Ranging from fashion accessories to fine jewelry, earrings are a great way to express your individual style. So, how do you pick out the perfect pair? Follow these simple steps:
CHOOSE A STYLE
Chandelier and Statement Earrings
Chandelier earrings typically consist of a number of tiers of gemstones or crystals. These large, often time long earrings are considered statement pieces of jewelry. Statement earrings vary in style. Usually statement earrings are quite large and at times loud.
Clip-on earrings are usually considered fashion jewelry however, there are some that are crafted with precious metals and gemstones for fine jewelry. Clip-on earrings are designed for those who do not have their ears pierced and secure to the earlobe with the help of a tension clasp.
Hoop earrings come in all different sizes, styles, and gemstone settings. Usually hoop earrings look like a circle or an ellipse with a clasp in the center.
Stud earrings are usually secure to the earlobe with the help of a small stud. Arguably one of the most popular earring styles, stud earrings are available in both fashion and fine jewelry.
CHOOSING THE PROPER LENGTH AND WEIGHT
When shopping for chandelier, statement, or hoop earrings it is important to choose the right length. Earrings that are too long may catch or be uncomfortable to wear. Earrings that are too heavy may pull on the earlobe and cause discomfort and irritation. This is especially important when looking at fashion jewelry. Usually, fashion jewelry is constructed from cheaper, lesser quality materials which may be heavier and cause more irritation.
SETTING A BUDGET
Depending on what you are going for, knowing how much you are willing to spend will help you make a better, quicker decision. This is especially important when shopping for fine jewelry earrings. If you have a fairly small budget, choosing gemstone studs might be more budget friendly than going for diamond studs. Consider this, white sapphire or topaz can look almost identical to a diamond earring when view from a distance and cost significantly less.
CHOOSING A RETAILER
If you are on the market for a new pair of fine jewelry earrings, knowing where to go might be just as important as knowing what you want to invest in. Finding a reputable jewelry retailer doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are a few things that you should know before you shop:
A reputable retailer will have a return policy and some type of warranty.
A reputable retailer will be able to provide you with a few jewelry options that will fit your budget.
A reputable retailer will try to do their best to stay within your budget.
Finally, if you feel uncomfortable or pressured while you shop, find another store.
Ermitage Jewelers has more than thirty years of experience in the jewelry business. We offer unbeatable prices on all of our jewelry pieces and Swiss luxury watches. Browse our online collection or stop by our convenient Atlanta location.
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