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Bride & Groom Guide

8 Ways To Stretch Your Engagement Ring Budget

With engagement season upon us, it’s important to know how to stretch your ring budget to get the most bang for your buck. The majority of all engagements will take place from now until the end of the year, with...

The Greener Diamond

A Boy Named Ponpon

The MiaDonna story starts off a little differently than most lab-grown diamond companies. It all started with one little boy named Ponpon, a 7-year-old boy living in extreme poverty in war-torn Liberia, Africa who asked for help.  Like so many...

Style Guide

Our Crush Turtle Engagement Ring

For those of you who just can’t seem to find the perfect ring, MiaDonna can help you design your custom engagement ring. Our team of skilled artisans can turn your vision into a reality by combining beauty, talent and advanced...

Featured Couples

Featured Couple - Meet Travis and Dominique

Meet Travis and Dominique, our September featured (and newly engaged) couple! The adorable pair have been together for almost 3 years and met nearly 5 years ago when Travis began working at the church Dominique was attending. They both are from South Orange County,...

Style Guide

Top 5 Engagement Rings For The Active Woman

When you’re always on the run, traveling or multitasking, the last thing you want to worry about is damaging your beautiful lab-grown diamond engagement ring. Our selection of low profile engagement rings and wedding bands are perfect for the active...

Style Guide

Our Favorite Filigree Detailed Engagement Rings

Filigree detailed engagement rings are intricate and often pay respects to the classic and timeless vintage and antique-style engagement rings generations have loved for years. Read on for 5 of our favorite filigree detailed engagement rings!

Stone Guide

Let’s Talk Lab-Grown Gemstones!

From lab-grown sapphires, rubies, emeralds or alexandrite, we have a wide range of colors, sizes and gemstone types for you to choose from. Read our newest blog post now and learn more about the selection of lab-grown gemstones offered at MiaDonna!

Style Guide

8 Celebrity Sapphire Engagement Rings We Love

September is Sapphire Month! From blue to pink sapphires, we love these bright, rich colored gems. Need some inspiration for your own sapphire engagement ring? Take a look at our list below of 8 Celebrity Sapphire Engagement Rings We Love!

Style Guide

Lindsey Vonn's Emerald Engagement Ring!

Congratulations to Olympic skier, Lindsey Vonn, on her recent engagement to beau, P.K. Subban! Read on for some of our favorite MiaDonna styles to get Lindsey Vonn’s emerald engagement ring look for less.

Stone Guide

New Arrivals: Fancy Color Lab-Grown Diamonds

Our newest selection of fancy color lab-grown diamonds are here! From Fancy Vivid Yellow to Stunning Pink hues, we’ve got gorgeous new shapes and colors to suit every style. Keep reading to learn more about our fancy color lab-grown diamonds.

Style Guide

5 MiaDonna Engagement Rings Under $1,000

Many believe you need to spend thousands on an engagement ring, but we’re here to tell you that you can stay within your budget and still get a beautiful, ethical engagement ring to show off for years to come. Read...

Style Guide

Our Best Selling Wedding Bands Under $500

Karina Wedding Band The $240.00 Karina Wedding Band is a twisted plain metal band made to be a perfect fit to the Karina Engagement Ring. Lille Stackable Band The $266.00 Lille Stackable Band is plain metal with a beautiful twisted...

Bride & Groom Guide

5 Reasons Engagement Ring Insurance Is Necessary

Insuring your engagement ring will provide you with peace of mind in case of theft, damage, or accidental loss. Accidents happen, so make sure you have everything covered and safe. Read below on 5 reasons engagement ring insurance is necessary!

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Honoring those who serve.

As our small thank you for your service, we proudly offer a 10% discount on all MiaDonna orders. We are also happy to extend this offer to our U.S. First Responders (included are policemen, firemen, and EMT/paramedic personnel) and nurses.

Bride & Groom Guide

5 MiaDonna Engagement Rings Under $700

Staying within your budget is difficult when there are so many beautiful, ethical engagement rings to choose from at MiaDonna. Don’t worry, we pulled together 5 MiaDonna Engagement Rings Under $700 to help get you started!

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De Beers Victor Mine in Ontario Runs Dry

De Beers Group’s Victor Mine, located in Ontario, Canada officially finished mining efforts in March 2019 with production ending in May 2019.  Accessible only by air, or a winter road for 2 months a year, the mine employed 350 people...

Style Guide

Get To Know Your Vintage Ring

With the launch of our newest Estate Collection full of beautiful Vintage and Antique engagement rings, it’s important you know the styles and trends that come with each era. Get to know your vintage ring below and learn more about...

Style Guide

Top 10 Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Engagement ring styles are getting more unique and dreamy by the minute, and what better way to make your lab grown diamond engagement ring one-of-a-kind than to choose Rose Gold as your metal color? If you need some inspiration, check out...

Stone Guide

Are Lab-Grown Diamonds Cheaper?

Q: Are Lab-Grown Diamonds cheaper?  A: Absolutely! Lab-grown diamonds can range anywhere from 10% to 40% less expensive than their earth-mined diamond equivalents, depending upon the size and qualities you select. In the comparison video below, for example, a 1.51 carat Lab-Grown...

Style Guide

5 Diamond Accented Engagement Rings We Love

Diamond Accented Engagement Rings perfectly complement the lab-grown diamond center stone of your engagement ring, showcasing its true brilliance and beauty. From channel set to micro pavé accenting stones, we’ve got an engagement ring style for you that will be perfect through any decade. Keep...

Inside Miadonna

Lauren Bushnell & Chris Lane's Engagement Ring!

On Father's Day last week, Lauren Bushnell and country artist, Chris Lane got engaged at her family's home in Oregon, and we're obsessing over her 3.5ct Emerald cut diamond engagement ring. Get Lauren's engagement ring look for less by going with an...

Style Guide

Introducing: The Estate Collection

It's here. Our newest selection of engagement rings, wedding bands, and wedding sets, The Estate Collection. The Estate Collection represents Vintage rings from the beginning of the 19th century, which include Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco. Build your dream ring...

The Greener Diamond

Our Thoughts on World Day Against Child Labour

Today, on World Day Against Child Labour, we want to highlight the issue of child labour all around the world. Why is this still happening? We, as a global community, need to ensure that every child can receive an education...

Featured Couples

Featured Couple - Meet Emily and Ryo

Meet Emily and Ryo, our June featured couple. Boston-grown, but now Berlin-based, these two got engaged and married within one week! Now, it’s time for them to start married life back in Europe and make some new memories together! The...

Stone Guide

Even Neil deGrasse Tyson is a fan of Lab-Grown Diamonds!

When one of the most-legendary American astrophysicists says lab-grown diamonds are the same as earth-mined diamonds, you must believe him! Neil deGrasse Tyson is onboard with lab-grown diamonds, and you should be too.  A special shoutout to our partner, Diamond...

Style Guide

Jordan Fisher’s Proposal & Engagement Ring

Congratulations to Jordan Fisher and his lovely fiancee, Ellie Woods on their recent proposal and stunning engagement ring. The Dancing With The Stars champion and Disney star, proposed with a custom-designed Pear-cut 2.75ct engagement ring with a sparkling halo. You...