diamonds for earrings

Q

i’m interested in cushion cut stones for stud earrings. i am aware of the 4 c’s. what do you recommed for color and grade for earrings? i’ve been told it’s not worth investing in high grade stones for earrings.

A

Hi karen,

Total high of a quality would not be necessary, but too low isn’t recommended either. Eye-clean clarity (hard-graded SI2-VS2), face-up white color (near colorless), class 1-2 cut, and less than faint fluorescence would be optimal for beauty and price. Try to stay away from commercial grade diamonds as they general do not hold their value and/or appreciate in time.