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Featured Custom Antique Engagement Ring

This week’s custom antique engagement ring was inspired by two existing MiaDonna designs: the Kat Antique Engagement Ring and the Empress Antique Engagement Ring. The customer wanted to combine the designs of these two popular styles to create their own...

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Featured Custom Halo Engagement Ring

Designing your own custom engagement ring has never been easier. MiaDonna’s team of skilled artisans combine beauty, talent, and advance technology to bring your designs to life. This featured ring was inspired by a Gabriel & Co. design. Filigree was...

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Featured Custom Heirloom-Inspired Engagement Ring

This week’s custom engagement ring was inspired by the Heirloom Engagement Ring and the Tigerlilly Engagement Ring. The final design combined the channel-set side stones of the Tigerlilly with the Heirloom’s halo encompassing a 0.37ct triangle cut center stone. Here's...

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Featured Custom Triangle Ring

When it comes to crafting your very own custom engagement ring, there are no boundaries to design. This week’s custom engagement ring was inspired by a custom design that was crafted by MiaDonna seven years ago. This ring is unlike...

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Stackable Rings Have Arrived!

From casual everyday looks to bold statement pieces, our new stackable engagement rings and stackable bands are designed with versatility. These designs allow you to easily change your look day-by-day and suit any style. So whether you’re looking to stack up...

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9 Classic Vintage Engagement Rings

Antique and vintage engagement rings are timeless symbols of love and unity. Accentuated with delicate lines and intricate details, vintage engagement rings are the ideal choice for those looking for one-of-a-kind designs reminiscent of the past. Here are nine handcrafted...

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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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Featured Custom Oval Engagement Ring

When it comes to crafting the perfect ring, MiaDonna is here to help. Our custom design services make it easy to design your dream ring from start to finish. This week’s feature ring was designed to hold a 1.85ct oval...

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Featured Custom Split Shank Engagement Ring

Designing your own custom engagement ring is easy when choosing MiaDonna. Our design team works with you every step of the way from idea to conception and brings your dream ring to life. This week, we’re featuring a custom split...

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Featured Custom Three Stone Ring

Designing your own custom engagement ring has never been easier. MiaDonna’s team of skilled artisans combine beauty, talent, and advance technology to bring your designs to life. After seeing a design at a local Seattle jeweler, this customer chose to...

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Featured Custom Wedding Set

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind engagement ring, custom design is the path to take. From concept to conception, MiaDonna’s custom design services make the process seamless. This featured wedding set is inspired by a 2013 Tiffany design that is...

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Featured Turtle Custom 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...

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New Home Try-On Engagement Rings

Our Home Try-On Program is the easiest way to decide on the perfect ring. We’ve taken the hassle out of shopping by delivering your favorite styles straight to your door. Simply choose three styles and we’ll ship samples to you...

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Our Favorite Traditional Solitaire Engagement Rings

If you're looking for a timeless ring to complement your classic style, look no further than the Traditional Solitaire Engagement Ring. Inspired by the Tiffany Solitaire Engagement Ring, the elegant beauty behind this design lies in the details. While trends...

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The July Ruby Birthstone

Considered by some to be the most valuable gemstone, rubies represent love, passion, courage and emotion. Historically, rubies were believed to bestow good fortune on their owners and were worn by many emperors and kings. Available in a spectrum of...

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Celebrate May with Emerald Birthstone Rings!

April showers have come and gone, flowers are here to blossom and May’s emerald birthstone is here to shine! Emerald symbolizes hope and the future, renewal and growth. Derived from the word “smaragdus,” meaning green in Greek, this gemstone is...

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Ethical Engagement Rings for the Modern Bride

MiaDonna’s collection of ethical engagement rings are the perfect choice for today’s bride-to-be. These days, the modern bride is concerned with knowing the origin of their engagement ring but doesn’t want that to compromise the beauty of the ring. At...

Featured Couples

Featured Couple - Meet Natalie and Walker

Congratulations to the newly engaged couple! We are delighted to share Natalie and Walker’s love story. Natalie is a native from Spokane, WA and Walker is originally from Centerville, UT. After meeting at a Utah Valley University event, Natalie remembers...

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Featured Couple - Meet Rebecca and Leah

Congratulations to the newlywed couple, Mrs. Rebecca and Leah Weikowski! After connecting online in 2013 and exchanging messages for a week, they met for drinks. They soon learned that their love was inevitable after discovering their shared love for science,...

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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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Characteristics of Vintage Engagement Rings

From florals to intricate beading, there are many different characteristics that define vintage engagement rings. Throughout time, history has influenced the evolution of these antique designs. Nevertheless, the styles remain timeless with graceful lines, bold shapes and ornamental details. Take...

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Engagement Rings for the Vintage Bride

We constantly see trends come and go, but one trend that has stood the test of time is that of vintage engagement rings. Recognized for their intricate details and romantic designs, these one-of-a-kind rings are perfect for the modern woman...

Featured Couples

Featured Couple - Meet Jana and Travis

Jana and Travis, a lovely couple from South Denver, were kind enough to share their love story with us. Though they were connected after matching on a dating app, but it turns out that their story goes back further. They...

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Simple Engagement Rings for the Minimalist Bride

Do you prefer staying away from sweeping gowns and ornate decorations? Then you might consider yourself a minimalist bride-to-be. While we love detail-filled weddings, we also adore effortless ceremonies. If you’re looking for a simple engagement ring to match your...

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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...

The Greener Diamond

The Greener Diamond's Newest Project

MiaDonna is more than the leader in the lab-grown diamond industry. We are a foundation-first company that prioritizes our efforts to better diamond mining communities through our charity, The Greener Diamond (TGD). At least five percent of all MiaDonna purchases...

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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...

Bride & Groom Guide

5 Best New York City Honeymoon Ideas

New York City is rich in culture and taste and makes the perfect honeymoon destination for couples looking for a a lively getaway. From the hustle and bustle of the city to the calming outdoors, we’ve got our top picks...

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Featured Couple - Meet Kara and John

We’re delighted to share with you the story of a MiaDonna couple who recently celebrated their one year wedding anniversary. Get to know the lovely couple as told by Kara and John themselves! On January 9, 2010 an air traffic...

Bride & Groom Guide

Honeymoon in Santorini

Full of breathtaking views of the historical town surrounded by the deep blue Mediterranean, we see why many newlywed couples choose to honeymoon in Santorini. With its rich culture and lively history, this Cyclades island is a stunning honeymoon destination....

Bride & Groom Guide

The 5 Best Tulum Honeymoon Attractions

Along the Yucatan Peninsula lies the historic town of Tulum, Mexico. Known for its unique archeological past and stunning waterfront views, it is the perfect honeymoon getaway for couples looking for the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. Check out...

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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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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...

Bride & Groom Guide

5 Maui Must-Dos for the Best Hawaiian Honeymoon

Hawaii offers some of the most beautiful beaches and breathtaking views on the planet. When it comes to honeymooning, Maui is undoubtedly the ultimate romantic getaway. From tropical rainforests to soft-sand beaches, there’s something for all couples to explore on...

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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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New Spring Arrivals!

Due to popular demand, we are continuously growing our catalog of MiaDonna eco-friendly bridal jewelry. We are excited to announce our latest engagement ring and wedding band arrivals! Remember, you can always customize your ring with your choice of lab-grown...

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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...

Bride & Groom Guide

10 Common Wedding Superstitions

In honor of Friday the 13th, we decided to do a little research on ten common wedding superstitions. What are they? How did they originate? What do they mean? Keep on reading to find out! 1. Seeing Each Other Before...