How to Pick the Right Size Diamond for Your Earrings

It’s no surprise that diamond studs are the world's most popular earrings. They’re sleek, beautiful, and will never go out of style.

Diamond earrings go perfectly with any look: whether it be for a special occasion, a night out, or a casual way to step up your vibe in the workplace. 

These earrings are so dynamic, in fact, that some women never take out their studs. Yes— they’re that stylish for any scenario. 

With so much use out of one pair of jewelry, you’ll want to make sure you do your research to find the right pair. After all, diamond studs are a classic that you can wear every day for the rest of your life. 

Picking out the right pair of earrings isn’t always easy. But with the right guidance, you can find the perfect stud that perfectly matches the size of your ear and frame your face. 


The term ‘carat’ is tossed around quite a bit in the jewelry industry: but what exactly is it? 

Carat is the weight of the diamond, which in turn tells you the size of the diamond. 

This measurement is the first factor you should consider when picking out the pair of diamond studs that are right for you. Different sizes can serve to frame your face and give you that stunning look that only a diamond can provide. 

The most popular size is one-carat total weight diamond stud earrings. This means that there is a half-carat diamond set into each earring—not to be confused with one carat for each earring. 

“Total carat weight” is how most reputable jewelers will describe their studs. This total includes all the diamonds that make up the earring, including the center stones. 

A common misconception when buying jewelry is that the bigger the stone, the more valuable the piece. But especially with diamond studs, this isn’t necessarily true. 

Larger diamond studs can protrude awkwardly from the ear to create a style that is overbearing and not optimal for the shaping and contour of your face. 

To put things in perspective, a one-carat total weight (or one-half carat per earring) is about 5 millimeters in diameter. The more carats you tack on, the less your ear lobe will be visible. 

In fact, in 2020, there has been a rise in the popularity of smaller diamond studs. This is because they can be layered nicely with other ear cuffs and earrings, making for a more complete and well-thought-out look. 

Setting a Budget

One of the greatest things about diamond stud earrings comes in that they are a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, so you have a little bit of room to splurge. 

As mentioned earlier in this post: bigger isn’t always better. And this is good news for you because the higher the total carat weight, the more expensive a diamond is going to be. 

Nevertheless, it’s important to set a budget. 

At David Von, it’s our mission to deliver you top quality diamonds at a fair price. Many jewelry stores, which can mark jewelry up 8-10x the cost—we think that’s absurd. 

We have built relationships with the best manufacturers to cut out the middleman and sell directly to you. This delivers the same quality and craftsmanship at half the price. 

With all of our jewelry made locally in sunny Los Angeles, California, you can be confident that you’re getting the highest quality diamonds with a flair of luxury. 

So when you’re setting out to make a budget for this lifelong purchase, you don’t need to set your sights too high. 

You can get a truly stunning pair of earrings that don’t overwhelm your face at a price that will leave you some leftover cash for accessorizing. 

Shop for diamond studs smart; don’t chase marked up, overpriced large diamonds! 

Selecting the right shape

Equally as important as selecting the right size of your diamond stud earrings, it’s important to consider the shape as well

Diamond studs are suitable for every type and shape of faces, one of the large reasons for their popularity. 

For a broad face shape, elongated earring shapes will complement the best features of your face by providing an impression of length with their proportions. If your face is broader, consider the following styles:

  • emerald cut 
  • radiant cut 
  • marquise cut 

If you have a thin face shape, symmetrically shaped earrings are safe options that will bring forth the angles of your face. These styles will serve you best: 

  • round cut
  • princess cut 
  • Asscher cut 

It’s also important to note that round diamonds are a great bet for any face type or shape. Round diamonds also typically assert better brilliance and sparkle factor compared to other more specialized cuts. When in doubt, shop round. 

The Importance of Quality

No matter what size and shape of diamond you select, quality matters

First off, the two diamonds in a pair of stud earrings should be matched by a real human being who cares about the quality of your look. With the emergence of automated tools in the jewelry industry (especially for large-scale retailers), in many cases, diamond patterns aren’t adequately assessed as they should be. 

Additionally, lesser quality jewelry retailers might suggest that you can get away with a slightly yellowed diamond because nobody will be looking especially closely at your ears. 

At David Von, we operate under a different mindset. Why compromise diamond quality for earrings that will last you for the rest of your life, and might even be passed down to future generations? 

We’re committed to providing the highest quality jewelry that you can feel confident to put on your body. You shouldn’t be hoping that you can merely get away with wearing diamond stud earrings; you should feel compelled to show them off. 

Our pieces are crafted with a family-owned production house with over four decades of experience. 

We’ve worked hard to cultivate a trusting relationship with the production house. As a result, we’ve been able to cut out the middle man to pass on savings on top-quality jewelry to you. 

You can be assured that the jewelry we deliver to you is the best quality available because we care. No questions asked! 


Picking the right size for your diamond stud earrings isn’t something you should take lightly. 

There is a lot to consider, and you want to ensure that the purchase you make will deliver value into your life for years to come. 

Before making a purchase, it’s important to take the following steps: 

  • consider carat weight 
  • set a reasonable budget 
  • select the correct cut for your face shape 
  • recognize the importance of quality 

At David Von’s easy to navigate online store, much of this work is done for you. You can find top quality diamond earrings at a price that works for you without compromising luxury. 

So when you set out to find the perfect pair of diamond stud earrings, know that David Von has your back. 

With hundreds of styles to choose from, you can come away with the perfect pair of diamond stud earrings that you will never have to take out of your ear!