David Benn Fine Jewellery

The Upside of Lock Downs

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Up until the COVID19 lockdowns of 2020 our standard diamond stud earrings were component manufactured. That is, we purchased the four claw coronets from an Italian manufacturer, attached the posts and butterflies and then set the diamonds before giving them a final polish. The Italian coronets were an elegant design and were very well made.

As soon as Italy went into lockdown, out Italian manufacturer ceased production. They couldn't supply us and weren't able to tell us when production would start again... if ever.

Because of questionable quality and politics we disregarded sourcing coronets from China.

So, in the midst of the great Australian lockdowns, with some time on our hands and a little 'job keeper' in our pockets, we set about designing and manufacturing the perfect diamond stud earring.

The perfect diamond stud earring sits the diamond close to the ear.

The perfect diamond stud earring has four discreet claws that do not obscure the form of the diamond, ensuring the elegance of the jewel, and yet are robust enough for the stud to last a long, long time. Perhaps your whole life.

The claws of the perfect diamond stud earring push the diamond onto the under rail of the coronet. This secures the diamond in the setting and places the under rail under the girdle of the stone so when the stud in on the ear, all you see is diamond. As you can see from this image of our very own perfect Australian made diamond stud.

But, aren't all diamonds set so they sit on the under rail? Well, no they're not. The image below shows a diamond stud earring purchased from a large internet jeweller.

If you look closely, you are able to see the diamond is held by the four claws but they're not pushing the stone onto the under rail. The diamond doesn't touch the under rail at all. If one of those claws is bent or damaged you can kiss good bye to your diamond.

This is not a rare example. In this age of prefabricated internet jewellery this is the rule rather than the exception.

Because we entirely create all our own diamond studs it gives you the freedom to make changes to the design. We're able to provide you with yellow or rose gold diamond studs or with longer posts and larger butterflies if you prefer.

And the best part? Our very own perfect and patriotic Australian made diamond studs have ended up costing less than our poncy Italian counterparts.

Would you like your very own pair of perfect diamond stud earrings? Call us today on 02 9299 1117 or mobile 0419 477 583.