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I live for a good jewelry flash sale, and today’s Amazon Deal of the Day, 43 percent off the most classic and versatile diamond earrings, is a shining example. When I look at these minimalist beauties—handcrafted in New York City, by the way—one thing comes to mind: self-care.
Hear me out.
You’ve been buying gifts for everyone you know and love, so you have every right to treat yourself to a pair of Vir Jewels 1/2 cttw diamond certified earrings today, while they’re on sale for just $240—a stunning $160 off the usual price. And you can feel extra good about this gift-to-self because Vir Jewels uses only ethically mined, conflict-free diamonds and metals.
Those aren’t the only gems on sale today, though. Amazon has slashed prices on Vir Jewels’ handcrafted diamond studs in a total of five sizes— there’s even a beautiful diamond hoop set included in the sale — all up to a brilliant 43% off. Come to think of it, these earrings are kind of a no-brainer holiday gift for just about anyone on your list: they’re universally adored, one-size-fits-all, and instantly upgrade literally any look. The lucky recipient will be so dazzled, she won’t even notice that it’s late!
Shop it: Vir Jewels 1/2 cttw Certified Diamond Stud Earrings, $240 (was $400), amazon.com
These diamonds are lab-grade, and each set is certified by the American Gem Society Laboratories or the International Gemological Institute, so you know they’re the real deal.
“I can wear them every day with any outfit without looking overdone, and I think they look nice on my lobes,” wrote one fan. “The screw-on backs stay in place and the stems are just the right length; they don't stab my skull behind my ears like other screw-ons have. If you're looking for inexpensive, genuine diamond earrings, I highly recommend these.”
Another reviewer said his wife raved about the studs’ safe and comfortable screw-on backs too, calling them “special” and “rare.” “She’s comfortable sleeping with them because of that,” he added.
One thing that’s great about the 2/3 CT studs, which are on sale for $315 (originally $550), is how perfect they are for double piercings. It’s tricky to find a quality stud that won’t get caught in your hair and tug at all ends. These studs are reliable and made of such quality material that placing them in second and third pierced holes is A-OK.
Shop it: Vir Jewels 2/3 cttw 14K Certified Diamond Stud Earrings, $315 (was $550), amazon.com
Some say they’re perfect for diamond-earring novices. “I was looking for some real diamonds with a price range in mind. I bought these and wanted to see what they looked like,” one reviewer wrote. “I got these out of the box and saw how small they were. I put them on went to the bathroom to look in the mirror and...was surprised. The clarity is good for such a small diamond. Yes, I would recommend very much. I have a goal, larger diamonds when I can afford them. This pair is the starter.”
But more experienced jewelry buyers love them, too. “These are absolutely stunning...bought them for my mom for Christmas,” wrote one. “They come with certification cards....they have screw on backs. The diamonds are beautiful. I'm no professional but I do know jewelry and these are definitely worth every penny!! I definitely give them 10 stars.”
Basically, these earrings are the Goldilocks of diamond studs.
If you’ve never ordered jewelry online, diamond studs are actually the perfect place to start. What you see is pretty much what you get—and considering these are basically artisan-quality baubles at department store prices, what you get is best in class.
More of an advanced learner? How about 1/4 cttw diamond hoops?
These sterling silver beauties are so elegant and will zhuzh up any outfit. Plus, they’re super wallet-friendly, at just $50!
Go ahead, get your sparkle on!
Shop it: Vir Jewels 1/4 cttw Diamond Hoop Earring, $50 (was $80), amazon.com
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