When it comes to diamond earrings, many people have a lot of questions about buying them. The first question that often comes up is whether or not they are expensive. Price is becoming a factor in many families’ budgets all across Australia due to the economy, so it is always important to get good information about the best prices.

Then, people are interested in the types of stones available to put in diamond stud earrings and also the type of metal and jewellery that is used. Likewise, the design and patterns of the ring are also important factors in deciding which diamond earrings you are going to buy.

What Is Carat?

Carat is a measure that is used to describe the value that a precious metal or stone has. The higher the carat number, the more valuable it is. This means that it is not only more expensive but rarer. If a diamond has some kind of flaw these are known as occlusions. Diamonds that have many occlusions may be cheaper than pure diamonds, but unless you are really a professional and going for the real thing, the difference is not really noticeable to the naked eye.

What about Clarity and Colour?

Clarity is the measure used to describe whether the precious stone is transparent or opaque. They can be polished to different degrees for different effects. Precious stones that are mounted in stud earrings are often cut in a certain way as well to assure that they fit into the ring gold mount perfectly and snugly.

Diamonds that come in different colours are known as sapphires, emeralds and rubies. They have varying degrees of other elements in them which have bonded with the carbon that makes up the diamond and hence exhibit this colour property.