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Bride & Groom Guide

Getting Her Ring Size

You’ve met the one and are ready to purchase the ring, only now you are left wondering how to choose the right ring size? If you are wanting to keep this a secret, as most often do, don’t fret friends,...

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MiaDonna CEO Recipient of 40 Under 40 Award

We are excited to announce that MiaDonna Founder and CEO, Anna-Mieke Anderson was a 2014 recipient of Portland Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 Award.  Anna-Mieke was recognized with an award at a luncheon celebrating the next-generation of influential leaders...

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Top Lab-Grown Diamond Companies form an Alliance

MiaDonna & Company Founding Member of the International Grown Diamond Association PORTLAND, Oregon – February 04, 2016 –MiaDonna & Company is excited to announce the launch of the International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA) as well as their role as a founding...

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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...

The Greener Diamond

Diamond Mining: An Outdated Industry

Mining for precious resources is not only hard on the miners it is catastrophic to the environment. In recent news I have seen stories about hundreds of geese dying in a toxic pit mine and about how Brazil is experiencing...

Bride & Groom Guide

Let's Get the Party Started!

With so much wedding planning going on, it can be confusing as to whether you should have a bridal shower, bachelorette party or both. Our suggestion...both!

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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...

The Greener Diamond

A Milestone for Ponpon

Today marks a milestone in my journey to create a Greener Diamond future. When I found out I had most likely purchased a conflict diamond, I began sponsoring a 7-year-old boy in a diamond mining community. This is when Ponpon...

Stone Guide

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...

The Greener Diamond

The True Cost of Diamond Mining - Human Lives

When most people think of the term “blood diamonds,” they often associate it with conflict diamonds coming from Africa. The truth of the matter is that these conflict diamonds can come from anywhere in the world. It’s no mystery that...

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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...

Stone Guide

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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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...

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...

Bride & Groom Guide

Planning the Last Hurrah!

The infamous bachelor party; your last night as a free man! But how will you be sent out? Here's our guide to throwing a bachelor party you won't regret in the morning.

The Greener Diamond

The Dangers of Deep Sea Mining

The lab-grown diamond industry was once forecasted to rise in popularity and in recent years this has proven to become truth. One of the most impactful forces supporting this market change is the Earth itself. Most people don’t realize that...

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...

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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...

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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An Open Letter to Mothers

Dear Mothers, Sisters, Wives, Girlfriends ... Diamond Lovers: For over a decade I have lead MiaDonna & Company, the original laboratory-grown diamond retailer, with passion and the purpose of creating a greener diamond industry for all. However, the time has...

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2016 in Review - A Message From the CEO

What a fantastic year it has been for MiaDonna, The Greener Diamond Foundation, and the Lab-Grown Diamond industry at-large. We have pushed boundaries and broken old traditions to create a greener diamond industry. Here's a recap of 2016: The Greener...

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.

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Introducing MiaDonna 5.0

I’m so excited to announce that the new and totally revamped MiaDonna website is officially live. It's the 5th website we’ve designed since I started the business 12 years ago, and just like me, it keeps getting better with age....

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...

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Press Release: Muhammad Ali’s Daughter & America’s Queen of Eco-Diamonds

Unveil Scientific Breakthrough: Largest Grown-in-the-USA-Laboratory-Diamond Giving Tuesday Charity Campaign Launch to Save African Blood Diamond Orphans 2016 Christmas Diamond Shoppers Suffer Sticker Shock   News Package https://vimeo.com/192831342 B-Roll & Bites https://vimeo.com/193212312 PORTLAND, OR –During the holidays, when millions of Americans...

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...