Diamond Studs 101
Diamond studs are sold by total carat weight (TCW), which is the combined weight of both diamonds. For example, a pair with a total carat weight of 1.00 consists of two diamonds of .50 carat each.
We have diamond stud earrings in a wide range of sizes from under one-quarter carat total weight to over five carats total weight. We offer round and princess cut diamonds and your choice of three diamond qualities: Fine, Finer, and Finest. This gives you the flexibility to choose a pair of studs that matches your size and quality preferences while staying within your budget. You can also choose studs with either 14k white gold or yellow gold settings. Our diamond studs are matched by hand by our own in-house diamond expert.
The diamonds in our Finest Quality have a Clarity grade of SI2 or better and a Color grade ranging H-I (nearly colorless). A cut above the rest, with the most fire, scintillation, and brilliance.
The diamonds in our Finer Quality have a Clarity grade of I1 or better and a Color grade ranging H-I. A stunning cut with exquisite sparkle.
The diamonds in our Fine Quality have a Clarity grade of I2 and a Color grade ranging H-I. We guarantee beautiful sparkle and brilliance that embodies the quality and value that has made Shane Co. famous.
The Difference: Hand-Matched Diamonds
Every pair of Shane Co. diamond studs is meticulously hand-matched by Liz, one of our diamond experts who’s been with us for over 30 years. First she puts the diamonds into groups of the same size, carat weight, and grade. Then she examines the stones individually within each group to find pairs with the same amount of sparkle. This attention to detail guarantees that your studs will shine with equal brilliance. Only diamonds that match perfectly become Shane Co. studs. The diamond studs at most other jewelers are matched by their grades alone, and since diamonds with the same grade may have different amounts of sparkle, their studs may not look the same.