REAL STORIES. REAL DIAMONDS. REAL IMPACT.
Meet our winning couple
Robyn & Austin!
AN AFRICAN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME
Robyn & Austin were flown to Botswana to witness first-hand the real impact natural diamonds have on the country!
Last year, we launched our first-ever millennial targeted contest called ‘Real Stories. Real Diamonds. Real Impact’ under the Diamonds Do Good banner. The contest called on newly engaged and married couples with an itch for adventure to get creative and share their bling.
Entrants were tasked with creating a one-minute video detailing their proposal story, what they love about their diamond, and what their ring means to them and their relationship. The winning couple was selected with the help of three social media influencers, Roamaroo covering travel, Green Wedding Shoes covering marriage and weddings, and The Diamonds Girl, of course, covering diamonds.
Lucky winners Robyn and Austin Consaul experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity this past July – a week-long trip to Botswana, now one of Africa’s fastest growing economies thanks to its abundance of natural diamonds. “Africa still feels like a dream,” Robyn recounted upon returning home to Tampa, Florida last week. Ending in a four-day safari, the couple experienced Botswana like never before, taking pottery classes on the premises of the beautiful Grand Palm Hotel and learning about Botswana’s history and culture.
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MEET OUR JUDGES
Founded in 2014, TheDiamondsGirl has rapidly gained a global reputation for sharing the very best high jewelry with its rapidly growing following. The founder, Tracey Ellison, travels the world, seeking out both classic and contemporary items from global high jewelry brands, as well as new and emerging design talents.
Born and raised in South Africa, Tracey previously consulted to Fortune 100 companies on winning customer service strategies. While she loved helping companies develop loyal brand ambassadors, her heart lay elsewhere….in jewelry. This passion led her to start an Instagram page, TheDiamondsGirl, to share her love and appreciation of beautifully crafted pieces with likeminded individuals. Passionate about everything she does, Tracey has built a loyal following of jewelry lovers and industry insiders, and today her Instagram page is the largest jewelry influencer page on Instagram, with well over 500,000 followers. Her daily Instagram feed features original content from high end jewelers, such as Graff, Cartier, and Harry Winston as well as creative, upcoming talent. Ethically sourced, natural diamonds are a priority for Tracey, so this project – Diamonds Do Good – is particularly close to her heart. Having seen the impact the mining sector has on its communities first hand, Tracey is proud to be involved in this exciting initiative that works so hard to give back to those communities.
Jen Campbell, a formally trained graphic designer, started Green Wedding Shoes in October of 2008. GWS was born out of Jen’s desire to help couples dream up and plan weddings that reflect their personal interests and sense of style. GWS has since grown to become one of the most popular wedding blogs.
As the Editor and Creative Director of GWS, Jen works closely with top wedding industry talent and creative brides to showcase innovative and unique weddings, style photo shoots, share DIY ideas, and identify trends that give brides-to-be daily inspiration as they plan their big day. Green Wedding Shoes is widely recognized as the go-to wedding blog to find the most creative wedding ideas and vendors along with always keeping a high standard for gorgeous photography.
Prior to the creation of Green Wedding Shoes, Jen was a Creative Director leading design initiatives for online, mobile, and print for brands that include: ESPN, Yahoo!, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, The Venetian Las Vegas and Sony Electronics to name a few.
Scott & Collette Stohler
Scott and Collette Stohler are the adventurous husband and wife duo behind the travel website and social media experience, Roamaroo. As videographers, on-camera hosts, photographers, and writers, Scott and Collette Stohler have visited over 75 countries and specialize in filming authentic travel experiences around the globe. Scott and Collette have been featured experts on BBC Capital, NPR, Business Insider, Travel Channel, Matador Network, USA Today, Marie Claire Magazine, and Martha Stewart Weddings.
DIAMONDS DO GOOD
Last year, we asked couples to submit their real proposal stories. Our winning couple was sent to Botswana for the adventure of a lifetime to learn about the real impact of natural diamonds. This year, we’re sending our winning couple to Canada’s Spectacular Northwest Territories!
Check Out our 2018 winner's video!
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Unique and rare, diamonds have existed long before life on earth, forming billions of years ago nearly 100 miles beneath the earth’s surface, waiting for their chance to shine. Today, the diamond is the universal symbol of love, representing our emotions, relationships and milestones.
Learn about the history of natural diamonds
LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF NATURAL DIAMONDS
The diamond industry works everyday to give back to the communities where they do business. From healthcare and education, infrastructure and environment, employment and childcare, the diamond industry supports communities, and Diamonds Do Good is the platform in which these good stories are being told.
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