You can never go wrong with a nice pair of silver stud earrings. Whether you prefer the look of the stud by itself or if you feel like jazzing it up with silver diamond stud earrings, you'll always be in style. Unlike flashy gold, a pair of silver stud earings is as appropriate in the workplace as it is on any night out on the town.

Silver is one of the more versatile materials used in jewelry. It's harder than gold making it more durable and long lasting and has made great strides in catching up to gold's popularity. And a polished silver stud will catch almost anyone's eye particularly with the shorter, en vogue hairstyles of today, i.e. Rihanna and Katie Holmes.

Also, silver complements a wider range of skin tones and clothing colors. Yellow gold can make certain skin tones appear sallow or washed out but silver looks beautiful against almost anyone's skin. Gold often clashes with or even makes the appearance of your clothes fade. Whether you're going to a charity ball dressed in a beautiful yellow designer gown or you're headed to the ballpark and throwing on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, a pair of silver studs is always the perfect accessory.

Not to mention many jewelry fanatics often choose to go with sterling silver stud earrings because it isn't as harsh. There's less of a chance of an allergic reaction with silver than with other types of metal. And let's not forget the price. You can get several pair of quality silver earrings for the price of one gold pair even if you are combining it with precious gemstones.

As far as which type of studs to choose, one of the best ways to decide is to look at your face shape and size. A good rule of thumb is to pick an earring that is larger if you're trying to offset a rounder face or small if you want to make your face appear larger, for instance a pair of smaller silver ball stud earrings may be the route you want to take. Of course, nothing looks as good as what makes you feel good.

Now that we've covered stud size, there is also the polish to consider. A major trend in studs is shiny or matte. Either one is fine. Basically it all comes down to preference. And if you do decide to pair it with your favorite gem or your birthstone, almost any choice you make will pair well with your silver stud earrings.

And of course, as is the case with all fashion, take care of and preserve your silver. What is in style today may not be tomorrow but is sure to make a comeback in the near future.

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