So thinking about getting her diamond earings for x-mas, only has CZ's currently and wants the real thing... I have never bought diamonds and have no idea what to look for. She is petite and kind of dresses in the J. crew style of clothing. Probably doesnt want something gaudy or huge... I read that with earings you can go lower on the clarity scale than with a ring, and thus find better deals, thats about as far as I've got. I keep hearing ads locally for "our diamonds are garunteed to appraise for double," or seeing diamond earings at what appear to be good prices on groupon or overstock..but not sure what to look for and dont want to get a bad deal... I'd like to find a good price though, neither of us are currently making a large salary. Thanks for any info!