About the Greener Diamond
The Greener Diamond is a charity foundation created by mother, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Anna-Mieke Anderson. After Anna-Mieke discovered the truth behind the origin of her own diamond ring, she committed to searching for a conflict-free alternative solution. She also began sponsoring a child in Liberia, Africa, an area that has been blighted by the diamond mining industry. Through this sponsorship, she was able to exchange letters with the little boy and gained a clear understanding of his situation and the plight of the entire community. She knew that something needed to be done on a large scale to affect positive change. MiaDonna and The Greener Diamond were created together, to work as a system, toward the common goal of eliminating the demand for conflict diamonds. Funds from consumers purchasing eco-friendly engagement rings and eco-friendly diamonds at MiaDonna & Company allows The Greener Diamond to repair the damage caused by the unethical harvesting of mined diamonds, gems, and precious metals.
"I didn't want anyone else to get hurt for our love affair with diamonds. Children just need to be loved and protected and by purchasing this product I was perpetuating a cycle of children living in fear. I couldn't let this continue, there had to be a solution." - Anna-Mieke Anderson
We recognized the need for a beautiful, ethical and affordable diamond alternative that would also benefit diamond mining communities and the Earth. Our solution is to bring back the beauty of love to diamonds by inspiring a new era in the diamond industry. The dark side of the diamond trade has played out in mass media, but still, consumer demand for earth-mined (conflict diamonds) continues to grow. This increased demand perpetuates the cycle of the exploitation of natural resources, mining communities, natural environments and diamond consumers.
1. Give back to those who have suffered from the earth-mined diamond trade.
2. Inspire a generation independent of the current unethical industry of conflict diamonds.
3. Educate jewelry consumers about the role they play in purchasing conflict diamonds.
"Unfortunately, a lot of people believe this problem is over but the unethical harvesting and trading of diamonds is still a real problem in today society. During 2010 to 2014 it was estimated that over 48 million carats of diamonds mined under horrific conditions made it to the international diamond market...that is just from one country and the ones we know about." - Anna-Mieke Anderson
We designed our logo based on a Western African symbol representing humility and strength. We humbly recognize that we cannot live as though we are the only community on the planet and believe strength comes from residing on the planet as though we are one community.