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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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Custom Elsa Solitaire Engagement Ring

The Elsa Solitaire Engagement Ring is the perfect design for the modern woman. The smooth, low-profile bezel setting typically holds a round, princess or emerald cut center stone, but that doesn’t mean that’s what you’re limited to. MiaDonna’s custom design...

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Featured Custom Crimson Engagement Ring

Is there a ring you’ve laid eyes on that you love but would like to slightly change? Our custom design services are here to help you perfect your ring to your exact liking. This week’s custom design features the Crimson...

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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 Band

MiaDonna’s custom design team is here to make your one-of-a-kind ring! This week’s featured ring is a custom wedding band crafted to match the Greta Vintage Engagement Ring. While this engagement ring does come with a matching band, the customer...

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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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New Vintage Arrivals

If your love of vintage design runs deep in your veins, you’ll fall in love with these new engagement rings inspired by the 1920s period. At that time, art, architecture and fashion were heavily influenced by the Cubism, De Stijl...

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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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Custom Yellow Lab-Created Diamond Ring

Bold. Vivid. Brilliant. These are the first words that come to mind when first laying eyes on this stunning lab-created diamond ring. You won’t find this in our everyday collection as this engagement ring was thoughtfully crafted through our step-by-step...

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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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6 Conflict Free Infinity Engagement Rings We Love

Did you know that the infinity symbol is a mathematical symbol representing the concept of infinity? That sideways figure eight has a history that dates back to the 8th Century Frankish Empire, but it was John Wallis who was credited...

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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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Featured Couple - Meet Karen and Jared

What happens when you’re waiting alone in front of a local cupcake shop waiting for your date to arrive for the first time? You marry him of course! Meet Karen and Jared, a vibrant couple from Portland, Oregon. Though they’ve...

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Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Make the holidays extra special with these stocking stuffer worthy earrings! Plus, they’re part of our ready-to-ship collection so they all include free overnight shipping domestically and will ship the same business day if ordered before 11am PST Monday through...

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Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

It’s official! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged! As the couple posed for photos at the gardens in Kensington Palace, we got our first glimpse of the ring. Designed by Prince Harry and custom made by court jewelers Cleave...

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November's New Styles

Our ever growing collection of conflict-free engagement rings just got bigger! Check out this month’s newest arrivals and start shopping for the engagement ring of her dreams! Maverick Two Tone Engagement Ring Starting at $840 Originally custom designed, the Maverick...

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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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6 Engagement Rings for the Winter Season

Winter is the season to be merry and bright. We’re ready for white snow, hot cocoa and most of all, engagement season! We’ve put together our seasonal mood board encompassing our favorite winter wedding inspiration. Plus, we’ve picked out six...

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Conflict-Free Fall Accessories

Fall is in full swing and along with cozy layers come accessories to fit your autumn look. While MiaDonna is recognized for our conflict-free diamonds and ethical engagement rings, we also know a thing or two about accessories. Take a...

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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....

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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...