3 Reasons to Wear Screw Back Earrings

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Mar 092017

3 Reasons to Wear Screw Back Earrings

A pair of earrings can be the difference between a fancy outfit and being the talk of the town. Our collection of elegant earrings or supply of stupendous studs can be the final piece to put your fashion over the top. And when it comes to stud earrings there is no choice like a screw back earring, especially for these 3 reasons a screw back is a stellar choice for your earring setting.

Earring Security

A screw back earring is a stud earring with a threaded post behind the setting that is secured by rotating a nut along the length of the post until it sits flush against the earlobe from behind. The biggest difference between a screw back earring and a friction-based stud earring is the metal threading, which coils around the post and allows the nut to secure the stud in place. Although the process of screwing or unscrewing the nut can be time consuming at first, the benefit of the setting is it is securely fastened to the ear and there is a low chance of something happening to your earring. Screw back earrings are perfect for long periods of wear or highly active situations, like travel or fancy dinners, because of a lower chance of something occurring. Similarly, partial screw back settings, where half the post is coiled and the other is smooth, offer a good balance between the ease of wearing and the strength of the setting. In general, don’t forget about  how to care for diamonds and precious jewelry.

14 Karat Yellow Gold Round Diamond Stud Earrings (0.45 Ct, F Color, VS2 Clarity)

A stunning yellow gold threaded screw back earring

Strength in Diamonds

Another great aspect of the screw back setting is security for the diamond. Since they are harder to remove from the ear, threaded screw back earrings are usually set with larger diamonds than friction ones. The biggest beneficiary of this is the buyer, who gets a larger diamond with the same size stud out of the deal. The reason larger diamonds are put in screw back earrings is because the post is thicker than that of a friction stud and the extra material is enough for it to support the weight of a heavier diamond without worrying about it falling out of the earring. This is one area the screw back is the best among all different types of diamond earring back settings.


A partial-screw back setting on a stud earring

A beautiful silver threaded screw back earring

When it comes to durability, screw back is the crème de la crème of stud earrings. For long periods of time screw back earrings will not wear down in part due to the thicker metal of the post. When maintained properly screw backs can last for years on end; proper maintenance involves cleaning the posts and screwing the nut on in the proper fashion-lining up the grooves with the threading and not forcefully pushing the nut to the base of the earlobe, thus stripping the post of its threading. Over a long period, however, a screw back earring will need to be totally replaced but it is the best long-term investment because it can withstand wear and tear for years.

Earrings are the ultimate in choice; from dangles to hoops to studs they can match any style you want. But within the realm of studs there is no stronger choice than a threaded screw back earring, which provides the strength for fancy diamonds, the security of knowing nothing will happen, and the durability to last years on end.  We are always happy to answer your questions about screw back earrings or other jewelry by contacting us at sales@caratsdirect2u.com or calling one of our professional jewelers at 1-800-557-7095.

Wear your earrings with confidence and strength with screw back earrings

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5 Tips on How to Buy a Diamond Bangle Bracelet

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Feb 072017

5 Tips on How to Buy a Diamond Bangle Bracelet

A diamond bangle bracelet with an 18 karat white gold setting

A diamond bangle bracelet is the keystone to completing any wardrobe.

A diamond bangle bracelet is an extraordinary piece of jewelry but as a piece of diamond jewelry with so many options it is important to keep 5 tips in mind when you decide to buy a diamond bangle bracelet. A bangle bracelet is a made of one solid material without a clasp, usually worn in clusters of a few bracelets. A diamond bangle bracelet can be worn singularly to show off a fancy taste in diamonds or with a grouping to produce sparking effects. Always remember these 5 tips when choosing to buy a diamond bangle bracelet.

Tip #1- The 4 Cs

Like any diamond purchase, the 4 Cs – color, cut, carat weight, and clarity – are of the utmost importance. You should always choose a diamond with a good color, cut, clarity, and a desirable weight, but since the diamonds are set in a bracelet you have some room to maneuver. Inside a metal bracelet setting some imperfections can be hidden so you can choose a diamond that is a bit lower on one of the 4 Cs because its imperfections are not as apparent. Bangles are made of a singular piece of fixed metal and don’t bend so the diamonds will always stand out and you need to make sure that the diamonds you choose are up to your standards. Don’t forget- always choose a diamond shape that’s best suited for you, a fact almost as important as any of the 4 Cs.

Tip #2- Band material

The bangle bracelet is as much an opportunity to show off the metal setting as it is the diamond, especially since bracelets are one if, if not the most, visible items you can wear. When buying a diamond bangle bracelet, the setting has to be durable, which means you need a balance between fashion and durability. Tin is a durable metal but does not make for a fashionable setting while pure 24-karat gold is highly fashionable but incredibly easy to scratch, scuff, or dent, as gold is a soft metal. The best compromise between the two is to choose a bracelet made of silver or gold between 10 and 14 karats, alloys of pure gold whose addition of an extra metal makes them more durable yet still highly fashionable. You’ll be able to find a wide range of choices on the CaratsDirect2U website.

An 18 karat white gold bangle bracelet set with Princess and Round cut diamonds

A diamond bangle bracelet like this one can be worn alone to show off a fancy style.

Tip #3- Band setting

Like the dual requirements of the band material, your bracelet’s setting also needs to be both fashionable and durable. A prong setting will allow the diamonds to reflect light in all directions but runs the risk of letting diamonds fall out after consistent wearing. A wraparound bezel setting is a good compromise between structure and fashion and is the best setting for a bangle bracelet. A half- or full-bezel setting, either partly or fully encompassing the diamond, will show less of the lower half of the diamond but will stand up to wear and tear that could come with wearing a bracelet. Choose a bezel setting for a bracelet you plan to wear with any frequency but don’t be afraid of a prong setting for a fancier bracelet worn only on special occasions.


Tip #4- Number of bangles

Bangle bracelets are a lovely piece of jewelry because of their versatility, with the ability to spice up every-day wear or serve as the final piece in a fancy wardrobe. Keep in mind, you don’t need to wear just one bangle bracelet; in fact, wearing a few bangle bracelets not only makes the wrist more fashionable but also lets you stand out as the bangles knock together and produce sound. Select your diamond bangle bracelet with considerations of whether it will be worn alone or in a group, as this changes the way the piece is worn, and don’t forget to always let each piece shine no matter if alone or worn in a group.

Yellow diamonds stand out on this 14 karat white gold diamond bangle bracelet

The interplay between the silver setting and the yellow diamonds make this diamond bangle bracelet stand out.

Tip #5- Fashion sense

With most of our link bracelets, you have the option to choose how close to the wrist you want to wear the piece. Unlike other types of bracelets, bangles always hang low on the wrist and are always noticeable. A narrow bangle bracelet will result in what looks like a ribbon of diamonds, while a wide bangle bracelet will envelop its diamonds, so choose a style of bangle bracelet that most compliments your sense of fashion. Likewise, you can select a bangle bracelet with the most show for your money by choosing one with more stones and less gold. The key is to match the bangle bracelet to your wardrobe and your sense of style, since there are so many options out there.

The diamond bangle bracelet is a durable, fancy way to improve any look. But with so many options, it is important to keep these 5 tips at hand when buying a bracelet so that you can select the piece best suited for your needs and desires. We are always happy to answer your questions about diamond bangle bracelets or other jewelry contacting sales@caratsdirect2u.com or calling one of professional jewelers at 1-800-557-7095.


The diamond bangle bracelet- the keystone of any wardrobe.

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New Diamonds & Jewelry for a New Year

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Dec 292016

A New Diamond Jewelry Year

18k White Gold Kite Cut Diamond Invisible Setting & Pave Star Shaped Earrings (0.62 Ct, G Color, VS Clarity)

Bring in the New Year with the Stars

We wish all our loyal customers from the newest to our first faithful returning clients that they will continue to enjoy the jewelry and diamonds they have purchased from us.

The coming year will see many new, exciting and innovative pieces of 18k white and yellow gold jewelry. Diamonds in exciting shapes for every feeling. Designs for every taste and colors for every emotion. Blogs with information and facts you only dreamed about. News and articles to enrich and broaden your world of jewelry and diamonds. CaratsDirect2U has just become a family.

Enter the coming year with diamonds and jewelry to give hope, courage, inspiration, happiness and love.

Get New with Diamonds and Jewelry

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Nov 272016
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CaratsDirect2U Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday Opportunity

Not to be Missed !!

28th November – 5th December


on any purchase over $800

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity

to view our  amazing



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Black Friday Opportunity

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Nov 242016

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Don’t Forget Black Friday

We are offering absolutely

FREE SHIPPING on all purchases over $800

25 November – 27 November

Take this opportunity and surprise your loved one

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Oct 132016

Real Just Became Rare

Diamonds Expose Their Real Value

 A Real Relationship

A Real Diamond Relationship

The latest advertising campaign just launched by The Diamond Producers Association

 has switched the diamond from being Forever to being Rare



It was always real, that is to say relationships, but the reality of relationships has changed. A relationship used to mean an eventual marriage that was intended as a lifelong commitment, it meant functioning together, giving and building a relationship that was based on finding love through working together with a common goal and it was never expressed better than a real natural diamond.

Today relationships are still real, perhaps frighteningly more so but they mean a common empathy, the touching of souls, feeling emotion and experiencing the beauty of the world. But rather than spend a lifetime building a common goal and love with someone who perhaps is your opposite, we spend a lifetime looking for the ideal partner, someone who is going to understand the inside of my head and be part of the real me. This process takes much trial and error and searching again and again but then that is what our virtual society is all about.

The diamond was and is always there, always telling us about strength, purity, honesty, value, individuality and rarity. So when we said “Diamonds are Forever” we looked for all these virtues in the Forever, now the latest campaign tells us “Real is Rare” and we look for all these magic properties in a diamond, in the reality which is rare and worthwhile searching and striving for. The King of the Gemstones does not change his qualities, it is only in the perception of his subjects that he plays a different role.

The new campaign has indeed brought the diamond back to reality of the society we live in and makes the diamond again a must with the same endurance and perseverance that it used to be, albeit for different reasons.


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Three Heart Shaped Diamond Jewelry Valentine’s Day Ideas

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Jan 192015

Great Heart Shaped Diamond Jewelry Ideas for Valentine’s Day 2015

This Valentine’s Day, why not buy the special girl in your life a beautiful piece of diamond jewelry? There is no better way to tell her how you feel than a heart shaped diamond. Here are three heart shaped diamond jewelry ideas for Valentines Day:

1. Heart Shaped Diamond Pendant Necklaces

Beautiful Heart Shaped Diamond Pendant Chain, 14K White, 0.90Ct, G, VS1 Clarity







Diamond solitaire pendants will never go out of fashion. We have both high-color grading and fancy color heart shaped diamond pendants to choose from. We also have clarity enhanced heart shaped diamond pendant necklaces for those willing to maximize their budget while purchasing a larger diamond. This Valentine’s Day, CaratsDirect2U are offering 5% off all heart shaped diamond pendants from February 1st – February 14th.

2. Heart Shaped Loose Diamonds

Choose one of our exquisite loose Heart Shaped Diamonds to complement an existing item of jewelry or to design your own special piece. We can help you choose a Heart Shaped Diamond from our extensive selection and then choose the setting separately. Whether you are looking for a ring or a pendant, we can help you choose the right diamond for your needs and your budget. Check out our selection of both fancy color and white loose heart shaped diamonds.

3. Heart Shaped Diamond Engagement Rings

Heart Shaped Diamond Solitaire Ring, 1.32 Carats, VS1, G Color





The weeks leading up Valentine’s Day and the day itself are known to be a popular time to pop the question. Why not ask her whilst holding a beautiful heart shaped diamond ring? We have a range in prices so it shouldn’t be difficult for you to find what you are looking for. For example, a heart shaped diamond solitaire engagement ring in a 14K yellow gold setting, 1.32 carats, I color and SI2 clarity rating with a GIA Certification costs under $4000. Between February 1st and February 14th you can save even more with 5% off all heart shaped diamond solitaire engagement rings.

Other Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

If you are not looking for a piece of heart shaped diamond jewelry this Valentine’s day, we have plenty of other options. Why not take a look at our great selection of diamond tennis bracelets, diamond love bracelets or diamond stud earrings.

If you have any questions about diamond jewelry, we can always be contacted on 1-800-557-7095 where one of our expert diamond jewelers will be happy to assist you. Alternatively, you can email us at sales@caratsdirect2u.com with any questions you may have.

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