The jewelry market size in the world is projected to hit $480.5 billion by the year 2025. The market has a compound annual growth rate of 8.1%. When it comes to jewelry, the diamond is still the yardstick, with a total estimated market value of $82 billion as of 2017. India’s love affair with diamonds is not going away soon. It remains one of the world’s biggest consumers of this rare stone especially when it comes to diamond nose pin and studs.
In India, nose pins along with studs have been quite a trend, both, culturally and fashion-wise. While, in the ancient times they were made of metals, currently they are available in silver, gold, platinum studded in diamond in various shapes, designs and size. Interestingly, some of the fine jewelry brands like Sunny Diamonds have an extensive collection of these diamond nose pins at affordable prices. However, before you purchase the perfect one, there are several things you need to understand.
Here are the things you should know before buying a diamond nose pin:
- What is the setting you want — There are two primary types of diamond settings: the prong and bezel. The prong setting will show off as much of the diamond as you need. The prong can have four or three arms. In the bezel, the stone gets soldered into place on a dome or cone.
- Choose the style — There are four main types of nose pins from Sunny Diamonds. You have the Twist, Bone, L-Post, and Pin. The Bone consists only of one post with the diamond on one end and a small ball at the opposite end. The Twist is the most common type of nose pin. The slight curvature allows the jewelry to fit securely in place. The Pin is similar to the Bone, except it does not have a ball on one end. The L-Post has a bent that is a standard 90-degree angle like the letter “L.”
- White gold or yellow gold — It all boils down to your personal preference. However, the diamond will reflect the color of the metal, which means the white gold will appear yellow. The white gold has that luxurious platinum look and allows the diamond to shine. While it is more durable, it also requires more maintenance. Yellow gold gives off a more classic look. It is cheaper to resize and easier to maintain. Also, yellow gold can better show off the diamond on a lower color scale.
- Left or right nose — Again, it is a matter of preference. However, in India or elsewhere in the world, you will see women with more left-side nose piercings than right-side piercings. And there is an explanation for it. The Ayurveda text says that the left side of your nose connects to your reproductive organs. It will supposedly help in minimizing the pain during childbirth.
If you are wondering how to clean your perfect nose stud, let us remind you that cleaning your nose pin is quite easy. You can use warm water and a mild detergent, and ensure you block the sink drain first. Besides, make sure you use a baby toothbrush as the soft bristles can easily clean off the dirt. After that, you can dry the jewelry using a lint-free fabric and then store it in your jewelry box.