How Will It Look: Diamond Carat & Pearl Size Charts

"I’m interested in buying either diamond or pearl solitaire earrings as a birthday gift for my wife, but I’m having trouble deciding which ones to buy.  I can’t figure out how big each of the earrings are or how they would look on her. I’m also not sure which type she would like best.  Can you help?"

These diamond and pearl size charts for carat weight will help you determine the actual millimeter size of every shape!

Great question! You definitely can’t go wrong with either diamond or pearl earrings, so you’re on the right track already! 

Both are classic pieces that can be dressed up or down, so they can be worn casually or for a night out.

Check your wife’s jewelry box to see what types of stones or gems she already has, and choose the one that would add something new and different to her collection.

We totally get that buying earrings online can be tricky if you’re not familiar with sizing terminology or just can’t picture how what you see on your screen will look on an actual ear.

That’s why we recently added photos to each of our diamond solitaire stud earrings and freshwater pearl earrings product pages showing how that particular piece will look on the typical woman’s ear.

We’ve also created handy charts that let you compare all of the most popular diamond and pearl earrings sizes at once. Check them out below!When buying diamond or pearl jewelry, it also helps to know the terms used when describing their size. Diamonds are sized by weight and measured in carats (1 carat= 200mg), while freshwater pearls are measured by their diameter in millimeters. Generally, the more carats a diamond is, or the larger the pearl, the more expensive it will be.  But bigger isn’t always better. Try to get a feel for the size of earrings your wife usually wears.  Are they small and dainty or big and flashy? Choose a size that best fits with her usual style. 

Finally, diamond stud earrings most commonly in two shapes; round and square princess cut.  Both are equally beautiful and versatile, so choosing one over the other is just a matter of personal preference.

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We hope this information helps you pick the perfect pair of earrings for your wife!  Thanks for choosing Rogers & Hollands to be a part of your wife’s special birthday moment! 

Do you have a jewelry related question, or are you looking for some advice on finding the perfect gift, engagement ring or wedding band?  Our experts are here to help! 

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