Alexandrite Gemstone Engagement Rings
Alexandrite is one of the most magical gemstones there is, changing its colors like a chameleon. The Alexandrite gemstone will appear a greenish blue in sunlight and change its color to a reddish purple in incandescent light. Alexandrite is also the birthstone for June.
(This is the same Alexandrite gemstone ring photographed in different light a different angles)
MiaDonna Lab Created Gemstones are identical to natural gemstones in every single way minus any mining, conflict and impurities within the stone. Our Gemstones are offered in the finest color, hue and only come in the highest grade cuts available. Every engagement ring at Miadonna.com can accommodate your choice of Gemstone from Alexandrite, Emeralds, Rubies or Sapphires. Have a look at our full line of lab created gemstones and add a little color to the ring of your dreams today.
on Thursday, January 10, 2013
The new edition of Engagement101 magazine features designs by MiaDonna®.
MiaDonna® designs were featured in the Classic, Matching sets and The Stone ring categories. Some of the other great designers featured in the Editorial Credits were ArtCarved, Hearts on Fire, Gabriel & Co., Mark Schnieder, Tacori, Sylvie Collection, Novell, Ritani, Simon G and many more.
Here are a few of the Classic Ring designs featured.
A classic engagement ring is perfect for those who admire sophisticated, timeless beauty that will last forever.
Here are a few of the Matching Ring Sets featured.
Matching Ring Sets feature ring and wedding band designs the truly compliment each other perfectly.
Here are a few of the Fancy Rings featured.
Fancy Rings are perfect for those looking for something a little different, both in design and stone shape.
Visit Engagement101 on line to learn more and get your latest issue.
on Friday, December 7, 2012
Due to deadline constraints surrounding the launch of the newly re-vamped MiaDonna.com website, Anna-Mieke was not able to attend the awards ceremony in New Zealand. However, she was excited to send Felicity Morgan, on her behalf, to represent herself as well as MiaDonna® and The Greener Diamond; to share how thrilled she was to be nominated for this fantastic award along with the other inspiring woman in the running. Felicity reported back that it was an evening filled with inspirational women, great conversation, lovely music and she was proud to represent Anna-Mieke, who was very deserving of this award.
We wanted to send our congrats to Diana Stil, the winner of the NEXT Magazine Woman of the Year… Diana is the Director of Nikau Contractors and is a leader in the demolition industry. She is known for her heartfelt approach, focus on safety, and pledge to challenge the way women are viewed in the male-dominated arena. Based in Christchurch since the February quake, Stil’s company, which has a projected turnover of $30 million in 2013, has done extensive unbilled work in the city. With great respect for victims, Stil instigated a ritual of karakia (prayer) on worksites.
Here is a little look into the evening’s festivities…
on Friday, November 30, 2012
MiaDonna® Katie Holmes Replica Engagement Ring
The “Kat Engagement Ring” at MiaDonna.com was inspired by the Engagement Ring Tom Cruise gave to Katie Holmes.
The Kat Features a custom fit 2.5 carat Oval cut Diamond Hybrid® center stone. The Kat Engagement Ring also gives you the option to have one of MiaDonna’s lab created gemstones, Sapphires, Rubies or Emeralds, set as a center stone in lue of the Diamond Hybrid®. You can select the option to create the ring in two-tone yellow or rose gold as well as have this stunning ring crafted in solid yellow, white or rose gold. Your choice of Eco-Friendly metals consist of both 14k and 18K gold as well as our pure 950 palladium. Depending on the size of ring you order your Kat will come with .60-.67ctw recycled accenting diamonds to finish of the details to the band and gallery.
on Thursday, November 15, 2012
THE ECO DIAMOND
Welcome to the new look of MiaDonna.com
Welcome to our new site! You may have noticed that there have been a few changes made to MiaDonna.com, in hopes of making your browsing and shopping experience more pleasurable and user friendly. You’ll now find the sections featuring Engagement Rings and Wedding Ring Sets have larger imagery, so you can get a better virtual representation of what your finished ring will look like when it arrives at your door. Also, with the exception of our Three Stone Engagement and Anniversary Ring designs, we are very excited that, you can now price out your MiaDonna® dream ring with your choice of MiaDonna Diamond Hybrid®, Man Made Diamond or Lab Created Gemstone. However, should you still not see the exact stone you are looking for, just give us a call or send us an email and one of our fantastic Customer Service Specialists is still happy to help you find that perfect conflict-free stone you cannot stop dreaming about.
We have also created new and easy to navigate loose stone databases that allow you to narrow down the Diamond Hybrid®, Man Made Diamond or Lab Created Gemstone you are looking for more quickly and efficiently, to ensure you find exactly what you want. As always, we will continue to offer you the option to have your loose stone set by us or you can design a custom engagement ring from scratch, should you not find the perfect ring for your stone on our site.
For our International customers we have created a new page that answers a lot of the questions we receive throughout the year. Such as information on shipping, duty, converting your ring size and exchange rates is now available to help answer your questions. We have also added a very informative special services section that will cover all your engraving, sizing, new model, customization and other requests or questions you may have when ordering a ring from MiaDonna®. If you are interested in the Magazine and Television segments we have been featured in or the Awards we have won, be sure to check out the new Featured In section that has been re-vamped, so you can better navigate these wonderful moments in the MiaDonna® timeline.
Do you want to be one of our Featured Couples? From time to time we will add a new Featured Couple and we would LOVE for it to be you! Being the Featured Couple includes a blog post on you and your partner with your picture and testimonial as well as a highlighted testimonial on our testimonials page. Please send us your images, videos, suggestions, kind words, etc… We know you have a great love story to tell and we want to hear it!
We hope you enjoy the new look of MiaDonna®. We will continue to strive to make your experience with us one you will treasure forever. MiaDonna® was created by consumers for consumers to be an advocate for you, global communities and the earth!
on Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Jennifer Aniston is engaged!
American sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston, is engaged at 43 to her now fiancé Justin Theroux. Theroux proposed this past August on his 41st birthday. While we still don’t know who the designer of her non-traditional engagement ring is, the rumored 8 carat Emerald cut stunner, which is said to be accented with tapered baguettes, is definitely getting noticed.
As for how much Justin spent on this sparkler, with an estimated 8 carat center stone the value is sure to be a staggering number, Jennifer is one lucky lady! The style of the ring seems to be more of the cocktail variety than an engagement ring. Either way, Jennifer is officially engaged and she’s wearing one heck of a statement on her ring finger these days.
According to sources Jennifer is thrilled with her new engagement ring and Justin is equally thrilled that his 41st birthday came with a new fiancé. Congrats to the happy couple!
on Wednesday, October 24, 2012
We sat down with Anna-Mieke to chat about life in general, what it means to be eco-friendly and her jewelry collection.
You are the queen of eco-friendly engagement rings. Why is being eco-friendly important?
Being eco-friendly is important, because we are all in this together; we all have to do our part.
After I learnt the origin of my earth-mined diamond ring, I set out to find a conflict free diamond to replace it with. I soon found that the only true conflict free diamond was a man-made option. It wasn’t long before I discovered that I wasn’t the only one in search of an ethical, environmentally friendly, beautiful and affordable diamond alternative – MiaDonna & Company was born. My favorite part about our business plan is our foundation, The Greener Diamond. A portion of MiaDonna proceeds go towards rebuilding communities struggling from the unethical harvesting of mined diamonds. Our biggest project, to date, has been a 100-acre agricultural farm in Sierra Leone, Africa. This farm is currently run by over 500 reformed child soldiers and local youth. I am so passionate about this project that I have personally visited and oversee this farm. We also believe in eco-friendly business practices, for example we plant a tree for every shipment we send.
How does it influence your everyday life?
I am not excessively eco-friendly, I am just trying to make conscious choices about my everyday purchases and actions. It is actually very easy… I know that I am going to spend the money on a product anyway, so why not just take a little more time to make sure the company I am purchasing from has the same core values I do. It’s not about who has the best marketing or prices these days. As consumers we hold the power to make the greatest change.
How would you describe your fashion style?
I love classic, elegant outfits and black is a staple in my wardrobe. I also love sky high heels, statement earrings and a cocktail ring. However, at home, I am a jeans and tee kind of girl.
Do you have a complicated beauty routine? What rules do you follow?
No, my beauty routine is actually very un-complicated. I am a full time career woman and a single mum with 2 small children…I just don’t have a lot of time. I try to follow the K-I-S-S (keep it simple stupid) rule in life and practice this in my beauty routine as well. I am a believer in getting lots of sleep, drinking lots of water, playing outside whenever you can and limiting your daily donut intake. I also feel it is important to have a good hairdresser, wax artist and tailor on your team.
What is important in any long time relationship?
I believe trust, honesty, communication and appreciation are definitely high on the list for a long term relationship; but that doesn’t mean other things don’t count too. I also feel that your partner does not need to be your entire life. You should take time for yourself, this keeps you in balance. You need to have your own life; friends, hobbies, interests etc. That way when the two of you are together, you can appreciate each other that much more.
Who is your favorite fashion designer?
I have always been a lover of Chanel! …because for the past 80 years its always been classic, elegant and beautiful.
When I think of fashion, my mind always goes to accessorizing first…
1. I can’t get enough yellow gold! While I have never been a huge fan of yellow gold, this season I am in love with it. Right now I am designing myself a cocktail ring with a fabulous yellow Man Made Diamond center stone. I am having it crafted in MiaDonna’s recycled yellow gold and accented with a halo of recycled yellow diamonds. I am looking forward to showing it off this fall!
2. I am loving the look of textured finishes on rings/jewelry. For example, I love a brushed or a matte finish instead of a more traditional high polish finish.
3. You can’t go wrong with stacking jewelry pieces in different colors, finishes and styles. Bracelets, rings and necklaces can all by layered up and it’s really eye catching and compliments anyone’s wardrobe.
on Thursday, October 18, 2012