Meet our six law and medical school students starting their first semesters  

The Ring Project is proud to announce that six women from North and South Kivu provinces have commenced classes at four different universities. Two recipients are attending medical school, and four are attending law school. In the words of Mihali Wabiwa, a law student and TRP Scholarship recipient at the University of Bukavu:

​"As a lawyer, I will advocate, free of charge, for marginalized  women and girls and for poor communities in general. Justice in our country belongs to the rich - I will protect the poor." 

Diamond rings repurposed for good. 


Emerance Misindi

Program Officer + Coordinator




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  • The divorce rate in the US averages 50%, and that percentage grows with each subsequent marriage 
  • The average life expectancy for women in the Congo is 46 
  • Four women are raped every minute according to some estimates 
The Ring Project is a non-profit organization that creates a new purpose for diamond and other precious rings - we use the proceeds from the sale of donated rings to fund scholarships to medical and law school for women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Donating a ring can be as powerful for you as for those who benefit from the proceeds. Founder Marirose Piciucco found that the idea of repurposing her ring for the benefit of other women allowed her to move on from the difficulty of her divorce. 

Buying a TRP certified ring represents a commitment not only to your relationship, but also to a conscientious approach to the welfare of women in the DRC, often cited as the "worst place in the world to be a woman". 

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CURRENT NEWS - Winter 2017

Amanda Schwartz

Co-founder + Director of Research

Quick facts and information

  • Congo is roughly the size of Western Europe, and the second largest country on the African continent 
  • The DRC is one of the leading diamond producing countries in the world 
  • The United States generates $27 billion in annual diamond revenues, equaling about 40% of diamond demand globally

Marirose Piciucco

Founder + Outreach Director

Meet Our Team

The San Francisco Chronicle:  "With this ring, I thee donate"

The London School of Economics International Development Blog: 

"Diamond Rings Repurposed for Good"

UC Hastings Magazine: "Finding a New Happily Ever After"

InStore Magazine: "Retail Stores Going the Distance for Sustainability" featuring our partnership with D&H Jewelers