Sparkling holiday gifts for every stage of a relationship

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(This story is sponsored by Clean Origin.)

There’s a lot riding on Christmas gifts – whether you are newly dating or in a committed relationship. 

The present needs to be thoughtful, unforgettable and high-quality but finding an item that checks all these boxes year after year is quite the challenge. 

The difference between giving a memorable gift to your loved one versus a thoughtless present is monumental. A tiny box filled with a piece of glistening jewellery can land you a steamy smooch under the mistletoe. Whereas gifting a six-piece soap set could lead you to an evening spent sleeping on the couch. 

Luckily, impressing your significant other with your gift-giving abilities (and getting that mistletoe kiss) has never been easier. Clean Origin offers 100 per cent real lab-grown diamond jewellery that will leave your partner speechless when it’s unwrapped on Christmas morning.

Clean Origin’s lab-grown diamonds are created through an ethical and environmentally conscious process. The gemstones are grown within state of the art laboratories so Clean Origin can promise the best value and quality.

Clean Origin’s online Holiday Gift Guide is filled with curated suggestions sure to make your significant other feel special this Christmas. To further help our readers, we’ve found the most sought-after jewellery pieces for every stage of a relationship.

Dating

Similar to your new relationship, lab-grown diamond stud earrings are sparkly, bright and everlasting. If this is your first Christmas together, now is the chance to impress with your romantic prowess. 

Not only are they beautiful, but diamond stud earrings are also exceedingly practical. They can be matched with any outfit, worn at any time and will never go out of style.

Clean Origin’s diamond stud earrings come in two different mounting styles. The Classic Four Prong Studs are perfect for a significant other who prefers the look of minimalistic jewellery. If you’re shopping for someone who likes to wear more unique pieces, consider a set of the on trend Three Prong Studs.

Tip from Santa: Before ordering a pair of these elegant studs, check out your partner’s current jewellery collection to see if they prefer wearing white or yellow gold. 

Both styles range in carat (CT) weight from three-quarter CT to two CT and start at $769. All of Clean Origin’s diamond earrings are certified by the International Gemological Institute to ensure a minimum grade of I/J colour and SI1/VS2 clarity.

Every diamond is graded on a universal colour and clarity scale. On the colour scale, the letters D, E and F represent a colourless diamond, which is ideal. The letters on the other side of the spectrum, S, T, U, V W, X represent diamonds with a yellow tint. For more information on the colour grading scale, click here

The diamond studs sit at a minimum colour grade of I/J, making them fall toward the desired colourless side of the spectrum.

When it comes to gemstone clarity, the scale seems even more intimidating. Diamonds that are flawless (FL) or internally flawless (IF) are on the top of the scale, VVS1 and VVS2 along with VS1 and VS2 are in the middle, and included (I1, I2 and I3) are at the bottom. If you’re looking for a diamond with minimal speckles and internal markings, stick toward the top and upper-middle of the grading scale. Find more on the clarity scale here

Clean Origin’s gorgeous diamond studs have a clarity grade of SI1/VS2, which means they have limited internal markings.

Ready to get engaged

December is the most romantic time of year to get engaged. Snow is falling, joyful holiday décor is all around and Christmas cheer is in the air. 

The holidays provide countless opportunities to ask the love of your life to spend forever with you. Whether you’re out snowshoeing or sipping on mulled wine by the fire, your partner will be surprised when you present a glittering engagement ring.

Clean Origin gives you the option to pick from popular engagement ring styles or to create your own.

If your beloved partner has yet to share their “engagement rings” Pinterest board with you, minimalistic solitaire rings are trending this year. This style is elegant, classic and showcases a single diamond sitting on a simple band. 

At Clean Origin, bands are available in platinum, rose gold and 14-karat or 18-karat white and yellow gold. If you’re unaware of your future fiancé’s diamond preferences, circle and oval-shaped diamonds look best with this style. 

Shop the Allegro Collection to ensure shipment for your holiday proposal. 

Married

Even though you’ve managed to lock your partner down, you still need to impress them every once in a while. Keep the flame alive and burning by gifting an eternity band this Christmas. 

An eternity band symbolizes never-ending love and has diamonds wrapped around the entire band. 

Your partner can stack the sparkling eternity band alongside an engagement ring and wedding band or wear it on another finger. Play it safe by purchasing an eternity band that’s made of the same metal as the other two rings or spice things up by mixing metals. The concept of mixing metals on a ring finger stack has become especially fashionable over the last few years. 

If your anniversary happens to be around the holidays, gifting your spouse an anniversary band on Christmas will leave them with misty eyes. These glitzy bands can be gifted to your deserving partner on any anniversary – there are no rules in terms of timing.

To build a custom engagement ring or to browse Clean Origin’s collections, click here.

For more holiday gift ideas or to learn more about lab-grown diamonds, visit www.cleanorigin.com/.

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