The general rule of thumb when buying anything with diamonds is to keep the 4Cs in mind:
Cut refers to how well the diamond was cut and polished to the correct shape. It determines how brilliant and sparkly a diamond will be.
Clarity is how many imperfections or blemishes a diamond has. Even a diamond with slight marks or blemishes will still appear the same when looking at it.
Color refers to the absence of color, with colorless diamonds being the rarest and sought-after. Most natural diamonds have a slight tint of yellow or brown color, but if you get a near colorless diamond, you usually aren't able to see this tint with the naked eye.
While carat weight is an indicator of a diamond's weight, it directly affects the size perception of a diamond ring. If you want a large center stone, this is the diamond attribute you'll want to invest more of your budget on.
Another factor to consider is the precious metal of the jewelry. Many jewelry gifts are made with sterling silver; however, it can cause an allergic reaction in those with sensitive skin. Opting for other precious metals, such as 18k yellow gold or platinum, may be a better idea should that be the case
Lastly, remember to keep your budget in mind. Gifting jewelry can be expensive depending on what you are looking for and the quality of the jewelry. Fortunately for you, at Clean Origin, our lab grown diamond jewelry is 20-40% less expensive than traditional diamond jewelry.