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This collection is a Gamma Iota DST exclusive! Drawing inspiration from popular styles of the 1940s, including charm and ID bracelets, the 1947 Collection brings these silhouettes together with elements from our sisterhood to create timeless staples that celebrate the rich history of our illustrious sorority and our beloved Gamma Iota chapter. 10% of sales from this collection are donated to the DeSTined For Excellence Award.

Josephine Bernice Lightfoot (m. Whitsett), known in our family as "Aunt Jo," was initiated into the Gamma Iota chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, on the charter line in 1947. She was a phenomenal woman who lived an abundant life - rooted in faith, dedicated to family and committed to service - and was adored by all who knew her. She was very special to our family, and I dedicate this collection to her... With all of my love.

DeSTined for Excellence Award

The Gamma Iota Chapter ("GI") of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated ("DST") Spring 2002 Line ("EOTS") is celebrating its 20th Deltaversary and the 75th Anniversary of GI's Charter in 2022.

To commemorate these milestone anniversaries, Janet Leigh Jewelry is donating 10% of sales from the DST 1947 collection to the DeSTined for Excellence award. Recipients of this award are both current Hampton University students and faculty that demonstrate excellence in academics, advancing the reputation of the Hampton community, and leadership in their field of study and campus involvement. The scholarship will be awarded at Hampton University's Homecoming in 2022.

During these unprecedented times, it is important that vital resources for our most vulnerable and beloved institutions, like HBCUs, continue even stronger than before.  By shopping 1947, you are supporting our "Home by the Sea" and its most outstanding students and faculty.