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Engagement Ring Guide

Five simple steps to find the ring of your dreams.

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Set a Budget

Many have heard of the Two Month Rule; a rule that was marketed by the world’s largest diamond mining company in the 1940’s to take advantage of WWII veterans trying to return their lives to normalcy. The made-up rule encouraged men to spend equal to two months of their salary on an engagement ring. Every couple is as unique as their love story, and no one should be locked in to a 70 year-old rule! At Clean Origin, we believe that the only budgetary rules that should apply are the ones that are correct for you and your situation. If you follow a decades-old rule of how to shop for an engagement ring, you might find yourself in a large amount of debt, which wouldn’t be healthy for your new marriage.

Here are some tips to maximize your budget:

  • Choose an eco-friendly, socially-responsible, lab-created diamond from Clean Origin. Our Lab-created diamonds are as much as 40% less expensive than comparable mined diamonds without any of the negative associations. Our stones are also up to 15% less expensive than our competitors (we’ve checked and you should too).
  • Consider 14kt gold. There’s a reason 14kt is the most prevalent gold karat in the US. It’s level of purity (58%) is balanced with durability for a lifetime of wear at a reasonable cost.
  • Explore our Halo style rings which use multiple smaller Lab Created diamonds to maximize the impact of your center stone. Selecting one of our detailed Halo designs and pairing it with a smaller Lab Created diamond will give you lots of sparkle for less money.

Choose a Lab-Created Diamond

Diamond mining companies have done everything possible to convince folks that the unique properties and origins of a diamond should be shrouded in secrecy and Old World mystery, all while destroying the environments and societies the diamonds come from. We at Clean Origin believe that it is time for transparency. The origins of our Lab Created diamonds are clear and certified, and with over 100 years of combined diamond industry experience on staff, we can guide you through the selection process with concise information and educated advice. One of the greatest benefits of a lab-created diamond is the smaller environmental imp

act. A mined diamond is dug out of the Earth, transported across oceans, shipped across land, and passed from manufacturers to sources and on to retailers. At Clean Origin, our diamonds are created in a lab and sold directly to you. Want to know how to buy an engagement ring that you don’t have to feel bad about? Look no further.

Diamond Education

Education is vital when shopping for your future engagement ring. Make sure you do your research and figure out exactly what specifications you're looking for in your stone.

Helpful Resources

Find Her Ring Size

If you don't know your partner's ring size, that's no problem at all. We'll teach you a few simple tips and tricks that can help you figure it out. Check out our Ring Guide.

The Perfect Setting Style

In addition to the shape of the diamond, you also must choose what setting style you'd like your stone to sit in. Learn about the different settings we offer, here.

Utlilize Our Diamond Experts

We believe it is our obligation to help you select an engagement ring that is completely right for you on every level from budget and size to sparkle and clarity. Clean Origin representatives are trained to educate, guide, and work with you to get the most value out of your budget and create an engagement ring that she will absolutely adore. They know how to buy an engagement ring that is perfect, and they are happy to share their knowledge with you.
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