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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.

Style Guide

13 Romantic Halo Engagement Rings

Featuring a center stone encircled with diamonds every halo engagement ring makes a unique statement, from vintage inspiration to modern details, Halo Engagement Rings are a fantastic choice for any bride-to-be. Renee Engagement Ring The Renee Antique Engagement Ring features...

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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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10 Brilliant Round Cut Engagement Rings

Do you love round brilliant cut diamonds? Well, you're not alone. The round cut is by far the most preferred diamond shape, and here's why. Firstly the sparkle - the round cut is the most optically brilliant with its 360-degree symmetrical shape. Also, the...

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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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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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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...

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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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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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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...

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7 Affordable Wedding Ring Sets

Wedding ring sets come in a variety of styles - from vintage-inspired designs to classic solitaire sets and let’s not forget, they also come in every price point imaginable. While we have all seen the ridiculously expensive wedding sets most...

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How to Buy Diamonds Online

Buying diamonds online has never been easier. Once upon a time, consumers were limited to the small and limited diamond selection offered by their local jewelry store, entrusting a single person to help them make one of the biggest (and...

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Antique Blue Sapphire Engagement Rings

The Empress Antique Engagement Ring is a one-of-a-kind Antique style Engagement Ring designed by MiaDonna® CEO Anna-Mieke with inspiration coming from actress Katie Holmes engagement ring. This gorgeous ring can accommodate a beautiful oval Diamond Hybrid® simulant, Lab-Created Diamond, or...

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Top Eco-Friendly Jewelry Finds Under $1,000

With the holidays right around the corner, we've rounded up our Top Eco-Friendly Jewelry Finds Under $1000 - whether you are looking for a ring, wedding band, or accessory, there is something for everyone!   Willow Wedding Band - $590.00...

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Eco-Friendly Princess Cut Wedding Set

Here is the Cindy Wedding Ring Set. The Engagement Ring itself holds a 1.25 carat Simulated Diamond Hybrid™ set in Chevron tips. The Setting and the Wedding band are created in Eco-friendly recycled Pure 950 Palladium. This Wedding Ring set...

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...

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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...

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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 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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9 Rings for the Alternative Bride

Why settle for the same old solitaire when you can create something unique, alternative, and totally unexpected. Mix your metals with a two-tone setting, or mix and match the color of your lab-created diamonds and/or lab-created gemstones – the possibilities...

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17 Stunning Halo Engagement Rings

Are you looking for a little more sparkle from your engagement ring? A halo engagement ring can do just that while still keeping your ring extremely affordable. Halo engagement rings do a fabulous job of accenting the center stone and...

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Modified O’Hara Antique Engagement Ring

Have you seen a ring design you really like, but knew deep down that if a few details were changed, your feelings would change from like to love? Every girl deserves to have the ring she has been dreaming of,...

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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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Katie Holmes Engagement Ring Replica

The Kat Antique Engagement Ring at MiaDonna was inspired by the Engagement Ring Tom Cruise gave to Katie Holmes. The ring features a custom fit 2.5 carat Oval Cut Diamond Hybrid® center stone, however, is also available with a lab created...

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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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...

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How to Order Your Engagement Ring

Ordering Online with MiaDonna We know all too well that ordering online can be a daunting task. So that’s why we went ahead and created a simple ordering process that takes the stress out of shopping online. Now you can...

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...