You know what they say: Diamonds are a… Guy’s best friend? Heck yeah they are! Girls shouldn’t be the only ones that get to sport some bling with their outfits.
And you don’t have to shell out big for eye-catching jewelry — try out fake diamond earrings first and save yourself some cash.
We took a deep dive into the sparkling world of diamond substitutes to bring you this collection of the best fake diamond earrings for guys.
If you’re imagining a list of 8 earrings that look basically the same, think again! There are some atypical stunners on here that can give your style a serious boost.
Our Picks: The Best Fake Diamond Earrings
- Round Cubic Zirconia Earrings
- Street Knitted Gold Plated Cluster Earrings
- Sutton Two-Tone Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings
- Nordstrom 2ct Trillion Stud Earrings
- Swarovski Attract Pear Shaped Stud Earrings
- Hatton Labs Bunny Baguette Stud Earrings
- Sutton Stainless Steel Cubic Zirconia Hoop Earring
- Poplar 5 Size Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings
Let’s start with the basics: Round cubic zirconia studs. Nordstrom’s handmade CZ earrings are affordable, unisex, and super sparkly — everything you want out of a pair of fake diamond earrings. Triple-prong settings hold them together without getting in the way of the stones’ reflections, too. And since they’re fairly small, you can rock them with just about any outfit.
If the previous earrings were a great example of minimalist style, then these Street Knitted pieces are the yang to their yin. Bold, shiny, and plated with 14k yellow gold, they’re almost impossible to look away from. Even so, they’re not oversized. That makes them easier to wear with casual streetwear without looking out of place.
Get some asymmetrical style going with Rhona Sutton’s cubic zirconia studs. One side is the classic fake diamond that you’re already familiar with (shiny, lots of facets, good reflection). But the other side is a jet black mirror, complete with black-plated stainless steel hardware. That makes this set a real stand-out to me, and a great reason to mix up your jewelry game.
In case you didn’t know, trillion cut stones are triangular. It’s a style popularized by late 60s Amsterdam and New York jewelry makers, and man does it look cool. The triangular cut emphasizes sharp and slim-fitting clothes with its angular nature. And with a simple three-pronged backing, these stud earrings can really shine.
Not stoked on the traditional round stone stud earring? Even unimpressed by my recommendation of the triangular trillion cut featured above? Another set of unisex studs from Swarovski is just what you need. This time, they’re shaped like pears! That makes these stud earrings a nice blend between the sharp angles of trillion stones and the soft roundedness of circular.
Hey, does that bunny look familiar to you? Almost like, copyright infringement territory familiar? Nah, must be a trick of the light. Either way, these cubic zirconia-studded, 18k gold plated earrings are a strong addition to your jewelry box. They’re flashy, so try wearing these studs with a simple and understated outfit.
Maybe you’re not ready to commit 100% to fake diamond earrings. Why not split the difference with this stainless steel and cubic zirconia hoop from Rhona Sutton? It’s not as flashy as a fully studded earring, so it works well with a wider variety of outfits. Still, it has a definite weight to it that can draw attention to you without being flashy.
Do you want to try out fake diamond earrings, but you’re not sure whether they’ll be a great fit for you and your style? Grab Poplar’s super affordable set of five sizes of stud earrings. Heck, grab two sets! Then you’ll have matching studs in all five sizes, from 3 mm to 7mm. It’s a great way to test whether you really dig this style before upgrading to a more expensive earring.
Which ‘Diamonds’ Are Your Favorite?
After looking through that list, are you sold on adding some fake diamond earrings to your wardrobe? Or are you still wondering whether they’re right for you?
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