Together By Design

Brought to you by Black in jewelry coalition


Do you have a captivating love story? Are you ready to take your relationship to the next level? Tell us your tale for an opportunity to win a custom diamond engagement ring inspired by your love story and created by a Black jewelry designer! 


Do you love making meaningful, one-of-a-kind rings? Are you looking to gain more exposure? Design an engagement ring based on one couple’s special love story for a chance to win fabulous prizes!

Must be a BIJC member to enter.

Black in Jewelry Coalition is the first international non-profit membership organization for the advancement of Black professionals in the gem, jewelry, and watch industry.  Join our diverse community of industry professionals for an array of membership benefits including networking events, scholarship and  grant opportunities, resources for development + career opportunities, and so much more.

A special thank you to Leo Schacter  who provided the diamond for the engagement ring

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A special thank you to our sponsors:

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Together By Design Committee

Adrianne Sanogo

GIA Graduate Gemologist

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Annie Doresca

Jalnar Dahani Wade

Lisa Garris


Vice President of Human Resources

Gemological Institute of America
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Michelle Graff

Amanda Gizzi

Grace Barretti

Jennifer Gandia

Maya Mahraj

Nellie Barnett

Amina Egwuatu

Elyssa Jenkins-Pérez

Jenny Luker

Molly Bell

Together By Design
Design Competition Judges