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Q&A: Experience Shopping for Diamond Studs Within a $1,600-$2,000 Budget

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Hi, looking to buy a set of diamond stud earrings.

Looking for a decent pair with excellent cut, maybe a G or H colour with maybe VS2 -VVS1 clarity.

Budget £1600- £2000.

Thanks.

You can easily get lower, at least in the color area. I+ is just fine for studs. Clarity can also be lower. No one will look at them from the same distance as on rings.

Look at this pair:

Blue Nile LD11291167
Blue Nile LD11291178

Three-Claw Martini Earrings

The diamonds match perfectly and they will look very bright and brilliant while being clean to the naked eye.

What do you think?

Thanks for getting back to me, looked at the diamonds they look good.

I see 1 of the diamonds is a I1 and the other a VS2 and the polish/symmetry is Very good compared to Excellent on the other diamond would this be noticeable in certain light conditions?

I don’t recommend I1 diamonds. The second diamond is SI1 and it’s eye-clean as well.

The difference in polish and symmetry isn’t important. One wouldn’t be able to see the difference.

Thanks for your help in this matter as it’s a minefield on what’s good or not.

My pleasure. I know that it’s not easy and that’s why we’re trying to help people understand a bit better.

Bought the earrings today!

Thanks again.

That’s great news! I’m glad I could help

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