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blood diamonds

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

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...

Anna-Mieke Anderson

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...

education

How to buy a conflict-free diamond on 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...

education

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...

Anna-Mieke Anderson

The 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...

Recycled Diamonds

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.

lab-grown diamond

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...

Custom Design

Six Spectacular Custom Designed 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...

From the CEO

2016 in review - a message from our 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...

Gift Ideas

Stay away from the 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...

Choosing a diamond

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...

lab-created diamonds

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...

Bride & Groom Guide

5 eco-friendly wedding tips

Planning a wedding can feel overwhelming at times, however, with these tips, planning your dream eco-friendly wedding just became much, much easier. 1. The Ring First comes love, then comes the ring...while finding an engagement ring may be easy, finding...

Diamond Hybrid

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...

Anna-Mieke Anderson

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....

Education

What are eco-friendly recycled metals?

Choosing between solid white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, platinum or palladium is primarily a style preference. However, the setting choice contributes to the value and wearability, and should be a factor in the final selection of metal for yourself...