Do you reach for your ear lobes before leaving the house? Groping in your purse for jingling house keys has been replaced with the assurance of a completed outfit: stud earrings being that staple for many women. The subtle statement of diamond stud earrings gives an air of sophistication and flair without being garish. They offer a modest finishing touch just as a hairstyle frames the face. At Gabriel and Co., we are always finding new ways to style every type of woman to suit her lifestyle. Whether she is an upbeat professional or an encyclopedic creative, we offer luxurious stud earrings that are truly universal.
Diamond stud earrings are the most prevalent of classic fashion earrings. They are interchangeable and solidified in our culture as a wardrobe staple. In the 1950s and early 60s, diamond and pearl stud styles were made popular among First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis (see footnote 1) and old Hollywood alums like Dorothy Dandridge. The mid-60s and 70s swiftly moved earrings into a direction of flashy doorknockers, hoops, and mod shapes. In the 80s and 90s, studs became flashy and geometric ushering in an era of modern jewelry.
Our stud collections highlight basketweave gold, textured silver, diamond halo frames, bezel-set diamonds and so much more. With endless designs and shapes, we can truly cater to each unique style.
Our collection of stud earrings comes in all shapes, settings, and styles. Choose to keep it simple or to glam it up if you have multiple ear piercings. Take after Miley Cyrus’ playful accessorizing and add a couple of stuggies or ear cuffs to accentuate an eclectic glamor. Or remain luxuriously minimal with a statement diamond stud like Megan Markle’s Royal Wedding look.
The history of diamond stud earrings draws from a lineage of international royalty. Asian royals to determine their upper-class status first wore stud style earrings. Ancient Egyptians of all socio-economic classes accessorized with earrings and other jewelry that held significance with religious representation. Though earrings are considered a female’s accessory during the Renaissance, King Louis XIV often wore baroque style earrings: a popular fashion at the time composed of gold, pearl, or colorful gemstones. With so many ways to accessorize diamond stud earrings, we even play with mix-matched sets and single earrings, which more recently became popular on the Spring 2020 runways.
When shopping for diamond studs, it is paramount to keep a few things in mind: explore with a budget and think about what kind of mounting, metal type, and diamond design you desire. You can also incorporate birthstone gemstones, which make perfect gifts. Gabriel & Co. is committed to catering every type of style from modest to edgy, as well as exuberant personalities.
The bezel design offers a clean, modern look with the diamond as the focus. The diamond can be encompassed by yellow, white, or sometimes rose gold. This design highlights the radiance of pave diamonds surrounded by a warm contrast of yellow gold.
Deciding on a specific size or shape is a key factor in styling. Put yourself in multiple scenarios: will you wear this time and time and again? Or is it a trend that you might save for special occasions? We love this yellow gold clover earring that offers a four-diamond cluster in the center.
Go sleek and geometric with this marquise-shaped all pavé diamond stud set in white gold. Marquise shapes give the earlobe a subtle sleek fit and a regal attitude. Dazzling pavé diamonds catch the light without being overbearing.
Gabriel & Co. diamond studs also come in a variety of designs that include birthstone gemstones for every month. Try our timeless stud sapphire earrings that are surrounded and enhanced by a bursting diamond halo.
Make a statement: try these white gold “X” studs that house pavé diamonds in a modern take on a retro design that adds perfect amount of edge to your accessorizing.
A very Jackie O. pair indeed: our cultured pearl latch-back studs are decorated with double halo of pavé diamonds radiating the epitome of refinement and classic glamour.
Even if all you remember to throw on is your favorite diamond stud earrings, you will truly feel dressed to impress regardless of what your day brings.
FOOTNOTE 1: Jackie O. is a beacon for timeless style with her pillbox hats and pearl stud earring sets. Dorothy Dandridge epitomized classic 50s accessorizing and “was the first African American actress in a leading role to be nominated for an Oscar.” I Love Your Style: How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style by Amanda Brooks.