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Here’s Why MiaDonna is the Future of Sustainable Engagement Rings

Fashion & Beauty

It’s true, lab-grown diamonds are paving the way for sustainable engagement rings, and 21st century couples aren’t missing a beat. Not only do these babies cost significantly less than their earth-mined counterparts, the only real physical differences between the two are a plus for the environment. Pure carbon and conflict-free, we’ll never stop admiring these modern heirlooms that begin their story with our generation. One such jeweler we’ve caught in stride is MiaDonna, and we’ve been captivated by their timeless rings now and forevermore.

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Ring is Dior Solitaire Stackable Ring and photo by Blush Creative Studio

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Glacier Engagement Ring

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Willow Engagement Ring

Man made diamond rings have been on the incline for quite some time now, and we’re certainly not surprised when we scroll through the diverse collection of styles. Antique-inspired, modern, three stone, solitaire, halo, diamond accented and two-tone to name a few. MiaDonna’sconflict-free diamonds are all type IIA. Translation? It doesn’t get purer than that!

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Chorus Three Stone Engagement Ring

A three stone engagement ring without the predictable design, we’re obsessed with the tapered side baguettes pointing the spotlight towards the sparkly center stone. All-naturale, baby!

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Comfort Fit Wedding Bands

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1. Reflection Three Stone Engagement Ring
2. Allure Engagement Ring
3. Morrison Vintage Inspired Engagement Ring

Custom designs are never out of the question either, and they’ve got a team of artisans at the ready to listen to your finished product specifications while they blueprint the nitty gritty. We were pretty psyched when we heard they can even tailor an existing MiaDonna setting unique to your style. Whether you want to set a different size or shape center stone than those available for your setting, use gemstones as side stones along bands, change the shape of the side stones, select a basket setting instead of a prong setting, or create a two-tone design… the sky’s the limit! This process can be done in about 4 weeks if you’re really on your game.

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Crescendo Wedding Set

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Heroine Accented Engagement Ring and Amore Vintage Diamond Band

My oh my, are we obsessed with this pear shaped center stone in a glittering halo! Amazingly, lab-created diamonds can cost 30-40% less than earth-mined counterparts… we’ll let that marinate a while.

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Paris Stackable Set

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1. Chorus Three Stone Engagement Ring
2. Empress Antique Engagement Ring
3. Amore Vintage Engagement Ring

But beyond all the pretty is a whole lotta heart. As a company, MiaDonna donates a minimum of 5% of profits to The Greener Diamond Foundation, their partnering charity that supports everything from education and mentorship to relief programs in diamond mining regions that have been negatively impacted through the years by the conflict diamond industry. You can read more about the foundation here!

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Custom Three Stone Ring

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Adler Two Tone Engagement Ring

Twisted halo in white and rose gold – double the hues, double the fun!

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Heroine Accented Engagement Ring

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1. Nataliea Engagement Ring
2. Heirloom Engagement Ring
3. Marilyn Accented Engagement Ring

Ready to try some on for size? With MiaDonna’s Home Try-On Program, ou can have up to 3 samples delivered to your home for 5 days at a time completely free! So if you were ever wondering about style or fit, now’s your chance to see how it all sparkles in the light.

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Everett Two Tone Engagement Ring

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Traditional Solitaire Engagement Ring

It doesn’t get much better than this classic, tasteful engagement ring style with a round diamond center.

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Heroine Accented Wedding Set

Follow MiaDonna on Pinterest for more eco-friendly engagement ring inspiration and casually leave the link open on your laptop for your SO to see. Wink wink!

This post was sponsored by MiaDonna. All opinions are our own. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

Earthy Neutral Vineyard Wedding with Texture and Candlelight

Wedding Design

Charm and captivation don’t begin to describe our feelings towards this vineyard wedding story with earthy neutrals fluttering throughout. There’s intention in the textures and dimension in the details. We are totally crushing on the rustic-luxe ambiance brought into play here, so let’s dive in, shall we?

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7 Honeymoon Destinations that will Mistake you for the Maldives


We’ve all been there, so to speak: you want to go somewhere special and exotic but can only take so many days off work/school. AND, you don’t want to lose several days out of your trip between jetlag and time zones. I feel you! Today we’re going to share seven locations to consider for your honeymoon to make the most out of your time off with your new spouse. Best part? They are all-inclusive resorts. These honeymoon gems made us a do a double take for the Maldives, yet, they are a hop, skip and a jump for those of us here in the U.S.

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An all-inclusive resort is hard to beat for your honeymoon. Especially when you think about how much time, planning and $$$ goes into creating an itinerary from scratch. Sure, a getaway to the Maldives or Bora Bora would be a stunner. But there are some hard-hitting facts we’ve just got to admit. A) Jet lag is inevitable. B) Time off from work is sometimes scarce. C) You can never completely relax when the fate of getting from Point A to Point B is entirely in your hands. We could go on! Which is why the light bulb completely flickers on when we think about all the possibilities with Sandals.

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You’ve heard of em! All-inclusive resorts dotting the tropical locales a little closer to home:

These 7 Honeymoon Destinations that will Mistake you for the Maldives are so much closert than you think –

  • the Caribbean
  • Jamaica (over the water bungalows like in the top photo!)
  • the Bahamas (swim with wild pigs!)
  • Grenada
  • Antigua
  • Saint Lucia
  • Barbados

Having been around the block a few times, they’re undeniable experts in their craft and we’ve heard time and time again just how easy trips with Sandals are. They treat you like the celebrities you are in a way that lets you enjoy every second of the experience. And last time we checked, vacays are supposed to be about shutting the door on stress.

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So here are the top 8 reasons we think all-inclusive honeymoons are the way-to-go:

1. Save Money: Once all is said and done with transportation, exchange rates, activities, restaurants, amenities, lodging and of course those pesky hidden fees, it can cost a fortune to travel across the world. Having all of this tied up in one easy to swallow package seems like a no-brainer!

2. Avoid jet lag: This is a biggie. You never think you’ll have jet lag until it hits you, and it can take days to recover. They say it takes you one day of recovery for every time zone shifted, so if you’re flying to a place 10 hours ahead, that’s 10 days to fully adjust to a new time zone. So flying somewhere a little closer to home, that still feels like the other side of the world, seems more practical by the second.

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3. Stress-Free: These types of vacays allow you to actually enjoy your time, soaking up every second that you’re there. You don’t have to reference a monster spreadsheet for every little thing like booking confirmations and addresses and transportation options. Everything is conveniently laid out near and for you.

4. White Glove Service: Talk about living the lush life, all-inclusive resorts are known for their special treatment from the get-go. With Sandals, you start on a high note with free drinks at the airport, a chauffer that drives you straight to your resort where a team of butlers are waiting to give you a personalized tour and lavish service for the remainder of your time. Where do we sign up?

5. Rooms with a view: These resorts don’t play around with their spacious rooms and GORGE over-water bungalows, like the ones at Sandals Grande St. Lucian. The resorts have paradise written all over, and we are still gawking over the spa-style bathrooms across the board.

6. On-Site Everything: This includes restaurants and activities – golf, scuba, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding to name a few! In case you have your eyes set on something specific, your honeymoon crew (reference butlers mentioned above) will help you arrange reservations.

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7. Neverending Perks: Romance is in their DNA, so surprise + delights seem to await you around every corner. You may just walk back to your room to find a hot bathtub filled with fresh petals and dreamy scents!

8. Spend more days at your destination: It can be tough to rack up enough consecutive vacation days to make a trip halfway across the globe possible. Once you consider how long it takes to get there plus how long you will be jet lagged, you may not be left with a whole lotta days to make the trek worth it. If you can work smarter not harder, we think you can vacation smarter, not harder.

If you need us, we’ll be researching more of these tropical locales for our next getaway because at the end of the day, there’s nothing more convenient than all-inclusive. So if you’re in the market for a honeymoon destination that will let you relax + recharge in the best kind of way, check out the gamechanging options Sandals offers here.

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This post was sponsored by Sandals. All opinions are our own. Thanks for supporting our sponsors!