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Engagement Ring Styles 101

Everyone has a personal aesthetic or style. One of the most frightening parts of choosing an engagement ring is choosing the right one. While we specialize in finding you the perfect diamond, we know that a diamond is only as good as the setting in which it is placed. That is why our process does not stop there and will keep going until together we create a piece of jewelry that makes your heart sing. At Clean Origin, we have a design library of over 1600 engagement rings. From bridal sets to vintage or classic engagement rings, with an array of lab-grown diamond or metal choices — for any budget — real variety of choice is our gift to you.

If you don’t find just the right engagement ring in our featured collections, let us know what it is you are looking for and we will sift through our designs until we can guide you towards the perfect engagement ring. And because of our dedication to finding exactly the kind of jewelry that our customers need, if that doesn’t work we will work closely with you to create a custom design a Bespoke Engagement Ring that will be yours, and yours alone.

In addition to your budget, your intended personal style and taste in jewelry is the main consideration that should guide your selection of a setting. With that in mind, here are some suggestions that may help you narrow down the choices. Check their Pinterest posts — do they have any dedicated to accessories or jewelry? Ask their other friends and family — perhaps they have talked about potential engagement rings with them. Do a little window shopping together and, most importantly, pay attention to their reactions to specific looks and/or gifts.


solitaire engagement ring


A Solitaire setting is timeless and many customers enjoy it because it is not subject to the whims of fashion. These engagement rings elegantly showcase the center diamond with no distraction from side stones, and their plain metal bands create an effect that brings all eyes to the star of the show.

With all eyes on your diamond, be sure to have a gemstone that's ready for the limelight. Focus on clarity and color, especially if your diamond is round.

Speaking of shape, another great aspect of solitaire settings is their versatility to hold all diamond shapes. Explore all possibilities and find the shape that you'll love for years to come.

All Clean Origin solitaire rings come in white, yellow and rose gold. As a result, our customers can keep it classic with a white gold and diamond combination, or add a unique touch with a colored metal band.


classic engagement ring


Our Classic Collection is sort of solitaire version 2. The center gemstone is still the star of the show, but rows of accent diamonds are set into the band of the ring to create additional sparkle and glamour. This style of ring is among the most popular of today’s ring designs and really bridges the gap between the simplicity of a solitaire and the bolder statements of modern design. They are incredibly versatile, allowing you to customize them to suit however you most like to wear your jewelry. Classic rings can have anything from one to three metal bands, even allowing for a weave on a tow-banded ring if that is more your style. Single bands can also have a twist or weave, or simply sit flat for a traditional look.

That is why these rings are so-named for a very obvious reason, they will never go out of style. As with a solitaire ring, you still have plenty of center gemstone options, which are accompanied by accent diamonds that can sparkle in a white, yellow or rose gold band.


halo engagement ring


Halo engagement rings add a circle of diamonds around your center stone to add sparkle and make the center diamond look larger — hence the term “halo.” Halo designs have become very popular with today’s modern customer who is not afraid to make a bold and sparkling statement with their engagement ring.

When it comes to your center gemstone, your shape options might be a bit more limited than solitaire or classic. A round diamond with a ring of smaller lab-grown diamonds is the most popular, but it's also fun to add a halo to a pear-shaped gemstone. Browse our large selection of halo settings and find the one that fits best for your personality!

However, even though your choice of diamond shape may be slightly more limited with this style, there are still some important decisions to be made regarding your jewelry. With that in mind, there are a few golden rules to follow when shopping for your halo setting, so be sure to read more about halo rings, below.


vintage engagement ring


Vintage designs create a sense of romance by bringing us back to a slower, less hectic time — yet with the strength and resiliency of a modern piece of jewelry. Vintage engagement rings feature milgraining, filigree and scrollwork to soften the lines of the ring and introduce a softness to the design. In a vintage engagement ring, it is all about the details and intricacies of the design.

But don't worry...there's still plenty of room for sparkle in your vintage engagement ring! Our diverse selection of vintage rings will allow for any number of center stones that will accentuate the gorgeous precision in the setting.

Your ring is sure to be a crowd pleaser and a major talking point...especially when its gleaming center gemstone is a lab-grown diamonds!


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Often confused with cut, the shape of a diamond is the physical appearance that it takes. The most popular shape is the round brilliant.
The cut of a diamond determines how effectively light that enters the stone is refracted within and reflected back through the top of the diamond, providing sparkle. The best cut grade is defined as Ideal, followed by Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Fair. Fancy shape stones often do not receive cut grades and will be listed as 'None.'
Carat refers to the actual weight of a diamond and is a unit of measure equal to 0.2 grams. In all diamonds, carat weight is a large contributor to the price of the stone.
The color in diamonds is actually the absence of color, graded on an alphabetical scale from D to Z, with D being a colorless diamond and Z being yellow.
Clarity measures the amount of inclusions or imperfections found in a diamond. The best clarity is VVS1 followed by VVS2, VS1, VS2, SI1, and SI2. Although other levels of clarity exist, we only carry diamonds with quality we can stand behind.
A cut grade that makes up less than 1% of all the diamonds in the world. Perfectly symmetrical with plenty of sparkle. Viewed from above, you will see eight symmetrical arrows and from below, eight perfectly symmetrical hearts.