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3 Things to Consider When Buying Stud Earrings

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Stud earrings are the perfect accessory and make a wonderful, meaningful gift. They can be worn with any outfit, and they come in all different shapes, sizes, colors and materials. If you're thinking of buying stud earrings for yourself or as a gift for someone else, there are three things that you should consider before making your purchase.

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Price

The first thing that you should consider is your price point. Stud earrings can be pricey or affordable depending on the materials that they are made from. The price will also depend on how many studs you want to purchase and if there is a matching set available. If you're looking to spend a little bit less, then consider buying stud earrings in sterling silver or gold filled. 

Sterling silver is affordable and very durable since it's made from 92.0% fine silver along with other alloys that are mixed in for added strength. Gold filled is a great alternative to solid gold. What is gold filled jewelry? Gold filled jewelry is 12k or 14k gold chemically bonded to a base metal such as brass. It's tarnish resistant and with proper care can last for many years.

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Size Matters

The second thing you should consider when buying stud earrings is their size. Stud earrings come in all different sizes, so it is important to choose the size that is right for you and the look you're going for. If you're buying stud earrings as a gift, then it's best to ask the person who will be wearing them what size they like. The size of stud earrings can also be a personal choice, especially when paired with other types of jewelry.

If you're looking to buy stud earrings for yourself, finding the perfect size is much easier since you can measure the length of your current earrings so that you know what size will look better on you. You can also do some research online and find out how big or small certain styles are in order to get an idea of what will work best with your face shape and size.

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Materials

The last thing you should consider when buying stud earrings is their metal type. Stud earrings can be made of different metals and some people may experience an allergic reaction if they are not careful about what kind of metal they purchase. 

There are several types of metals that studs can be made from. The three types of metals Stella Grey used for stud earrings are sterling silver, solid gold, and gold filled. Each type has its own benefits to offer you.

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Sterling Silver

The first type is silver. Silver stud earrings are affordable and can be worn with almost any outfit, but they may tarnish over time which means that you will need to polish them from time to time. The more you wear your silver, the less you have to polish it. When you aren't wearing it, store it in an airtight bag with an anti-tarnish tab to keep oxidation at bay.

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14k Solid Gold

Solid gold studs come in a variety of hues, including rose gold, yellow gold, and white gold. They are a lovely hue that can complement your outfit and won't fade with time. If you have very sensitive skin, always stick with solid gold jewelry. 

 However, like any other kind of jewelry, whether it's solid gold or a gumdrop machine ring, you'll need to clean and polish it from time to time. Soap and shampoo from showers can discolor solid gold jewelry but not to fret – it will return to its original, gorgeous gold luster with a little mild soap and warm water. Always polish and dry with a soft cloth.

Gold filled

The last type of stud earrings is gold filled. These studs are a great choice for people who have an allergy to certain metals and are an affordable alternative to solid gold. Gold filled metal is made up of a thick layer of gold – 100x more than gold plated – over another type of metal, usually brass. The benefits of these studs are that they resist tarnish, so you won't have to worry about constantly polishing them. 

 With the right care, you can wear your gold filled jewelry for many years. You can also wear gold filled earrings in areas where your skin is more sensitive since it has a thicker layer of gold on top which means this type will be less likely to irritate your skin.

Stud earrings are the perfect option for anyone looking to accessorize and show some personality. They come in many different styles and can be worn with anything from jeans to a cocktail dress, making them ideal pieces of jewelry for all occasions! We’ve listed three key things you should consider when shopping for studs so that you get the best possible selection. 

The first thing to think about is price - make sure it falls within your budget before buying any piece of jewelry, whether it's made out of gold or silver metal. 

Second, size matters - know which piercings you have and purchase accordingly. 

Finally, don't forget about the type of metal used; some people have metal allergies and can only wear certain types of jewelry. If you're gifting, make sure you know ahead of time if your recipient has any allergies. 

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