What is a sure-fire way to guarantee you absolutely love your engagement ring? Be involved in the design and selection process! Your engagement ring is more than a piece of jewelry; it becomes a part of you since you’ll likely never take it off. At the very least, you won’t be able to stop staring at it 😉 You deserve to be 100% happy with the style, weight, and size. But for anyone expecting or wishing for a proposal, there is no greater fear than worrying if your better half will get the ring selection process right. With a vast array of settings, diamond cuts, and price points out there, shopping for an engagement ring can be a daunting process. Upsetting the industry by making things just a little easier is Clean Origin. Their website makes it super easy to design your own engagement ring! Here’s how to do it!
Choose Your Diamond
Let’s start with the bling itself. Clean Origin diamonds are 100% lab created. Hang on! Before we lose you, let us be clear – yes, lab-created diamonds are still very much real diamonds! We are not talking about cubic zirconias! The only difference between mined diamonds and lab-grown ones is their origin. Instead of being traditionally mined by workers who are often exploited or forced into labor, lab-made diamonds are grown in – you guessed it – a lab. Lab diamonds are more environmentally friendly as they take considerably less energy to create, and they tend to be less expensive. You can often get the same size diamond for 20 – 30% less (or a larger diamond for the same prize…hint hint)! But do not mistake a cheaper price for cheaper quality! Cutting edge technologies make Clean Origin’s lab-grown diamonds physically, optically, and chemically the same as ones found beneath the earth’s surface.
Once you’ve learned a bit more about the benefits of lab-created diamonds and decided it’s for you, move on to the four C’s: cut, carat, clarity, and color!
A diamond’s cut unleashes light, and basically determines how sparkly that sucker is going to be. But cut also refers to shape, and Clean Origin offers everything from heart shaped stones to emerald cut diamonds to – our personal favorite – round cut engagement rings.
Contrary to popular belief, carat refers to a diamond’s weight, not its size. While cut can actually impact carat, you’ll also want to take your hand size into consideration when choosing the carat. A huge diamond might look a bit outrageous on a very tiny hand. With selections that range from one carat diamonds all the way up to a whopping four carat ring, Clean Origin is bound to have something to fit your hand.
Clarity is determined by the imperfections found inside a diamond, and those with the fewest flaws have the highest clarity grades. Contrary to some beliefs, lab-grown diamonds are not completely flawless and still contain a wide range these imperfections. The fourth C is color, and for white diamonds, the less color it has, the more expensive it will be. Clean Origin offers a variety of lab diamonds on both the clarity and color scales!
Choose Your Setting
Now that the stone is covered, let’s set that baby! There are no technical terms to learn here; this one all comes down to personal taste. Whether you prefer a halo engagement ring, a solitaire setting, or a trio of diamonds, Clean Origin is bound to have something to suit your style.
Time to Purchase!
If taking the plunge on such a life-changing, customized purchase is already giving you buyer’s remorse, fear not. Clean Origin offers a 100-day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the ring for ANY reason, you can return it for a full refund so you can find the ring that’s absolutely perfect. Couple this with free shipping, free resizing, and a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, there really isn’t anything to lose!
Still Have Your Doubts?
Check out some recent Clean Origin reviews and read more about how they compare to natural diamonds. Then, come back here and tell us what you think, or upload a photo of your Clean Origin diamond and tag @burghbrides or use #burghbrides so we can see!
A HUGE thanks to Clean Origin for teaming up with Burgh Brides to bring you this post. While we were compensated for our work, all writing, thoughts, opinions, recommendations, and love for the brand are our own. You can read our full sponsored content disclosure policy here.