White Gold SI1 Leverback Drop Dangle Fine Diamond Earrings
Add some sparkle to your style with a pair of white gold SI1 leverback drop dangle fine diamond earrings. Available in a range of designs, these luxury earrings make a glamorous accessory for a special occasion or event.
What is white gold?
Pure gold is too soft for use in most jewellery so it is mixed with other metals to form an alloy. The resulting colour depends on which other metals are used. White gold is usually a combination of gold with a white metal such as palladium or silver. Unlike silver, it will not tarnish.
How to choose diamonds
There are a number of factors to take into account when choosing diamonds. These include the shape, colour, size and clarity of the stones. Diamonds are available in a range of cuts, including princess which is square and marquise which is a pointed oval shape.
The size of diamonds is measured by weight in carats. One carat is equal to 0.2 grams. The colour and clarity will also vary between stones. For white diamonds the less colour the better, with colourless stones being the most highly prized.
The fewer blemishes or inclusions in the stone, the more desirable it is. Diamonds with an SI1 grade on the clarity scale are slightly included which means that if placed under 10x magnification inclusions will be noticeable.
Earrings with a leverback clasp are less likely to come loose and fall off the ear. This is because the fastening clips shut to form a closed loop. Because of the security it offers, this style of clasp is well suited to fine jewellery .
Leverback clasps are usually used on drop or dangle earrings . This style of earring hangs below the lobe. It allows the diamonds to move freely and catch the light which can give a twinkling effect. Drop earrings can offer a glamorous look that will complement formal or evening wear.