Imagine your perfect pair of stud diamond earrings. What shape are they? How big? Dreaming about them is one thing, but finding the right pair can be harder to do. That’s where we come in! We’ve already explored our popular carat weights for engagement rings, and now we’re turning our attention to the classic diamond stud earring. Whether you opt for a natural diamond, diamond simulant, or a lab grown diamond, we have the breakdown on the best carat size for your diamond earrings. First up? Classic Round Cut Studs in basket or martini settings.
DAINTY: 0.46 carats and below
These smaller diamonds are great for subtle looks, or if you wear other fine jewelry like a large statement necklace so your earrings don’t compete for attention. This carat size shows that you can have a modest diamond and still have beautiful earrings. It’s important to remember that diamond size and diamond quality are two very different things.
SIMPLE: 0.84 carats
Between 0.5 and 1 total carat weight is a sweet spot for everyday wear. They’ll never look out of place.
MODERATE: 1.03 carats
Studs at this size add a bit more flash. From professional to casual, these classic size studs complete any outfit.
Bold: 1.67 carats
Big and bold, these studs will fit in the boardroom or out on date night. They’ll also dress up your everyday looks.
FLASHY: 2.04 carats and up
Round brilliant cut studs that are 2.04 carats or larger demand some attention. This diamond carat weight does not hold back on the sparkle. Keep any necklaces or other diamond jewelry simple, or go without them altogether.
So now that you have a visual, tell us—what carat weight are your perfect Round Cut Studs? Once you determine your ideal solitaire diamond size, you can decide on your precious metal– yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, or sterling silver. Maybe a round cut is not for you — maybe you would prefer a different cut diamond. We offer other diamond alternative shapes, styles, and clarity grades. Find your perfect pair of studs today!
Want Princess cut studs? We compared those, too.