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What is a Tennis Bracelet?

The epitome of class and elegance, tennis bracelets are one of the most timeless jewelry pieces you’ll ever own, a true staple you will pass on for generations. We wanted to break down what a tennis bracelet is, why we...

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5 Lab-Grown Diamond Myths Debunked

When it comes to comparing earth-mined diamonds and lab-grown diamonds (LGD), many earth-mined diamond jewelers and industry professionals incorrectly report the "differences" between the two products. In reality, they’re nearly identical, with the primary differences being origin and cost. We're...

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On International Women's Day, We Salute You!

MiaDonna started with a mother who's passion for changing the world and helping children led her to build the world's first socially responsible bridal jewelry line. Because of our roots, we at MiaDonna hold International Women's Day very near and dear to...

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Why You Should Choose Lab-Grown Diamonds

It’s no surprise that we’re passionate about the Earth, the communities living on it, and making ethical and sustainable choices when it comes to jewelry. Some people aren’t aware that lab-grown diamonds are a thing, some people prefer mined diamonds,...

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How to Choose a Diamond for Your Engagement Ring?

Choosing the perfect diamond jewelry can be an extremely overwhelming process. Rather than worrying about the style of the setting, we say focus on the highlight of the piece, the diamond. Understanding the 4C's is a great way to maximize...

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Anatomy of a Ring

When it comes to designing the perfect lab-grown diamond ring, there are many different features to consider. While it’s important to know exactly what you want, it’s equally necessary to know the definition of each different ring detail. In order...

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2017 Impact Report

Written by Carly Burkhartsmeyer Mining for diamonds seriously damages our Earth, often in irreparable ways. More than 150 million carats of diamonds are extracted annually, producing catastrophic results for the environment. As a leading retailer of conflict free lab-grown diamonds,...

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Latest MiaDonna News

Written by Carly Burkhartsmeyer Introducing the New Greener Diamond Agricultural Training Center As 2018 rolled around, MiaDonna announced that 22% of profits from 2017 would be donated and used to fund the creation of the new Greener Diamond Agricultural Training...

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How to Clean a Diamond Ring

Do you know when and how to clean a diamond ring? When you first receive your ring after purchasing, it looks bright, shiny and sparkly. Similar to buying a new car, eventually "life" builds up on your ring and it...

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#BehindTheBling

Human Right Watch shed light on the underlying issues of mining diamonds and gold. We applaud the companies that are taking the steps in order to support the human rights but more can be done and more should be done....

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6 Most Common Questions About Recycled Metal

When it comes to choosing a recycled metal type for your engagement ring or wedding band, style is the primary decision-maker. Another key factor to consider is how each recycled metal type contributes to the value and wearability of your ring....

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2017 in Review - A Message from the CEO

2017 proved to be a great year for MiaDonna and The Greener Diamond Foundation. We continued to push boundaries and achieve greater heights within the lab-grown diamond industry and as a charity with our mission to give back and create...

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Women in the Diamond Industry

In years past, the diamond industry was recognized as a male-dominated space. Up until now, men have been calling all the shots. In 1938, De Beers created the engagement ring trend that evidently became a tradition. Women were told to...

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Engagement Ring Dos and Don’ts

You are the proud owner of a new conflict-free diamond engagement ring, but do you know the best way to take care of it? MiaDonna’s fine jewelry is handcrafted to last a lifetime. With proper treatment and gentle care, you...

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What Makes MiaDonna Engagement Rings Ethical?

If you’re on the market for an ethical engagement ring, you’ve come to the right place. MiaDonna’s is the right choice for those looking for beautiful, affordable and conflict-free bridal jewelry. We believe in being transparent with all of our...

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A Little About Our Newest MiaDonna Blogger!

Meet Anna Rojas, MiaDonna's new Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Originally from Southern California, Anna settled down in Portland last year and has since grown to love the city, its people and the beautiful outdoor surroundings. Get to know a...

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MiaDonna CEO Recipient of 40 Under 40 Award

We are excited to announce that MiaDonna Founder and CEO, Anna-Mieke Anderson was a 2014 recipient of Portland Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 Award.  Anna-Mieke was recognized with an award at a luncheon celebrating the next-generation of influential leaders...

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An Open Letter to Mothers

Dear Mothers, Sisters, Wives, Girlfriends ... Diamond Lovers: For over a decade I have lead MiaDonna & Company, the original laboratory-grown diamond retailer, with passion and the purpose of creating a greener diamond industry for all. However, the time has...

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Introducing MiaDonna 5.0

I’m so excited to announce that the new and totally revamped MiaDonna website is officially live. It's the 5th website we’ve designed since I started the business 12 years ago, and just like me, it keeps getting better with age....

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2016 in Review - A Message From the CEO

What a fantastic year it has been for MiaDonna, The Greener Diamond Foundation, and the Lab-Grown Diamond industry at-large. We have pushed boundaries and broken old traditions to create a greener diamond industry. Here's a recap of 2016: The Greener...

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Press Release: Muhammad Ali’s Daughter & America’s Queen of Eco-Diamonds

Unveil Scientific Breakthrough: Largest Grown-in-the-USA-Laboratory-Diamond Giving Tuesday Charity Campaign Launch to Save African Blood Diamond Orphans 2016 Christmas Diamond Shoppers Suffer Sticker Shock   News Package https://vimeo.com/192831342 B-Roll & Bites https://vimeo.com/193212312 PORTLAND, OR –During the holidays, when millions of Americans...

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How to Order Your Engagement Ring

Ordering Online with MiaDonna We know all too well that ordering online can be a daunting task. So that’s why we went ahead and created a simple ordering process that takes the stress out of shopping online. Now you can...

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How to Buy Diamonds Online

Buying diamonds online has never been easier. Once upon a time, consumers were limited to the small and limited diamond selection offered by their local jewelry store, entrusting a single person to help them make one of the biggest (and...

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Summer Care Tips for Your Lab-Grown Diamond Ring

Lab-grown diamond rings are great year round, however, from swimming to sunscreen, the summer season creates many unique situations that pose challenges for jewelry lovers. To stave off any 'summertime jewelry blues' we have asked our team of experts what...

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MiaDonna's NEW Home Try-On Program

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our exclusive Home Try-On Program. Select 3 sample rings. Try them on at home. Choose your favorite. Order it online. Simple as that! Try 3 for Free! We want every MiaDonna customer...

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Why Everyone Should Buy Their Engagement Ring Online

It’s the 21st century, most of us spend the day on our computers, tablets or phones, either conducting business or socializing...AND let’s not forget the shopping! While a lot of us are comfortable buying jeans, books or housewares online, buying...

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What are Eco-Friendly Recycled Metals?

Choosing between solid white gold, yellow gold, rose 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...

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How to Buy a Conflict-Free Diamond in Your Budget

Buying a conflict-free diamond on your budget is less intimidating than it may seem. We asked MiaDonna’s resident lab-created diamond expert, Linley, about her top tips for buying a conflict-free diamond on any budget. Tip#1 – The 5th C If you...

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Top Lab-Grown Diamond Companies Form an Alliance

MiaDonna & Company Founding Member of the International Grown Diamond Association PORTLAND, Oregon – February 04, 2016 –MiaDonna & Company is excited to announce the launch of the International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA) as well as their role as a founding...

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Well Played De Beers, Well Played

It is no secret that the traditional diamond industry is resisting to accept lab-grown diamonds. For years mining companies have been trying to slow the popularity of this new earth-mined alternative. As a leader of the lab-created diamond movement, it's important to predict...

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2015, The Year for Lab-Grown Diamonds!

We have arrived! MiaDonna CEO, Anna-Mieke Anderson shares what an amazing year this has been for lab-grown diamonds! I am thrilled to be one of the industry pioneers forging this new era in diamonds. We are doing things now that I...

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Engagement Season is Here

It is my favorite time of year... ENGAGEMENT SEASON! One of the things I love most about engagement season is seeing all of the creative customizations our customers come up with. Whether it’s simply modifying their favorite MiaDonna engagement ring...

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Put a Lab-Created Diamond Ring On It

MiaDonna and The Greener Diamond founder, Anna-Mieke Anderson wrote this fantastic article for betterdiamondinitiative.org. It’s all about consumer choice and how you can make a difference just by choosing a conflict-free lab-created diamond for your engagement ring. If you are...

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The Truth About Conflict-Free Diamonds

Markup from earth-mined diamond jewelers can be as much as 100-200%. That’s the equivalent of paying $200 for a bunch of bananas. If you’re willing to pay that kind of markup for something that grows naturally and in abundance, well,...