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10 Facts About September Sapphire Birthstones

September is here and we’ve laid out 10 facts about this month’s sapphire birthstone! Read along to learn more about this precious gemstone and see some of our favorite MiaDonna sapphire rings and accessories. 1 The most popular sapphires are...

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Alexandrite Color Comparison

Often described as an emerald by day and a ruby by night, the alexandrite gemstone is unique in its color-changing variety. MiaDonna’s alexandrite gemstones are true laboratory-grown alexandrite of the famous color-change chrysoberyl variety. These gemstones have the same exact...

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What is a Diamond Simulant?

Simulant diamonds, also known as imitation diamonds, are manufactured to have the optical characteristics of diamonds, however, their chemical makeup is entirely different. It is important to note that lab-grown diamonds are NOT simulants as they are physically, chemically, and...

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What is a Man Made Diamond?

We’re here to clear the air and lay down the facts on what man made diamonds are. Also known as lab-grown diamonds, man made diamonds are 100% REAL diamonds. MiaDonna works closely with the world’s biggest and most respected diamond...

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Lab-Grown Diamond vs Diamond Hybrid®

We often get asked, “What's the difference between lab-grown diamonds and the Diamond Hybrid®?” We’re here to break it down for you and make your decision process easier. The first thing you need to know is that these are two...

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Top 5 Diamond Hybrid® Questions

Lately we’ve been getting asked about the Diamond Hybrid® and its quality and durability compared to that of earth-mined or lab-created diamonds. While we do our best to educate via our product informational pages, we thought it would be beneficial...

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Lab-Created Gemstones, the Perfect Pop of Color

Our lab-created gemstones are grown using the most scientifically advanced processes - which produce REAL rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and alexandrites, with identical physical, optical and chemical make-up to their natural gemstone equivalent. Our selection of lab-created gems are sourced from Chatham...

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10 Facts About Lab-Created Diamonds

While people have been experimenting with the technology used to grow diamonds for over a century now, it has only been in the last decade that we have been able to perfect the science of creating gem-quality diamonds in a...

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The Diamond Hybrid® vs. Moissanite

We are often asked what the difference is between the Diamond Hybrid® and Moissanite. For a long time, Moissanite was the only diamond alternative, other than CZ, available on the market. However, with advancements in technology, comes superior diamond simulant...

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5 Reasons to Choose a Recycled Diamond

As one of the pioneering retailers of eco-friendly engagement rings and lab-created diamonds, I have been fortunate during the last 10 years to have had many interactions with the environmentally and socially responsible consumer.

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Lab-Created Diamonds vs. Simulant Diamonds

By now you’ve most likely heard of lab-created diamonds and simulated diamonds, but do you know the difference? With so many terms used to label each, and with an abundance of misleading information available online, we thought it was time...

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Lab-Created Diamonds vs. Earth-Mined Diamonds

At MiaDonna we work closely with the world’s biggest and most respected diamond growers, cutters and engineers to bring you exceptional quality man-made diamonds, created in a modern-day lab environment, that are chemically, optically and physically identical to a mined...