The Pinky Pledge Initiative
Inspired by our own mentors, the Duet Pinky Ring was created to be a physical symbol of the support around you and your pinky promise to pay it forward.
50% of profits from our Duet Pinky Rings fund seed grants for startups around the world that promote the well-being and advancement of women. We want women to grow up knowing they have a worldwide network of support to follow their passions.
This is your invitation to join the Girl Gang.
"What a truly remarkable movement you've started. A quiet, powerful message in a time of so much noise. That is what resonated with me when I read about your rings."
"For me I wear the pinky ring as a kind of talisman and symbol of living and breathing my support of women and girls every day . . . WE know that wearing this ring means that I'm going to stand beside you if and whenever you need me."
"She and I just looked at one another's rings and just knew — we're part of the same movement."
"I graduated from medical school in 1985 when there were no women surgeons, so it was an adventure! [Your] company makes me hopeful that the day will come when we don't see gender, race, orientation as a factor in anything other than positives."
"The Ring Hollywood Insiders Are Wearing To Support Women's Rights: The design serves as a daily reminder of the pinky pledge taken to support women."
Alison Syrett didn’t plan on being a fashion writer. Drawn toward art as a child, she initially wanted to be a children’s book illustrator, and pursued that when she entered college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. After working various jobs in fashion, including working at boutiques and for designers, she decided to pursue a career in the field. Now, she writes and edits fashion features for one of the top magazines in the country. We got a chance to chat with her about her journey, having an untraditional college experience, and her meaningful jewelry.
Annie Wang and her two Her Campus co-founders saw a void in the media industry in 2009: There weren’t any destinations for lifestyle content for college women by college women. So, they launched HerCampus.com, which soon took off as the #1 website and community for college women everywhere. Her Campus has since grown into a sisterhood with a presence at over 380 chapters at colleges all over the world and is now the leading lifestyle content platform for millenial and Gen Z women. Annie sat down with us to talk about the early beginnings of Her Campus, her business advice, and of course, her favorite jewelry!
“It's just like learning alchemy,” says Gillian Steinhardt of the process of creating jewelry. A master in one-of-a-kind, meaningful jewelry design, Steinhardt has become known for the signature hand motif in her pieces. As someone who studied textiles and art history in school, she married her love for form and shape to her interest in the ancient to create pieces with a unique reimagining of architecture and history that are intricate in their simplicity. Her work has even been worn on the CW historical drama Reign. We got the chance to visit her at home to look at her beautiful collections and discuss how she got to where she is today, her design process, and advice for budding jewelry entrepreneurs.