When it comes to finding a good quality pair of earrings to buy, you can never go wrong with a pair of gold diamond earrings. After all, gold diamond earrings are the type of earrings that is perfect for both men and women and can be a flawless addition whether you are going for a casual or a formal look. 

Different pairs of gold diamond earrings will have a different karat content, these earrings will also come in a wide range of designs. This means you will be able to find a pair that will be in your budget and suit your style. 

If you are ready to purchase a pair of gold diamond earrings or you are simply interested in learning a bit more about gold diamond earrings then keep reading. This article will highlight what you need to know about gold diamond earrings, including what to consider before buying a pair of these earrings. 

Different colours of gold diamond earrings 

Usually, when you hear gold and diamond earrings you might automatically think of yellow gold earrings with diamonds on them. While these are the most popular colour of gold diamond earrings, it is not the only colour of gold diamond earrings available. All of Malleable Jeweler’s gold is ethically sourced. This includes the three main colours of gold that are used to make diamond and gold earrings includes: 

Yellow gold

Yellow gold is the colour of pure gold which is why it is the most common colour of gold. Yellow gold is made from a mixture of different metals this including pure gold, silver, copper, and zinc. 

Yellow gold is available in a variety of karats which is determined by the amount of pure gold in the piece of yellow gold. Typically, there is 75% of pure gold that is in an 18K yellow gold piece of jewelry with approximately 12.5 % silver and 12.5% copper or zinc in the piece.

White gold

White gold is most commonly mistaken for silver this is because of its silver colouring however, this colour of gold usually has a bit lighter than silver. This type of gold colour is made with a mixture of pure gold and with a minimum of one white metal. 

The common white metals that are used in the mixture of white gold include silver, nickel, and palladium. White gold is more durable than yellow gold which is one of the reasons why it is also considered a popular type of gold used to make gold diamond earrings. 


Rose gold

When it comes to men, rose gold is usually not the most popular choice however it is a shade of gold that women love. Rose gold has a pinkish colour and is comprised of the same types of metals used into comprised yellow gold. This includes a mixture of pure gold, copper, and silver, however, rose gold is not made with as much silver in its mixture. 

Like yellow gold, an 18K piece of rose gold consists of 75% of gold while it has 22.5% of copper and only 2.25% of silver. Rose gold is considered to be the most durable type of gold compared to yellow and white gold due to the high amount of copper in the metal mixture. 

Different designs of gold diamond earrings 

The designs of the earrings include the style, setting and the shape of the diamond on the earrings. Whether you are looking for a simple design or you want your earrings to be the standout piece in your look, there is a gold diamond earring that will help you achieve this look. It might just surprise you just how wide the range of gold diamond earring designs there is, from a simple stud to a hoop there is an earring design that will suit everyone.  

Popular gold diamond earring designs

While there are several more different designs of gold diamond earrings, here are the most popular types of earrings that are always a great choice: 

Gold diamond studs earrings

Gold diamond stud earrings are one of the most popular designs of earring choices because of their simplicity which can be worn with casual and formal outfits. When it comes to gold diamond studs earrings there are several types of gold diamond studs including, a four-prong setting, a three-prong setting, and a halo setting.

The four-prong setting is also known as a basket setting which has a back frame with four prongs to hold the diamond in place. The focal point of this earring design is the diamond which sits at the centre of the earring. This earring design is usually the most popular choice for men as it is simple and focuses on the diamond itself. Like the four-prong setting, the three-prong setting is a stud earring that has three prongs which hold the diamond in the centre of the piece. 

If you are looking for a gold diamond earring that is a bit more sparkly and has a few more diamonds, then the halo setting might be the best option for you. Halo studs include a diamond which sits at the centre of the earring that is surrounded by a circle of smaller diamonds. One of the great things about Halo settings is that you will not have to pay more for the extra carats included in the diamonds making up the halo of the studs. 

Gold and diamond hoop earrings 

A gold diamond hoop earring can either be a subtle but elegant piece of jewelry for your outfit or it could be the shiny statement piece of your outfit that catches everyone’s attention. There are several sizes of hoops available in different designs including hugging hoops, small hoops, medium hoops, and large hoops.

Hugging or huggie gold diamond hoop earrings are the smallest types of hoop earrings that  sit hugging the earlobes. Small gold diamond hoops are one of the more popular choices of diamond hoop earrings, these earrings usually have a diameter between 8mm to 13mm. Small hoops can be great for both casual and formal outfits because they radiate elegance and simplicity. 

Medium hoops usually have a diameter between 14mm to 40mm. These types of hoops are also great for both casual and formal occasions, however medium gold diamond hoops that have higher carat diamonds are usually better for formal occasions. Large gold diamond hoops include hoops that have a larger diameter than 40mm, making these pair of earrings quite a statement piece. This is why larger gold diamond earrings are more suited for formal occasions as they radiate glamour and elegance. 

Gold diamond drop earrings 

Gold diamond drop earrings are earrings that hang from the earlobes, these earrings are simple but elegant. Usually, gold diamond dangle earrings have a diamond that sits on the earlobe and a few have a diamond at the end of the earring. 

Gold and diamond chandelier earrings 

Gold and diamond chandelier earrings are usually a statement piece, these earrings dangle from the earlobes. A chandelier earring can either have a stud or a hook to attach to the earlobe with a collection of diamonds that have gold backing.

Questions to ask yourself when buying gold diamond earrings

Before buying a pair of gold diamond earrings, you must be completely sure that you know exactly what you want. The last thing you want to do is spend money on a pair of earrings that you do not end up wearing because you do not like them. This is why you must ask yourself a few important questions that will make this process a little easier. 

What is my budget? 

Before you start your search for the perfect pair of earrings, it is always a good decision to work out your budget for your gold diamond earrings. By figuring out your budget before you start your search you will be able to narrow down your options and not waste time looking at earrings that might be out of your budget. After all, the last thing you want to do is end up falling in love with a pair of earrings that is completely out of your budget. 

What karat of gold am I looking for? 

Karat refers to the measurement of how pure a piece of gold is, depending on how much pure gold is used in the manufacture of a piece. A 24K gold piece of jewelry usually refers to an item that is made from pure gold and is not mixed with other metals. Whereas, 18K gold pieces of jewelry are made from pure gold that is mixed with other metals. 

What are my 4 C’s of diamonds? 

When purchasing any piece of jewelry that has diamonds it is important to know the four C’s that you should be looking for. The four C’s include the diamonds Clarity, Color, Cut and Carat. Carat refers to the unit of measurement weight of the diamond, a 0.5 carat diamond earrings have a diamond that weighs 0.1 grams. 

Which design and colour of gold diamond earrings are my favourites?

Before you start your search for your next pair of gold diamond earrings, it is a good idea to figure out the design of the earrings you are looking for. Having so many options to choose from can end up making you feel a bit overwhelmed when it comes to choosing exactly what you want. However, if you already have an idea of what you are looking for this will help narrow down your search.

Where are the diamonds coming from? 

When it comes to deciding to buy any piece of jewelry it is important that you know who you are purchasing the piece of jewelry from and whether ethical practices were used to make your jewelry. Luckily, Malleable Jewellers understand the importance of sustainable jewelry and when you purchase Malleable Jelweller earrings you will have the comfort of knowing your piece is ethically sourced. 

Advantages of gold diamond earrings

If you are unsure whether gold diamond earrings are the best choice for you, here are a few advantages that gold diamond earrings offer to help you make this decision a bit easier. 

Long lifespan and durable 

Gold diamond earrings have a long lifespan, unlike imitation jewelry that will simply tarnish over time and end up being something that will either break or discolour. Gold diamond earrings are quite durable because of the metals that they are made from and will last many years. 

Different designs of gold diamond earrings to choose from 

One of the great things about gold diamond earrings is the wide variety of choices that you have to choose from. Unlike most precious metals, gold is available in a few different colours the most popular being yellow, white and rose gold. This means you will have the opportunity to choose a design and the colour of gold that you prefer when choosing your next pair of gold diamond earrings. 

Gold diamond earrings make the perfect gift

Thanks to gold diamond earrings, you can say goodbye to the days of having no idea what to get someone as a gift. Gold diamond earrings make the perfect gift for men and women and with a wide variety of designs of this type of earring you can find something that will best suit the person you are trying to find the perfect gift for. 

Final thoughts 

Gold diamond earrings are a great piece to either add to your jewelry collection or give someone as a special gift. What makes gold diamond earrings different from other earrings is their wide variety of options. Not only are this type of earring made available in several designs from hoops to studs, and more. Gold diamond earrings are also available in three different colours of gold including, yellow, white and rose gold. This means that you will be able to choose the perfect pair of earrings that will suit your style. 

If you are ready to purchase your next pair of gold diamond earrings, do not forget to ask yourself the questions we have listed above to help you make sure that you get the perfect pair of earrings.

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