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The U.K.-based fashion designer Polly Wales is leading the charge with a handful of her jewelry design compatriots. Together they have raised $60,000 in support for nonprofits that are in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Polly Wales, Jane Taylor, Jennie Kwon, and Jonne Amaya are the independent jewelry brands that have been hosting digital raffles. Each winner receives a ticket that will give them a chance to win some high-quality jewelry as seen on Instagram. Raffle tickets are $15-25.

The nonprofits that will be receiving the donations include Black Lives Matter L.A. and SNAP 4 Freedom from the #JewelersForChange initiative. Within 24 hours alone, Wales had raised $22,000 in donations when she gave folks a chance to win a unique Confetti ring (seen below).

Wales raffle post

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Maggi Simpkins commemorated the donation with a post on Instagram:

"TODAY IS THE DAY!!! I WILL BE GIVING AWAY THIS DIAMOND RING- TO RAISE FUNDS AND 100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO BLACK LIVES MATTER.
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In the midst of everything going on right now- I wanted to use my talents/gifts/resources/platform to help fight injustice, inspire others to do the same, and provide a lucky someone with a little beauty in their life-- the best way I know how. I teamed up with @misfitdiamonds who generously donated the center stone - and together we're hoping to help inspire a little change. And I challenge other jewelers to do the same! #jewelryforchange .
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This one of a kind ring features a rose cut salt and pepper diamond, flanked by white baguette side diamonds set in solid 14k yellow gold. She is quite elegant and sits super low profile on the finger ($6200 retail value).
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Donation tickets are officially live, they're available on my site (link in bio), and they are only $25 donation per entry- there is no limit on the number of entries. I wanted to make this accessible for everyone to participate. Donations will close 6/16 at 6pm PST and the winner will be announced 6/19 at 12 noon PST.
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Tag friends, share this post, join the fight! Love you guys."

Information originally sourced from JCK.