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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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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...

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...

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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MiaDonna's NEW Home Try-On Program

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our exclusive Home Try-On Program. Select 3 sample rings. Try them on at home. Choose your favorite. Order it online. Simple as that! Try 3 for Free! We want every MiaDonna customer...

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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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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...

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Summer Care Tips for Your Lab-Grown Diamond Ring

Lab-grown diamond rings are great year round, however, from swimming to sunscreen, the summer season creates many unique situations that pose challenges for jewelry lovers. To stave off any 'summertime jewelry blues' we have asked our team of experts what...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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....

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Why Everyone Should Buy Their Engagement Ring Online

It’s the 21st century, most of us spend the day on our computers, tablets or phones, either conducting business or socializing...AND let’s not forget the shopping! While a lot of us are comfortable buying jeans, books or housewares online, buying...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

Bride & Groom Guide

Eco-Friendly Honeymoon Destinations

Why not use the money you saved by purchasing a lab-grown diamond engagement ring and splurge on an eco-friendly honeymoon destination? At least, that is what we would do. Did you know? Many of the world’s most luxurious hotels and...

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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...