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Lab-Created Diamonds vs. Earth-Mined Diamonds

At MiaDonna we work closely with the world’s biggest and most respected diamond growers, cutters and engineers to bring you exceptional quality man-made diamonds, created in a modern-day lab environment, that are chemically, optically and physically identical to a mined...

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Lab-Created Diamonds vs. Simulant Diamonds

By now you’ve most likely heard of lab-created diamonds and simulated diamonds, but do you know the difference? With so many terms used to label each, and with an abundance of misleading information available online, we thought it was time...

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...

Style Guide

Celebrate Mom with Lab-Created Diamond Earrings

Mother's Day falls on the second Sunday in May and is a celebration honoring the mother of your family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. Whether you are celebrating your Mom, Aunt, Grandma...

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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...

education

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...

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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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

What is a Man Made Diamond?

We’re here to clear the air and lay down the facts on what man made diamonds are. Also known as lab-grown diamonds, man made diamonds are 100% REAL diamonds. MiaDonna works closely with the world’s biggest and most respected diamond...

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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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...

Style Guide

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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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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How to Build the Perfect Lab-Created Diamond Earrings

We have been busy here at MiaDonna designing a one-of-a-kind website that allows customers to completely build/customize their jewelry from scratch. One exciting new change is our earring builder; customers can now individually select the Lab Created Diamonds they would...

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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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...

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.

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...

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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...

Stone Guide

What is a Diamond Simulant?

Simulant diamonds, also known as imitation diamonds, are manufactured to have the optical characteristics of diamonds, however, their chemical makeup is entirely different. It is important to note that lab-grown diamonds are NOT simulants as they are physically, chemically, and...

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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...

Style Guide

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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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...

Style Guide

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...

Stone Guide

Top 5 Diamond Hybrid® Questions

Lately we’ve been getting asked about the Diamond Hybrid® and its quality and durability compared to that of earth-mined or lab-created diamonds. While we do our best to educate via our product informational pages, we thought it would be beneficial...

Style Guide

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...

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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...

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

What Does a 1.0 Carat Engagement Ring Look Like?

Dreaming of the day you’ll give or receive an engagement ring can inspire many visions, from the magical moment to the words you will say, however, the most obvious foresight is THE RING. What will it look like and, more importantly...

Stone Guide

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...

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...

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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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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....