The other night, gal pal called me to ask my opinion on diamonds because she was looking to buy her first set of diamond stud earrings. She wanted to know if she should buy diamond solitaire or cluster studs. Personally, for everyday wear, I prefer diamond cluster studs for the casual elegance and lower price point.
I am going to have gal pal look at earrings on Anjolee so she can shop for earrings according to her budget and taste. This way, she can play around with gold choices, diamond size and quality to suit the wallet. I shopped on the site. It was more fun than shopping in the store because there wasn't an impatient salesperson.
I picked out:
The first pair of flower cluster diamond studs (similar to my earrings) @ .84 tcw, F/G color, VS clarity, excellent cut, and set in 18k white gold will cost $975. The price isn't half bad at all.
The bezel diamond stud earrings @ .76 tcw, F/G color, VS clarity, excellent cut, and set in 18k white gold will cost $1687. The price isn't half bad at all. Because of the setting, the stone will look decently large. I tried on a pair similar in size at Saks last month and was rather pleased with the size, but not the price.
To be honest, I like both because each has its own uniqueness. Each style will serve a different purpose. I guess it really all depend on the budget when a gal is ready to purchase. For me now though, I am leaning toward solitaire stud because I have enough cluster diamond earrings. It is time to upgrade.
So are you Team Diamond Solitaire or Team Diamond Cluster??
*image 2 and 4 courtesy of savvy supporter Anjolee