Together By Design

Designer Competition Application

The Black in Jewelry Coalition’s “Together By Design” competition celebrates Black designers and encourages more representation of Black love in the jewelry and bridal industry. Designers are asked to submit sketches for a bespoke engagement ring inspired by one couple’s love story. The selected designer will create the ring they designed with precious materials donated by Rio Grande and Platinum Guild International and a 1.31 carat diamond donated by Leo Schachter. The winning designer will receive a $5,000 cash prize and continuing education courses as well as industry and consumer media exposure.


The winning jeweler will receive:

Requirements: Terms & Conditions

About The Couple’s Love Story:

Destined would be a great way to describe this couple. They grew up near each other but never met until College. It was at a fraternity and sorority event that their paths finally crossed and they have been inseparable ever since. Their first kiss was under the Brooklyn Bridge. This ring would serve as a symbol of their love; durable and everlasting like diamonds. The couple’s style is simple and classy – they are not flashy individuals and they prefer quality over quantity.

This proposal will be a surprise – shhh!

Deadline: December 9th, 11:59PM ET


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