About Each Company
Clean Origin. Founded by Alexander Weindling, third-generation diamantaire and former global managing director for Georg Jensen; Ryan Bonifacino, former chief marketing officer and digital VP of Alex and Ani; and Terry Burman, who served as CEO for Signet Jewelers, Sterling Jewelers, and chairman Zale Corporation. This group of diamond and jewelry veterans know a thing or two about the industry and saw a new-age of diamonds in lab-grown. In fact, at Clean Origin, you won’t find any mined diamonds in any product. From the large center stones to the accent diamonds lining the band of a pave ring, each stone is 100% man-made. As a digitally native brand, products are priced extremely competitively due to lack of overhead found at other brick and mortar stores.
Diamond Foundry. Established in 2013, this San Francisco-based company was founded by a group of engineers on a mission to figure out how to create a lab-grown diamond. However, after figuring out the science behind man-made diamonds, it took them a while to dive into the design side of engagement rings. For a while, Diamond Foundry simply worked with partnering designers to distribute their stones. Today, their website allows you to ‘customize’ a ring with limited attributes and design options. And, although lab-grown diamonds usually cost anywhere from 20-40% less than mined diamonds, Diamond Foundry states that their diamonds cost just as much, if not more than their mined counterparts.
Pricing: How Do We Compare?
COMPARATIVE PRICING FOR A 1.54 CT ROUND STONE IN F COLOR AND VS2 CLARITY AND MINIMUM VERY GOOD CUT GRADE
1.54 ct size includes stones ranging from 1.52ct to 1.56ct
COMPARATIVE PRICING FOR A 2.00 CT ROUND STONE IN G COLOR AND SI1 CLARITY AND MINIMUM VERY GOOD CUT GRADE
2.00 ct size includes stones ranging from 1.98ct to 2.02ct
At Clean Origin, we pride ourselves on our white-glove customer service team. Our team averages 4+ years in the diamond industry and they’re there to help find the best ring for our customers, not for their commission checks. We offer phone, email and chat support to answer any and all questions you might have. We keep an open line of communication from the time you reach out, forward. We do not lose interest simply because you’ve already made a purchase. Our customers are our main priority and that care continues through the lifetime of your Clean Origin product.