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More men than ever before are wearing jewelry. Wearing jewelry can compliment almost any attire by adding a touch of fashion. Men rings are popular but the most popular choice for jewelry for men is earrings; and almost all of them select men diamonds earrings. Still, there is a right way and a wrong way for men to wear jewelry.
The good thing is that diamonds work well with every color under the rainbow, and you can wear them with any attire you choose. The real issue is the size, and shape of the diamond earrings.
Let’s face it, a man wearing heart-shaped earrings is going to get a few stares; and not because they look so good on him. The only two diamond earring shapes that suit a man are round and square.
These shapes work well because they have a masculine quality about them, and they add a touch of style to any outfit. They also look good with any men rings. Another thing to consider when purchasing diamond earrings is the size of the stone.
Large flashy stones aren’t necessarily a good choice for men’s diamond earrings. Younger men mistakenly believe that a large stone makes them stand out, and that young women find them more appealing, but this just isn’t so. Large, bulky stones take away from that masculine look. The same can be said about small diamond earrings.
Tiny diamond earrings, often called chips, are too dainty for men. They are strictly for women, and should be avoided entirely. A good choice in size for men’s diamond earrings are somewhere in the medium range. Color is another consideration.
Simply put…men should only wear white diamonds. Colored diamonds are feminine on too many different levels to ever be worn by a man. Stay away from colored or fancy colored diamonds. The setting, however, is something that offers many options.
Practically speaking, men can wear any setting. Silver, gold, platinum, titanium; they all work. It is wise for men to have a couple of different pairs of diamond earrings in various settings. This is because the setting can really compliment the attire he’s wearing.
For instance, men’s diamond earring in a simple, gold setting works well with casual wear, sportswear and even some semi-formal wear. They also work well if you’re sporting some type of men rings in a gold setting. Platinum or titanium, however, is the perfect choice for real formal attire like business suits, and tuxedos. Silver can be worn with anything, so having a pair of diamond earrings in a silver setting is always a safe bet.
Here are a few more tips for men who currently wear or are considering wearing diamond earrings.
- You can wear diamond earrings with sportswear, but you shouldn’t wear them while participating in sports or working out. Any jewelry worn during these activities could inadvertently cause injury to you or someone you’re interacting with.
- It’s important to have your diamond jewelry cleaned regularly.
- Store you diamond earrings in a place that isn’t accessible by small children or animals.
- Have your diamond earrings insured so you can have them repaired without cost should they become damaged.
Diamond rings are one of the most popular choices in diamond jewelry. There are hundreds of settings and designs to choose from, and the size and color of diamonds are practically endless. Consumers can also choose to buy pre-made diamond rings or create their own.
Pre-made diamonds rings are stylish, elegant and there is a huge selection to choose from. The benefits of purchasing a pre-made diamond ring are that you can purchase the ring as soon as you find the one you want. There’s usually no waiting period, and availability is almost always a certainty.
Creating your own diamond ring also has some advantages; the most obvious one is that you can create the ring to look exactly the way you want it to. You can choose and design the setting, you can choose what type of metal you want it to be constructed of, and you can search around to find the perfect stone.
Of course, the best advantage to creating your own diamond ring is that it is a one of a kind master piece, and there is no comparing the joy the receiver will experience when you tell them that you created it yourself. There’s really only one drawback to creating your own diamond ring; the waiting period.
If you decide to create your diamonds ring, you’ll have to wait for the jeweler to make it. This could involve a few weeks or even a few months. If you’ve chosen a jeweler to make your diamond ring, or have narrowed the search down to a select few, ask how long it will take for your ring to be completed. That may help you decide which way you want to go.
The other difference between a pre-made ring and a custom-made one is the way the setting is created. Pre-made rings are casted; meaning the metal used to make it has been put in a cast to be molded. Some people believe this lessens the integrity of the setting making it more susceptible to damage. A custom-made diamond ring setting is considered a much sturdier and longer-lasting setting.
As you’ve probably come to see, there’s really no right or wrong answer to this question. Deciding whether you should purchase a pre-made diamond ring or create your own is really a personal choice. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of both and then decide for yourself.
Whether you’re looking for diamonds engagement rings, friendship rings, or some other type of specialty ring, you certainly have more than one option. Take a look at both options, see what’s out there, and then decide which option will best fit your needs. No matter which method you choose, as long as you’re happy with the final result, you’ve done well.
Have you seriously been thinking about proposing to that special someone? Has the very thought of it unleashed a host of other thoughts? If you’re like most people who are considering proposing to the love of their lives, you’re head is spinning with questions. Before you get down on one knee, and ask for her hand in marriage, there are a few things you may want to consider with regard to the diamond engagement ring you’ll choose.
Because this will be one of the most memorable moments in your entire lives you’ll want to make sure you’ve chosen the perfect diamond ring for the occasion. Should you choose a budget and stay within it, or should you go all out and plant a rock on her finger that would make the diamond engagement rings on the red carpet turn green with envy? What about paying for it? Should you purchase it and tuck it away until the moment is right? Should you allow your soon-to-be significant other have a hand at selecting the diamond ring she’d like to have? These are some of the questions you may want to consider before you set out to purchase that very special piece of diamond jewelry.
As far as selecting a budget goes, there’s really no right or wrong answer. As long as you feel you can afford the ring you want, whether by making payments or purchasing it right out, the sky’s the limit. There are also ways you can allowing her to have a say in which diamond engagement ring she ends up with, and still keep the surprise aspect intact.
Let her do her own searching to find what she likes. Online sites are the best to shop on because the selections are great, and the prices are even better. Let her pick out a few of her favorite diamond engagement rings, but don’t tell her which one you ultimately purchase. You should also consider whether you want to select from pre-designed diamond rings or create one using your own imagination.
There are some real gorgeous, stunning diamond engagement rings available on today’s market. Loose diamonds are also more in abundance than ever before so finding beautiful, radiant loose diamonds isn’t that hard. If you do choose to create your own design, be sure you select good quality diamonds. The best way to do this is to become familiar with the 5 C’s of the diamond industry.
Clarity – Indicates the degree to which the diamond has imperfections (Inclusions/blemishes).
Color – Indicates the color of the diamond.
Cut – Indicates the shape to which the diamond is cut into as well as whether the actual cut is good or poor.
Carat – Every 100 points a diamond is given equals one carat.
Certification – Indicates that the diamond has been inspected and graded by an independent, highly regarded lab using the other 4 C’s.
No matter which diamond engagement ring you ultimately decide to gift to her, as long as it brightens her heart and fills her with happiness you’ll know you chose the
People often wonder why celebrities love diamonds. The only way to find out is to ask them however, it’s most likely a safe guess to assume the reason celebrities like diamonds is the
same reason any person likes diamonds. People like diamonds because they’re shiny. They sparkle. Diamonds are often viewed as a status symbol as well as a symbol of financial wealth. The larger the diamond, the more money you are supposed to have.
It’s only natural for people to take notice the moment a celebrity becomes engaged. Many curious fans want to see the ring before they even ask who the lucky couple is. When large name celebrities such as the Duchess of Cambridge, Kiera Knightely or Beyonce, with her whopping 18-carat diamond engagement ring, become engaged everyone wants to see the diamond.
The left hand often becomes the focus of attention and speculation, which leaves us wondering yet again, why people love diamonds so much. Some people feel that the sparkle of a diamond is a symbol of life the way darkness is often a symbol of death.
Diamonds are also regarded as high value, high priority, items that at one time, were reserved only for the truly wealthy. Diamonds were also used to adorn the very famous such as Kings and Queens of ancient times. Although this has changed in that most people wear diamonds today, the concept of high society or high placement has not.
Diamonds are also adored for their symbol of eternal love. They are long lasting and durable, a much better gift of affection than other stones, and diamonds also come in a large variety of shapes, colours and sizes, making them easily personable. They are virtually indestructible and have often be linked to symbolize many things about life.
Most of all, celebrities most likely love diamonds because diamonds are, have always been and most likely will always be associated with glamour, fame and wealth. There is hardly a better feeling than to have people wanting to see your diamond engagement ring or to have a photograph taken as you wear one of the most beautiful diamonds in the world that is worth millions of dollars.
This is true of a recently engaged Jennifer Aniston who’s beau presented her with a beautiful 8-carat diamond engagement ring. According to Life and Style Magazine, “It’s a huge emerald-cut diamond. It’s a rectangle with tapered diamond baguettes on the sides.”
Another recent beaming bride to be is Avril Lavigne who recently said yes when presented with a large 14-carat engagement ring. Chad Kroeger, Nickelback’s frontman, apparently spent $350,000 on the lavish pear shaped ring. According to US Weekly, “The half-moon diamonds are also rare since they would have to be specially cut to fit on either side of the center diamond. The center diamond is approximately 10 carats, with and additional 4 carats of total side diamonds.”