Guide to Selecting Metal for Your Diamond Earring Setting

Guide to Selecting Metal for Your Diamond Earring Setting

When it comes to finding the most stunning earrings to add to your jewelry collection, it can be challenging to decide what type of metal is the best setting for your diamond stud earrings. There’s a lot to consider when you’re picking out metal for your earrings, including appearance, quality of the metal, durability, and more. We’ve laid out a guide to selecting the best metal option for your diamond earring setting so you can be sure your accessory game is on point.

Most Popular Diamond Earring Settings

Before deciding what metal to dazzle your ears with, you have to choose what diamond earring style you want to go for first. Are you a simple studs lover, or do you want statement earrings to make your outfit pop?

The most popular styles for diamond earrings at Fink’s are:

  • stud
    Classico #3 Squiggle Hoop Earrings
  • dangles and drops
  • hoops

Knowing your preferred style will help you decide which type of metal to look for during your jewelry shopping process. Besides knowing what style you like, you should understand the types of diamonds you’re looking for. Keep the 4C’s; cut, color, carat weight, and clarity in mind when you’re shopping. You might even prefer a particular type of metal for diamond studs and another for hoops. The possibilities are endless at Fink’s.

Top 5 Types of Metal for Diamond Earrings

Now that you know what type of diamond earring you want, you can start deciding what metal you should go for. If you’re still unsure about the diamonds or earring style you should shop for, check out our top questions to ask when you’re purchasing a diamond.

The top 5 types of metal for diamond earrings at Fink’s are:

Sabel Collection 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Cutout Earrings
  • sterling silver
  • white gold
  • yellow gold
  • rose gold
  • platinum 

Sterling Silver Earrings

Sterling silver is a great metal for earrings and other types of jewelry. The added metals in sterling silver make it an extremely durable material; it’s even stronger than gold! Even though this metal is solid and stable, it’s lightweight, so you can wear it daily. It’s not prone to scratches, dents or rust, and tends to remain untarnished for a long time. You can keep these sterling silver diamond earrings for your entire lifetime as long as you maintain them and keep them clean.

John Hardy Diamond Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver

Are you convinced you need some sterling silver earrings in your jewelry collection yet? If you’re not, the sterling silver diamond and chain earrings by John Hardy are sure to change your mind. The earrings feature .29cttw white diamonds that are surrounded by a chain, and they measure 10x10mm. These diamond studs are simple, but the added chain detailing gives them a unique touch. You can get these earrings in-store or online with free shipping. 

White Gold Earrings

If you want a beautiful and precious metal to adorn your ears, white gold is the best choice for you. It looks the same as silver and platinum, but you can find it at a more affordable price. It’s perfect for people who prefer a white, silvery appearance in their diamond studs and earrings over a yellowy gold. White gold earring settings will accentuate the sparkle of the diamonds in your earrings and make them pop. It’s a durable metal that will withstand time.

Roberto Coin Diamond Hoop Earrings

If you need something a little more bold than diamond studs, we’ve got you covered. These Roberto Coin diamond hoops are an exquisite white gold option. They’re baby hoops, so they make a statement that you can still wear to work and other day-to-day events. The 18k white gold hoops are covered in .20cttw white diamonds, and they measure 10mm wide. Add these gorgeous hoops to your collection, or get them gift-wrapped for a friend or loved one on our site.

Yellow Gold Earrings

Yellow gold is a beautiful metal for people who love the gold look. It’s complimentary on any skin tone, but especially those with darker or olive skin. The hardiness of this metal makes it more resistant to wear and tear from everyday use. Keeping up with maintenance on your yellow gold diamond studs will keep them in good condition for an extended time. The higher the karat number on yellow gold, the more high-quality and valuable it is.

.32cttw Bezel Set Diamond Stud Earrings

If you want some simple, gold diamond studs to go with every outfit, we’ve got the ones for you. These Sabel Collection bezel set diamond earrings are simplistically beautiful. They feature .32cttw white diamonds from the Fink’s Jewelers Sabel Collection. The stones in these earrings are I-J in color and SI2 in clarity. If you love the style of diamond studs but don’t love yellow gold, they’re also available in white gold.

Rose Gold Earrings

Rose gold is one of the most unique-looking metals you can choose for your diamond stud earrings. In addition to its stunning color and distinctive look, rose gold is actually the most durable type of gold you can purchase. The copper in this type of diamond earring makes them more robust than other types of metal. Even though it can be hard to find, it’s surprisingly affordable considering the quality. It’s also considered the most romantic color for jewelry due to its pinkish tint. Plus, rose gold metal is complementary to any skin tone.

Rose Gold Ruby & Diamond Square Stud Earrings

If you want some of the romantic vibes of rose gold in your life, the Sabel Collection rose gold stud earrings are perfect for you. They feature a round ruby in the center, as well as diamond square studs surrounding the stone. The ruby in these earrings gives them an extra romantic touch. The ruby is .35cttw, and the white diamond accents are .18cttw. Order these diamond stud earrings online with free shipping or book an appointment to buy them in-store.

Platinum Earrings Earrings

Platinum is the most high-quality metal you can buy for your jewelry. It is much denser than gold; therefore, it lasts longer. Platinum is much rarer than gold, making it a lot more valuable. Platinum has become the premier choice for most jewelry. It’s perfect for sentimental pieces that you wish to keep for a lifetime. Platinum doesn’t rust, fade, discolor or lose shape over time since it’s one of the hardest metals you can find. The strength of this metal makes it an ideal setting for diamond earrings.

Princess Cut Diamond Earrings in Platinum

One of our favorite pairs of drop earrings from Fink’s is the Sabel Collection platinum drop earrings. They have 2.01cttw cushion cut diamond center stones along with .49cttw round diamond halo and bale accents. The diamonds are D-G in color and VS2-SI1 in clarity. The drop makes these earrings stand out but won’t weigh your ears down or get in your way. These lovely earrings will make you sparkle and shine in every setting.

We hope that this guide to all things metal for diamond earring settings helped set you on the path to finding the perfect pair for you. Regardless of your style, we’re confident you’ll find something you love on our site. Soon, everyone in your life will be begging to know where you buy your diamond stud earrings.