While the main attraction of your engagement ring is your new lab-grown diamond, the setting and metal color you choose is just as important. While there are endless possibilities for setting styles when it comes to your metal choices the most popular are gold and platinum. With gold available in 3 different colors — white, yellow, and rose — it remains the most popular precious metal choice for brides to be.
White gold is made of a combination of pure gold, along with a mix of other metals such as silver, palladium, and nickel. This mixture is what gives white gold its silver color. Some jewelers will charge a bit more for white gold due to the addition of rhodium plating. However, at Clean Origin, all of our 14kt gold rings, as well as our 18kt gold rings are priced the same — regardless of the color.
While similar in appearance to platinum, white gold is much more affordable, while platinum is a more durable metal choice. Clean Origin offers all our settings and wedding band styles in 14 and 18k white gold.
Yellow gold is typically a mixture of pure gold, copper, and nickel, which gives it its warm yellow appearance. Clean Origin offers all our engagement ring and wedding band styles in 14k and 18k yellow gold. Visually, 14k yellow gold has a less intense yellow color than 18 karat gold. The only difference between 14k and 18k gold is how much true gold is present, and 14k gold will cost less than 18k gold. It is not advised to choose 24k gold for your engagement or wedding ring because it is a very soft metal, and prone to scratching. Yellow gold is the truest color of god, and is the purest out of white, yellow, and rose gold. Yellow gold looks stunning for any setting style, but we especially love this metal color on vintage settings. For a classic look, pear, oval, emerald-cut, and cushion-cut diamonds are gorgeous in a yellow-gold setting.
Rose gold is a newer look for engagement rings, but have become more and more popular each year. Rose gold is made up of pure gold with silver and copper alloys. At Clean Origin, almost all of our rings are available in 14kt rose gold. This means the gold used is 58.3% pure and the ring will be durable due to the amount of ‘other’ metals included. We only offer 14k rose gold at Clean Origin. Rose gold has become especially popular with the millennial generation, who are looking for a more unique look when it comes to their engagement ring. Some brides even choose to mix and match with their engagement ring rose gold and their wedding band in yellow or white gold.
Here is a list of some of our favorite gold engagement ring styles!
Yellow Gold Settings
The Classica Ring
This ring features a small bridge beneath your center stone to enhance its stature and prominence. Choose from any of our 8 diamond shapes to really create a one of a kind look.
Perfect Fit Milgrain Grand Ring
From our Perfect Fit collection, this design ensures that the ring will not turn while on your ringer, with sculpted sides providing a comfortable fit. We love this classic meets vintage setting with beautiful milgrain details that add a romantic touch.
White Gold Settings
Petite Delicate Halo Ring
One of our most popular halo styles, this setting features a row of scalloped pavé set diamonds along the shank of the ring. And the lab-created diamonds encircling your round stone will make it appear larger!
From our Nouveau Collection, this classic ring features an extra-thin 1.6mm band lined with lab-created diamonds and a diamond that is set low to the finger.
Rose Gold Settings
A vintage-style setting with beautiful scroll designs and a touch of classic style. Compatible with 8 different diamond shapes, we love this setting with a classic round brilliant or cushion diamond.
Jade Solitaire Ring
Featuring north south east west prongs studded with diamonds and a thin 1.5mm band, this ring is eye-catching from every angle, especially in rose gold. The perfect blend of edgy and classic.