“Diamond studs are a must-have for every jewelry wardrobe.” Aren’t you SICK of hearing that? Sick of hearing how classic they are and how they go with everything? That may be true, but there are a lot of women who don’t like studs and won’t wear them no matter who “perfect” they are—and they shouldn’t be shut out of all the press about diamond earrings. Truth is, diamond earrings are available in several other styles that are just as classic as those staid studs because let’s face it: diamonds are always classic.
Diamond solitaires, which showcase a single diamond (or, in the case of earrings, two) don’t have to be studs. The stones can be set as dangles, or bezeled with other diamonds. Dangle styles can also incorporate more stones, and chandelier styles incorporate both more stones as well as metalwork.
Hoops are all the more fun and fashionable when they’re covered with diamonds, and depending on the size and shape, they can be just as versatile as studs. And don’t forget about colored diamonds when you’re breaking out of that stud mindset; they come in all the same styles and brighten things up. Jewelry articles and blogs love to tell you what you must own, but we’re here to tell you that when you shop for jewelry in the DC area, you can’t go wrong with diamonds, especially if they’re in a style you like.