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

​"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." - Mihali, 3rd year law student + TRP Scholar

Diamond rings repurposed for good. 


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.

Donate a ring

Buy a trp certified ring


A ring

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. 

Our Mission




A woman

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". 

Meet Our Team

Marirose Piciucco

Founder + Outreach Director

Amanda Schwartz

Co-founder + Director of Research

Emerance Misindi

Program Officer + Coordinator

Help support our scholars  entering their third year this fall!

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"