose Gold Diamond Huggie Earring

Wide, tapered huggie style earrings feature brushed and polished 18k rose gold. A square section of pave set diamonds on each earring, gives the set a total diamond weight of 0.76 ct.

The unique design makes a strong fashion statement that is appropriate for any event.

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6. Gurhan Cocoon Pave Drop Earrings

Earrings wrapped in the pure luxury of 24K gold with 1.76 ctw of pave white diamonds set in sterling silver.

You will know when only these earrings will do. First you need to move them to the top of your wish list.  

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7. Roberto Coin Hoop Earrings With Brown Diamonds

6.60 carat weight Brown Diamonds set in 18K Gold
Primary Gemstone: Brown Diamonds from Coin Classics.

Gold hoop earrings are a basic necessity. Add brown diamonds to keep the necessity and lose the basic.
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Diamond Earrings are a Must-have

While many other accessories and trends come and go, diamond earrings are forever. You will never regret purchasing a great pair of diamond studs or a gorgeous fancy set of diamond earrings. These are an essential part of any woman’s jewelry collection, to give her a bit of sparkle on a regular day or to elevate her mood and boost her confidence on an important night.

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