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The Greener Diamond

Mother Nature Would Wear a Conflict-Free Diamond

I was lucky enough to grow up in and around Sydney’s Bondi Beach in the 80’s, which I believe is one of the most beautiful and environmentally conscious places in the world. My father was an avid environmentalist and instilled...

Style Guide

10 Brilliant Round Cut Engagement Rings

Do you love round brilliant cut diamonds? Well, you're not alone. The round cut is by far the most preferred diamond shape, and here's why. Firstly the sparkle - the round cut is the most optically brilliant with its 360-degree symmetrical shape. Also, the...

education

Well Played De Beers, Well Played

It is no secret that the traditional diamond industry is resisting to accept lab-created 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...

Stone Guide

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...

Style Guide

Top 10 Conflict-Free Engagement Rings of 2015

Choosing your dream conflict-free engagement ring at MiaDonna is easy, because every ring we offer is guaranteed to be 100% conflict-free; handcrafted just for you using the highest quality eco-friendly precious metals, featuring your favorite lab-created diamond, lab-grown gemstone or our...

education

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...

The Greener Diamond

It's About Bloody Time, Leo!

It has been nearly 9 years since the movie “Blood Diamond” exposed the truth behind the sourcing and trading of diamonds in Africa. For those who did not know about conflict diamonds, it was the first glimpse into the dark...

The Greener Diamond

The Kimberley Process: Scheme or Scam?

It’s now been 13 years since the global effort to ban conflict diamonds began and where are we now? The unfortunate truth is we're exactly where we were 13 years ago. The Kimberley Process has clearly failed us. International policies cannot guarantee a...

Style Guide

Our Favorite Engagement Rings Under $1,000

DID YOU KNOW? MiaDonna has your dream engagement ring, at a price you’ll adore! The MiaDonna Team’s Favorite Engagement Rings Under $1000 There is no need to shop until you drop this Holiday Season. We have made it easy for...

The Greener Diamond

Blood Diamonds: The Conflict Continues

It has been nearly 10 years since the movie “Blood Diamond” exposed the truth behind the sourcing and trading of diamonds in Africa. For those of us who did not know about conflict-diamonds, it was our first glimpse into the...

education

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...

Bride & Groom Guide

Fall Bridal Guide - Wedding Inspiration

Good news folks, our Fall Bridal Guide looks are in! From vintage classics to modern-day trends, there is so much to FALL IN LOVE with this wedding season! Here's a collection of our favorite fall inspired Wedding Styles… Destination Details:...

Stone Guide

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.

Stone Guide

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...

Stone Guide

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...

Style Guide

Olivia Palermo Gets Married!

Fashion icon, socialite and former reality TV star, Olivia Palermo, married her German male model sweetheart, Johannes Huebl, this past Sunday in a intimate ceremony in NY, attended by close friends and family. We absolutely love everything about this wedding, especially Olivia’s...

education

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...

Bride & Groom Guide

New Year’s Eve Proposal Ideas

Were you dreaming of a white Christmas proposal, but that moment didn’t work out? Maybe the timing wasn’t right, the engagement ring was delayed or it simply didn’t snow…Well, that doesn’t mean you have to give up on your perfect...

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MiaDonna Featured on the Rachael Ray Show!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner we have been reflecting on what a fantastic year this has been. One exciting opportunity that we were thankful to be a part of was being featured on the Rachael Ray Show gifting MiaDonna Wedding...

Style Guide

Infinity Engagement Ring

A growing trend amongst Engagement Ring designs has been the infinity symbol. In its simplest form infinity means forever, which is why it is the perfect design for an engagement ring or wedding band. Some believe that the infinity symbol and love...

Style Guide

Is the Vintage Engagement Ring Trend Here to Stay?

Engagement Ring trends come and go, but there is no doubt that Vintage Engagement Rings, with their unique designs and feminine details, are here to stay! At MiaDonna® we draw inspiration for our Engagement Rings and Wedding Ring Sets from many...

Style Guide

Alexandrite Gemstone Engagement Rings

Alexandrite is one of the most magical gemstones there is, changing its colors like a chameleon. The Alexandrite gemstone will appear a greenish blue in sunlight and change its color to a reddish purple in incandescent light.  Alexandrite is also...

Style Guide

Katie Holmes Engagement Ring Replica

The Kat Antique Engagement Ring at MiaDonna was inspired by the Engagement Ring Tom Cruise gave to Katie Holmes. The ring features a custom fit 2.5 carat Oval Cut Diamond Hybrid® center stone, however, is also available with a lab created...

Style Guide

17 Stunning Halo Engagement Rings

Are you looking for a little more sparkle from your engagement ring? A halo engagement ring can do just that while still keeping your ring extremely affordable. Halo engagement rings do a fabulous job of accenting the center stone and...

Style Guide

Antique Blue Sapphire Engagement Rings

The Empress Antique Engagement Ring is a one-of-a-kind Antique style Engagement Ring designed by MiaDonna® CEO Anna-Mieke with inspiration coming from actress Katie Holmes engagement ring. This gorgeous ring can accommodate a beautiful oval Diamond Hybrid® simulant, Lab-Created Diamond, or...

Style Guide

Modified O’Hara Antique Engagement Ring

Have you seen a ring design you really like, but knew deep down that if a few details were changed, your feelings would change from like to love? Every girl deserves to have the ring she has been dreaming of,...

Style Guide

Eco-Friendly Princess Cut Wedding Set

Here is the Cindy Wedding Ring Set. The Engagement Ring itself holds a 1.25 carat Simulated Diamond Hybrid™ set in Chevron tips. The Setting and the Wedding band are created in Eco-friendly recycled Pure 950 Palladium. This Wedding Ring set...