Eco-Friendly Recycled Metals


Stunning American Made Settings

We set the MiaDonna Diamond Hybrids®, our Man Made Diamonds and our Lab Created Synthetic Rubies, Sapphires and Emeralds in the finest settings available. All our settings are made with solid, eco-friendly (recycled) 14K or 18K Gold, 950 Pure Palladium or 950 Pure Platinum. Every ring is individually hand crafted and is created for you. We do not re-use settings and when you receive your ring from us you will be the first one to ever try it on.

All our settings are manufactured in the United States and not overseas to ensure that they are well constructed, using more metal per ring than other jewelers with like models and are made under both environmental and ethical conditions. By doing this we can guarantee your jewelry to be conflict free and of the highest quality and integrity.

If you would like to learn more about finding the right size for your setting, please visit our sizing page.


Custom Settings

Every setting we offer is fully customizable to any alteration or addition that you want. If there is a setting that you do not see on our site or that you have created yourself, we are fully capable of replicating or designing a piece from scratch. Please visit our Special Services page if you are interested in designing your own ring or altering an existing piece.


MiaDonna's precious metals comparison

Choosing between solid white gold, yellow gold, platinum or palladium is primarily a style preference. However, the setting choice contributes to the value and wearability, and should be a factor in the final selection of metal for yourself or your loved one. At MiaDonna & Co. every setting is created using only the finest eco-friendly (recycled) solid gold, 950 pure platinum or 950 pure palladium from refineries that represent our commitment to the earth. Metals you’ll love for their beauty and be proud to wear for their minimal impact on the environment.


Metal Comparison


Properties

14K Gold White and Yellow

18K Gold White and Yellow

Palladium

Platinum

Make Up

Eco friendly Recycled Gold 58.50%, Zinc 7.5%, Copper 21.5%, nickel 9%

14K ROSE Gold 58.34%, Silver 2%, Copper 39.66%

Eco friendly Recycled Gold 75%, Zinc 5%, Copper 12.5%, Nickel 5%

18K ROSE Gold 75%, Silver 4.25%, Copper 20.25%, Zinc 5%

Eco friendly Recycled Pure 950 Palladium 95.5%, Ruthenium & Gallium 4.5%

Eco friendly Recycled 950 Pure Platinum 95.5%, Iridium 4.5%

Color

White, Yellow and Rose

White, Yellow and Rose

Grey-White

Grey-White

Finish

Bright shiny mirror quality finish. All of MiaDonna’s settings are finished by highly skilled craftsmen with the finest equipment available. We only use Rhodium of the highest quality to dip our gold pieces.

Bright shiny mirror quality finish. All of MiaDonna’s settings are finished by highly skilled craftsmen with the finest equipment available. We only use Rhodium of the highest quality to dip our gold pieces.

Shiny glowing finish. Palladium products take more polishing steps to achieve a truly nice finish. Because of the incredible hardness of Palladium it takes a very qualified craftsman to create pieces from this metal.

Shiny glowing finish. Platinum products take more polishing steps to achieve a truly nice finish. You can expect your platinum piece to come highly polished.

Overall durability and wear

14K Gold contains a higher level of nickel alloy and is harder than 18K gold. Gold will wear over periods of time. White gold will yellow after a few years. Gold is more likely to chip and in some cases can lose metal.

18K Gold contains a higher percentage of gold in its make up. It will wear a bit faster than 14K overtime. 18K white gold will also yellow after a few years. Gold is more likely to chip and in some cases can lose metal.

Palladium is the hardest of our metals from the platinum family, and like Platinum, it retains its metal when scratched. Palladium will wear over time developing "Patina", which is considered by most to be a very desirable look. Patina is the sheen on the surface of the ring that is produced with time and age.

Platinum, when scratched or dented, will retain its metal unlike gold. Platinum will wear over time developing "Patina", which is considered by most to be a very desirable look. Patina is the sheen on the surface of the ring that is produced with time and age.

Hypoallergenic

No

No

Yes

Yes

Vickers Scale of Hardness Rating

White Gold 100 -165 (HV)

White Gold 80 to 220 (HV)

Our Palladium 120 – 125 (HV)

Our Platinum 95 – 100 (HV)

Repairs

Gold will melt with minimal heat compared to palladium or platinum. All your gold jewelry can be repolished and redipped in Rhodium to give it a new finish. Nearly any qualified jeweler can re finish an old ring created in gold.

Gold will melt with minimal heat compared to palladium or platinum. All your gold jewelry can be repolished and redipped in Rhodium to give it a new finish. Nearly any qualified jeweler can re finish an old ring created in gold.

Palladium requires a specialized jeweler to refinish pieces. Palladium requires a considerable amount of heat and needs to be repaired carefully to ensure there will not be any future durability problems. Our jewelers are highly qualified in creating pieces out of palladium and can make or repair any piece you buy from MiaDonna.

Platinum, while very similar to Palladium, is slightly easier to work with and can be repaired or re polished without any problems. Again many people opt to leave their platinum pieces in the original condition waiting for the ring to develop its natural patina.

Price

(in a stable market)

The least expensive metal offered. It’s also the most common among everyday consumers.

Containing more gold than 14K, 18K usually is priced a couple hundred dollars more for an average size setting.

Comparable in price to 18K gold, palladium is quite affordable for the strength it offers.

Platinum is the priciest of all the metals and can easily double the cost of any setting originally priced in 14K gold.

Additional notes:

14K gold is great for use with all settings. Less expensive for those heavy settings and strong enough for the delicate ones. Make sure your significant other is not allergic to metals before choosing gold.

18K gold is a great choice for that person that has a heavy or thicker setting and wants to add a bit more gold to the over all piece.

Palladium is perfect for those that want the strength of platinum at an 18K gold price. It is also an excellent metal to use with very fine delicate settings that can benefit from its strength.

Platinum is an excellent metal to use with very fine delicate settings that can benefit from its strength. It also develops a beautiful patina for those who appreciate that type of finish.