GOLD RINGS ARE THE GOLD STONE.
But what about diamonds?
Here’s a rundown on what to look out for when it comes to earrings.
GOLD RING PROFESSIONALS Earrings for men are considered more valuable than for women.
And that’s because diamonds are hard to produce.
“Gold is more expensive than other precious metals, but diamonds are more difficult to mine,” says Paul Pogue, an analyst at S&P Global Platts.
“It is a mineable commodity.”
But jewelry isn’t the only item to pay attention to when it come to earring pricing.
The same holds true for jewelry for women, says Dr. John Koehler, an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Illinois.
For women, diamonds are considered a higher quality than for men.
And jewelry for men is typically pricier than for jewelry made for women because they are more expensive, according to Dr. Koehl.
“Diamonds are more highly polished than pearls, and there is a greater likelihood that the gem will show signs of wear,” says Dr Koehler.
Earrings with gold are usually considered more expensive because they require more care and wear.
And the more gold you wear, the more valuable the jewelry becomes.
DOUBLE GOLD The most expensive earrings available are double gold.
They are also the most expensive diamond earring available.
Diamonds are a bit more difficult than gold for jewelry makers to produce, so it takes about two to three years for diamonds to become as shiny as they are in gold.
“The most expensive diamonds available are diamonds, but gold is more readily available,” says Michael Breen, senior jewelry analyst at Diamonds International.
If you’re considering purchasing a diamond ear ring, you should expect to pay more than the price of a single gold ring.
And it’s likely that the more expensive earring will cost more because it will have more diamonds.
Diamond earrings can be worth up to $2,500 for women and up to more than $5,000 for men, according, S&s.
Gold earrings are typically more expensive and the same can be said for pearls.
“In terms of gold earrings and diamonds, the price differential is very slight,” says Breen.
You should expect the earrings to be less expensive if you buy a diamond.
Earring colors, whether red, gold or white, can vary.
A diamond ear is more likely to be colored with more gold.
But earrings made with pearls and other materials will likely have a higher gold content.
And you can expect to have to pay the higher price because the earring has to be washed.
If it’s a single-colored earring, the ear will be washed twice, according Breen’s advice.
And if the ear has multiple colors, you may have to wash them separately.