‘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®
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.
to start your engagement ring planning process today.
(*** Black Sheep Bride Coupon Code at the bottom***)
We are so pumped to share such an awesome consumer good company with you all today… as we launch into 30 days of #Giftsthatgiveback !
(Quality – Athletics- Love- Outdoors, pronounces Kay-Lo) offers the outdoor couple a wedding band worth rocking… Its completely designed for the active lifestyle and made from 100% medical grade silicone. Not only are they BAD A-word, they also value giving back in BIG WAYS and 20% of all sales from their “Love Collection
” goes directly to the Alliance for Lupus Research.
Now that you’ve learned more and are swooning over this super cute model couple… you should watch this absolutely adorable promo video they recently filmed… The ending is the best part!
And If you’d like to snag one of these awesome rings for your Mr. or Mrs. for the holidays…. Go shop around at the QALO Shop
& use our 10% off COUPON CODE : ‘blacksheep’
‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.’
One of the most exciting aspects of wedding planning, comes way before everything else… THE PROPOSAL! All the family and friends gather around the glowing bride’s hand and relish in her new found gem. Who wouldn’t be excited about the new future of this loving couple! But WHAT IF that ring could represent something more than their commitment to one another, WHAT IF it also connected them to helping others hurt by the very ring industry that is supposed to represent love.
Diamond and Gold Mining is one of the most destructive and overlooked industries across the globe. It destroys ecosystems, hurts laborers, local villages, contaminates the soil and water and displaces people groups. Here are a few ring companies using their passion to make a difference and better impact the wedding ring industry.
1. Simply Wood Rings (www.simplywoodrings.com
) , Rosewood and Gold Wedding band set, Simply Wood Rings design eco conscious wood jewelry.
2. Coco and Chia (www.etsy.com/shop/cocoandchia
), Three Diamond Ring, $325, Coco and Chia use reclaimed, recycled, and ethically sourced precious metals and diamonds.
3. 22 Design Studio (www.22designstudio.com/tw
), Module Ring, $100, 22 Design Studio creates wedding rings made of concrete by hand.
4. Brilliant Earth (www.brilliantearth.com
), Sonora, $750, Brilliant Earth donates 5% of profits to help communities who have suffered from unethical practices in the jewelry industry.
5. Do Amore (www.doamore.com
), Floating Ring, $560, Every ring gives 2 people clean water for life.