diamond stud earrings converted to solitaire necklaces

solitaire diamonds in four-prong basket style settings (yellow gold)
yellow gold rolled wheat link chain for mom, C-link chain in white gold for daughter
solitaire diamonds in four-prong basket style settings (yellow gold)

When someone comes in for a jewelry redesign, I love finding solutions that use as much of an item as possible.

Q: What should we do with very large diamond stud earrings and earlobes too small to comfortably wear them?
A: Make solitaire necklaces from each earring – one for mother, one for daughter.

She came in with a pair of diamond stud earrings. The stones were already very pretty in the four-prong basket style settings so kept them there surrounded in yellow gold. I actually like to mix metal colors, and in a necklace the color of the metal is not very apparent since the diamonds take center stage.

After we removed the earring posts, I added some teeny links that I found. Next attached each to just the right chain based on their personal style. For her daughter, who prefers white gold, a rolled C-link chain with a shortener link was used. Mom, on the other hand, loves yellow gold; the rolled wheat link chain suited her perfectly.

Even if the stones were not perfect diamonds, they were perfectly-suited for their new beautiful solitaire diamond necklaces.

  • diamond stud earrings converted to two diamond pendent necklaces; one chain in white gold the other in yellow gold.
  • Location: Avon, CT

I love a solution that uses as much of the piece as possible

more earrings converted to pendants
sterling silver ring made from post earrings

from ear to finger (earrings converted to bypass ring)

diamond heart pendant is repurposed earring

heart pendant repurposed from earring is reversible

diamond chevron necklace made from earrings

earrings from dad converted to diamond chevron necklace

redesigned streamlined peridot engagement ring
a jewelry suite update – brooch and earrings redesign