I have some small diamond stud earrings. Don't know carat weight but jeweler measured size and estimates they are a little less than 1/4 carat each. I was thinking of remounting them in 3-prong platinum. Local jeweler says they are nice and sparkly and not too small but I'm a bit hesitant about putting money into them since they are a bit small and I have a lot of hair. I've always been more of a gold hoop girl. What started this whole thing is that I had my ears repierced and I'm having trouble getting them healed completely. Dr. advised platinum. Now I'm wanting half carats instead of the ones I have. But not sure I want to spend $2-3,000 on them. I could get CZs but then I'll feel like I'm wearing fakes. And getting them set in platinum would probably be a waste. there is one store I know of that sells Russian CZs set in 18k. Help! I do have the $ for the diamonds but I guess the question is how big a priority is it? Is it worth that $ to me. Another option I'd consider that most of you would probably think tacky would be a lower quality diamond or a treated one that has a good cut. What about that for earrings?