Although rings are what we think of when the diamond is on our minds, they’re actually not the best way to show off the most spectacular of these beautiful stones. The great appeal of diamond is in its sparkle- something no other precious stone can hope to match- and in order to sparkle most brightly a gem must be exposed from all sides. The more light that gets in, the more light will be reflected and refracted inside the diamond and the brighter that internal fire will be.
Set a diamond in a ring and you block out light from one direction. Quality diamonds are almost always set in a claw and held up above the band to allow the greatest possible exposure to light but it is a difficult task and sometimes other forms of jewellery do a better job at showing off these stones to their full potential.
Diamond earrings are the perfect way to present the best of all gems. The drop variety, with a small and discreet attachment at the top, allows light to enter from all directions, feeding the internal fires and making the diamond sparkle like nothing else can. For the stones with greatest size and clarity, earrings are often the best choice of setting.
They’re also wonderful gifts. Earrings can be given for any occasion from birthdays to Christmas to anniversaries, or for no reason at all, beyond expressing your love for the women in your life- not just your wife, but perhaps a daughter or granddaughter, or even a favourite sister.