How to Buy Diamond Earrings at a Pawn Shop

January 04, 2020 - Jewelry & Luxury Items

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, an elegant and timeless pair of diamond earrings will make the perfect gift.

But, when buying diamond stud earrings at a pawn shop there are several considerations to bear in mind. These include quality guidelines, how to choose the right cut, and making sure the pawn shop is asking a fair price.

Here we explain what to consider when you buy diamond earrings for your loved one.

Quality Guidelines for Diamond Earrings

Diamond earrings are not subject to the same strict quality guidelines as diamond rings. This is because they are not as visible and are more difficult to inspect.

So, when it comes to the 4 Cs of selecting diamonds – cut, clarity, color, and carat, some are more important than others:


For diamond studs, clarity is not as important as it is for diamond rings. External flaws and small incisions in the diamonds will not be as noticeable for earrings.


Although it does depend on the wearer’s skin tone and hair color, a lower color grade is more acceptable when shopping for diamond stud earrings.


Diamond studs usually have very minimalist settings so the carat weight is more apparent.

But, by saving money on clarity and color, you could stretch your budget more to buy a bigger carat.


The cut is crucial when considering the best diamond stud earrings to buy. This is because a diamond’s cut is what makes the most impact when it comes to its appearance and how much it sparkles.

Choosing the Right Diamond Cut

Choosing the right diamond shape for stud earrings ensures maximum sparkle and a flattering look against the wearer’s face shape.

The most popular diamonds for stud earrings are round, princess and Asscher cut diamonds.

Round diamonds tend to deliver the most sparkle, and round diamond studs are particularly flattering on thinner, longer faces.

Princess cut are more rectangular while Asscher cut diamonds are square, making them both more suitable for broader faces. But, while princess cut diamonds are designed to maximize sparkle, Asscher cut diamonds aren’t.

Do Your Research

As well as choosing the right earrings for the wearer, it’s also important to make sure the pawn shop isn’t ripping you off.

Once you have an idea of the style you want, use PawnGuru’s buying checker to find reputable pawnshops in your area.

Check out local pawn shops and their prices for diamond earrings, as well as how much they would cost from a jeweler. Don’t be afraid to take a look at similar earrings in jewelry stores and examine the stones.

This way you’ll know if the earrings you see in a pawn shop are real diamonds or not, and if they’ve been priced fairly.

You should also check that the jewelry appraisers at the pawn shop are certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) for extra reassurance.

Considerations to Make When You Buy Diamond Earrings

When buying diamond earrings for a gift, your main consideration should be the wearer.

Make sure you know what earring styles suit them and you’ll be halfway there when you start checking out pawn shops and researching prices.

If you want to know more about how to buy diamond earrings from pawn shops, contact us today for more information.

David Stiebel
David Stiebel

David Stiebel is one of the cofounders of PawnGuru. David was educated at MIT, where he studied Math. He subsequently worked at Bain as a data scientist before starting PawnGuru in 2015. He started PawnGuru to build a better tool for pawn shops and consumers to connect.

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