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There’s Still Time to Submit a Design to Diamonds Do Good

Events & AwardsJul 12, 2021

There’s Still Time to Submit a Design to Diamonds Do Good

The nonprofit has extended its deadline for its “Project Bracelet” competition.

Pictured is the malachite bracelet Diamonds Do Good previously sold to raise money for charity. The organization is reviving the project to benefit the Flaviana Matata Foundation.
New York—Diamonds Do Good is extending the deadline for “Project Bracelet.”
 
The nonprofit organization that aims to create positive change in diamond mining communities announced the design competition last spring.

It’s asking designers to submit designs for a bracelet that will embody the organization’s values: growth, unity and equality.
 
Now, designers have until July 23 to submit their ideas.
 
The winning designer will receive $1,500 and a Diamonds Do Good scholarship awarded in their name.
 
The finished design will be sold on the Diamonds Do Good website to benefit the Flaviana Matata Foundation, which provides education to girls in Tanzania. 
 
It will also possibly be stocked at Jared The Galleria of Jewelry and other retailers around the U.S. 
 
Submission information is available online.
 
Three finalists will explain their design and how it represents the Diamonds Do Good ethos to a panel of judges.
 
They are:
—Kecia Caffie, senior vice president, general manager, Piercing Pagoda;
 —Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., president, National Newspaper Publishers Association;
 —Kim Crawford, vice president, divisional manager, Jewelry & Watches Macy’s;
 —Ayzia James, branding, digital marketing manager, Hamilton Jewelers;
 —Eddie Levian, CEO, Le Vian;
 —Daniele Miele, founder, Gem Gossip;
 —Lola Oladunjoye, designer, Lola Fenhirst; and
 —Stellene Vollandes, editor-in-chief, Town & Country.

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Ashley Davisis the senior editor, fashion at National Jeweler, covering all things related to design, style and trends.

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