The Best Setting for Your Diamond Studs

Diamond earrings are classic, gorgeous, and endlessly customizable. One of the main things to consider when shopping for diamond earrings is your choice of setting. A diamond earring’s setting hugely impacts its overall style. Looking for something more glamorous, more modern, or more elegant? There’s a setting for you. There’s really no one best diamond stud earring setting for everyone— what’s best for you is what you love, what fits your personal style. But what are the different styles of settings? We’ve put together a list of the three best diamond stud earring settings below.

Prong: Classic and Beautiful

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4-Prong Basket Diamond Studs in 14k White Gold

Prong settings are perhaps the most popular setting for diamond stud earrings. In this setting, the prongs surround your diamond, securely cradling them in place. This is an elegant, classic style that really lets your diamonds shine. With a prong setting, you can see the sides of your diamond in addition to the top, giving you a touch of extra sparkle.

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3-Prong Martini Diamond Studs in 14k White Gold

There are two different prong options to choose from, 4-prong basket settings and 3-prong martini settings. The 4-prong basket is the most commonly used prong setting— it’s a true classic. 3-prong martini settings give a different, more streamlined silhouette, as the diamond sits more snugly in the triangular setting. 3-prong settings are a great option for those who love this sleek variation on the classic prong setting.

Bezel: Modern and Strong

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Bezel Set Diamond Studs in 14k White Gold

Bezel settings offer a more modern look. In a bezel setting, the edges of the top of your diamond are enclosed within the setting, creating a simple and sleek appearance. But bezel settings are not only stylish— they’re also incredibly secure. Because your diamonds are totally enclosed in the setting, they have additional protection from any bumps, drops, or scrapes.

Halo: Gorgeously Glamorous

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Halo Set Diamond Studs in 14k White Gold

The halo setting is incredibly glamorous. In a halo setting, your center diamonds are surrounded by a ring, or “halo,” of smaller diamonds. This adds extra sparkle to your look, and makes your center diamonds look larger. Halo settings have been a popular style in recent years, as many are drawn their glamorous style and big impact.

Ready to choose your best diamond stud earring setting? Head over to our custom diamond stud builder to create your perfect diamond stud earrings.

Graduation Jewelry Gift Ideas for Her

It’s almost summer and, for many students, that means it’s time for graduation! A loved one’s graduation is a great time to give them a gift that shows them that you’re proud of their accomplishments and that you wish them good luck in the future. Jewelry is a thoughtful and beautiful graduation gift that will make your loved one feel special and last a lifetime. For those celebrating a graduation this year, we’ve put together a list of great graduation jewelry gifts for her!

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Blue Sapphire Halo Set Studs in 14k White Gold

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Pink Sapphire Studs in 14k White Gold

These pink and blue sapphire studs are not only beautiful, they’re also said to attract abundance. This is because sapphires are a gemstone that are said to draw wealth and success to the wearer. A perfect gift for a new graduate who is setting off into the world!

A Tennis Bracelet

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S-Link Style Diamond Tennis Bracelet in 14k White Gold

A tennis bracelet is an elegant and versatile piece that every woman should have in her collection. This is a special and beautiful piece that will always be in style, ensuring that your graduate can enjoy it for a lifetime.

A Diamond Pendant

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Round Diamond Bezel Set Pendant Necklace in 14k White Gold

A diamond pendant adds a delicate touch of shimmer to any look. They are beautifully worn on their own, and also great to layer with other pieces. A diamond pendant is a great gift that works with any style.

Diamond Studs

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Round Diamond Studs in 14k White Gold

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Emerald Shaped Diamonds in 18k Yellow Gold

Diamond Studs are the ultimate classic accessory— sophisticated, beautiful, and timeless. They’re also versatile: they can be worn with any outfit, from a ball gown to a swimsuit. And these diamond studs are also customizable. You can change the shape of the diamond, the setting style, and choose from different precious metals. Think about the kind of jewelry the person you’re shopping for: do they usually wear silver or gold? Do they like subtle or flashy pieces? These studs are a perfect gift because you can customize them to exactly fit the style of the recipient.

The Benefits of DIAMONDS (Diamond Jewelry)

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Those who have their birthday in April are lucky: their birthstone is the coveted diamond. Diamonds are one of the most sought after precious stones in the world. But why exactly are diamonds deemed so desirable?

  1. They’re Strong

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One huge benefit of diamonds is their incredible durability. It is the hardest naturally occurring material on Earth, which means that it’s unlikely to get scratched or damaged by basically anything. Diamonds are so hard that they are often used in machine production to cut or grind industrial materials. Diamonds also have an incredibly high melting point— they can even survive being engulfed in flames!

  1. They’re Beautiful

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All gemstones are beautiful, of course, but diamonds have a specific brilliance that outshines the rest. This is because they have the most clarity of any gemstone, meaning that they can shine the most light. And most diamonds are cut specifically to increase their light reflection and refraction so that they shine even more and truly steal the spotlight.

  1. They’ve Got Variety

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White diamonds are some of the most versatile gemstones. Their clear color goes with anything. But diamonds can actually form in a huge array of colors like blue, green, yellow, or pink. Today, you can even color treat white diamonds, making them any color you like. This makes diamonds as versatile as a rainbow!

  1. They’re An Investment

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Diamonds are one of the most precious and therefore expensive stones. Diamonds sell for a high price so, when you buy one, you’re buying an investment piece that carries a great value.

  1. They’re Meaningful

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Perhaps the most compelling benefit of wearing diamonds is the loving meaning behind the gemstone. Diamonds represent the idea of “forever.” Giving a diamond is a loving gesture. It is a gift that symbolizes the eternity of a bond of love, whether it be a marital bond, a familial bond, or a bond of friendship.

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Diamonds are a great gift anytime but are an especially good gift for April birthdays. If you’re in the market for diamonds this April, you’re in luck: we’re having a spring sale! SAVE 10% SITEWIDE with promo code APRIL. You can save 10% on our amazing selection of diamond studs, rings, and necklaces, as well as on all our other precious gemstone jewelry. Happy shopping!

Valentine’s Day Jewelry For Her

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with hearts, flowers, and love. The perfect gift for this occasion is jewelry. A man can never go wrong with the gift of jewelry, as it symbolizes commitment. We’ve listed the best gift ideas for this holiday season and feature our Hearts and Arrows Diamonds, which are a rarity in the jewelry world. Show your loved one just how in love you are with these impressive gift options.

Earrings

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Presenting your significant other with a perfectly wrapped little box during a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner is a sure way to make her smile. Gifting her pair of diamond stud earrings are a timeless fashion piece that will never go out of style. Their versatility in matching with almost every outfit will surely thrill your special someone. Their everyday use will also serve as a constant reminder that they are loved by you.

Pendants

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Maybe skip the roses this year and go with a bolder approach, such as with this dazzling rose gold colored diamond necklace. A new pendant is always a safe bet for Valentine’s Day for that special someone. The warm, pinkish tone has really become a hot trend with accessories and it will sure compliment any skin tone. The diamond solitaire will hang pleasantly on your lover’s neck, making a graceful statement. The pendant is also featured in white and yellow gold, for a more classic and traditional look.

Rings

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Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend! This is no ordinary diamond ring. This exquisite piece will surely make any heart flutter if presented at the right time. Make this day truly special for your loved one with this one-of-a-kind, uniquely designed ring that serves such grace on one’s hand. The beauty of this diamond band is undeniable and one that your one and only will adore. Take your relationship to the next level, with the sophisticated cut of the Hearts and Arrows Diamond.

Winter Weddings Dos and Don’ts

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A winter wedding can be a beautiful and unique choice. There’s something special about the winter breeze and the thought of snow can create a truly magical wedding photo backdrop. However, a winter wedding can pose some special challenges that you wouldn’t have with a spring or summer ceremony. To help your wedding plans go smoothly, here are some dos and don’ts for those wanting to have a winter wedding.

DO remember to give plenty of advance notice. People tend to be very busy traveling during the winter months. Remember to send your wedding invitations early so your guests can save the date and not overbook. Doing this as soon as possible is key when planning a winter wedding, especially if your wedding will be close to, or on a holiday. This will make it more likely that your guests will be able to attend.

DO consider wedding insurance. Winter weather is something that is out of your control. Consider getting wedding insurance to give yourself some “peace of mind” if inclement weather causes last minute changes from your vendors or venue. This will help you financially if you need to hire someone new at the last minute or have to reschedule the date altogether. Get your wedding insurance as soon as possible to make sure you’re covered if bad luck strikes.

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14K White Gold 4-Prong Oval Diamond Solitaire Ring

DON’T forget to keep your guests warm. The number one concern for winter weddings is the weather. Don’t let your guests freeze on the day of the wedding. Instead, plan ahead to keep them warm. You will want to have either all or the majority of the day’s activities indoors. If you have some portion of the day outdoors, such as the ceremony or the cocktail hour, plan to keep your guests happy and warm. Consider having heating lamps, fire pits, and baskets of blankets around for your guests to use. This same idea applies to the wedding party. If they are going to spend some time outdoors, consider providing coats or warm shawls a part of their ensemble.

DO help your guests plan for the cold. Let guests know how much of the day will be taking place outside. This will ensure that they dress warmly. A good place to note this is on your wedding website.

DO embrace the style of the season. Winter weddings are a great opportunity to have a wedding that has a special look. When you’re planning your wedding ensembles and wedding decor, embrace the look of the season. A winter wedding is a great time to add some sparkle or use rich, deep colors. The same goes for when you’re planning your menu- you can use foods of the season, like hot cider and molten cakes, to give your day a seasonal touch.

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Add winter sparkle with a customizable Platinum Pear-Cut Diamond Pendant

DO light up the night. Remember that it gets dark much earlier in winter. This is a great opportunity to use light to your advantage. Consider using lots of candles, string lights, or other specialty lights in your decor to give your wedding that winter twinkle.

DO remember to take your pictures early. Again, remember that it will be dark early on a winter’s day so plan for you pictures accordingly by scheduling them in the morning or very early afternoon.

DON’T worry about the weather on your wedding day. Nature is one thing that’s totally out of your control so don’t spend your special day worrying about it. You’ve planned ahead as much as you could so let your preparation do the work. Relax and enjoy your magical winter wedding.

How Everyone Fell In Love with the “Halo”

diamondstuds10-6Ah, the Halo-style ring- you can see it gracing the hands of so many of today’s soon to be brides. Today, the ‘Halo’ style is perhaps the most popular engagement ring style.

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The Halo is actually a type of jewelry setting and can be found in any type of jewelry. For those who are unsure what a “Halo” setting is, exactly: a Halo setting is a style in which the center stone of the piece is surrounded by a circle (or a “Halo”) of precious stones (almost always diamonds). Depending on the shape of the center stone, the “Halo” around it can be a circle, a square, pear-shaped, or really any shape that fits to the shape of the center stone.

So, what is the reason for this style’s ever-growing popularity? There are three main reasons. First, the Halo setting actually acts as an optical illusion. The halo of diamonds around the center stone creates the illusion that the center stone is much larger than it actually is, enhancing the glamour of the piece. Secondly, the iridescence from the many diamonds in the Halo setting dramatically increases the overall “sparkle” of the piece, increasing it’s beauty. Finally, the Halo trend is appealing today because it actually isn’t a new trend. Historically, Halo rings could be seen as early as the Georgian era and were massively popular in the 1920’s. So, this style, while feeling very “new” due to its trendiness today, is also a classic look. This creates a highly sought-after style that feels timeless.

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18K White Gold Halo Princess-Cut Diamond Stud Earrings

Diamond Studs is all about timeless styles. This is why we’ve created our new Halo Collection; which is coming soon. You can choose from our huge selection of gorgeous Halo earrings, pendants, and rings to add the beauty and glamour of the Halo look to your collection.

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14K Rose Gold Halo Round-Cut Diamond Stud Earrings

The Halo Collection, like the rest of our selection, can be customized to fit everybody’s style. As we go into Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a portion of the proceeds we get, will go to the National Breast Cancer Awareness foundation. Join us at DiamondStuds in the fight against breast cancer by increasing awareness with your hint of shine!

Colored Diamonds & Gemstones

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Colored center stones are what many of today’s brides are looking for when searching for a  unique look for their engagement rings. This isn’t the first time brides have gravitated towards colored gems for their rings. Jacqueline Kennedy’s diamond and emerald ring created huge demand for emerald and diamond combo rings, and Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement ring gave the blue gem’s sales a major boost! In the past, specific gemstones like sapphires and emeralds have had their individual trend moments but, now, it seems that every shade of the rainbow is in demand with today’s brides who want something more unique than a classic white diamond.

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When you’re looking for a colored center stone for an engagement ring, there are two major categories to choose from: colored diamonds and gemstones. There are many different kinds of precious gemstones in a huge array of colors. From peridot’s olive green tint, to topaz’s fiery shine, or ruby’s deep red to sapphire’s rich blue, you can find a gemstone any color of the rainbow. Colored diamonds can also come in a variety of shades, though somewhat fewer shades than among gemstones. Still, you can find a brilliant array of colored diamonds in steel gray, white, blue, yellow, orange, red, green, pink to purple, brown, and black.

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So, what are the differences between gemstones and colored diamonds? It essentially boils down to three things: hardness, sentimental value, and specific look.

You simply can’t beat the hardness and durability of a diamond. Gems are measured on a scale of hardness from 1 to 10, with diamonds being the hardest at a 10. This scale is called the Mohs scale and it measures hardness based on what would scratch the stone. Generally, for jewelry that will be worn often, you would want gems that are a seven or above, as some particles in dust or dirt can be a seven and simply washing your hands could rub these particles on the stone and scratch it. Many precious gems are at a seven or above but some that are increasing in popularity are not. One prominent example would be the opal. Opals are currently experiencing a wave of popularity as engagement ring stones but they range from 5.5-6.5 on the Mohs scale and are therefore much more easily scratched than other precious stones. Whatever look you desire for your ring, it’s important to realize that some stones may damage more easily than others and require more care to keep in good condition. Always do your research before purchasing an expensive piece.

Sentimental value is always important for an engagement ring. For those who want a diamond because it is a symbol of “forever,” but also want a colorful look, colored diamonds could be for you. Gemstones carry a variety of meanings. If you have a specific wish for what your stone should stand for, you have many sentiments to choose from. For example, emeralds are said to be the stone of the goddess Venus and are meant to preserve love. You should research the history and lore of the stone you’re considering if meaning is important to you.

Finally, if you have a specific look in mind, that may help you decide whether you would get a colored diamond or a gem. Colored diamonds are found at the rate of about 1 in every 10,000 diamonds and are therefore extremely rare. Because of this, they are not widely available in all shapes, sizes, and colors. If you are looking for something particular, like a pink diamond of a specific shade, size, and shape it may be impossible to find simply because of how rare that particular diamond might be. Choosing a gemstone instead could help you achieve a specific look simply because of the wider variety of gemstones available.

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Whether you’re thinking of getting a colored diamond or a gemstone on your engagement ring, there are an incredible amount of beautiful designs and colors to choose from. Here at Diamond Studs, let us help you to research what you’re thinking of adding to your collection so you find that piece that’s right for you.

 

Earrings Style Guide

Dressing up for an event, big or small usually means accessorizing, as well. Whether it be a day or night gig, choosing the right pair of earrings to wear can be tricky. Even once you finally decide on the perfect pair to base your outfit on, it can still cause you to second-guess yourself. To help minimize any feelings of doubt or anxiety, here are some tips on how to prepare and style yourself with the earrings at Diamond Studs.

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Step 1 : Ask yourself, ‘What kind of statement are you are trying to make?’
How much of a pop does your outfit really need? Are you trying to dress it up or down? If the occasion requires more of a formal, dress code at a night event, you’d probably want to go a little more flashy, with diamond-based earrings to match the elegancy of the atmosphere.  In contrast, if it is in a more casual setting, gemstones or a simple metal-plated pair of earrings will do.

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Step 2: Style to match your outfit & hair
Assuming that you have already thought ahead on the look you’d like to achieve, pasting it all together would be the next step. For example, if you are thinking of styling your hair in an up-do with your shoulders bare, chandeliers or a nice pair hoops would be your best bet. This getup leaves room for the dangling earrings to stand out. If you’re dressing a little more reserved and subtle, studs or clusters would work exceptionally well. With the many options from your jewelry collection, it probably would be easier to narrow things down by sticking to a color or theme for your outfit. Between: white gold, yellow gold, rose gold and platinum, white gold is usually the go-to for its classic appeal. For those who like to shake things up, popular colored diamonds and gemstones are also great earring choices for a less traditional approach.

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Step 3: Wear with care
Now that the hard part is out of the way, the next tip is to take proper precautionary steps to make your jewelry wearing experience a pleasant one. This is a great time to check if there are any components to the earring that are missing, or in need of replacement. It is also important to clean the earrings by using a disinfectant to avoid any possibilities of infections or discomforts when wearing the accessory. It is also important to make sure that the earring has not become rusty or broken, especially if it is not of the highest quality. Note that diamond-based earrings require special care, as the stone should be shined and cleaned in warm water, while gently scrubbed with mild jewelry cleaners.

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Final Step: Rock your earrings / storing how-to’s
Now you are ready to go out there and rock your outfit! After returning back home from an eventful time, we highly recommend to find a secure place to store the jewels back; where dust, light, and other factors are least likely to damage the accessory. It’s easy to forget and be indifferent about the storage of such precious items, but leaving them on the dresser or elsewhere can shorten their lifespan and affect their quality.

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When styling up for an event, jewelry plays an important key factor in completing the look. Whether you prefer simple diamond studs to more fashionable, trendy pieces, earrings have a big impact on your outfit. Here at DiamondStuds.com, we aim to help and provide high quality accessories for all of your accessory needs. We believe that shopping for earrings doesn’t have to be complicated or serious. Connect with one of our diamond and jewelry consultants for more tips!

Great Anniversary Gift Ideas for the Love of Your Life

Your anniversary is around the corner! Let’s first start off by congratulating you in reaching this milestone in your relationship. For some, you can’t believe how fast the time went by and for others; you can’t believe how long you’ve actually been committed to your partner! Either way, anniversaries should be meaningful and memorable. Thus, they should be treated and celebrated in a proper manner (with gifts included). Having trouble finding a perfect gift to make your loved one burst with joy? It exists and is at your disposal!

With that said, you need a gift that is timeless, and can withstand the many loving years you have ahead of you in your relationship. Just like your love, they are so worth it. I am talking about no other than: diamonds. Let me be clear when I say, diamonds are everyone’s best friend and are always the way to go in pleasing your significant other’s material desire. They want a gift that is reliable, just like you are.

 

1.  The Piece that Says Something

Don’t have a way with words? In search of a gift to say what you don’t have to? This piece is perfect for your anniversary gift. Aside from its appeal, minor attributes such as the shape, cut, or form of the diamond can reflect and say so much about your relationship. The hearts and arrows cut shape is a symbol and can be interpreted into many messages. It can say, “You have my heart,” or “Our love is like a diamond, it withstands the tests of time.” This piece will help you express any message you desire.

 

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2.     The Milestone Diamond

Is it your first year anniversary? The milestone diamond trend is your perfect way to start the anniversary gift tradition. Maybe you’re already celebrating your 5th or 10th year anniversary and need a new exciting way to show your loved one just how much they mean to you? It’s never too late to pick up this form of gift giving. The milestone trend allows you to choose diamonds that reflect the milestones of your relationship. Whether it’s with a change of shape, or a diamond to reflect the year, it is monumental and always fits with the time frame of your choosing.  Take these one carat diamond stud earrings that are cushion cut and ready to rock. It is the one year anniversary gift that just keeps on giving.  

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 3.  “ You’re One of a Kind” gift

You may have jumped ahead and already gifted your loved one with white diamonds, good for you! I’m sure it’s an anniversary they will never forget.  Now, it’s time to switch things up with colored diamonds! Show your mate that they are one a kind. Whether it’s the impeccable princess cut black diamond ring, or the yellow diamond solitaire pendant, your gift is sure to be memorable and unique.

 

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Awesome Gift Ideas for Mom on Mother’s Day

Oh, Mother’s Day, one of the most joyful and nerve racking days of the year. It’s the one day of the year you can dedicate to those who know and love you most, your mother. It comes around every year, and it seems every year you struggle to find the perfect gift in just the right amount of time. Well, this year you won’t have to worry as we have put together the top gift ideas that any mother would adore. The first thing to remember is that this day is special, and so is your mom, therefore any gift she receives should reflect that.

The Card

Now, I know many of us have a difficulty putting into words just how much we love dear old mom. Surprisingly enough, it is agreed upon from most moms that the card is the most important part of any gift, and to many, the only gift they truly desire.  Your mom wants to be reminded just how much they mean to you and how important they are, in case you forget to tell her often (most of us do). Try writing a poem, make it rhyme and have fun with it. Not poetic? Keep it simple and I can assure you it will be the most influential accessory to your mother’s day gift. It’s the necessity, and the easiest gift to ever put together.

Mom’s Best Friend

This can be the greatest gift you can ever gift your mother with. Diamonds aren’t only a girl’s best friend, but they’re definitely a mom’s as well. Your mom has always been your rock, and now it’s time you give her her very own. Diamond stud earrings are timeless, and always appropriate. This will be the mother’s day your favorite lady will never forget. It shows you put thought, time, and a bit of pocket change into splurging on her.  Plus, by doing so, you are making sure she stays sparkling at all times.  It’s a win, win! Is your mom obsessed with colored stones? The certified 14k White Gold Blue Diamond Stud Earrings is sure to please. It cushions the stone with a 4-Prong Basket Round and sits at 1.50 carats. The studs have  a dazzling round cut, and a I1-I2 clarity. You can even have it with a push back, screw back, or lever back setting!

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If your mother has a simpler taste, try going with the gorgeous classic halo stud earring. You can choose from a round or princess cut shape.  The white gold diamond cut stud is all glamour and more.  It too, can come with a push, screw, or secure lock backing to make sure it always remains in place.  The dashing diamonds weigh in at 1.0 carrots, have an excellent cut, and a I1 clarity.

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Beauty Products She Wouldn’t Buy for Herself

It’s true our mothers aren’t getting any younger, and some refuse to believe it. Help your mom nurture her skin back to perfection by getting her a variety of products she wouldn’t go out and get for herself. This can be a variety of facial kits, youth rejuvenation serums, and anti-aging masks. Make sure to wrap it up to show how much you care about keeping her appearance and skin at its best!