Together By Design

Brought to you by Black in jewelry coalition

Couples

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! 

Designers

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 OUR SPONSORS:

Together By Design Committee

Adrianne Sanogo

GIA Graduate Gemologist

GIA Graduate Gemologist

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Elyssa Jenkins-Pérez

Jewelers Vigilance Committee

Director of Membership & Digital Content

Jewelers Vigilance Committee
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Jenny Luker

Platinum Guild International

President

Platinum Guild International
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Lotanna Amina Egwuatu

Mina Stones

Creative Director & Founder

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Nellie Barnett

Gemological Institute of America

Corporate Communications Manager

Gemological Institute of America
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Amanda Gizzi

Jewelers of America

Director of Public Relations & Special Events

Jewelers of America
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Grace Barretti

Greenwich St. Jewelers

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

Greenwich St. Jewelers
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Jennifer Gandia

Greenwich St. Jewelers

Owner

Greenwich St. Jewelers
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Maya Maharaj

Greenwich St. Jewelers

Marketing Assistant

Greenwich St. Jewelers
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Annie Doresca

Jewelers of America

Chief Financial Officer

Jewelers of America
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Lisa Garris

Gemological Institute of America

Vice President of Human Resources

Gemological Institute of America
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Michelle Graff

National Jeweler

Editor in Chief

National Jeweler
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Molly Bell

Rio Grande

Executive Vice President

Rio Grande
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Together By Design
Design Competition Judges

Jennifer Gandia

Greenwich St. Jewelers

Owner

Greenwich St. Jewelers
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Ronke Nedd

Rebecca Noff

Founder & Creative Head

Rebecca Noff
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Marla Aaron

Marla Aaron Jewelry

Chief Executive Officer

Marla Aaron Jewelry
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Sheryl Jones

Sheryl Jones Jewels

Founder & CEO

Sheryl Jones Jewels
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Together By Design
Love Story Judges

Amina Sorel

Amina Sorel Fine Jewelry

Founder & Designer

Amina Sorel Fine Jewelry
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Guerdy Abraira

Guerdy Design

World-Renowned Wedding Planner

Guerdy Design
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Elyssa Jenkins-Pérez

Black in Jewelry Coalition

Vice President & Co-Founder

Black in Jewelry Coalition
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Severine Ferrari

Engagement 101

Editor in Chief

Engagement 101 Magazine
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Michelle Graff

National Jeweler

Editor in Chief

National Jeweler
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