MiaDonna’s TOP 5 Eco-Friendly Wedding Tips

Is your DREAM WEDDING a ‘GREEN’ WEDDING?

From custom designing your Man Made Diamond Engagement Ring to choosing recycled or sustainable decor - we are excited to share our TOP 5 Eco-Friendly Wedding Tips with you!

 What is a Green Wedding | MiaDonna

 



MiaDonna’s TOP 5 tips for planning your perfect Eco-Friendly ‘Green’ Wedding

 

  #1 – THE RING!

Selecting your dream eco-friendly Wedding Ring is easy at MiaDonna.com

Eco-Friendly Diamond Wedding Bands by MiaDonna

MiaDonna offers a large selection of eco-friendly Man Made Diamond Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands and Wedding Ring Sets to suite every Bride’s style or taste. Did you also know that MiaDonna takes their eco-friendly efforts beyond just exquisitely crafted jewelry  - being named “One of the greenest eco-friendly jewelers online” by Eco Beautiful Magazine and recently listed as one of the coolest eco-friendly companies by Green America?

 

How MiaDonna® makes a difference…

  • MiaDonna® only uses the finest recycled metals in our American made settings – solid Gold, 950 Pure Platinum or 950 Pure Palladium from refineries that represent our commitment to the earth.
  • MiaDonna® makes a donation to The Greener Diamond Foundation for every order we receive. The Greener Diamond and MiaDonna & Company were created together, to work as a system, towards the common goal of bringing the beauty of love back to diamonds by repairing the damage caused in the wake of the unethical harvesting of diamonds, gems and precious metals.
  • MiaDonna® plants a tree for every order shipped. MiaDonna & Company offsets the CO2 created when shipping our products to your door by investing in reforestation projects. 1,400 trees each year absorb those emissions, so for every shipment we make, we plant one tree through our partnership with The Nature Conservancy.
  • MiaDonna’s® offices are 95% effective in reusing, recycling and minimizing the potential power and natural resources a traditional office would use.Turning off energy efficient equipment and lighting, using recycled materials and being smart about our consumption. We use electronic communications and send the packaging we receive from our suppliers back to them for reuse.
  • and many more…

#2 – PLANNING/VENUE

Eco Friendly Wedding | Venue | photo credit Pinterest

  • When planning your eco-friendly wedding communication is vital. Be sure to share with your vendors that being eco-friendly is a priority. This will ensure that they understand your desire to create a ‘green’ eco-chic and environmentally-conscious wedding, so there are no surprises down the road. 
  • Whether you love the outdoors or prefer to be inside, we suggest choosing venue that is centrally located to you and your guests as well as a space that can host both your ceremony and reception. This is an easy way to cut down on your (and your guests) CO2 emissions and is budget friendly. 

 #3 – THE DRESS

Eco Friendly Wedding | Reworked Vintage Wedding Dress | photo credit Pinterest

  • Restore a vintage wedding gown…have you considered the tradition of wearing your mother’s (or grandmother’s) wedding gown or maybe you have found a vintage stunner online or at a boutique? Sometimes vintage dresses have seen better days, but don’t worry, there are plenty of experts who specialize in the art of restoring wedding gowns. An advantage to restoring/re-working a vintage wedding dress is quality – often times vintage gowns are constructed with finer quality materials and hand sewn embellishments vs. the more common factory/mass produced designs. A vintage or family wedding gown is perfect for a eco-friendly bride, because you are reducing and reusing by not sourcing new …and it’s vintage — which means it will be one-of-a-kind!

#4 – DECOR/FLOWERS

  • The easiest way to create a ‘green’ floral design is to select locally grown flowers – research what is in season. Out-of-season flowers typically come from overseas, South America, Africa or Europe.
  • Take your eco-freindly efforts one step further and re-use or redistribute your flowers at the end of the evening – let your guests take them home (‘re-using’ as your favors) or donate them to a local hospice or hospital.

 #5 - THE PHOTOS

Eco Friendly Wedding | Photography | photo credit google_ Nymagirl

  • Many photographers are keeping up with trends and going digital. Digital photography is a paperless and chemical-free way to capture your event, including being able to view your proofs online before deciding which ones to print.
  • A ‘green’ photographer will often go even further by using rechargeable batteries, non-toxic inks, 100% post-consumer waste paper, LED and CFL bulbs, and recycling. It is easy to ask potential photographers about their green practices to see if their business practices are in line with your eco-friendly values.

Whether you incorporate just one or two earth-friendly elements into your big day, or go completely eco-friendly, remember that every ‘green’ choice you implement - makes a difference!

 

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Posted by Nichole Lawrence on Monday, August 18, 2014

Categories: Blog Home, Engagement Rings, Green Eco Friendly MiaDonna, Man Made (grown) Diamonds, Uncategorized, Wedding Ring Sets Tags: , ,

Something New, Something Blue

MiaDonna’s Blue Man Made Diamonds and Lab Created Blue Sapphires are PERFECT for those traditional brides who plan on honoring the custom of…

Something Old,

Something New,

Something Borrowed,

Something Blue  

 

According to tradition - the bride adds these four items to her wedding outfit or carries them with her on the big day for good luck. Something old represents her family – her past and traditions; something new offers optimism for her future, something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness and something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity.

Something New, Something Blue | MiaDonna Diamond Blog

Ladies we have the “Something New, Something Blue” covered! 

 

Each MiaDonna jewelry item is hand crafted, just for you, allowing every bride the ability to create their dream ring or bridal jewelry piece.

To honor this wedding day tradition in a fun and modern way, start by selecting your favorite MiaDonna Engagement RingWedding Ring Set or piece of Bridal Jewelry to represent your SOMETHING NEW  – combine that with your SOMETHING BLUE by customizing with MiaDonna’s Blue Diamonds or Blue Sapphires. 

Here are a few of our favorites…

MiaDonna Engagement Rings and Wedding Sets

Blue Man Made Diamonds | Lab Created Blue Sapphires

 

MiaDonna Bridal Jewelry | Earrings | Pendants | Right Hand Rings

 

Is your style more classic than modern? If you LOVE the idea of adding your ‘Something Blue’ to your Wedding Set, but prefer something more discrete…how about a “hidden” or “secret” Blue Diamond or Gemstone? Click the photos below to enlarge…

‘Hidden’ Row | Accented Gallery |  ‘Secret’ Stone

 

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Posted by Nichole Lawrence on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Categories: Blog Home, Engagement Rings, Lab Created Gemstone Jewelry, Man Made (grown) Diamonds, Uncategorized, Wedding Ring Sets Tags: , , , , ,

The Engagement Ring Hot List – Issue 3

Welcome to the third edition of the MiaDonna HOT LIST – a selection of favorite Engagement Rings and Wedding Sets from MiaDonna Personal Shopper and Social Media Coordinator, Jaime. 

If you missed the first edition with CEO and Founder, Anna-Mieke Anderson, click here to read it.

If you’d also like to read the second edition with Personal Shopper and Custom Designer, Linley, click here.



Jaime: MiaDonna Personal Shopper

 

Jaime, MiaDonna Personal Shopper

“After having a very simple and metal heavy wedding set for almost 10 years, I find myself drawn to styles that are more delicate in design with pave set side stones and elegant details.  

I fall in love with new designs frequently which is easy to do when I’m surrounded by beautiful rings everyday, however my husband surprised me with the Frost Wedding Set and I absolutely love it!”

 

1. Frost Wedding Set - Starting at $1,991

 

Frost Wedding Set

“I love the simple elegance of this design – the slight split shank and trellis prong head accents the center stone so beautifully.

I have 2 Frost Wedding Bands which allows me to change the look of it by wearing the rings in several different ways.”

 

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2. Monica Cocktail Ring - Starting at $1,707

 

Monica Cocktail Ring

 

“This ring can be worn as a Cocktail Ring or an Engagement Ring and is a classic timeless design.

The petite halo design and pave set side stones accent the radiant or emerald cut center stone and compliment each other perfectly.”

 

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3. Spicy Accented Engagement Ring - Starting at $1,352

 

Spicy Accented Engagement Ring

 

“The Spicy Engagement Ring will accommodate a round cut center stone up to 2.0ct and is a fun design.

From a distance, it looks like a simple classic Solitaire with channel set side stones, until you look closely and see that the prong head is very unique and detailed beautifully with round cut natural recycled diamonds.”

 

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4. Grace Vintage Engagement Ring - Starting at $1,120

 

Grace Antique Engagement Ring

 

“I love the how the flower like design of the Grace accents the center stone so delicately.

This ring is very versatile and can be worn as an Engagement Ring, Cocktail Ring or an “Everyday Ring” and exudes Antique and Vintage style without the ornate detailing you normally see in these styles.”

 

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Posted by Jaime Vealey on Monday, August 11, 2014

Categories: Engagement Rings, Green Eco Friendly MiaDonna, Lab Created Gemstone Jewelry, MiaDonna Diamond Hybrid® Rings, Uncategorized, Wedding Ring Sets

Avril Lavigne ROCKS her Diamond Anniversary Ring from Chris Kroeger

Avril Lavigne’s hubby, Chris Kroeger, sure knows how to up the bling factor!

Chris presented his wife of one-year with a sparkly 17 carat Emerald cut Diamond Anniversary Ring – that is a whopping 3 carats larger than the massive 14 carat Pear cut Engagement Ring stunner he proposed to her with.

The Anniversary gift left Avril speechless…

Last Thursday (in a tweet that’s since been removed) Avril shared this adorable picture of the pair and THE RING with her Twitter followers, captioned… 

“I still can’t believe my 1 year anniversary gift, 17 carat emerald cut. Wow. I love my hubby.” 

 

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger showing off her 17 carat Anniversary Ring | Twitter


 

 MiaDonna’s Man Made Diamond Engagement Rings allow every woman to ROCK her own dream ring! 

 

Do you LOVE, WANT and DESIRE Avril’s Emerald cut Anniversary Ring?

Did we just hear you scream “YES!”? 

Well then, check out MiaDonna’s STUNNING Emerald cut Engagement Rings….

From left to right: Reflection Three Stone Ring, Coco Engagement Ring, Heirloom Engagement Ring, Novu Engagement Ring

Should you LOVE the elongated look of the Emerald cut, but prefer something with more sparkle – we suggest a Radiant cut Engagement Ring!

From left to right: Socialite Micro Pavé Engagement Ring, Novu Wedding Ring Set, Kaden Engagement Ring, Midnight Solitaire Engagement Ring 

If it’s still Avril’s Pear cut Engagement Ring you find yourself obsessing about…

Avril Lavigne Engagement Ring

…check out these FABULOUS Pear cut rings by MiaDonna!

From left to right: Jessica Three Stone Ring, Christine Engagement Ring, Katherine Engagement Ring, Custom Engagement Ring

 

HAPPY Anniversary Avril and Chris! 

 

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Contact us by phone toll free at 1-866-996-9642 or email info@miadonna.com. In addition, Live Chat is available during most business hours.


Posted by Nichole Lawrence on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Categories: Blog Home, Celebrity Engagement Rings, Engagement Rings, Uncategorized, Wedding Ring Sets Tags: , , , ,

The Engagement Ring Hot List – Issue 2

Welcome to the second edition of the MiaDonna HOT LIST – a selection of favorite Engagement Rings and Wedding Sets from MiaDonna Personal Shopper, Linley. 

If you missed the first edition with CEO and Founder, Anna-Mieke Anderson, click here to read it.



Linley: MiaDonna Personal Shopper

 

Linley

“My style is a blend of Antique and Classic. While I like the look of a delicate design, I prefer something more metal heavy and sturdy to keep up with my active lifestyle. For a wedding set, I prefer a non-matching engagement ring and wedding band so each could be worn separately but still look beautiful when worn together.”

 

1. Coco Engagement Ring - Starting at $2,165

 

Coco Engagement Ring

“Normally, halo style engagement rings are not my personal style. However, with the oval cut blue sapphire center stone the ring was transformed into more of an antique look reminiscent of Princess Diana’s ring which I absolutely love.

This ring would be perfect for special events or a night out with friends.”

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2. Julie Three Stone Engagement Ring - Starting at $1,415

 

Julie Three Stone Engagement Ring

 

“This is by far my favorite three stone ring. There are so many great details; hand carved filigree on either side of the band, channel bead set diamonds, and the ability to choose any size or shape center stone.

My favorite version of this ring is with a 1.5ct princess cut Diamond Hybrid® center stone.”

 

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3. Hayley Accented Engagement Ring - Starting at $2,337

 

Hayley Accented Ring

 

“The Hayley is a classic design that looks beautiful for any occasion. It has a secure basket setting to hold the center stone and any band could be paired with this ring.

I also love the fact it has a timeless setting that will never go out of style.”

 

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4. Infinity Wedding Set - Starting at $2,443

 

Infinity Wedding Set

 

“Of all our wedding sets, the twisted shank on the Infinity catches my eye the most. The wedding band both compliments the engagement ring and enhances the overall design.

In particular, I love this set with a band on either side for a little added “bling”.”

 

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Posted by Jaime Vealey on Monday, August 4, 2014

Categories: Blog Home, Celebrity Engagement Rings, Engagement Rings, Green Eco Friendly MiaDonna, MiaDonna Diamond Hybrid® Rings, Wedding Ring Sets

The Engagement Ring Hot List!

With so many beautiful rings to choose from, how on Earth can you choose just one. From stunning Solitaires to beautiful Bridal Sets, there are hundreds of stunning rings only a click away.

We know ring shopping is no easy task, so to help you narrow your selection down we’re sharing our HOT LIST for 2014.

This weeks HOT LIST comes from MiaDonna CEO and Founder, Anna-Mieke. 

We hope you enjoy!

 



Anna-Mieke: MiaDonna Founder & CEO

 

MiaDonna Founder & CEO

“Trying to pick just a few rings from MiaDonna is a difficult task! I have designed hundreds of rings and they all have a special place in my heart.  The great news is that we no longer have to stop at one ring. The price point of the Diamond Hybrid lets you have multiple rings, one for every outfit :)”

 

1. Kat Engagement Ring – Starting at $3,462

 

Kat Engagement Ring from Miadonna

“I love how romantic and elegant this ring is. The oval cut center stone is so vintage and it is spectacular in the two toned rose and yellow gold. I would also not wear a band with the Kat. I would have a completely separate band for those times that I need something smaller. I like an eternity band like the Baby Tyra.

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2. Novu Wedding Set - Starting at $2,508

 

Novu Wedding Ring Set

 

“The Novu Wedding Set is inspired from the Novo tiffany set, but so much better because it is conflict free and about a zillion dollars less expensive.

I love the classic lines of this ring and the versatility of the center stone shape. Since it has a prong head you can set it with any shape center stone and in a few years when you want a change we can set a different diamond shape in the ring for you.”

 

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3. Heirloom Antique Engagement Ring - Starting at $1,687

 

Heirloom Antique Engagement Ring

 

“The Heirloom with a radiant cut Diamond Hybrid as a center stone is just stunning. You can get lost staring into this diamond shape. So beautiful!”

 

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4. Reflection Three Stone Engagement Ring - Starting at $1,597

 

Refection Three Stone Engagement Ring

 

“This ring is a head turner! The amazing color and clarity grades of our Diamond Hybrid is something you do not see very often in an emerald cut earth-mind diamond.”

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Posted by Jaime Vealey on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Categories: Blog Home, Engagement Rings, MiaDonna Diamond Hybrid® Rings, Uncategorized, Wedding Ring Sets

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Posted by Nichole Lawrence on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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