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Diamonds are beautiful, there is no denying that, but do you always know where your diamonds are coming from? Now I have to admit this isn’t something I gave much thought to back when I was looking at engagement rings, however now I know more about diamond mining and the harm it can do it’s certainly something I would think about for any future diamond jewellery purchases. MiaDonna is a company I would definitely look at buying diamonds from, as they are conflict free, Eco friendly and Support The Greener Diamond charity. Anna-Mieke the founder of the company set MiaDonna up to try and give something back to the diamond industry and offer a new alternative ‘to offer consumers beautiful, ethical and affordable fine lab-grown diamond jewellery that would help free innocent children oppressed by the active conflict diamond mining industry.’ The diamonds are beautifully cut and a fraction of the price of a mined diamond, plus you can wear them with a clear conscious.
What made you start your business?
MiaDonna’s Founder and CEO, Anna-Mieke Anderson, started this business with a single objective in mind: to offer consumers a beautiful, ethical and affordable diamond alternative that would help free innocent children oppressed by the active conflict diamond mining industry.
When did you start?
MiaDonna was founded in 2005 in Portland, Oregon USA.
What sort of geographical area do you cover?
Our Founder is originally from New Zealand and spent her childhood based in Australia before moving to the United States, so it’s important to us that we are able to provide gorgeous, conflict-free jewellery to many individuals around the world! We ship worldwide to over 30 countries including, but not limited to, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, and more.
What sort of couple do you think you attract?
At MiaDonna, we welcome anyone who is looking for the highest quality ethical and conflict-free engagement rings or bridal jewellery! With our selection of engagement rings, many styles can also be worn as an anniversary, cocktail or right-hand ring, if you’re already engaged or married.
What are some of the most popular engagement ring styles you offer?
Our selection of engagement rings has many styles, from modern to antique, stackable to solitaire, there is definitely a style for everyone! Some of our most popular engagement rings are the Traditional Solitaire Engagement Ring, the Heroine Accented Engagement Ring, the Beloved Engagement Ring, and the Amore Vintage Engagement Ring.
Can you create custom rings at MiaDonna?
Absolutely! Our custom design team will work with you to create the perfect ring, wedding band or accessory you’ve been dreaming of. You can send over photos, sketches, or anything that inspires you, and we will use that as a starting point for your jewellery. We’ll give you a quote for the ring, provide CAD mock-up images of what it would look like, then once you’ve approved or edited the design, we will begin handcrafting your unique vision and bring it to life! Learn everything you need to know about our custom design process here.
Can I try on any rings before buying one?
Definitely! We offer a Home Try-On Program where you can select four sample rings of your favourite styles to try at home for seven days! It’s 100% free too; you’ll place a $100 deposit that is refunded in full once your package is returned and received. There’s no obligation to purchase, and it’s a great way to try out our engagement rings and wedding bands before you make a final decision!
Why should couples choose lab-grown diamonds over earth-mined diamonds?
Lab grown diamonds are more beautiful, ethical and affordable than any diamond we will get out of the earth. They are chemically, optically and physically identical to earth-mined diamonds, but are priced up to 40% less, and come without any environmental or humanitarian concerns. They are also guaranteed conflict-free, we can tell you exactly where your lab-grown diamond came from and how it was made. Additionally, lab-grown diamonds are graded and certified by the same laboratories that grade earth-mined diamonds, and they undergo the same criteria for certification.
Tell us more about The Greener Diamond!
The Greener Diamond (TGD) is MiaDonna’s charity foundation. The Greener Diamond (TGD) is MiaDonna’s charity foundation that works to empower and rebuild communities and the environment. Every time an order is made at MiaDonna, a portion of the proceeds goes straight into programs that help to restore the lives and land in sub-Saharan Africa. TGD is 100% funded by MiaDonna customers, and we do not take donations. Because of our customers, TGD is able to continue developing new projects to help undo the damage caused by diamond mining. TGD currently sponsors agricultural farms in Liberia and Sierra Leone where reformed child soldiers are trained to grow food, instead of mining for diamonds. Also, when asked, TGD has been known to fund emergency projects that need immediate funding, such as support for Ebola survivors and orphans.
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