Diamond earrings are some of life's most precious things. And what's not to love about diamond earrings? These treasures are made from the toughest gems on earth. Their name has rightfully been derived from admas, which is Greek for "unbreakable and untamed."


Diamond earrings, including diamond hoops, diamond loops, and diamond stud, have grown in popularity since the beginning of the 19th century. This is because of the improved techniques used in the cutting and polishing of diamond earrings, diamond hoops, diamond loops and diamond studs. At the same time, the world saw prosperity in developing global finances and increased supply of diamonds. The media had likewise increased the stature of diamond earrings, diamond hoops, diamond loops and diamond stud with strategically designed and targeted advertising campaigns.


Diamond earrings today


Today, there is a steady demand for diamond earrings, diamond hoops, diamond loops and diamond studs. And it is more so if these treasures rank high in terms of the four Cs: cut, clarity, color and carat.


The gem that diamond earrings, diamond hoops, diamond loops and diamond studs are made from originate mostly from the southern and central regions of Africa. This sum up to about 49% of diamonds. However, India, Canada, Brazil, Russia and Australia are all catching up in diamond mining and distribution.


How to choose diamond earrings, as well as diamond studs, diamond hoops, and diamond loops. Not all diamond earrings, diamond loops, diamond hoops, and diamond studs are created equal. Some are worth their price tags. Others are of bad quality or are badly cut. If you are in the market for diamond earrings, diamond loops, diamond hoops and diamond stud, make sure you know how to spot the gems from the lemons. Here are some tips:


  1. Use the four Cs when examining diamond earrings, diamond loops, diamond hoops and diamond studs. Since the carat of these will already be known to you, examine based on cut, clarity and color. These can be distinguished by the naked eye under good lighting.
  2. The brilliance of diamond earrings, diamond hoops, diamond loops and diamond studs can be distinguished by putting these gems against your skin's tone, against a dark piece of clothing and under low light. The more they sparkle at these conditions, the better they are.
  3. Repeat these four C tests using all your choices for diamond earrings, diamond hoops, diamond loops and diamond stud. Select those that "grade" well.
  4. Watch out for visible occlusions, especially when buying diamond earrings, diamond hoops, diamond loops and diamond studs with smaller stones. This is because these occlusions weaken the diamond, and lessen their capacity for refractions and reflection.


How to clean diamond earrings, as well as diamond loops, diamond hoops, and diamond studs. Once you've selected your diamond earrings, diamond hops, diamond loops and diamond studs, you need to know how to best take care of these. These are investments, which can grow in value with time. Here are some tips:


  1. Diamond earrings, diamond hoops, diamond loops and diamond studs may acquire dirt from your skin. This is through powder, lotions and oils in the area close to the diamond earrings, diamond hoops, diamond loops and diamond studs. These chemicals may cover your diamond treasures with a thin oily film. This then leads to gunk in the crevices of these gems. Make sure to decrease the possibility of this happening by trying to keep away from these elements.
  2. You can use jewelry cleaner to clean your diamond earrings, diamond loops, diamond hoops, and diamond studs. Or you can mix your own solutions, using ammonia, water, and baking soda or a liquid dishwashing soap.
  3. Use only a microfiber cloth in wiping your diamond treasures. This is to avoid the accumulation of lint.


About the Author


Peter Washington is a jeweler based in Manhattan, New York City. His specialization are jewelry pieces adorned with diamonds.