Jewelry essentials: Diamond hoop earrings

The perfect blend of classic and playful, every woman who loves her jewels should have a pair of diamond hoop earrings. While the size and shape of both earring and diamonds will vary widely, it cannot be denied that their style suits everyone. Here are a few factors to consider when selecting your new favorite pair.

Round is brilliant

Not only are round diamonds the most popular choice for engagement rings – they are adored when set in hoop earrings, too. This is because they are cut to exhibit the most brilliance, resulting in a pair of earrings that sparkle beautifully. Nobody wants to wear dull diamonds!

Setting the sparkle

A big design consideration is how the diamonds are set into the metal. This will affect how closely they can sit together, how much of their surface area will be visible – and ultimately – how much sparkle the earrings have. Consider also, the security of your diamonds within the settings. Bezel-set diamonds are widely believed to be the most secure, with the diamond’s circumference completely surrounded by metal. Prong-set and pave-set diamond earrings are also very secure, so long as you take care of them. You can also have the prongs tightened at your local jeweler if you are worried about a diamond coming loose.

Size made simple

While many people instinctively want the largest pair of diamond earrings they can afford, the situation in which you plan on wearing them will largely dictate how appropriate this is. Diamond hoops are likely fine by your workplace’s dress code – unless you have a very active job – but you probably won’t want to wear a huge pair worth thousands of dollars to the office. A classic pair of smaller diamond hoops might be the best option for a first purchase, so that you can wear and enjoy them as often as possible.

Are you looking for the perfect pair of diamond hoop earrings? Do you have a particular shape or style you love?