The Oscars, Emmys, and People's Choice Awards are some of the annual events highlighting the achievements of popular screen, television, and stage stars. Millions of viewers tune in to see who won the latest "Best Picture" or "Best Supporting Actress" award, but there is another reason why audiences are enthralled by such programs - the ostentatious display of glamour is excellent water cooler fodder for the workplace!
Fashion trends are apt to change at the drop of a hat, but some things seem to never change including the selection of jewelry worn, particularly timeless diamond studs earrings. Yes, fresh out of rehab Lindsay Lohan may look stunning in that stunning Dolce & Gabanna silk empire-waist dress, but more often than not she'll choose something like a pair of 14K White Gold Princess Diamond Stud earrings to complement her taste in fashion. Although we can't say nice things about her out of control living, Lohan remains a fashion statement when substance abuse doesn't hold sway.
The advantage of wearing diamond studs is simple: no matter if you are wearing Signature GUESS blue jeans or a Serafina wedding dress, studs always look great on you. What's more, if build your own appeals to you,then you can choose the style and stone that reflects your personality. When selecting build your own earrings, you can mix/match platinum, 14K yellow gold, or a 14K white gold band with your choice of stone. Simply choose either a three-prong or four-prong setting and build your own diamond stud earrings give you the customization you desire. Of course, karat size matters to most buyers so wearing 3.50 karat diamond jewelry studs when you are gardening may be a bit much. That shouldn't stop you from wearing earrings, but you may find that .25 karat earrings to be more appropriate. Just don't let the fashion police dictate your tastes; Hollywood certainly doesn't!
Guys need not feel left out when it comes to wearing diamond studs. Forest Whitaker has been spotted wearing shirt studs and cuff links while both Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise have been seen sporting a diamond stud earring while strolling around Los Angeles or New York. No, you won't see much Boy George excess when it comes to guys wearing jewelry, but some men seem to like diamonds almost as much as their lady friends do. Of course, if water cooler fodder is what you crave then showing up at the workplace wearing a pair of 14K white gold three-prong diamond stud earrings, one karat or more in size will certainly be a conversation starter. Just don't make the mistake of wearing them when your annual review comes up as flaunting personal wealth can adversely impact the raise coming your way!
David Beckham with diamond stud earring