These dazzling stud earrings feature round brilliant cut diamonds in the center of halos of half bezel set diamonds, with white gold baskets below. They were created for a client from Kirkland, WA who had gotten simple diamond studs from us previously. She wanted to use the diamonds from these in a new design with the halo incorporated to make the earrings look bigger, but she didn’t want the halo to be obvious. Design Your Own Earrings
We showed her a few different options for the way we could lay out her new pieces, and she also came into our Bellevue, WA showroom to view a wax model of the design before giving her final approval to begin production.
Diamonds and Halos
The two center diamonds in these earrings are each about three quarters of a carat and 5.8mm in diameter. They’re round brilliant cut, and they were originally set by themselves in classic stud earrings we made for the client. She loved them, but she wanted them to look bigger, and that’s why she came to us with her custom design request.
In order to create a halo that would appear to be one large diamond, we utilized a half bezel setting and slightly larger accent diamonds. These larger stones have the same type of faceting as the center, which helps them blend better than smaller stones would. The half bezel settings create a smooth edge around the outside as well, leaving a clean surface and no spaces between the stones.
Our initial rendering of the new earrings had a scroll filigree forming the sides of the basket. The client preferred to keep the same type of basket design as her originals, however, with clean straight lines that keep all of the emphasis on the diamonds at the top. We adjusted our model to match this vision, and she was very happy with the way the earrings turned out.
Includes: Bezel, Diamonds, Polished, Stud, White Gold, Diamond,
14k White Gold Earrings
2 Diamonds - 1.48 ctw
20 Diamonds - 1.00 ctw
Clarity: VS2 - Color: F-G
GIA Triple Excellent