MiaDonna’s TOP 5 Holiday Gift Ideas

Tis’ the season for gift giving – whether you are after an Engagement Ring with a Man Made Diamond or a pair of Sapphire Earrings, MiaDonna is excited to be your one stop shop for all your fine jewelry gifts this season! 

With so many great items to choose from, we thought we would help you narrow it down to our TOP 5 Holiday Gift Ideas!

 

TOP 5 Holiday Gift Ideas by MiaDonna

To kick off CYBER MONDAY we are offering 10% OFF each of these FANTASTIC  jewelry pieces through 12/9!

When checking out use COUPON CODE: CMon6874 


 

1. Arctic Diamond Eternity Band

This classic diamond band is the perfect addition to a wedding set or would make a gorgeous right hand ring!

*If you are looking for an EXTRA SPECIAL DEAL – check out the ready to ship Platinum Arctic Diamond Band in our sale section 0.86ctw, size 6 – ONLY 1 available*

2. Basket Pendant

This beautiful pendant would be a great addition to any jewelry collection – available in your choice of Round or Princess cut Diamond Hybrid® or Lab Created Gemstone. Should you prefer a Man Made Diamond, please call to order. 

3. Martini Earrings

These earrings display your choice of Round Diamond Hybrid® or Lab Created Gemstone in a classic 3 prong setting – available from 0.50ct up to 2.0ct. Should you prefer Man Made Diamonds, please call to order. 

4. Kennedy Cocktail or Engagement Ring

You can’t go wrong with a Cocktail Ring for that special someone! The Kennedy features your choice of 1.5ct Princess cut Diamond Hybrid®, Man Made Diamond or Lab Created Gemstone in a stunning diamond halo. 

5. Filigree Bezel Pendant

This unique pendant design has stunning engraving details that are sure to catch anyones eye – featuring your choice of an Oval, Round or Princess cut Diamond Hybrid® or Lab Created Gemstone.

 HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

 


Posted by Nichole Lawrence on Monday, December 2, 2013

Categories: Blog Home, Lab Created Gemstone Jewelry, Man Made (grown) Diamonds, MiaDonna Diamond Hybrid® Rings Tags: ,

MiaDonna listed in the TOP 11 COOL COMPANIES by Green America

We are honored that Green America featured MiaDonna amongst their Top 11 Coolest Eco-Friendly Companies. We have always strived to be at the forefront of the diamond evolution using the best and newest technology to create man made diamonds of the finest quality. Whether you consider us an ‘Energetic Newcomer’ or Seasoned Pioneer’…

 “At MiaDonna, we wanted to raise the ethical bar and help reinvigorate our love affair with diamonds without guilt about where they come from and how they are sourced,” says Anna-Mieke Anderson, MiaDonna Founder and CEO.

 Check out the article Green America wrote on MiaDonna in their November issue of the National Green Pages

Article by Krisna Bharvani 

MiaDonna Featured in the National Green Pages - Top 11 Coolest Companies“A kiss on the hand may be quite continental…but diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” sang Marilyn Monroe in the classic film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Diamonds held Kiwi-born jewelry designer Anna Mieke Anderson under the same spell as the iconic actress, until she discovered the truth behind her beloved diamond wedding ring.

“I was completely unaware that I’d most likely bought a conflict diamond, which meant I was unintentionally contributing to terrorizing an entire generation of children in Africa,” she says.

The United Nations defines conflict diamonds, also known as war or blood diamonds diamonds, as “diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments or in contravention of the decisions of the Security Council.”

According to Amnesty International, diamond-fueled wars, occurring mainly in African countries and Russia, have killed over four million people and displaced millions more—while war criminals in these countries often capture and enslave children, turning them into ruthless killers.

As a mother of two, Anderson felt compelled to take action. She began sponsoring a nine-year-old boy from Liberia, and it was while sharing letters with him that she came up with the idea of starting a conflict-free diamond jewelry and gem company.

Having grown up immersed in the world of fashion thanks to her parents, a model and a film art director, Anderson had long been designing her own jewelry. So it wasn’t a stretch for her to found MiaDonna, a combination of her daughter’s name, Mia, and her mother’s name, Donna.

Her first step in forming the company was to research a diamond alternative. She learned that important advancements in diamond science were already taking place, allowing people to create diamonds in a lab that were nearly indistinguishable from those found in mines.

Today, the MiaDonna online boutique provides beautiful yet affordable wedding and engagement sets and other fine jewelry made with conflict-free, lab-created diamonds and gems. A portion of the proceeds from each sale are passed onto The Greener Diamond Foundation, which reinvests the money in rebuilding communities suffering from unethical harvesting of mined diamonds.

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MiaDonna reinvests profits into areas harmed by conflict diamonds. Founder Anna-Mieke Anderson (right) talks with workers on a rice farm funded by The Greener Diamond Foundation

 

“At MiaDonna, we wanted to raise the ethical bar and help reinvigorate our love affair with diamonds without guilt about where they come from and how they are sourced,” says Anderson.

Many people are under the false impression that lab-created diamonds are synthetic, when in actuality, they are real diamonds. Even a seasoned jeweler has a hard time telling the difference between the two—both have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties; both are polished using the same equipment and techniques; and both have the same brilliance. The difference is mainly in the time and methods of creation. Diamond labs use highly controlled conditions to create a diamond in a way that mimics nature’s process, but is several times faster—taking weeks to create, rather than years—and at a cost of 10 to 25% of extracting a conventional diamond.

The company also offers its “Diamond Hybrid” as an even more affordable jewelry option. It comprises a crystal core with an outer layer made of lab-created diamond, and it retails for three percent of the cost of a conventional diamond, says Anderson.

In addition, all MiaDonna jewelry is set in recycled gold, palladium, and platinum, making it even more sustainable. Nearly 20 tons of earth is removed to produce enough gold to create just one wedding band, says Anderson. Moreover, chemicals like cyanide and mercury used in mining can leak into water sources and are hazardous to human health.

The company also creates a nontoxic, eco-friendly jewelry cleaner and makes all its jewelry in the USA. Overall, the response to MiaDonna has been very positive. Anderson was named “The Queen of Eco-Friendly Engagement Rings” by Engagement 101 Magazine, while MiaDonna has earned a spot on the Portland Business Journal’s list of the “Fastest Growing Private Companies” for the last two years.

Having started with one sponsored child from a blooddiamond community, Anderson now channels MiaDonna profits into a foundation that sponsors entire villages torn apart by diamond-fueled conflicts. The Greener Diamond Foundation works in one diamond-mining community at a time, “helping to repair the damage created in the wake of the diamond trade.”

Thus, with lab-created diamonds, there’s no need to worry—diamonds can still be a girl’s (or guy’s) best friend!

 


Posted by Nichole Lawrence on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Categories: Blog Home, Green Eco Friendly MiaDonna, MiaDonna Media, Uncategorized Tags: , ,

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 Rings to a deserving Portland couple whose love story stole our hearts. Not only did our CEO, Anna-Mieke, enjoy helping the couple choose the perfect Engagement Ring, but we loved having Rachael Ray support our mission and allow us to giveback on her show!

Watch to see what Rachael Ray has to say about the gorgeous Bella Engagement Ring, set with a 1.5ct Pink Diamond Hybrid by MiaDonna!

 


 

A little more about THE COUPLE and their beautiful LOVE STORY!

History was made this year at the 22nd annual Portland Race for the Cure, with an on-air marriage proposal.

30-year-old breast cancer survivor, Tracie Benjamin was interrupted during a live television interview by her boyfriend of seven years, Ryan, who asked her to marry him. He dropped to his knees, Tracie burst into tears, and the audience in the park and on television got a first-hand look at love in action. Happily for all, Tracie accepted his proposal.

Anna-Mieke Anderson (Founder of MiaDonna & Company), saw the proposal online and became emotionally vested. Anna lost her mother to cancer, so this story truly hit home. “I was my mother’s caregiver”. She also states, “We give back to our local community”, and she did just that. MiaDonna & Company stepped up and offered to donate a beautiful engagement ring to Tracie and Ryan. Tracie burst into tears when Anna offered to donate her dream ring. “This means so much to me. This experience has made me realize how many great people there are in this world”, Tracie states.


 

A little more about THE RING!

The couple knew they wanted a pink center stone not only to represent their love, but also as a reminder that Tracie is a breast cancer SURVIVOR – STRONG and BEAUTIFUL – and she won that battle with Ryan by her side! For the ring design they chose the Bella Antique Engagement Ring and for the center stone they decided on the pink MiaDonna Diamond Hybrid, with its bold yet understated pink hue. 

Check out Tracie’s gorgeous Bella Engagement Ring!

Anna-Mieke, Tracie and Ryan with Portland’s KATU News team helping Tracie choose her GORGEOUS Pink Diamond Hybrid Engagement Ring! 

KATU News Team, Anna-Mieke, Tracie and Ryan

The MiaDonna team is thankful for our fantastic friends, customers and fans – because of your support we have been able to giveback in so many ways.

THANK YOU!


Posted by Nichole Lawrence on Friday, November 22, 2013

Categories: Blog Home, Giving, MiaDonna Diamond Hybrid® Rings, MiaDonna Media, Uncategorized Tags: , ,

A Romantic Portland Giveaway from MiaDonna & Hotel deLuxe

MiaDonna® has partnered with Portland’s Hotel deLuxe to gift the first three Oregon or Washington residents who purchase an Engagement Ring or Wedding Set for $2000 or more during the month of November 2013 with a complimentary “Twisted Love” getaway package

Whether you are looking for a place to propose, celebrate your engagement, a romantic evening away or a gorgeous place to begin your honeymoon – vintage-inspired Hotel deLuxe is the glamorous answer to your getaway dreams. There are only three of these FANTATIC overnights available, so be sure to take advantage of this exciting opportunity before they are gone! 

To qualify for this package:

  • You must call to place your order
  • You must have an Oregon or Washington shipping address
  • The ring value must exceed $2000
  • You must be at least 21 years old

 

Twisted Love Package

This AMAZING complimentary “Twisted Love” getaway package, courtesy of Hotel deLuxe, includes:

  • Overnight accommodation a Deluxe King room
  • Chocolate-covered strawberries
  • A bottle of Oregon red wine
  • A copy of the classic game, Twister
  • Massage oil
  • Kama Sutra book
  • Complimentary overnight valet parking

Remember, we are only giving away three of these packages. Go pick your ring and then call us! 1866.996.9642.

Hotel deLuxe Twisted Love Giveaway

Redemption of the Twisted Love getaway package is subject to availability and black-out dates may apply. The prize must be redeemed by December 1, 2014.


 

Hotel deLuxe

Hotel deLuxe, a downtown Portland hotel, is a contemporary tribute to the Golden Era of Hollywood film making that tastefully balances art deco and art moderne styles for a mix of timeless sophistication and serene comfort. Located close to the Pearl District and Nob Hill Shopping and restaurants, we are just steps away from the Max rail line for easy access to other popular Portland neighborhoods. 

729 SW 15th Avenue
Portland Oregon 97205
United States
www.hoteldeluxe.com
503-219-2094

Hotel deLuxe Twisted Love Giveaway


Posted by Nichole Lawrence on Friday, November 15, 2013

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Lab Created Gemstones – Ruby Engagement Rings

Tis the season to FALL in Love with the Ruby Gemstone

The Fall season brings us many gorgeous color changes from leaves turning to shades of orange, yellow and red to the jewel-tone sunsets lighting up the evening sky. It is the perfect time of year to incorporate the warm, rich and romantic color of the Red Ruby into your jewelry collection, whether you are after an Engagement Ring, Wedding Band, Right Hand Cocktail Ring or a new pair of earrings MiaDonna® has an array of options for you to choose from.

Lab Created Ruby Gemstones

MiaDonna’s Lab Created Ruby Gemstones are breathtaking – perfect in color and full of fire. Sometimes referred to as a Burmese Ruby or Pigeon’s Blood Ruby for their deep blood red color with just a hint of blue, these richly colored stones are the perfect symbol of love and can represent July birthdays, 40th anniversaries or the birth of a daughter. 

 


 

 


 

 We LOVE these how these ring designs showcase the Ruby Gemstone!

 

The Celestial Three Stone Engagement or Anniversary Ring 

 

Celestial Three Stone Engagement or Anniversary Ring

 

 

• Three Stone Design representing your past, present and future 

 

• Accommodates the center stone shape of your choice

 

• Smooth rounded edge shank design 

 

 

 

 

 

The Phoebe Antique Engagement Ring 

 

 Phoebe Antique Engagement Ring

 

• Holds your choice of round center stone in a unique double prong head

 

• Gorgeous twisted split shank trellis design

 

• Diamond accented shank and prong head 

 

 

 

 

The Crescendo | Pavé Engagement Ring 

 

 Crescendo Pavé Engagement Ring

 

• Timeless halo encircling the center stone

 

• Unique ‘rise and fall’ style band

 

• Has matching contour fit wedding band

 

 

 

 

 

The Tiffany | Wedding Ring Set

 

Tiffany Wedding Ring Set

 

 

• Classic solitaire wedding set

 

• Accommodates your choice of center stone shape and material

 

• Has matching notched wedding band for flush fit

 

 


Posted by Nichole Lawrence on Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Save or Splurge: Designer inspired Engagement Rings

Do you LOVE designer style, but dislike designer price tags?

At MiaDonna® you can get the designer Engagement Ring or Wedding Ring Set of your dreams – hand crafted just for you – at a price you adore!

Our Engagement Ring and Wedding Ring collections are filled with unique styles only available at MiaDonna.com, but did you know that we also have many celebrity and designer inspired Engagement Rings for you to choose from?

Here are a few of our most popular designer inspired Engagement Rings…

 


 

Luxury Antique Engagement Ring by MiaDonna® 

Lucy Solitaire Engagement Ring by MiaDonna®

Lunar Bezel Engagement Ring by MiaDonna® 

Lily Star Pavé Engagement Ring

Bizet Bezel Wedding Set by MiaDonna® 

Novu Wedding Set by MiaDonna®

 Learn more about custom making your own designer inspired engagement ring or take a moment to compare the prices of the MiaDonna’s Luxury and Lucy vs. Tiffany & Co.’s Legacy and Lucida. You will see that MiaDonna® offers the highest quality of hand crafted fine jewelry at a savings anyone would LOVE! 


Posted by Nichole Lawrence on Thursday, October 31, 2013

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

Infinity Engagement Ring

A growing trend amongst Engagement Ring designs has been the infinity symbol. In its simplest form infinity means forever, which is why it is the perfect design for an engagement ring or wedding band. Some believe that the infinity symbol and love are one in the same – as there is no better way to symbolize your love flowing so deep for each other that it will last for ininity (and beyond).

 Do you dream of giving or receiving an Engagement Ring with the infinity symbol?

At MiaDonna® we have several designs that showcase this powerful visual representation of everlasting love and commitment. 


 

∞ The Allure Engagement Ring ∞

Single infinity shape on either side of the center stone 

 ∞ The Infinity Engagement Ring ∞

Halo style wrapped infinity shape  

∞ The Petals Engagement Ring ∞

Halo engagement ring with wrapping infinity shape band 

Our artisan team can also help you custom design your own engagement ring with a unique ‘twist’ on the infinity symbol. Whether you want to engrave the symbol into the band, create a cut out design in the gallery or have the diamonds form an infinity shape, we can create anything you can dream of – just ask


Posted by Nichole Lawrence on Thursday, October 24, 2013

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

 

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MiaDonna offers a 15 day "In your hands" return policy. This simply means you have 15 days to view your jewelry from the day it arrives at your home to decide if we have held up our end of the bargain to deliver you something special. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase we will refund your money free of any restocking fees or any other hidden costs. For full details please see our Return Policy and be sure to review our Lifetime Guarantee, Complimentary Insurance Policy and Theft, Loss and Damage Policy.

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Our Man-Made Diamonds (also known as Lab-created Diamonds) are produced using the most scientifically advanced methods to create results that are optically, physically, and chemically identical to a natural diamond, without the conflict or price of traditional diamonds. Our Man-Made Diamonds are produced in a laboratory setting that simulates the earth's natural growing environment. Our Diamond Hybrids®, on the other hand, are constructed from a non-precious crystal core that is infused with a form of Lab-Created Diamond to create the realistic natural beauty you expect.

At MiaDonna® we are committed to love, humanity and the earth by focusing on sustainability through every step when creating our superior line of quality Engagement Rings, Wedding Ring Sets and Fine Jewelry. We start by using the finest grade eco-friendly metals, which can be accented with recycled natural side diamonds in sizes below 0.20 carats. You can then select your conflict free center stone from our extensive selection of Man-Made Diamonds (which are Lab Grown Diamonds), the Diamond Hybrid® (a hand cut diamond infused diamond simulant) or Lab Created Gemstones (which are Lab Grown Rubies, Sapphires and Emeralds). With each purchase we plant a tree on your behalf and a donation is made to The Greener Diamond Foundation, funding agricultural projects in mining provinces in Africa.

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