Couples Contest Application
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BIJC's Together by Design contest celebrates Black love and representation in the jewelry industry. Couples are asked to submit their love story for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind engagement ring inspired by their bond. Working together with a Black designer, the couple will receive a bespoke piece made with a 1.21 ct diamond along with a proposal photoshoot.
*BIJC Mission Statement
Black in Jewelry Coalition (BIJC) Association’s mission is for the advancement of Black professionals within the gem and jewelry industry through networking, education, representation and an abundance of resources. We promote change in our industry with the fundamental understanding that by uniting our resources and partnering with allies, we cultivate growth and create opportunities through an alliance that is for us, by us. Our strategies include providing tools and resources for professional success and growth, and recruitment for increased representation through heightened awareness.
*AGS Mission Statement
The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.
The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.
AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: The funding of this grant is entirely the obligation and responsibility of the American Gem Society. BIJC specifically limits and disclaims any and all liability connected to the funding and operation of the proceeds of the grant and to any costs or expenses associated with the grantee's attendance at AGS Conclave.