1/4 CT. T.W. Diamond Solitaire Stud Earrings in 14K Gold
I bought these studs for the daughter of a friend. She is a baby and about to celebrate her very first birthday. My friend has been planning to get her ears pierced, so I thought some small diamond studs would be a great gift. These studs are the perfect size for a baby, child or second hole and they REALLY sparkle!!!! I wanted to give her a very nice pair of earrings and would have spent more, but I didn't need to! I have a pair of certified, 1/4 carat princess cuts for my second hole (SI2, E/F), plus a pair of 1/2 carat princess cut Celebration studs for my first hole (SI2, F/F, although I think both pair should have been graded VS2s). Both were purchased at Zales. Although I'm not a professional, I have looked at a lot of diamonds and feel like I'm pretty good at spotting inclusions with a loop. I HONESTLY could not tell any difference between these studs and my own diamonds!!! Maybe I just got lucky and this particular pair was under graded or mis-marked, but I looked at another pair and they were almost as nice. Also, if you are thinking about getting a pair of these (or any others), but don't like what you see, just ask the salesperson when they usually get new inventory. If you're patient, you'll eventually find a better pair. Even though Zales only advertises H-L and SI1-I3, if you're willing to be patient, you can often find higher quality diamonds. That's how I found mine!!!
July 28, 2013