‘On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me… FIVEEEEE GOLDEN RINGS!’
There couldn’t possibly be a more exciting moment in that song, than that one lyric alone, rightfully so…. Rings are exciting to receive and we want to share 5 rings via our amazing Black Sheep Bride vendor, and new 2016 National Sponsor, MiaDonna®!
MiaDonna® was established in 2005 in Portland, OR by former model and mother of 2, Anne-Mieke Anderson, whom set out to passionately provide consumers with conflict-free diamond alternatives. She also desired to improve and empower those communities ravaged by diamond mining in Sierra Leone and Liberia, so MiaDonna® was born, to work as the sustainable funding source for their charity foundation, The Greener Diamond.
As we approach the most wonderful time of the year… Engagement Season (Christmas through Valentines,) think about what kind of ring you (or your significant other) might want to wear and how it impacts our planet and humanity. Here are 5 amazing MiaDonna® favorites to start the selection process!
Since the launch of the MiaDonna® brand, customers have helped fund agricultural farms in Sierra Leone and Liberia through their charity foundation, The Greener Diamond, where child soldiers are trained and supported to grow food instead of mining for diamonds. The Greener Diamond is a charity foundation created by MiaDonna®. They were created together, to work as a system, towards a common goal of bringing the beauty of love back to diamonds. Funds from consumers purchasing eco-friendly engagement rings and eco friendly diamonds at MiaDonna® allows The Greener Diamond to help repair the damage caused by the unethical harvesting of mined diamonds, gems and precious metals. Despite ongoing reports in the media about the dark side of the diamond trade, consumer demand continues to grow at a steady rate. This increased demand perpetuates the cycle of the exploitation of natural resources, mining communities, natural environments and diamond consumers. People purchasing eco-friendly jewelry from MiaDonna® have already funded a 100 acre farm in Sierra Leone which employs over 500 reformed child solders to grow food instead of mining for diamonds. They are currently building a new farm in Liberia, Africa.
Visit MiaDonna® to start your engagement ring planning process today.