Clean Origin Blog

  • Prettier In Pink

    Everywhere you turn, Pink Gold (or Rose Gold) is in style. But this hasn’t always been the case historically. Pink Gold has undergone periods of being en vogue, like during the Victorian Era, or in the early 1920’s when Cartier introduced the Trinity Ring. This would give way to platinum... Read Story
  • Cushion Engagement Rings

    Timeless and feminine, cushion-cut diamonds are one of the most popular choices for engagement rings—and have been for centuries. They feature large facets that maximize brilliance and rounded angles that create a soft, romantic feel. A popular choice for vintage-lovers and the more modern-minded alike, one of these beauties will... Read Story
  • Gold That Glitters

    Yellow gold jewelry looks nice on anyone, but is particularly beautiful when contrasted with olive and darker skin tones. There is also a sense of purity and excellence to yellow gold. After all, yellow is the natural color of gold and is associated with trophies, medals and other symbolic accomplishments... Read Story
  • Oval Engagement Rings

    With a distinctive yet timeless oval diamond engagement ring, your love will stand out from the crowd. Because oval diamonds have an elongated, symmetrical shape that slims and lengthens the finger, they are a popular choice for elegant brides-to-be. These modified brilliant-cut gemstones particularly shine when accompanied by one of... Read Story
  • What Your Cut Says About You

    Go with what you know. That’s our advice when it comes to selecting a diamond cut for your engagement ring purchase. Deciding on which stone to pick shouldn’t take a Myers Briggs personality test, but the cut does say a lot about your partner and your relationship. Here's a brief... Read Story
  • This Pop Diva Is Seeing Red

    "Heartbreaker you've got the best of me But I just keep on comin' back incessantly Oh why did you have to run your game on me I should have known right from the start You'd go and break my heart" For Mariah Carey, a recent split from Australian media baron... Read Story
  • How to keep your ring looking like new

    An engagement ring is meant to last a lifetime, but like all good things, a little care and consideration can help keep its sparkle at all times. Here are a few Clean Origin approved tips for keeping that shine, 24/7/365. Don't Get Grabby Always pick up an engagement ring by... Read Story
  • Should You Ask Her Father?

    One of the oldest, most time honored rules in the proposal process is for the groom to ask the bride-to-be’s father for permission to get married. This tradition dates back to a time when marriage was up to the bride’s family, not so much to the bride herself. Thankfully, society... Read Story
  • "Will You Marry Me" Meets Reality TV

    It’s The Bachelor meets Miss USA, only on ABC. On June 18, 10 eligible daters hope to find the love of their lives in just one hour. They call it The Proposal and Mike Fleiss, the mastermind behind The Bachelor/Bachelorette series, is once again calling the shots. Instead of the... Read Story
  • Tips For Your Summer Proposal

    The beautiful summer weather (and wedding season) is finally here. But longer days, pristine sunsets, barbecues and fireworks also mean proposals and engagements. Lots and lots of engagements. And while summer is one of the best times to pop the question to that special someone, it should also involve a... Read Story

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