This post was sponsored by Clean Origin. For more information on our sponsor, affiliate and advertising policies, please click here. Today we’re thrilled to introduce you to Clean Origin, an online source for conflict-free lab grown diamonds in a variety of spectacular vintage and traditional settings. Founded in 2017 by jewelry industry veterans (including a third-generation diamond merchant) who saw a better way forward, Clean Origin offers engagement rings, loose diamonds, wedding sets and more, all with an unwavering commitment to ethically sourced stones. Now, if you’re a bride with an eye for vintage style, you’re might already be aware of the long and storied history of “engagement” or betrothal rings. The first recorded true “diamond engagement ring” was given in the year 1477 (how’s that for vintage!) by the Archduke Maximilian of Austria, on his betrothal to Mary of Burgundy. Since then a variety of stones, cuts and styles have come in and out of fashion, with diamond rings becoming the standard in the early-mid 20th century. But as with so many traditions, complications ensued. Vintage looks are wonderful- vintage labor practices, not so much. The horrors of diamond mining have been well documented, and over time it has become harder and harder for many to justify the cruelties and destruction of an industry meant to find beauty, and for its finds to represent true and lasting love. So how to bring your dream vintage ring into the 21st century? Concerns about sustainability, ethical sourcing and the conflicts driven by diamond mining can be at the forefront of decisions about choosing the perfect vintage inspired ring. And that’s where lab-grown diamonds from Clean Origin swoop in to save the day! A lab-grown diamond is identical in both look and chemistry to diamonds grown in the earth, but is guaranteed to be ethically-sourced. They sparkle, shimmer and shine just like the diamonds pulled from the ground, and their makeup is precisely the same. Man-made stones also use less water, energy and produce fewer carbon-emissions than traditionally mined diamonds, a win for the environment and the consumer. If that weren’t enough, lab-grown diamonds are often 20-40% less expensive than a comparable mined diamond. Stunning stones with a conscience? Where’s the downside! You’ll find that Clean Origin has a range of vintage engagement ring styles, including some gorgeous classic vintage halo designs, side-stone beauties as well as breathtaking solitaire looks. You can build your dream ring starting with the stone, setting or cut, and select your metal from platinum or white, yellow and rose gold. Perhaps best of all (especially when shopping online), their customer service commitment is exceptional. They’re a digitally native startup and recognize the importance of trust and customer support for online shopping. They spotlight a 100-day no questions asked return policy, free shipping and resizing, and a lifetime warranty. They carry a variety of stunning engagement styles, but also feature eternity bands, stackable rings, tennis bracelets and more– all with 100% ethically sourced man-made diamonds, and all backed by the white-glove customer service support they are known for. Bottom line: if you’re looking to bring your vintage style ring into the 21st century, look no further than the lab grown diamonds at Clean Origin!