Black Earrings: Casual or Dressy, Always a Classic
Black earrings are certainly a jewelry essential. Having at least one pair in your jewelry collection is a must. Having 2 or 3 pair is even better, especially when you consider the fact that there are some types of black earrings that will go with casual outfits and need need not be very expensive, and then there are the ones you will want to have that go with your more dressy wardrobe pieces, like your “little black dress” that will be more expensive.
Black Earrings for Your Casual Wardrobe
There are many types of materials that can be made into black earrings for the casual wardrobe, including plastic, enamel, blackstone and black glass and crystal. Black molded plastic earrings can be found in most discount stores, and some department stores. You will also find black enameled earrings in abundance in those types of stores. Blackstone earrings may be harder to find, but they are made of commonly found and abundant stones, most likely jasper that has been dyed black and polished. They are a great alternative to black onyx, which can be pricey. Black glass earrings may be faceted, or polished, and also make a great alternative to onyx. You can find these types of black earrings for anywhere from $5 to $50, depending on the type of metals that are incorporated into the design. Obviously, gold or silver will cost more than base metal components. For someone who has no allergies, a basic pair of black earrings with base metal components should fit the bill for casual wear, and cost less than $10.
Black Earrings for Your Dressy Wardrobe
Black onyx earrings come to mind first when thinking about dressy black earrings, but black diamond earrings would also be a wonderful choice, as would black pearl earrings. You may also want to try sapphire earrings, because some sapphires are so dark, they look black. I have an aquamarine and sapphire ring on right now, and the sapphires definitely look black unless I take off the ring and look through them from the underside of the ring. Even then, they are still black-ish color, with a hint of navy blue accent. Black agate is also a popular choice, and can be found in many black jewelry designs.
Black cubic zirconia earrings can also look very dressy, and are a dead ringer for the black diamond variety with much less cost, so keep that in mind. They also look great with black cubic zirconia rings! One thing to note about black onyx: True onyx (which is a crystalline form of quartz) can be hard to find, and much of what is being sold today as “onyx” is really a form of calcite that has been dyed black. Ask your jeweler or salesperson before you pay lots of money for “onyx” if it is true onyx or if it is dyed calcite. If they can’t (or won’t) show you a gemological certificate for the stone, it may not be true onyx.
A pair of black earrings is truly a wardrobe essential. Look for the less expensive ones like plastic, enamel and glass for casual times, and look for elegant black diamond earrings and even black onyx earrings for those special dressy times. If you have at least one pair of each type in your collection, you are always sure to have just the right pair of black earrings for every occasion and every outfit.
14k Gold Black Diamond Stud Earrings
Black Diamond Earrings – When searching for jewelry that looks good, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, as they say. They look good, give you a hint of sophisticated scent and go with anything. The downside is that they are very expensive. Beside the clear diamond, with which we’ve all accustomed ourselves, the black diamond is gaining more and more popularity these days.
Given the fact that black diamonds haven’t got a the proper attention in the past, nowadays people have started this craze, buying black diamond earrings and black diamond rings, amongst other pieces of jewelry made from this precious stone.
The formation of black diamonds is a mystery, even though they have been linked to supernovas. Because of their beauty, black diamonds are sold today at prices that could compete with those of white diamonds. Their popularity is due to the fact that some marketing campaigns have promoted jewels made from this kind of diamond.
Black diamonds look great but are very expensive. So you should keep an eye out on specific details when buying a black diamond jewel.
What to know when wanting to buy a black diamond black diamond earrings
You first have to know everything about them. They are the same as regular diamonds, crystallized carbon, and the blackness comes either from dark inclusions or from radiations at high temperatures.
Even though natural black diamonds are very rare and expensive, today’s black diamonds found on the market are treated to give them a uniform color. The features of a black diamond you should look for are a good cut, smooth surface and rich black color. When shopping for a diamond, there are the four C’s you have to keep in mind and learn about: cut, color, clarity and carat.
Black diamonds have a simple 16 facet cut with smooth surfaces and evenly distributed color. To have a good black diamond, you have to search for clarity, meaning the absence of flaws, with sparkling surface. Be careful though, because the majority of black diamonds available on the market are only treated stones or diamonds with dark brown or green shades.
When it comes to prices and authenticity
You should prepare yourself for a very large bill. When searching for best black diamond jewelry, compare the prices. Keep a keen eye out for misleading ads and search terms like untreated or GIA certified. After you’ve decided the best place to buy your black diamond, be sure to perform some checks before you call it yours. You can verify if it’s a real diamond with a fiber optic light in which a real black diamond will appear to have its edges a dark brown color.
Be sure to always check for an online shop references when buying from a website. You have to look for associations and credentials that tie them to public organizations, checking feedbacks from previous customers on their forums.
The finishing touches
After you’ve got your website picked out and your jewel to come with the black diamond, learn about its maintenance. A black diamond jewel, like a ring or some earrings, is something that may break if worn improperly. So to avoid frequent visits to the repairs, especially if you’re not the kind of person used to wearing such things, be careful when choosing your earrings or rings.