Emerance Misindi

Program Officer + Coordinator




A woman

Marirose Piciucco

Founder + Outreach Director

Meet Our Team

CURRENT NEWS - Fall 2017

Donate a ring

Our Mission


A ring

Diamond rings repurposed for good. 

  • 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 

Amanda Schwartz

Co-founder + Director of Research

The Ring Project is a non-profit organization that creates a new purpose for diamond engagement rings- we use the proceeds from the sale of donated rings to fund civil society initiatives led by women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Introducing D&H Jewelers in Partnership With TRP 

The Ring Project could not be more excited to announce our partnership with San Francisco-based D&H Jewelers. D&H is committed to transparency at all levels of the industry. In addition to their ethical sourcing, they make truly exceptional products thanks to their value placed on a unique & artisan approach to both craftsmanship & community. You can now buy rings donated to TRP, reimagined and rebuild at D&H!

Buy a trp certified ring

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

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".