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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...

Stone Guide

10 Facts About Lab-Created Diamonds

While people have been experimenting with the technology used to grow diamonds for over a century now, it has only been in the last decade that we have been able to perfect the science of creating gem-quality diamonds in a...

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

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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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...

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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...

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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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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

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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How to Buy a Conflict-Free Diamond in Your Budget

Buying a conflict-free diamond on your budget is less intimidating than it may seem. We asked MiaDonna’s resident lab-created diamond expert, Linley, about her top tips for buying a conflict-free diamond on any budget. Tip#1 – The 5th C If you...

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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...

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...

Style Guide

6 Spectacular Custom Halo Engagement Rings

Custom designed halo engagement rings are a balance of art and physics. By combining beauty, talent, math, and advanced technology, our skilled artisanal team can turn your vision into reality. Here are six of our most recent custom Halo Engagement...

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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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...

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...

Style Guide

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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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...

Style Guide

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...

Style Guide

Top 8 Engagement Rings for November

December is in full swing, but we want to take a moment to recognize the styles that shined in during the month of November. From classic to modern, these 8 conflict free engagement rings made the popular list and we...

Style Guide

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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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...

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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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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 Tips for Buying Your Diamond on a Dime

When it comes to buying an engagement ring, you want to get that special someone the ring they deserve. The reality is that most shoppers think diamonds can’t fit in their budget. That’s not true! The truth is that there...

Style Guide

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...

Style Guide

Stay Away From Cliché This Valentine's Day

To some, Valentine’s Day is a cliché filled with high expectations and re-gifted chocolates from the Holidays. For those of you who are vigorously nodding your head up and down in agreement, we’ve come up with a few easy ways...

Style Guide

10 Gifts Under $1,000

We’re already well into December and time is ticking to get gifts for that special someone. We’ve put together our 10 favorite conflict-free holiday gifts under $1,000. So whether you’re trying to keep cost down or want to get her an...

Style Guide

Buy This, Not That!

MiaDonna is a new-generation fine jewelry store that was created to be an advocate for diamond mining communities and the earth. We’re the rebels. The misfits. We’re about creating traditions, not following them. We believe that you should be able...

Featured Couples

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...

Style Guide

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here and with that comes the struggle of deciding what gifts to get the special women in your life. Whether you’re shopping for your significant other, mom, sister or someone else close to you, we believe gift...

Style Guide

Celebrity Engagement Rings

When it comes to bling, no one does it better than Hollywood A-listers. From three stone rings to solitaires; rings with side stones and rings with halos; vintage to custom made styles, celebrities rock them all. Check out some of...

Stone Guide

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...

Style Guide

Customizing a Ring for a Lab-Created Diamond

Customizing a ring for a Lab-Created Diamond may seem like a daunting task, but it is quite an easy way to make any ring one-of-a-kind. All of our jewelry is hand-crafted, so we can modify most designs on our website...

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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...