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contents Editor: Adri Viviers Tel: +27 (0)11 883-4627 Cell: 084-261-1805 E-mail: adri@isikhova.co.za Managing Director: Imraan Mahomed E-mail: imraanm@isikhova.co.za Editorial Doyenne: Alice Weil Brand Strategy Director: Jason Aarons Cell: 074-400-6677 E-mail: jason@isikhova.co.za Creative Director: Joanne Brook E-mail: joanne@isihkova.co.za Operations Director: Thuli Majola Tel: +27 (0)11 883-4627 Fax: +27 (0)11 783-2677 E-mail: thuli@isikhova.co.za Sales Director: Jenny Justus Cell: 083-450-6052 E-mail: jenny@isikhova.co.za Media Specialist: Ian Starnes Cell: 082-052-8428 E-mail: ian@isikhova.co.za Media Specialist: Lamees Mahomed Cell: 084-590-5123 E-mail: lamees@isikhova.co.za Media Specialist: Lori Zavattoni Cell: 083-229-7873 E-mail: lori@isikhova.co.za Media Specialist: Gail Keogh Cell: 082-929-4935 E-mail: gail@isikhova.co.za Media Specialist: Ruwayda Mahomed Cell: 072-383-3203 E-mail: ruwayda@isikhova.co.za Advertising Sales Representative (India): Bhupal Potdar Cell: 91-982-115-1035 E-mail: bhupalpotdar@gmail.com

10. ALICE WEIL: A LOVING TRIBUTE TO A REMARKABLE WOMAN AND INDUSTRY GEM 19 NEWS • More than 300 companies to exhibit at VOICE in Vicenza in September • SA’s first and only dedicated con sumer jewellery magazine launched • 12ct blue diamond smashes estimate at Christie’s • WFDB Acting President calls on Governments to step up • Digital International Bank to offer services to diamond and jewellery sectors internationally • September Hong Kong show now in November

40. ZEROUKI WILL BE THE FIRST WOMAN TO HEAD THE WDC Feriel Zerouki, De Beers’ Senior VicePresident of International Relations & Ethical Initiatives, will become the first woman to head the World Diamond Council, which aims to keep conflict diamonds out of the supply chain.

Advertising Sales Representative (Hong Kong): Maud Errera E-mail: maud@lni.com.hk Copy Editor: Anne Phillips Distribution: Ruth Dlamini and Direct Marketing Solution

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26. 13 WOMEN WHO INSPIRE 9 August is National Women’s Day in SA and the month of August is National Women’s Month, when we celebrate women’s strength, resilience and contributions to society and the country. SAJN pays tribute to some of the remarkable women in our local diamond and jewellery industry whose hard work and dedication continue to inspire us.

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Bennett is no stranger to the industry, having been at the Diamond Council for 22 years. She tells us what she loves most about the industry, her personal philosophy and her journey to recovery after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Nigel Smith, a results catalyst, aims to help people and businesses achieve goals by equipping them to innovate, relate, sell, coach and lead.

Local actress and TV presenter Roxy Burger tells us about Linear, her 18ct solid gold and diamond piercing collection.

• Alice Weil (1919-2020): A loving tribute to a remarkable woman and industry gem • The darker side of gemstones

56. A LITTLE PIECE OF MAGIC Astrologer and empowerment coach Natalia Benson joins forces with Krystle Knight Jewellery for their first mystical collaboration of meaningful adornments, She Is Cosmic.

LITTLE GEMS 42. ROXY BURGER’S LINEAR LUXE COLLECTION

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Little Gems is one of SAJN’s favourite pages in the magazine. Penned by our beloved editorial doyenne, the late Alice Weil, it will still continue to weave its magic with flair and the unyielding love Alice had for jewellery and watches.

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The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the owners, the Jewellery Council of South Africa, the Diamond Dealers’ Club of South Africa, its members, the publisher or its agents. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of its contents, neither the owners, the Jewellery Council of South Africa, the Diamond Dealers’ Club of South Africa, the editor nor the publisher can be held responsible for any omissions or errors; or for any misfortune, injury or damages which may arise therefrom. The same applies to all advertising. SA Jewellery News© 2020. All rights reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage retrieval system, without prior written permission from the publishers. ISSN 1817-5333.

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ED'S NOTE|SAJN

Editor's AUGUST IS NATIONAL WOMEN’S Month and this issue celebrates some of the remarkable women in the diamond and jewellery industry who have broken barriers, stepped into commendable leadership roles or are working away quietly and dynamically in the background. Every day I am surrounded by truly extraordinary women in my family, my workplace and the industry

women working full-time, but still

watches, jewellery or the industry

who, despite also facing challenges,

finding extra hours every day to at-

in general. I called her “Ms Weil”.

continue to be a constant source of

tend to their children and household

But from the very first moment I

inspiration. I am truly awed by how

duties. In these past few months of

met her, I knew there was nothing

much they do to shine their light

uncertainty, I have seen women sup-

to be nervous about. As respected,

while supporting others. For me,

porting and encouraging their hus-

admired and knowledgeable as she

they are all powerful examples of the

bands and being a beacon of positiv-

was, she exuded incredible warmth

courageous and compassionate fem-

ity and hope for their families when

and kindness. She took me under

inine spirit we all need to embrace.

financial strain became a reality.

her wing and became a wonder-

There is an old Mexican proverb:

Strong women are the glue that

ful mentor and friend. Our regular

“A house does not rest upon the

holds a family together and brings

tea dates in her garden, which I will

ground, but upon a woman.” A

strength to their workplaces and

always cherish as special memo-

strong woman is the foundation of a

communities. Every day I am privi-

ries, were where I learnt about not

solid family and community.

leged to see them. May they inspire

only the industry, but much more.

Women have the ability to take a

us to unlock our own strengths and

Alice was admired and respected

little bit of help and weave it into the

motivate us to make a difference in

beyond anyone I know. Whenever I

survival of their loved ones. They can

our own circles.

attended an international jewellery

apply everything they have learnt to

It is with great sadness that we bid

making the lives of their families and

farewell to just such a woman in this

friends better. I see women picking

issue. I had the wonderful pleasure

What I will always remember, in

up the pieces of their hearts after

of working closely with Alice Weil

particular, was her inexhaustible

the death of a beloved child or family

for 15 years. I still remember the

love for the industry, her garden

member, and caring for the remain-

day I met her during my first week

and her family.

ing ones with humour and dedica-

writing for SA Jewellery News. I was

Our hearts at SA Jewellery News

tion. I see women learn from their

a 22-year-old, Afrikaans-speaking

are shattered. Rest in peace, our

mistakes and counsel their friends

girl from Limpopo and extremely

beloved Alice: we will miss you so

and colleagues to avoid them. Dur-

nervous, having heard about all her

very much.

ing lockdown and the closure of

remarkable accomplishments, es-

schools and childcare centres, I saw

pecially as I knew very little about

Adri Viviers

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or watch fair, everyone always enquired after her.

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IN LOVING MEMORY|SAJN

Alice Weil (1919-2020)

A loving tribute to a remarkable woman and an industry gem OUR HEARTS AT SA JEWELLERY NEWS

a young man called Aubrey Levy.

were broken when we heard the

They soon began courting in a

news of our beloved Alice Weil’s

different way and six months later,

passing on Friday, 17 July. Alice was

they were married at the Gardens

101 years old and still writing for

Synagogue in Cape Town. Their

SA Jewellery News (SAJN). She was

oldest child, Andrew, was born

an icon in the watch and jewellery

on Alice’s birthday in 1947. After

industry and was loved, admired

Aubrey passed away in 1959, Alice

and respected both locally and

met Alan Weil, whom she married

internationally. Through her research,

in 1963. Together with Andrew,

global travels, life experience and

their daughter Patricia and son

deeply enquiring mind, her verbal

David, they became a family of five.

choreography

entertained

and

Alice had always been a very

informed SAJN readers for 41 years.

competent writer and in the 1970s,

“Alice’s soft nature, wicked sense

she authored numerous radio scripts.

of humour and curious, encyclopae-

At the same time, she worked as a

dic mind made her a magnificent

Personal Assistant to David Gevisser

example of her profession. When

of the wholesaler Moshal Gevisser

she entered a room, she brought

and in Engelhard Industries, when

with her charm, poise, grace and el-

Gevisser became its CEO.

egance. You knew instantly she was

At 60 years of age, Alice re-

a woman of great substance,” says

tired. However, this was short-lived:

Jason Aarons from the SAJN team.

through a chance conversation at a

Born on 14 March 1919 in Cape

hairdresser, she was offered a job

Town, Alice was the oldest child of

on the then Diamond News and

Elias and Ella Stern. She matriculated

SA Jeweller (which later became SA

at the age of 16 and attended the

Jewellery News).

University of Cape Town, graduating from the Michaelis School of Fine Art with a degree in fine art. In 1942, while visiting a friend in Johannesburg, she was invited to a tennis party, where she met

SA JEWELLERY NEWS – AUGUST 2020

(Left): Alice’s grandson Daniel Levy took this photograph of her at her 100th birthday party. “She was thoughtfully sitting and editing her speech. After a few minutes she looked at me, said: ‘I speak better off the cuff anyway’ and then put away the pen and paper. Quite remarkable!” Levy fondly remembers.

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SAJN |IN LOVING MEMORY During her time at SAJN, Alice was highly regarded in the international luxury watch and jewellery industries. In 1979, Alice and 11 other journalists were given VIP tours of the Basel show in order to learn about the Swiss watchmaking industry and its products. This opened up a new world of learning and appreciation for her. She was mesmerised by the precision and beauty of these delicate timepieces and developed an immediate passion for them. For the next 35 years, Alice attended Baselworld, which is still regarded as one of the most important gatherings of the global watchmaking and jewellery industries. One year, Omega took Alice and two other senior journalists on a journey of Switzerland on the Orient Express. On another two occasions, Cartier invited Alice to exhibitions of its museum pieces of jewellery in (Right): Alice in the 1940s. (Below): Alice with her sons Andrew and David, her daughter Pat and her grandchildren. Alice was known as GA (Granny Alice) in the family.

Lausanne. On the second

occasion,

in Zurich, her friend – the woman who headed the museum – spent three hours explaining every piece on show, including the actual wristwatch Louis Cartier had specifically made for his friend, Brazilian pioneering aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. The late Raymond Weil – who was not related to Alice – called her his “cousin of heart”. She came to know his family well and they met every year, enjoying dinners together and discussing their

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IN LOVING MEMORY|SAJN

She believed that hard work wasn’t enough to be successful: it had to be combined with drive and passion.

turned out and whenever we were with her, it was like being with a family member. She really was an inspiration to us all. She was dearly loved and will be sorely missed.” Little Gems, Alice’s monthly column in SAJN, remains a favourite among our readers and delves into the exotic, exciting and glamorous world of jewellery and watches. In

common love of music. One of Alice’s

2008 Isikhova Publishing produced

prized possessions was a unique

an eponymous book comprising a

burgundy wristwatch Raymond had

collection of her most beautifully

given her. Many years later, when

written pieces, spanning decades

his successor and son-in-law, Olivier

of service to the industry, featur-

Bernheim, heard that it had been

ing fine jewellery, timepieces, dia-

stolen from her, he instructed his

monds, pearls, coloured stones, pre-

watchmakers to scour their store of

cious metals, auctions, luxury goods,

spares in order to recreate that

shopping, antiques, fashion and ce-

particular timepiece. When it was

lebrities. In 2018, Isikhova Publishing

completed, he sent it to her.

also published her biography, My

Alice’s other travels includ-

Notebook and Camera.

ed visits to the manufactur-

“I met Alice some 35 years ago,”

ing premises of most of the

recalls Lorna Lloyd, CEO of the

Swatch

including

Jewellery Council of SA (JCSA). “She

Omega, Longines, Tissot,

was the Assistant Editor and also in

Rado and Swatch.

charge of sales at the then Diamond

brands,

It was a particular hon-

News and SA Jeweller. Now known

our for her to be invited

as SA Jewellery News, this remains

to the Rolex factory in

the official journal of the JCSA. She

Geneva, which tradi-

was also a member of the Jewellex

tionally does not en-

Committee for many years and always

courage visitors. For

had good, practical advice to offer on

her 100th birthday, Rolex

how we could grow and market the

held an exclusive celebration in her

show. She was a judge of the Best

honour in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Stand Award for many years and

“Alice was always clear-thinking

would walk around the show with

and had an encyclopaedic knowledge

her clipboard, talking to all the people

of especially the watch industry,” re-

she’d known for so many years. She

members Jennifer Moss, Director of

was a remarkable person. I had a lot

Picot & Moss and close friend. “She

of respect for her and always looked

had many interests and was non-par-

up to her with much love.”

tisan. She was always magnificently

“Alice was a mentor and a great friend of our family for more than

(Above): A note from Cartier to Alice.

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30 years,” say Bernard and Hilary

(Above, from top): Alice at SIHH in Switzerland, International Watch Show – Geneva; Alice with the Jewellex Committee in mid-2000. (From left): Arnold Hirschman (Chairman), Lorna Delport (later Lloyd) from the Jewellery Council of SA, Alice (SAJN representative on the Jewellex Committee), Ivonah Heck (JCSA) and Rowan Jacobson (CJR) at a birthday function organised by Bernard and Hilary Stern for Alice.

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SAJN |IN LOVING MEMORY Stern, former owners of Metal Concentrators, who on one occasion organised a glamorous birthday party for Alice. “There aren’t many people who can be regarded as icons, but Alice was without a doubt an icon not only to us, but to the international jewellery industry. We’ll miss her love, eloquence and wisdom.” Alice also had a wide network of friends abroad, thanks to her regular attendance of Baselworld in Switzerland and VicenzaOro in Italy, which she continued attending until her early 90s. “Alice was certainly cherished and very highly respected,”

says

Martin

Foster,

international journalist and reviewer of watches and luxury items for numerous publications. He knew her for many years and they frequently met up at Baselworld as fellow journalists. “She enjoyed an international standing in the industry that’s unheard of. And she enjoyed this pinnacle of status because she was just Alice, the Alice we all knew and loved.” At 101 years of age, Alice still lived in her own double-storey townhouse in a secure complex and

do for herself, she did. She was

although she had a caregiver for a

a truly remarkable person and a

few hours every day, she mostly did

wonderful friend.”

her own cooking and spent several hours

every

week

writing

her

cy to her sons Andrew and David,

articles for the magazine. “There

her daughter Pat, her seven grand-

were many things about her which I

children, four great-grandchildren

admired, but one that always stood

and many friends.

out was her determination to retain

“My gran was someone who in-

SAJN

spired awe in all of us. She was always

her

independence,”

says

Creative Director Joanne Brook, (Above): An award given to Alice in July 2000 by the Vicenza Trade Fair Board in Italy for support given to the Italian jewellery industry.

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Alice leaves an enormous lega-

who worked closely with Alice at the magazine for 16 years. “Everything she was still physically able to

(Top): Alice on a UCT student tour of Europe in 1937. (Above): Alice on the Orient Express next to an actor impersonating detective Hercule Poirot.

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IN LOVING MEMORY|SAJN up to date with the latest trends and

us to learn – and to continue learning

of presentation, sales and marketing,

she could connect very easily with her

throughout our lives. She believed

and she had no hesitation in pursu-

grandchildren and great-grandchil-

that hard work wasn’t enough to be

ing a professional career, something

dren,” her grandson Daniel Levy lov-

successful: it had to be combined with

that was quite unusual for a woman

ingly recalls. “She always encouraged

drive and passion. She always offered

at that time. Most of all, I’ll miss my

very wise counsel and advice – trying

gran’s witty comments and insights

to guide each of us on our life paths –

into life. Her wisdom and experience

usually with an intuitive understand-

were second to none.”

(Above): Alice with Joanne Brook from SAJN.

ing of what was best for us in each

SAJN extends its deepest con-

situation. She had an amazing knowl-

dolences to her family and wishes

edge of the arts, including music (she

them long life.

was an accomplished pianist), archi-

Alice, you have left some won-

tecture, design and, of course, the

derful memories that will never fade

written word. She also understood

from our hearts. Thank you, our

business, including the importance

dearest friend, and rest in peace.

Alice’s great-granddaughter, Arielle, gave the following speech at her 98th birthday party. “Today I am going to talk about

ESPECIALLY in the heat and the

my

rain, ESPECIALLY as it was uphill.

great-granny

Alexandra

Stern-Levy-Weil. She was born 14 March 1919. That’s 98 years ago. “The most interesting thing about my great-granny is that

“Her father, Elias Stern, started

She writes eight articles a month for the magazine and is very well known in the jewellery business.

the plastics factory called Addis.

Through her work she travelled

Your Tupperware may even have

to lots of interesting places, in-

been made by the company.

cluding Hong Kong, Paris, Gene-

even though she is 98, she still

“She married Aubrey Levy at

va, Zurich and Venice. She says the

works. But before I tell you about

the Gardens Synagogue in Cape

best part of her job was the travel

her career, let me tell you a little

Town and moved to Johannes-

and the many friends she made all

about her.

burg, where she had one child –

around the world.

Alexandra Stern was born in Cape Town in 1919. Although her name is Alexandra, she is known as Alice and we call her Granny Al-

who is my grandfather, Andrew David Levy. Aubrey Levy died in 1958, when my grandfather was 11.

“I would love to have a career that lets me travel and meet lots of friends. “So why do I call her the Google

ice, or I like to call her the Google

Soon after that she started

Granny. When I was in Cape Town

working and remarried Alan Weil,

“She says that work has changed

I visited her home in Cape Town.

also known as ‘Boss’ and had two

drastically: The work she does has

children, Besi and David.

changed because of technology.

“Alice went to primary school at

Granny?

the Tamboerskloof Primary School.

“She had a good career and

She uses the Internet for a lot of

She and her friends said that TKPS

then she retired. That could have

her research and told me she loves

stood for ‘Teach Kids Proper Sense’

been the end of her working life.

Google! The way the magazine is

She told me she never minded

“BUT In 1978 she started work-

produced has also changed. Also,

going to school, as she had lots

ing as a journalist. She was 59. She

she says a computer is better than

of friends who lived close by to

worked for a magazine called SA

a typewriter!

her house BUT it was a long walk,

Jeweller and still works for them!

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She really is the Google Granny.”

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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO|SAJN

Message from the CEO of the Jewellery Council of SA (JCSA) IT HAS BEEN 121 DAYS SINCE THE

We have observed correct proce-

President announced the official

dures when considering retrench-

lockdown of our country due to the

ments. The council will continue

COVID-19 pandemic.

to assist members through the

During this time, our industry

SA Informal Traders’ Alliance to

has experienced much turmoil, with

negotiate better rentals with land-

many companies facing bankruptcies

lords, especially members who are

and retrenchments.

not yet operating. We have also put

The Jewellery Council conducted

in a request to the SA Diamond &

some research, which we would like

Precious Metals Regulator for leni-

to share with you:

ency regarding renewal applications

• 36 companies will close due to the

from members.

repercussions of COVID-19.

Slowly, we have all started to

• Seven branches will close (this

adapt to a new normal. There is new

loyalty and retention, bring jewellery

excludes chain stores).

hope and companies are diversifying

retailers and their offerings directly

• 455 jobs have been lost to date

their businesses in an attempt to

to the consumer through online

and 245 job losses are foreseen

keep going.

store traffic and in real-time (feet-

The JCSA is delighted to announce

in-store), and ensure consumers

• 94 companies applied for govern-

the opening of sales bookings for

identify with the JCSA members’

ment incentives. Thirty-nine of

members to advertise in the first is-

code of conduct so that they can

those were granted them, 48

sue of JZA – Your Jewellery Maga-

buy jewellery with confidence. The

were unsuccessful and 14 were

zine, SA’s first and only dedicated

magazine further aims to promote

partially successful.

consumer retail jewellery magazine.

the collective corporate identity of

in the near future.

The council and its staff have

The JCSA has officially endorsed

generic retail jewellery, as well as all

made themselves available to assist

the magazine, which will be pub-

individual brands, and rebuild and

members during this period, spe-

lished by Isikhova Media. The first

retain active, loyal consumers.

cifically to comply with COVID-19

issue will appear in November 2020.

Members will receive an email

regulations and the Disaster Man-

We are thrilled to be part of this

communication inviting them to par-

agement Act. We have provided

publication. Our industry has had

members with standard operating

to rethink much of what we do

procedures and checklists, as well as

and how we do it. JZA is part of

resource and policy packs. Although

our strategy for doing just that. The

some members have been success-

publication will develop and sustain

ful in applying to the UIF TERS Fund,

a highly focused consumer presence

Lorna Lloyd

many have not.

to help retailers rebuild customer

Chief Executive Officer

Does your advertising feature the JCSA logo? Do you have the correct version?

ticipate.

Remember, this affords you nationwide recognition – whether a wholesaler, manufacturer or retailer – as adhering to the Council’s Code of Ethics and Conduct. And it tells consumers they can buy with confidence too. This is the right logo to use. If you need it, please email admin@jewellery.org.za


NEWS|SAJN

(Above): For Mandela Day this year, Metal Concentrators (MetCon), in association with Work 4 A Living, bought and assembled stationery packs for a childcare centre in Khayelitsha, supporting children whose education has been affected by the pandemic. And because nobody can learn on an empty stomach, basic food supplies were also taken to the centre.

WFDB ACTING PRESIDENT CALLS ON GOVERNMENTS TO STEP UP The

Coronavirus

has

China, Hong Kong, Singapore and

wreaked havoc on the health, social

other markets were in lockdown,

He has called on governments

fabric and economies of the world.

then Europe and the Middle East, and

around the world to provide real

“The disastrous effects of the virus

finally the USA. “Our markets closed

assistance to the diamond industry

on our health and welfare are

one after the other, we ourselves

in the following ways:

matched by its destruction of our

were forced to stay at home and our

• Offer substantial government

livelihoods and economic security,”

businesses and livelihoods suffered,”

guarantees to back loans to the

says World Federation of Diamond

says Dvash. “The diamond industry

diamond industry.

Bourses (WFDB) Acting President

was among the first to be battered

• Define the diamond industry as a

Yoram Dvash. “It seems that all

by the crisis and will likely be among

preferred industry, rather than an

branches

the last sectors to recover.”

industry at risk.

of

the

pandemic

economy

are

on five continents,” says Dvash.

affected; for some, the crisis may

The current crisis exacerbates the

be a direct hit from which they may

huge systemic problems which have

individuals in financial distress.

never recover.

impacted the industry for the past

• Institute marketing support

“Governments the world over

decade – very low profitability, a

programmes.

are struggling with these issues:

large price gap between polished and

• Where applicable, reduce taxes

how to keep their populations

rough, and a major credit deficiency.

on imports of rough and polished

safe from the virus, while allowing

“The major diamond centres

their economies to return to some

have seen trade come to an almost

• Streamline international trade

semblance of normality? How much

complete standstill. This is the worst

procedures that affect the

direct aid to provide to citizens

crisis the global diamond industry

diamond trade.

and businesses? What will huge

has experienced in modern history

“Of course, the right package

budget deficits mean for the world

and it isn’t clear how we’ll emerge

of government aid will differ from

economy, going forward?”

from it.

country to country, according to

The world diamond industry has

diamond

and

diamonds.

diamond

conditions in each location. What’s

been particularly hard hit by the

jewellery sectors account for billions

important is that now is the time

pandemic. With its main markets

of dollars in revenue worldwide

for our elected officials to assist our

spread from Asia to North America,

and employ hundreds of millions of

magnificent industry in its hour of

the diamond industry’s shut-down

people. When our industry rumbles,

need, so that we can emerge even

followed the path of the virus. First

it can create an avalanche for millions

stronger than before,” adds Dvash.

SA JEWELLERY NEWS – AUGUST 2020

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• Provide grants to companies and

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SAJN |NEWS

MORE THAN 300 COMPANIES TO EXHIBIT AT VOICE IN VICENZA More than 300 companies will

Damiani, together with Crivelli, Leo

watch

exhibit at VOICE – VicenzaOro

Pizzo and Mirco Visconti from the

producers Corum and Victorinox, as

International Community Event, the

high jewellery district of Valenza

well as German brand Junghans. The

innovative format which the Italian

Po’. Attending from the districts of

complete list will be available shortly

Exhibition Group is organising to

Vicenza, with Fope, are Roberto Coin,

at: www.vicenzaoro.com/it/voice.

take place, live, at the Expo Centre

Pesavento, Karizia, Chrysos, Ronco,

A great system initiative, accessible

in Vicenza from 12-14 September

Chiampesan, Riccardo Orsato, Alessi

to all Italian and foreign B2B traders

2020. It will be the first opportunity

Domenico, Silvex and Daveri Vicenza.

and buyers, will be the ability to

for the gold and jewellery industry

Participants from the district of Arezzo

physically touch the products in

to reunite and launch business and

include Unoaerre, Giordini, Richline,

Vicenza in a particular outfitted

export activities since the standstill

Fratelli Chini, Quadrifoglio and Amen.

contest with an elegant look and feel.

enforced by the pandemic.

From the Campania region will be

Due to their sheer size, the large expo

A new layout will be done in order

Aucella, Bruno Mazza, Coscia, De

centre areas, while rigorously arranged

for attendees to attend in total safe-

Simone, Idea Coral and Mattia Mazza,

to conform to health regulations, will

ty, planned under the banner of the

who will bring to VOICE the art of

allow for fluid access and maximum

#safebusiness protocol defined by

corals and cameos. Enzo Liverino will

usability of the spaces, thus avoiding

the Independent Evaluation Group in

also return to Vicenza to strengthen

lengthy waiting times. Moreover,

line with the trade show community.

the VOICE community.

VOICE will transmit its content in

will

see

Swiss

The exhibition area at VOICE will be

Participants from the rest of Italy

worldwide streaming – especially for

accompanied by conferences, train-

will include the likes of brands such

areas which are still unable to travel

ing and business matching.

as Annamaria Cammilli, Rosato,

to Italy – on its website, as well as its

Pianegonda,

Rue

YouTube, Facebook and Instagram

decided to partake in VOICE as the

des Milles, not to mention high-

channels, thus taking its exhibitors’

international visibility event after

level foreign exhibitors like Spanish

collections and innovations to the

seven months of lockdown include

company Damaso Martinez. The

international markets.

The sector’s key players who have

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segment

Brosway

and

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NEWS|SAJN

DIB TO OFFER SERVICES TO DIAMOND AND JEWELLERY SECTORS Digital International Bank (DIB), a

operates within a strict compliance

est of the 12 regional reserve banks

financial entity headquartered in

framework, with an in-house intel-

in the USA.

the American territory of Puerto

ligence unit monitoring clients and

DIB has positioned itself as a bou-

Rico, has announced that it will

transactions to ensure the financial

tique bank attuned to meeting its

begin offering services internation-

and legal integrity of all business

clients’ specific needs, with banking

ally. Among the clientele it will be

conducted under its umbrella.

services customised whenever possi-

catering to are companies and indi-

DIB is licensed and regulated by

viduals involved in the diamond and

the Office of the Commissioner of

jewellery industries.

Financial Institutions of the Com-

According to a spokesperson,

monwealth of Puerto Rico, which is

banking services will initially include

responsible for supervising financial

account management, the interna-

institutions in the American terri-

tional transfer of funds and bank

tory and is a member of the US As-

card facilities. A full array of services,

sociation of Banking Supervision. As

including credit and financing, will

a Puerto Rican-headquartered insti-

be added at a later date.

tution, it falls under the supervisory

As a banking institution specialis-

jurisdiction of the Federal Reserve

ing in international commerce, DIB

Bank of New York, which is the larg-

ble to meet the requirements of individuals or companies.


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12CT BLUE DIAMOND SMASHES ESTIMATE AT CHRISTIE’S A blue diamond ring was the top

Other notable items included a

carat, beating its US$1,3 million high

seller at Christie’s Hong Kong in the

necklace featuring a 19,53ct Burmese

estimate. A Kashmir sapphire and

first live Magnificent Jewels auction

star ruby pendant, which brought

diamond necklace also fetched well

since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

in US$2,7 million, or US$136 000

above its US$1 million high valuation,

The piece, featuring a marquise-

per carat. That piece was estimated

going for US$1,5 million.

cut,

12,11ct

at US$2,3 million-US$3,6 million.

“Collectors from 14 countries and

went

A cut-cornered, rectangular step-

five continents around the world

for US$15,9 million at the 9 July

cut, D-colour, internally flawless,

bid enthusiastically,” says Vickie Sek,

sale, against its high estimate of

type IIa diamond ring weighing

Chairperson of Jewellery for Asia Pa-

US$12,3 million. The diamond sold

17,95ct garnered US$1,6 million,

cific at Christie’s. She adds that jewels

after 15 minutes of fierce bidding,

within

achieved “strong prices for top-quali-

fetching US$1,31 million per carat,

US$1,9 million valuation.

internally

fancy-intense-blue,

flawless

stone,

says Christie’s.

its

US$1,3

million-

ty diamonds, jadeite and rubies”.

Meanwhile, another marquise-

Some 82% of lots sold at the

cut,

fancy-intense-blue

The auction house held its live

diamond

Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale on

auction, yielding a total of US$39,8

also performed well. The 2,08ct

22 July, which will be followed by

million. The event was 92% sold by

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ANNOUNCING SA’S FIRST AND ONLY DEDICATED CONSUMER JEWELLERY MAGAZINE Independent

Isikhova

adapting our skills and offerings

Media has announced the launch of

within the context of a new and

JZA – Your Jewellery Magazine, SA’s

challenging consumer landscape,”

first and only dedicated consumer

says Jason Aarons, Isikhova Media’s

retail jewellery publication.

Publishing Director. “The publication’s

Officially

publisher

endorsed

by

the

focus is on bringing jewellery retailers

Jewellery Council of SA (JCSA),

and their offerings directly to the

the title is an associative, short

consumer through online store traffic

and snappy acronym for “Jewellery

and in real time (feet-in-store).

South Africa” and will be published

“It further aims to promote the

online seasonally, with the launch

collective

of

Other titles published by Isikhova

issue appearing in November.

generic retail jewellery, as well as all

Media include SA Jewellery News,

individual brands, and rebuild and

Jewellery Biz-News, African Odyssey

retain active, loyal consumers.”

and Jewellex Today!

“JZA was born from our ‘ideas trust’ of reworking, reframing and

corporate

identity

SEPTEMBER HONG KONG SHOW POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER The September Hong Kong show

That rule will remain in place until at

can make purchases just before the

has been postponed to November

least 18 September.

fourth-quarter holiday season.

due to the Coronavirus and related

“This rescheduling was reached

“An international jewellery trade

travel restrictions, says organiser In-

with the well-being of our exhibi-

fair in November will provide Hong

forma Market.

tors, visitors, partners and colleagues

Kong and the international jewel-

Jewellery & Gem World (JGW)

as our top priority,” says David

lery industry with a physical trading

Hong Kong, formerly the September

Bondi, Informa’s Senior Vice-Presi-

event when the market fully reo-

Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair,

dent for Asia.

pens,” says Lawrence Ma, President

is now due to take place from 9-13

The change is a “one-off” arrange-

November 2020. It will run at only

ment which Informa made largely in

one venue – AsiaWorld-Expo –

response to industry members ask-

Exhibitors’ contracts, payments

instead of the usual two.

ing for a trading forum that would

and special benefits will carry over

Under the previous schedule, the

enable them to secure orders before

to the new dates. Exhibitors who

loose-stone exhibition was set for

the end of 2020. The event will return

choose to skip the November event

13-17 September at AsiaWorld-Expo

to its September schedule in 2021,

can roll their payments over to the

near Hong Kong International Air-

says Bondi. In a normal year, the

port. The Hong Kong Convention &

show is timed so that buyers

Kong, China.

September 2021 edition. The show will follow strict

Exhibition Centre in the Wan Chai dis-

health guidelines. Informa is

trict was due to host the finished jew-

also working on a digital event

ellery section from 15-19 September.

that will launch later this year.

However, the spread of COVID-19

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of the Diamond Federation of Hong

The

group’s

smaller

June

has forced Hong Kong to introduce

show, Jewellery & Gem Asia Hong

a compulsory 14-day quarantine for

Kong, will next take place in June

all arrivals, making it impractical for

2021, since the 2020 event was can-

overseas visitors to attend the show.

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women who inspire

9 August is National Women’s Day in SA and the month of August is National Women’s Month, when we celebrate women’s strength, resilience and contributions to society and the country. SAJN pays tribute to some of the remarkable women in our local diamond and jewellery industry whose hard work and dedication continue to inspire us.

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Lorna Lloyd Jewellery Council of SA (JCSA) Chief Executive Officer In 1990, after studying for three years

“I’ve always worked on the premise

through tough times due to the

at Wits Technikon, Lorna started

that business is about relationships,

worldwide recession, but we’ve

working for a lawyer’s firm that ad-

and I’m grateful for the ones I’ve

kept going,” says Lorna. A more

ministered the JCSA, which included

formed in the industry over the

recent project, which she is intense-

manufacturers, retailers, the Diamond

years,” she says.

ly excited about, is the Jewellery

Club of SA (as it was known then),

In 2013, she was appointed CEO

& Watch Fair, which the JCSA will

the Master Diamond Cutters and the

and a new chapter began. Her new

host for the first time in 2021. This

Rough Diamond Dealers Associations

job involved implementing the deci-

retail jewellery event will run as an

in the Diamond Exchange Building

sions of the board and putting into

independent show from Jewellex,

in De Villiers Street, Johannesburg.

action the strategy and business

but during the same weekend, and

She was 21 years old and particularly

plans of the company. Jewellex Af-

aims to create an environment not

enjoyed working with the diamond

rica, the SAJC’s premier jewellery

only to sell more jewellery to con-

dealers and manufacturers and get-

and watch show, has become her

sumers, but to highlight jewellery as

ting to know the diamond business.

“baby” over the years. “It’s gone

the ultimate gift of love.

In 1997, Lorna joined Nine Dots, which took over the administration and marketing of the industry and she spent another seven years building solid relationships. The JCSA then decided to bring the administrative function in-house and Lorna worked herself up through the ranks, initially as the General Manager. In 2006, she became the Chief Operations Officer of the council. Lorna describes herself as a hard

Who’s your biggest inspiration? “Although many people inspire me for different reasons, my dad has inspired me since I was a little girl. He taught me good values, to be honest, kind and to always do the right thing. He treated my mother with respect and brought us up in a Christian home. He was the one we went to for advice and wise words. My dad instilled an ethos of hard work in us. He taught me to make good decisions and trust my gut feeling. I always had his support and a shoulder to cry on when things were tough. Thank you, Dad, for being my inspiration. RIP 2/2/2020.”

worker with a positive attitude. SA JEWELLERY NEWS – AUGUST 2020

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Nontando Molefe Phatsima Jewellery Designs Founder and owner

Nontando is the founder of Phatsima

Damelin and Design@50, which is

Jewellery Designs. Growing up in a

powered by the Gauteng Growth

Phatsima Jewellery Designs has

family of artists, musicians and ac-

Development Agency and the Jew-

grown from being a one-woman

tors, she developed a passion for art

ellery Council of SA.

venture to having a team who show-

at a young age and excelled in it at

for the industry and the public.

Nontando has designed jewel-

case their collections both nationally

lery pieces for many well-known

and internationally. Nontando’s ac-

She obtained a National Diploma

companies and was a finalist in sev-

colades include being awarded 2018

in Jewellery Design and Manufac-

eral competitions, including that of

Young Entrepreneur of the Year by

turing from the University of Johan-

AngloGold Ashanti Auditions Gold

the Independent Pan African Youth

nesburg in 2006 and then enrolled

Jewellery Design.

Parliament and 2019 SME of the

the National School of the Arts.

for a course in business manage-

After working for a number of

Year by the SME Champions Forum.

ment at Excel Life Business School.

leading jewellers where her duties

She was also featured as one of the

Having realised the shift to using

included business development, de-

Top 40 Businesswomen in SA in

technology in manufacturing, in

signing, management, manufactur-

DESTINY magazine.

2014 Nontando did a post-grad-

ing, marketing, operations, technical

Nontando aims to have Phatsi-

uate course in advanced jewellery

skills, retail merchandising and sales,

ma Jewellery Designs, representing

designing and marketing which

Nontando opened Phatsima Jewel-

proudly South African pieces, ex-

focused on customer relationship

lery Designs in 2010. It specialises in

ported around Africa and the world

management, jewellery CAD design

jewellery using sterling silver, gold,

and helping the local jewellery in-

and printing. She studied through

platinum, diamonds and gemstones

dustry grow.

What advice can you offer young women aspiring to enter the jewellery industry? “Do your research on the industry and understand the different sectors which form its value chain. Study hard and obtain qualifications for the field in which you want to specialise. Above all, have a genuine passion for the craft – not for the money it can bring you – because this is a tough industry. Relationships are everything, so be authentic and truthful in everything you do. Reach for the stars!”

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Nikki White Virtue Diamonds Co-founder and partner

In 2009, Nikki and her (now) husband

encouraged her to persevere and she

“She’s the glue that keeps us all to-

Justin moved to Durban, where she

came to earn respect and trust across

gether,” says Nikki.

started working for his family-owned

the board, from diamond dealers to

business, Natural Precious Metals,

jewellers and private clients.

doing administrative tasks.

She hopes the family will have its own diamond grading laboratory

“It’s been satisfying to see how

in the near future and says she

The following year she was intro-

many women have entered the in-

finds the stones as intriguing and

duced to the diamond industry by

dustry over the years,” she says. “Our

irresistible today as she did when she

her father-in-law, John, who believed

grit, combined with our femininity,

first started working with them.

clients would appreciate the added

make us a force to be reckoned with.”

“John always said: ‘Diamonds are

service of gradings of their diamond

In 2017 she, John and Justin en-

like women – no two are exactly alike.

jewellery. Nikki was duly trained in

tered into a partnership and entrust-

That’s what’s beautiful about both

this skill.

ed Nikki with the capital to launch

diamonds and women’,” laughs Nikki.

In 2012, she obtained her Dia-

Virtue Diamonds (Pty) Ltd. She is

monds & Diamond Grading Diploma

grateful to both her husband and

at EGL in Cape Town. As a woman

father-in-law for the knowledge and

Who inspires you?

aged just 26 at the time, Nikki strug-

guidance they have given her over

“My mother, Maria-

gled to overcome prejudice in what

the years, adding that her mother-

Angela Pavlakis, who’s the

was a male-dominated, ageist indus-

in-law Avrile has inspired her to per-

strongest and most loving

try. However, the support she enjoyed

severe through the toughest of times

woman I know.”

from her husband and father-in-law

and never take “no” for an answer.

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SAJN |WOMEN’S MONTH

04

Charlotte Crosse Metal Concentrators Public Relations Manager and part-owner

From listed companies and flower-

MetCon expresses their vision of the

Charlotte’s attitude has always

farming to investment management

evolution of African wealth through

been one of interest and immer-

and precious metals, Charlotte’s

unique product offerings that elevate

sion. Though the industry was rela-

experience has been anything but

and celebrate culture in both the

tively unfamiliar ground in the early

limited. As Public Relations Manager,

local and global markets. Charlotte

days, her love for art, creativity and

part-owner

at

sees the company’s relationships

detail made her eager to learn and

MetCon, a leading South African

with jewellers as all-important and

taught her what makes creators

refinery, she is an advocate for

strives to offer them the service and

and consumers tick.

jewellers, creators and maintaining

exposure she believes they deserve.

(and

all-rounder)

the style, sophistication and service that make our industry so special.

She

further

continues

to

throw

Charlotte, her husband Neville and

Six Rings and, more recently, the

of positivity, hope and growth.

sons Grant and Darren purchased

Lockdown Competition. She has also

Together with the MetCon team,

the majority shareholding in MetCon

brought her unique perspective into

Charlotte is doing all she can to

in 2015 and have been growing

play as a judge for PlatAfrica and

support the industry by developing

with

other jewellery competitions.

sustainable practices which ensure

ever

since.

with

lockdown,

curve balls, she retains an outlook

company

creativity

encouraged 2019’s

the

jeweller

has

Though 2020, with its COVID-19

Thanks to their strong emphasis on

Regarding jewellery as an art form

contribution, community and stories,

and every piece as an investment,

safe and responsible growth in the future.

What is your personal philosophy? “It’s faith-based and rooted in growth. Never stop learning, do what you do well, be mindful, stay humble and always, always, live with style. Challenges are opportunities: make sure they reveal a character you’re proud of. My mantra for the current circumstances is: ‘Live carefully, but not fearfully.’”

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05

Brenda Rosenthal EGL South Africa Managing Director and shareholder At the age of 16, Brenda started

three years, during which one of its

born. In 2006 she completed a GIA

working at Gerald’s Jewellers in

owners, Bernie Sher, taught her a

course in coloured stone essentials

Eastgate, Johannesburg, as a casual

great deal about the industry and

and in 2007, she had her daughter.

and soon developed a love of

running a business.

In 2019, when Lowe retired, Bren-

gemstones. In 1993 she completed

In 2002 Brenda returned to EGL,

da took over as Managing Director

a diamond-grading and gemstone

having been offered the position

of EGL SA. In March this year she se-

course with Mac McKenzie at the

of General Manager and Head

cured the business from its overseas

Gem Education Centre. She went

Grader. “Alan invested a lot of

shareholders and now, for the first

on to complete a diamonds and

time and faith in me, nurturing

time – with the company celebrating

diamond grading course through

me to take over a business he’d

its 40th anniversary – it is a proudly

the Gemological Institute of America

grown for many years,” she says.

South African business, majority-

(GIA) in 1996, while working in a

The following year, her son was

owned and run by a woman.

permanent position at Gerald’s. After securing an interview with EGL SA’s former Managing Director,

What is the best career decision you’ve ever made?

Alan Lowe, she was hired by the

“There’s never been a ‘best’ career decision. I’ve worked hard

company as a Diamond Grader in

to maximise every opportunity that came my way, never gave

May 1996, where she remained for

up and followed my instincts to get where I am today. My

three years. She then travelled for a

greatest achievement is being a single working mother of two

few months and, upon returning to

independent, incredible children.”

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SAJN |WOMEN’S MONTH

06

Isabella Kobela Isabella Jewellers & Refiners Founder and owner

After completing a nursing course

originally started as a jewellery man-

cling course through Emak Refining

at a hospital in North West Prov-

ufacturing and designing company,

& Recycling Systems.

ince, Isabella started her career as

but in 2011 it expanded to refining

a nurse. However, she was already

and recycling precious metals.

She is proud of running one of the first black women-owned

determined to have her own busi-

Isabella has completed a gold-

jewellery and refinery businesses in

ness one day – and, after much

smith course at the Bellville Jewellery

the country and wants her work to

thought, decided it would be in the

Institute, a rough diamond evalua-

inspire others to realise their own

jewellery industry.

tion course at the Diamond Educa-

dreams with perseverance, focus

tion College and a refining and recy-

and passion.

Isabella Jewellers & Refiners was

What are you most grateful for? “The opportunity to learn new skills every day and better myself.”

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Sharon Eades Cape Precious Metals Founder and owner Sharon’s career started in the mo-

years later, in 1994, the line for

happiness. She represented Western

tor industry as a Service Reception-

which she worked in the company

Province in hockey, headed the

ist, where she loved her daily tasks

was closed. It then entered into

provincial side’s selection body and

of dealing with clients and address-

a partnership and launched Cape

co-ordinated its management and

ing their problems. After being re-

Precious Metals (CPM).

coaching teams for several years, 14

trenched, she was offered a position

Fortunately, Sharon had begun

of which saw her chairing her club

at a company where a colleague took

calling on jewellers while working

while still playing in the first division.

her under his wing and taught her

for the previous company and was

She also coached a major league

about silver recovery from x-ray film

aware of the need to grow their

softball team and was awarded

and analysing silver percentages. She

product range. After considerably

Springbok colours for umpiring.

soon became the Assistant Repre-

hard work, she managed to get CPM

Sharon also loves golf, badminton

sentative for the silver division. A year

on the map. Her biggest challenge

and exploring the African continent.

later, she was transferred from Dur-

was getting jewellers to accept her

At 62, she is working from

ban to open a branch in Port Eliza-

as a business-owner, rather than a

home during the lockdown and

beth. Sharon spent five years there

representative who simply collected

admits she has finally realised

running the branch, paddle-skiing

sweeps and sold fine gold.

that CPM’s extremely competent

and studying at night.

2010 brought some excitement

management team and staff can

when it was invited to enter the

sail the ship without her “nagging

located to Cape Town, the company

Manufacturing

and interfering”!

eventually agreed, on condition she

Topco Business Awards and Sharon

continued heading the Port Elizabeth

was nominated for Small Business-

office and visited it once a month.

woman of the Year. CPM won both

After repeated requests to be re-

She found the Mother City to be

somewhat

challenging,

category

of

the

categories.

What would you most like to tell your 13-year-old self?

but

Her career with the company,

soon became involved in sport and

her passion for sport (which she

“Life is great – live it to

immersed herself in the beauty of

shares with her partner Olga) and

the fullest.”

the winelands and mountains. Eight

travelling have brought Sharon much

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SAJN |WOMEN’S MONTH

08

Sivan Finhasi Sivana Diamonds Founder and owner

Coming from humble beginnings,

din, grandson of the late jewellery

Sivan established Sivana Diamonds

titan Sid Forman. From this amal-

in 2010. Her wealth of knowledge

gamation, Sivana Africa was born.

and experience in this field has

Combining artistic finesse with be-

enabled the company to become

spoke artistry, Sivana Africa is locat-

a

ed in Sandton City, Johannesburg,

master craftsmen in SA. Experts in

and offers truly unique items.

the trade work closely with the stu-

highly

respected

diamond

distributor worldwide, with offices in the USA, Israel and SA.

Sivan’s entrepreneurial ambitions

dents, shaping their raw talent into

Having always had a passion for

always included a desire to empower

true brilliance. This training last two

fine jewellery, particularly designs

young South African youth and she

to five years and thus demands long-

using diamonds, Sivan took part in

duly launched an internship pro-

term commitment and relentless hard

international jewellery competitions,

gramme to provide skills develop-

work from the apprentices. They are

which fuelled her desire to start a

ment. The programme, developed by

also taught business skills which will

venture offering one-of-a-kind items.

Sivana Diamonds and Sivana Africa,

enable them to become entrepre-

The next step in Sivan’s trajectory

is a unique initiative which focuses

neurs in the jewellery industry. The

was merging her business savvy and

on design training. A number of stu-

programme has changed the lives of

passion with third-generation jewel-

dents are enrolled annually, with the

these youngsters and given them ac-

lery designer and artist, Trent Gad-

aim of creating a new generation of

cess to viable, successful careers.

What is happiness for you? “Happiness to me is when my apprentices succeed in opening their own businesses, realising my dream of empowering South Africa’s youth.”

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09

Eve Scholtz Digital Wax Co-founder and owner Eve entered the jewellery profession

she embarked on a journey that has

Eve and her clients. However, the

in the early 1980s as an apprentice

lasted 37 years – and counting.

concept of designing jewellery using

goldsmith. “In those days, we still

Her travel dreams, however, did

software and milling out models on

embraced the laid-back, creative

not materialise until the ’90s, as

CNC machines was eagerly accepted

hippie culture of the ’60s,” she

love, marriage and children delayed

by the local industry. It took a lot of

recalls. She also remembers her first

those plans.

patience, dedication and training,

interview, where the long-haired

Eve opened her first jewellery

but it paid off: today SA has some

owner of the jewellery outlet walked

store, Romancing the Stone, in Cen-

of the most advanced CAD jewellery

around barefoot and bare-chested,

turion in the early ’90s. Then, in

designers in the world.

explaining that the job was all hard

2005, she and her business partner

This year Eve celebrates her 15th

work and sweat and paid R60 a

Albert Maree started Digital Wax,

anniversary with Digital Wax, which

week. However, as something of

which heralded a new era in jewel-

is still at the forefront of software

a free spirit herself, she dreamed

lery design and manufacturing in

and hardware design technologies.

of seeing the world and wanted a

SA and the world.

“I’ve loved my life’s journey with all

career that would enable her to travel

Digital technology was still in its

the interesting people I’ve met in

and work. Deciding it was worth

infancy at the time, so running the

our industry. I’ve been enriched by

sacrificing four years of hard labour,

business presented challenges for

them all,” she says.

What’s your strategy for success? “I’ve never really had a strategy, other than solid principles and standards which I incorporate in my business. Believe in yourself, your product and your vision. Always under-promise and over-deliver. Remember that an informed client is a happy client. Strive for service excellence and, above all, be available, helpful, truthful and transparent.”

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SAJN |WOMEN’S MONTH

Angela Yeung Impilo Collection Founder and owner

Born in Hong Kong, Angela immi-

Auditions Gold Jewellery Design

Hope, Resthaven, Rare Diseases and

grated to SA as a young child. She

Competition for her elaborate gold-

Read to Rise. She was also invited

was inspired by the fine jewellery

en headpiece entitled Connect. In

to sit on the judging panel for Mrs

she found in the Far East, as well as

2017, she was the sole person in-

World 2017, where women from 40

by Africa’s abundant precious met-

vited by the Chinese Ministry of

countries represented beauty, em-

als and minerals, and she believes

Culture and the Embassy of China

powerment, justice and equality.

that the 21st century belongs to

in SA to collaborate with Chu Yan

In 2018 Angela participated in

the women of this continent. An-

(China’s first PhD graduate in fash-

the Mt Kilimanjaro climb with Trek-

gela studied metalsmith crafting and

ion design and a professor at the

4Mandela for Caring4Girls – a phys-

graduated as an Accredited Jewel-

Beijing Institute of Fashion Tech-

ical, mental and spiritual challenge

lery Professional from the GIA.

nology) to design a contemporary

in celebration of the Nelson Mande-

In 2005, she founded her own

jewellery collection specifically to

la centenary year to raise funds for

jewellery company, Impilo Collec-

complement Chu’s “A Date With

sanitary pads for South African girls.

tion, specialising in the design and

1 000 Years” clothing collection. In

Last year she climbed Kilimanjaro

manufacture of both bespoke jew-

the same year, Angela was invited

again, this time with SA’s former

ellery for private clients and con-

to join the exclusive South African

Public Protector Prof Thuli Madon-

temporary art jewellery collections.

Diamond Dealers Club, heading its

sela, not only to support Caring-

(“Impilo” is an isiZulu word which

corporate social responsibility ini-

4Girls and Trek4Mandela, but also

means “life”.) Her aim is to make

tiatives and becoming its first Asian

to raise funds for Trek100 – an initi-

every customer’s visit to the compa-

female executive member.

ative aiming to fine-tune leadership

ny an experience as unique as their own life story.

Passionate about giving back,

skills in young women worldwide.

she raised funds to support numer-

Angela was a finalist in the 2019

In 2014, Angela was one of two

ous charities, including CANSA SA,

Entrepreneur of the Year category of

winners in the AngloGold Ashanti

Feed SA, Guild Cottage, Rainbow of

the Women of Stature Awards 2019.

What are the most important lessons you’ve learnt? “Gratitude – I’m deeply grateful for every moment of my life. I’m inspired by a Buddhist quotation: ‘Suffer what there is to suffer and enjoy what there is to enjoy.’ I firmly believe that the sky’s the limit for women. Nothing is impossible!”

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WOMEN’S MONTH|SAJN

Tennille Hoge Cape Watch Tools & Jewellery Supplies Partner

Tennille, a partner at Cape Watch

she offered a wider variety of

Tools & Jewellery Supplies since

implements that were more easily

2012, grew up in Pretoria and re-

available and reasonably priced.

members always being curious and

Between studies and selling tools,

energetic as a child. She was an

she also made jewellery from

apprentice for her father, who was

home. Her endeavours enabled her

an avid restorer of cars, as well as

to open her own workshop in her

a machine manufacturer and de-

parents’ garage and Tennille went

veloper for his own company. Her

on to qualify as a goldsmith and

Cape, Tennille effected a merger

pocket money was earned in his

purveyor of jewellery tools.

between

JewelQuip

and

Cape

workshop, where she learnt the in-

In 2003, she gained further sales

Watchmakers’ Supplies & Tools.

trinsic relationship between method

experience at a tools company and

The company was renamed Cape

and tool. Her technical interests

in 2007, she founded JewelQuip.

Watch Tools & Jewellery Supplies

never diminished: at school she en-

Selling tools came naturally to her,

and she rapidly forged associa-

rolled for technical drawing and, as

since she used them herself daily,

tions with large brand dealerships,

the only girl in the class, coped ad-

and she could offer customers the

which gave her access to stringent

mirably competing with the boys.

implements they needed to solve

product support, the fulfilment of

their technical challenges.

KPI requirements and training.

In 2001 Tennille registered for jewellery design at the Pretoria

In 2008 JewelQuip moved to

Tennille prides herself on her

Technikon, as she enjoyed the

larger premises and employed its

expertise in Rhino and CAD, wax-

blend of creative and artisanal

first staff members, supported by

carving and model-making, and

skills. During her second year, she

a small, but loyal clientele. Tennille

has also undergone training in Italy

supplemented her studies by selling

quickly realised that the technical

in laser-cutting and welding, re-

jewellery tools from her car boot

industry was by no means a “man’s

pairs and maintenance, CNC cut-

to fellow students. The initiative

domain” and that women were

ting, pneumatic engraving, elec-

was very successful, since – with

equally able to succeed in it.

troplating, silver and gold casting

her natural technical aptitude –

In 2011, wanting to move to the

techniques and 3D printing.

What are your hopes for the trade? “That it will share my passion for empowering, educating and sharing knowledge in the industry. With that vision, we can only go from strength to strength.”

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SAJN |WOMEN’S MONTH

12

Janine Venter JS Gems Owner and Managing Director

At just 19, having enrolled at univer-

the value of honesty, integrity and

closely-knit: good client and sup-

sity to study law, Janine was made

hard work,” she says.

plier relationships are critical to

an offer by a good friend of the fam-

Janine has performed various roles

success,” she says. “The industry,

ily who needed assistance with their

in the industry, including specialising

like most others, has gone through

jewellery store. That was where she

in small stones (melee) accompanied

many changes recently. The South

met a diamond dealer and was intro-

with certified, polished diamonds

African economy also affected the

duced to an industry she never knew

and treated black ones. In 2015 she

diamond trade negatively. I feel ex-

existed. Shortly afterwards, Janine

became the owner and MD of JS

tremely fortunate to still be stand-

began working for the dealer and law

Gems, supplying the diamond and

ing and attribute my success to my

quickly became a thing of the past.

jewellery industry.

clients and suppliers, who’ve stood

“Thanks to great mentorship, I learnt

“I believe the industry is very

by me throughout my journey.”

How do you balance your personal and professional lives? “It’s very difficult juggling the two, but as I’m very passionate about the industry and each of my clients, I don’t cut off 100% from them when I leave the office. I always appreciate a call or a check-in from a client.”

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WOMEN’S MONTH|SAJN

13

Adine Lutz Ajanta Afrika Founder and owner

Adine started Ajanta Africa in 2006

stones to cut and polished gems for

with a relatively small selection of

the jewellery industry was a natural

stones. Over the years, through

progression.

much learning, strong relationships

extensively to source all her own

and building up a good reputation,

gems and explore the world.

Adine

now

travels

the business has grown and now has

“I feel it’s important to stay on the

an extensive range of coloured gems

pulse of worldwide trends. Jewellery,

and a very friendly, efficient team.

after all, is part of the fashion

“I’ve long had a sense for business

industry and stones are in demand

manufacturing areas. It’s therefore

and when I could combine it with

according to changing tastes not

encouraging that we have so many

my passion for stones, it was a per-

only in clothing trends, but also in

female business-owners and jewellers

fect match,” says Adine, who started

cuts and colours,” she says.

in SA,” says Adine. “In these times,

out in this field working with mineral

Ajanta Afrika is an all-female-run

we have to look at sustainability

specimens and rough stones. The ori-

business. “I find the international

in our business practices, inclusive

gin of the gems and their natural for-

gemstone

very

behaviour towards people of all

mations have always fascinated her.

male-dominated, whether at trade

gender orientations and races, and

shows and mining sources or in

the ethical sourcing of material.”

The transformation from rough

industry

to

be

How do you make decisions? “Like everything else in life, decisions should be balanced between facts and one’s gut feeling. I have strong trust in my instinct and I’m a fast thinker, so my decisions are both rational and sensory.”

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SAJN |DIAMONDS

Feriel Zerouki, De Beers’ Senior Vice-President of International Relations & Ethical Initiatives, will become the first woman to head the World Diamond Council (WDC), which aims to keep conflict diamonds out of the supply chain. ACCORDING

TO

WDC

RULES,

Zerouki will automatically become President when Edward Asscher’s current term ends in two years’ time. Asscher, President of the Amsterdam-based Royal Asscher Diamond Company, was Vice-President of the WDC and took over from Stephane Fischler in June. This is his second

Zerouki will be the first woman to head the WDC

term at the helm, after serving as try or part of a jewellery-focused or-

In 2018, De Beers partnered with

Last year Zerouki was the recipi-

ganisation which has made a trans-

the Diamond Development Initia-

ent of the Initiatives in Art & Culture

formational contribution to ethical

tive to launch GemFair, a pilot pro-

(IAC) Award for Leadership in Re-

sourcing and responsible practices

gramme which aims to create a se-

sponsible Practice in Jewellery. The

in the worldwide gem and jewellery

cure and transparent route to market

award recognised her elevation to

trade. Zerouki received the accolade

for ethically sourced, artisanal and

an international level of the conver-

at “Gold: Legacy, Leadership, Lumi-

small-scale mined diamonds. The

sation about sustainability through

nescence”, a conference which was

initiative combines on-the-ground

De Beers’ Best Practice Principles

held at the Bohemian National Hall

training and engagement with min-

and provision of working solutions

in New York City.

ers about ethical standards with a

President from 2014-2016.

She joined the De Beers Group as

digital solution to support the trace-

a Supply Chain Analyst in 2005 at the

ability of the product. Each site ad-

The award is presented annually

Diamond Trading Company, where

heres to standards that are aligned

to a member of the jewellery indus-

she gained expertise in pricing rough

with the Organisation for Economic

diamonds and forecasting mine pro-

Co-operation & Development’s due

duction. She was then appointed

diligence guidelines and GemFair’s

Best Practice Principles Manager for

own rigorous ones.

to help track responsibly sourced diamonds in Sierra Leone.

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the group in 2009, tasked with em-

Zerouki’s contribution to develop-

bedding its sustainability programme.

ing this initiative is part of her work

More recently she was appointed

as GemFair’s General Manager. She

Senior Vice-President: International

also sits on the Board of Directors of

Relations & Ethical Initiatives.

the Responsible Jewellery Council.

SA JEWELLERY NEWS – AUGUST 2020


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SAJN |JEWELLERY DESIGN

Roxy Burger’s

My business partner, Craig and I look at trends from around the globe, as well as things like diamond and precious gemstone trends, and design collaboratively. Linear’s aesthetic is clean-cut. Our brand is about affordable luxury.

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JEWELLERY DESIGN|SAJN

Linear Luxe collection AT THE AGE OF JUST 33, BURGER boasts a broadcasting career spanning two decades. She has hosted

Local actress and TV presenter Roxy Burger tells us about Linear, her 18ct solid gold and diamond piercing collection.

shows on nearly every broadcasting

Where do you find inspiration?

network in SA, from her flagship ap-

Everywhere! Fashion, interior de-

pearance on M-Net KTV to Strictly

sign, what’s happening around the

Come Dancing, Top Billing and MTV.

globe… The inspiration is endless.

She’s interviewed some of the biggest celebrities around the globe, in-

How do you source your materials?

cluding Emilia Clarke, Rihanna, Larry

We use great-quality, ethically sour-

King, Chris Brown, Liam Neeson, Sam

ced stones which are procured by

Worthington, Jessica Alba, Maroon 5

our partner, Black Key Diamonds.

and President Thabo Mbeki. In 2017, she expanded on her love

What do you enjoy most about

of content creation by launching a

your work?

popular blog and is now intensely ex-

The fact that it’s intrinsically linked to

cited about her new luxury piercing

my love of fashion.

range, Linear. sive overseas brands available. So

Do you have a favourite piece of

Tell us about yourself.

I approached Black Key Diamonds

jewellery from your collection?

I’m a TV host and entrepreneur with a

about a collaboration and Linear

I love the Pavé Diamond Bar, but

love for fashion. I live in Johannesburg

Luxe was born.

the Diamond Flower is also a firm

with my family and am expecting a baby in October.

favourite. What makes your designs unique? Our jewellery is specifically for

If you could pick anyone to wear

How did you first become inter-

piercings – mainly ear cartilage

your jewellery, who would it be?

ested in jewellery design?

and nose piercings. It features an

Charlize Theron has some amazing

It was triggered by my not being

internally threaded, flat-back de-

ear candy – I’d love to present her

able to find good-quality gold pierc-

sign for comfort and the posts are

with some of our earrings!

ing jewellery. Upon investigation, I

16-gauge, which is the correct size

realised there were only expen-

for a piercing.

Who or what couldn't you live without?

Talk us through the process of de-

My family.

sign and creation.

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My business partner, Craig and I look

What do you believe the future

at trends from around the globe, as

holds?

well as things like diamond and pre-

Given what 2020 has shown us, I

cious gemstone trends, and design

don’t think there's much that can

collaboratively. Linear’s aesthetic is

be predicted. However, I hope for a

clean-cut. Our brand is about af-

more stable end of year, filled with

fordable luxury.

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Monthly educational insert An SA Jewellery News and Jewellery Council of South Africa initiative

Written by Dr PetrĂŠ Prins, Gems and Jewellery: The South African Handbook is an introduction to gemstones, jewellery and store management.

The following is an extract from Gems and Jewellery: The South African Handbook

After two years' post-graduate research at Cambridge University, UK, and 10 years as senior lecturer in geochemistry and mineralogy at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, Dr Prins, in 1982, started Prins & Prins Diamonds, a leading supplier of diamonds, gemstones and fine jewellery in Cape Town.


ISSUE 11

ISSUE 11 AN INTRODUCTION TO GEMSTONES • The nature of minerals • The nature of gemstones • The properties of gemstones • Gem treatments and synthetics

I. THE NATURE OF MINERALS 1. WHAT ARE MINERALS? Most gemstones are minerals that were formed under special geological conditions. A basic understanding of minerals is thus required before the wonder of gemstones can be fully appreciated. Minerals are the building blocks of rocks. A few rock types for example, limestone - contain only one mineral (calcite), while granite is made up of several mineral types (quartz, feldspar, mica, etc). To qualify as a mineral, a substance must be found in nature. Diamonds that are found in kimberlitic rocks are one of the minerals which make up such rocks. Minerals are solid substances and are composed of tiny particles called atoms, that are arranged in an orderly, repeating, three-dimensional lattice. When solid materials do not have such an orderly internal array of atoms, they are referred to as amorphous or glassy. During volcanic eruptions, the outpouring lava may cool so quickly that atoms do not have time to settle into an orderly lattice to form minerals. Instead, the rapidly cooling lava may form a natural amorphous, dark-coloured glass called obsidian. Each mineral has a unique combination of chemical elements. The mineral quartz, for example, consists of two

atoms of oxygen to one of silicon. This ratio never varies and the pattern in which the silicon and oxygen atoms are stacked is always the same for quartz.

2. HOW DO MINERALS FORM? Minerals are formed by a process called crystallisation. When fluids, melts or gases cool down, they become super-saturated with certain elements, also called ions. At lower temperatures, these ions can no longer remain in solution and they are removed from the fluid, melt or gas by a spontaneous crystallisation process. Crystallisation occurs when different ions are attracted to one another and get stacked together in an orderly array to form a solid crystal nucleus. When a crystal continues to grow without interference from a neigbouring crystal, it is able to form flat surfaces called crystal faces. These crystal faces are an expression of the mineral’s internal atomic structure. For instance, the six-sided (hexagonal) shape of a quartz crystal reflects the internal hexagonal packing of silicon (Si) and oxygen (O) atoms in its crystal structure. Sometimes lava or magma (molten rock) cools down rapidly and the multitude of minerals that crystallise simultaneously grow into each other to form a solid rock consisting of mineral grains without distinct crystal faces. Large crystals with beautiful crystal faces are relatively scarce and normally form in cavities or open fissures. Such openings may develop when rocks are faulted or folded by earth-moving forces, or when lava cools down and its


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Geode which formed when amethyst crystallised in a gas bubble in a cooling lava flow.

Tourmaline crystal in quartz pegmatite.

Garnet crystals in metamorphic rock.

associated gases form “bubbles” in the solid rock. The well-known “geodes” lined with amethyst crystals and the banded agates were formed in these “bubbles” long after the lava had solidified. Rocks can also be metamorphosed when their constituent minerals re-crystallise into a different set of minerals due to an increase in pressure and temperature during mountain building processes. Some garnets, rubies and sapphires formed under such conditions. The sapphire and ruby deposits in the Himalaya Mountains are examples thereof.

3. ATOMIC STRUCTURE OF MINERALS All material is made up of elements such as carbon (C), hydrogen (H) and iron (Fe). Each element has been assigned

Topaz crystal from Spitzkoppe granite, Namibia.

its own symbol which is used to describe the composition of material. Some elements have similar properties, such as boiling and melting points and tendencies to react with each other. The Periodic Table organises these elements into groups with similar characteristics We know that an atom is the smallest unit of an element which retains the chemical and physical properties of that element. Atoms interact (combine) with each other by losing, gaining or sharing electrons to form a new substance. For instance, when two hydrogen atoms combine with one oxygen atom, they form a substance called water (H2O). Some elements, like sodium, tend to lose electrons easily to form a cation, Na+. Others tend to gain electrons easily to form an anion, such as Cl-.

PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS Tendency to lose electrons from inner shells

Strong tendency for outermost electrons to be lost

Strong tendency to fill outer electron shell by electron sharing and gain, or by loss of electrons

strong tendency to gain electrons to fill outer shells

H* 1 Hydrogen Li 3 Lithium

Noble Gases: outer shells filled, no tendency to lose or gain electrons

He 2 Helium Be 4 Berylium

* Elements of major importance in the earth’s crust

Mg* 12 Na* 11 MagneSodium sium K* 19 Ca* 20 Potassium Calcium Rb 37 Sr 38 Rubidium Strontium Cs 55 Cesium

Ba 56 Barium

Fr 87 Francium

Ra 88 Radium

Sc 21 Ti 22 V 23 Cr 24 Mn 25 Scandium Titanium Vanadium Chromium Manganese Y 39 Zr 40 Nb 41 Yttrium Zirconium Niobium La 57 Hf 58 Ta 59 Lanthanum Hafnium Tantalum

Co 27 Cobalt

Ni 28 Nickel

Cu 29 Copper

Zn 30 Zinc

C 6 Carbon

N 7 Nitrogen

O* 8 Oxygen

F 9 Fluorine

Ne 10 Neon

Al* 13 Aluminum

Si* 14 Silicon

P* 15 Phosphorus

S 16 Sulfur

Cl 17 Chlorine

Arr 18 Argon

Ga 31 Gallium

Ge 32 Germanium

AS 33 Arsenic

Se 34 Br 35 Selenium Bromine

Kr 36 Krypton

Mo 42 Tc 43 Ru 44 Rh 45 Pd 46 Ag 47 Cd 48 MolybdeTechnetium Ruthenium Rhodium Palladium Silver Cadmium num

In 49 Indium

Sn

Sb 51 Antimony

Te 52 I 53 Tellurium Iodine

Xe 54 Xenon

W 60 Tungsten

Re 75 Rhenium

Tl 81 Thalium

Pb 82 Bi 83 Lead Bismuth

Po 84 At 85 Polonium Astatine

Rn 86 Radon

Mg 12

atomic number

Magnesium

element name

Ac 89 Actinium chemical symbol

Fe* 26 Iron

B 5 Boron

Os 76 Osmium

Ir 77 Iridium

Pt 78 Platinum

Au 79 Gold

Hg 80 Mercury

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ISSUE 11

DIAGRAMMATIC SKETCH OF VARIOUS GEOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTS IN WHICH GEMSTONES ARE FORMED

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1. Contact metamorphism - emeralds form by reaction of granitic fluids with chromium-rich rocks. Gems such as iolites, spinel and chrysoberyl can also form in this contact zone. 2. Pegmatites - late-stage fluids from a granitic magma form pegmatites in which quartz, feldspar, topaz, tourmaline, chrysoberyl, moonstone, spodumene and aquamarine crystallise. 3. Lava flows - geodes form when gas cavities in the lava are filled by silica-rich fluids from which crystals of amethyst, citrine and/or agate crystallise. Opal and peridot also crystallise in lavas. 4. Metamorphic rocks - garnet, ruby, sapphire and spinel form by intense alteration of alumina-rich rocks that were heated and folded when continents collide. 5. Hydrothermal deposits - quartz, gold, lapis lazuli and grossular garnet form when hot fluids react with shales and limestones. 6. Replacement veins - opal, turquoise, tanzanite. 7. Basaltic rocks and ultramafic rocks - peridot, platinum. 8. Subduction zones - jadeite forms under intense pressure and temperatures where a crustal plate is forced to extreme depths during collision with another plate. 9. Earth’s mantle - at depths exceeding 150 km diamond and pyrope garnet crystallised billions of years ago and were transported much later by kimberlitic volcanoes to the earth’s surface. 10. Alluvial (placer) deposits - rivers transport gold, diamonds and most other gems from their primary occurrence and drop such precious loads when the rivers start slowing down. 11. Sediments - opal forms by evaporation of silica-rich groundwater. 12. Marine diamond deposits - ocean currents and wave action concentrate gold and diamonds in beach gravels. 13. Kimberlitic volcano - bringing diamonds from the mantle to the earth’s surface.

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When the Na+ combines with chlorine gas Cl-, they form a compound called sodium chloride (NaCl), also known as table salt or the mineral halide.

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Covalent bonds These are formed between atoms that do not easily gain or lose an electron. These atoms are held together by sharing electrons. Covalent bonds are normally stronger than ionic bonds. Carbon atoms in a diamond crystal are held together by strong covalent bonds, thus the hardness of diamond.

    Sodium (Na) has one electron in  its  Chlorine (C1) has seven electrons   outer shell which it loses easily  to  in its outer shell which has space    become a positively charged sodium for one more electron. It attracts     ion (Na+). an electron to become a negatively  charged chlorine ion (C1-).

Diamond is composed of the element carbon. These atoms are held together by covalent bonds which form when each carbon atom shares four

  (Na+) + (C1-) = NaC1

  Formation of a chemical compound (NaC1) due to electrical attraction  between Na+ and C1- ions. 

The atoms in a mineral are held together by chemical bonds. These bonds result from the electrical forces of attraction between the electrons and protons of the atoms. These bonds can either be strong, making a mineral hard to break, or weak resulting in a softer substance. Three types of chemical bonds are found in most minerals, namely: i)

Ionic bonds These are formed by electrical attraction between ions of opposite charge, eg, Na+ and Cl- to form NaCl, as described above.

electrons from its outer shell with four neighbouring atoms.

iii)

Metallic bonds These are found in a small number of minerals such as metal copper and silver. Atoms of metallic elements lose electrons easily. These electrons are highly mobile and are shared by many ions. Metallic bonds are usually weak, allowing atoms to be separated easily. This accounts for the softness of most metals.

4. ROCK-FORMING MINERALS Of the many thousands of known minerals, only about 30 are normally found in rocks. Because 99% of the earth’s crust is made up of only nine elements, the number of rock-forming minerals is limited to those that are readily formed by these nine elements. The most ubiquitous rock-forming minerals are quar tz, feldspar, calcite, nepheline, sodalite, mica, pyroxene, amphibole and olivine. Minerals such as zircon, sphene, apatite, corundum, garnet and zeolite occur in limited quantities in rocks.

Chloride

Sodium

5. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF MINERALS Atomic structure of NaC1.

The chemical composition of minerals - as well as gemstones - determines their optical, physical and other properties.

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Because these properties are used in the identification of gemstones, the jeweller needs a basic understanding of mineral chemistry. To describe the chemical composition of a mineral or gem, we use a “formula” made up by the symbols of its atoms and their relative quantities. For example, the chemical formula for quartz is SiO2 which means that it is made up of silicon and oxygen and that for every one silicon atom, there are two oxygen atoms in the structure. Diamond has the simplest chemical formula, C, because it consists only of carbon atoms. Sapphire and ruby are special types of the mineral corundum which are made up by aluminum (Al) and oxygen (O) and its chemical formula is Al2O3. Some gemstones consist of many different elements and have complex formulae - for example, tourmaline’s formula is XY3Al6(BO3)3(Si6O18)(OH)4 where X is usually Na or Ca and Y = Fe+2, Mg, Li, Al. Every mineral or gem contains minute traces of “foreign” elements, ie, elements that do not form part of its normal chemical formula. These so-called “trace elements” normally replace one of the major elements in the crystal structure and are often responsible for the colour of the mineral. For instance, when corundum has virtually no trace elements, it could be a colourless sapphire. When trace amounts of iron or titanium replace some aluminum atoms in a corundum crystal, then the colour of the corundum is blue and we call it sapphire. When some chromium takes the place of aluminum atoms, the corundum is red and is called ruby.

6. INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF MINERALS Ideally, crystalline substances are built up of units identical in shape, size and chemical composition. These units are made up of atoms that are normally located on the corners or inside the unit. There exist only 14 different types of these units, called unit cells. In a specific mineral, a specific type of unit cell is repeated in three-dimensional space to form a crystal lattice. These unit cells are mainly used to describe the internal symmetry of a mineral. The shape of a mineral’s unit cell controls the symmetry of the crystal lattice and thus the overall symmetry of the mineral. However, the way in which the unit cells are stacked can result in different crystal forms for the same mineral. Diamond crystals provide a good example of this. They are built up of densely packed cubic unit cells and their outer form can either be a cube, an octahedron, a dodecahedron or a combination of these forms.

In graphite - which also consists of pure carbon - the atoms are stacked in an open and layered hexagonal unit cell. The “openness” of the structure and the weakness of some bonds are responsible for the softness of graphite.

Isometric (cubic) unit cells

Hexagonal unit cell

Trigonal unit cell

Tetragonal unit cells

Orthorombic unit cells

Monoclinic unit cells

Triclinic unit cell

Fourteen different unit cells. These are the simplest units that can be repeated to form a three-dimensional crystal structure.

Different crystal forms are created by a different stacking of the same cubic unit cell. The three forms on the left are a perfect cube and two malformed cubes. On the right are an octahedron (left) and a dodecahedron (right).

In the graphite structure (left), carbon atoms are arranged in hexagons which are stacked above one another and held together by weak bonds (dashed lines). In the diamond structure (right), carbon atoms are arranged in a three-dimensional tetrahedral network and are held together by strong covalent bonds.

THE SILICATE MINERALS The most abundant minerals in the ear th’s crust are silicates. These minerals are composed of a framework of silicon

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AN INTRODUCTION TO GEMSTONES

and oxygen atoms. These two atoms combine to form SiO4 tetraeders which form the basic building blocks of silicate minerals. These “building blocks” should not be confused with the 14 unit cells described earlier. For instance, the eight corner positions of a unit cell could be occupied by eight SiO4 tetraeders. The SiO4 tetraeder can occur either as isolated units which are held together by other atoms such as Fe+2, Mg+2, etc, or they are linked together in rings, chains or sheets. (see diagram on the next page). These Si-O rings, chains or sheets are also held together by a variety of ions such as Fe+2, Mg+2, OH-, etc.

THE SEVEN CRYSTAL SYSTEMS Every mineral (and gemstone) belongs to one of seven crystal systems. These are the cubic (also called isometric), tetragonal, orthorhombic, trigonal, hexagonal, monoclinic and triclinic systems. By studying the external crystal faces of a mineral, one can often identify its crystal system which will help in its identification. For example, diamond and garnet are typical equi-dimensional crystals which indicate a cubic

oxygen

crystal system.

silicon

Under the microscope, features such as a hexagonal growth pattern or colour banding indicate the crystallographic system and assist in the mineral’s

Structure of the silicon-oxygen tetraeder. In the centre is one Si +4 ion, surrounded by four oxygen ions, each carrying a negative charge of 4. After bonding, the resultant silicate ion (SiO4) has a negative charge of 4 (4+ minus 8- = 4-).

identification. Needle-like inclusions that intersect at 120 degrees also indicate a hexagonal or trigonal crystal system.

These Si-O tetraeders can also form a three-dimensional framework, as is the case with the mineral quar tz. Often an Al +3 ion takes the place of an Si+4 ion, causing a negative charge imbalance which is neutralised by the incorporation of positively charged ions such as Fe+2 , Mg+2, etc. The crystal structure of a mineral, ie, whether its Si-O tetraeders are arranged in strings, sheets or a 3-D framework, determines many of its physical and optical properties. For example, a mineral will break or cleave easily in a direction where atoms are spaced far apart and the bonds holding them together are weak. A mineral may thus have a different hardness in different directions.

CUBIC

TETRAGONAL

diamond

zircon

HEXAGONAL

ORTHORHOMBIC peridot

TRIGONAL

emerald

ruby

aquamarine

sapphire

tourmaline

quartz

MONOCLINIC

TRICLINIC

Octahedral cleavage - diamond

Prismatic cleavage - pyroxene Cleavage along crystallographic directions determines the direction in which a mineral can be split.

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orthoclase

turquoise

kunzite

labradorite

jadeite


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Diamond is a good example. Because it is softer in certain directions than in others, the diamond polisher must be able to identify the soft direction because he can only polish parallel to this direction. For those working with gems, it is important to understand the

 how the internal structure of a gem influences  

crystal forms, symmetry, hardness, cleavage, etc, as these properties are useful in its identification. The internal structure also influences the way light travels through the gem and thus determines its optical properties. Analysing these properties is one of the main methods of gem identification.

 SiO tetraeders are linked in different ways in  to form a 3-D crystal structure a silicate mineral structure to produce different for example, quartz and feldspar  crystal forms. tetraeders extend in all directions

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MONTHLY EDUCATIONAL INSERT 2020 In issue 12 (SA Jewellery News September edition): The nature of gemstones Precious versus semi-precious Species and varieties Did you know? Also in issue 12: Colour and colour phenomena How to describe the colour of gemstones The clarity of gemstones The cut of gemstones

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Getting to know… the Diamond Council’s

Joyce Bennett SA because our parents were ageing

What’s your favourite recreation?

and needed us near them.

Dining at my favourite restaurant,

I then worked in the mining industry until the gold price dropped

followed by a visit to the theatre or cinema.

drastically and I was retrenched. Who’s your biggest inspiration? How long have you been in-

Our late former President Nelson

volved in the diamond industry?

Mandela always inspired me with

I started working at the Diamond

his humility and kindness.

Secretariat in 1998. You were recently diagnosed

Bennett is no stranger to the industry, having been at the Diamond Council of South

How did you enter it?

with COVID-19. Can you share

I was employed by Alan Wedcliffe,

the experience with us?

who was running the Secretariat.

On 19 June, I started losing my voice.

He eventually emigrated to Israel.

I contacted my doctor, who couldn’t

The Secretariat shared offices with

see me physically and advised me to

the Jewellery Council of SA for a

go for a COVID-19 test. The result

number of years at that time.

was positive and my doctor told me to self-isolate for 14 days and dose

What do you love most about the industry?

myself with any flu medication. I found the kindness of my

Africa for 22 years. She tells

Definitely the people who work in

colleagues and family really helpful.

us what she loves most about

it. They’re truly passionate about

I also received a phone call each

what they manufacture and sell.

day from the Department of Health

the industry, her personal

asking how I felt. There’s nothing

philosophy and her journey

How has the industry changed

shameful about contracting the

to recovery after being

since 1998?

virus and one really needs support.

diagnosed with COVID-19.

Over the 22 years that I’ve been in

I was fortunate enough not to have

the industry – particularly the past

respiratory problems, but sometimes

Where did you grow up and go

five ones – I’ve seen major changes

I wondered whether I’d ever recover.

to school?

in it. The main one is probably the

I completely lost my appetite. After

I grew up in Johannesburg and

shrinking of the manufacturing side

about 10 days, I woke up one morning

attended Athlone Girls’ High School.

of the industry.

feeling well again. It was a real relief!

In the late 1970s/early ’80s my

On the 14th day of my self-isolation,

husband and I spent seven years in

What is your personal philosophy?

I went for another test – which was

London, where we were involved in

“Do your best at all times. You can’t

negative – and was pronounced fully

the fashion industry. We returned to

do more than that.”

recovered from the virus.

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Keeping it together: emotions and processes Nigel Smith, a results catalyst, aims to help people and businesses achieve goals by equipping them to innovate, relate, sell, coach and lead.

the situation. No doubt we have all

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or otherwise) that flesh is heir to.

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SAJN |JEWELLERY DESIGN

Astrologer and empowerment coach Natalia Benson joins forces with Krystle Knight Jewellery for their first mystical collaboration of meaningful adornments, She Is Cosmic. FUSING ESOTERIC WISDOM OF THE ages with practical modern tools, Benson – a respected women’s empowerment coach, style influencer and astrologer – enables women to live a more centred and prosperous life. Now she returns to her design roots in a collaboration with Krystle Knight, founder/designer of Krystle Knight Jewellery (KKJ). The She Is Cosmic collection includes three concepts: Zodiac, Lakshmi and Mix and Match. “The first business I ever started and ran for nearly a decade was a jewellery line,” says Benson, who’s been dubbed the Fashionable Mystic. “I’ve always loved incorporating spiritual principles and energies into my pieces.” The line was sold at Fred Segal and had fans like supermodel Tyra Banks, style blogger Honey and Silk’s Stephanie Liu and fashion/ beauty creator Marta Pozzan.

A little piece of m Founded in 2013, KKJ is based in Australia’s stylish boho enclave, Byron

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with the queen of astrology herself – Natalia,” says Knight.

Bay. Featuring ethically sourced piec-

The new collaboration unveils

es that channel the positive energy of

handcrafted Zodiac necklaces with

master healing crystals, the brand re-

custom-designed artwork. Each Zo-

veals beauty on levels both seen and

diac piece features a hammered tex-

unseen. “Krystle’s very soulful and in-

ture and tiny white sapphires, which

credibly talented,” says Benson.

hold strength and wisdom for the

“I’ve always wanted to create

wearer. They are accompanied by

a Zodiac collection for KKJ and it

cards with Zodiac traits personally

made complete sense to collaborate

penned by Benson for this project.

SA JEWELLERY NEWS – AUGUST 2020


JEWELLERY DESIGNS|SAJN or clothing, can cultivate lifelong connections. “The She Is Cosmic collection is also a loving reminder of what the universe provides to you unceasingly. This is expressed via two stunning necklaces depicting the magic of

Both designs fea-

Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of all

ture citrine drop crys-

that’s abundant and prosperous.”

tals at the back of their chains, which

Benson often uses Lakshmi in

make them even more magical.

empowerment workshops with her

Continuing the Lakshmi theme,

clients, making this collection even

the final style in the She Is Cosmic

more powerful. Knight, for her

collection builds on a eclectic look

part, adds: “To me, Lakshmi is the

that has been popular since the

embodiment of happiness, so having

beginning of KKJ. Customers can mix

her close by all the time is something

and match to create their own version

our audience will really appreciate.”

of earrings, adding citrine crystals and layering on a little Lakshmi charm. “Keep these pieces close by at all times,” advises Knight. With this collection, KKJ for the first time offers sterling silver and gold vermeil styles in yellow gold and rose gold. Choosing materials for jewellery is important from an astrological viewpoint, notes Benson. “Everything embodies its own unique frequency, so from the crystals – which have high frequency – to the metals, which vibrate with a lower,

magic

earthy kind of energy, there’s a reBenson has also

ally beautiful balance and synergy

created a medita-

between the materials.”

tion for use with

the jewellery, found on the website

About Natalia Benson

with the jewellery.

By fusing the spiritual world with

“I'm inspired by the mysteries and

practical tools for empowerment,

the beauty of the cosmos, as well as

Benson has helped more than

loving connections between human

2 000 private clients make meaning-

beings,” she says. “When women

ful choices and changes in their lives,

wear these pieces, I hope they feel

and guides over 42 000 followers on

empowered and represented by their

Instagram. She works in corporate

Zodiac sign. I find that conversations

wellness with major institutions and

which begin with astrology, and

also on a personal level via private

even gorgeous pieces of jewellery

coaching, panels and lectures.

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SAJN |LITTLE GEMS

Forever and always, our ‘Little Gem’ ALICE WEIL 14 March 1919 – 17 July 2020

The darker side of gemstones Little Gems is one of SAJN’s most popular pages in the magazine. Penned by our beloved editorial doyenne, the late Alice Weil, it will continue to weave its magic with flair and the unyielding love Alice had for jewellery and watches. BLACK

HAS

BEEN

A

STAPLE

ignite with a velvety intensity. It

coast of Yorkshire in England. It is

fashion colour for many years.

is transformed into this fossilised

known as Whitby jet, named for

Personally, I tend to agree with

material by chemical reaction. It is

the town of Whitby, which was a

England’s Queen Elizabeth II that

warm and smooth to the touch and

favourite seaside holiday destination

jewel colours make one more visible

although found in many countries

among early Victorians. Jet is found

and are more flattering. However, in

worldwide, the finest quality has

in seams, usually above sea level,

small doses or for accessories, black

always come from the north-east

and its light weight made it popular

is an ideal shade – and in jewellery,

for large, eye-catching pieces of

it can provide an effective contrast.

jewellery. It became coveted by

Jet is not a true gemstone, as it is

numerous high-profile personalities,

not a mineral; it is of such an intense

but its most important patron was

black that it gave rise to the expres-

the widowed Queen Victoria, who –

sion “as black as jet.” It is actually

apart from jet – also wore colourless

fossilised wood and was traditionally

diamonds and black pearls.

used in mourning jewellery, particu-

Another monarch who favoured

larly during the reign of Queen Vic-

black pearls was Mary Queen of

toria. So distraught was the monarch

Scots, who had six strands of them

after the death of her beloved hus-

(known

band Prince Albert that she instruct-

pearls”) presented to her by

ed her entire court to wear mourn-

her husband. They had previ-

ing attire for the next three years,

ously belonged to Catherine di

with only jet jewellery being permit-

Medici and Mary is seen wear-

ted for the first 12 months of that

ing a single strand of them in the

period. She herself, however, wore

famous portrait of her by an un-

mourning clothes for the rest of her

known artist, which also hangs in

life (40 years).

the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Jet is a hard, coal-like variety of

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as

the

“Hanoverian

Black cultured pearls are some-

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LITTLE GEMS|SAJN what rare and emanate from the

which is usually cut as a cabochon

black-lipped oyster, Pinctada marga-

or into beads. However, it also has

ritifera. They are rarely as black as jet,

a long history of use for hardstone

but show iridescent colours which

carvings and sculptures in the Art

originate from the nacre layers that

Deco period and is used in slabs

overlap and break up light falling on

as plinths – in fact, that was

the surface. They are shades of

exactly what Cartier used as a

green, purple, aubergine, blue,

platform for his Mystery Clocks of

grey, silver and peacock, or a mixture of shades, rather like a peacock’s feathers. Tahitian

pearls

the mid-1920s. Effective when used in combination with diamonds for

are

rings, earrings and brooches,

often referred to as black

onyx is found in various re-

pearls. These are farmed

gions around the world. It is

in the warm waters of French

particularly suitable for creating

Polynesia around Tahiti. It was

cameo-engraved gems, where the

a Frenchman responsible for the

bands make the image contrast with

have an extremely high amount of

marine resources in the area who

the background.

inclusions. Black diamonds contain

undertook in-depth research of

Black diamonds recently enjoyed

pearl cultivation in the mid-1960s

a surge in popularity and are

and is considered the father of black

reportedly among the most popular

pearl farming in the area’s warm

coloured

lagoons. The darker variety of pearls

conventional

diamonds

so many clusters of graphite that they appear to be dark. Although black diamonds have

for

non-

an inability to disperse light the

engagement

rings.

way white diamonds do, they have

is the most desirable and, according

There are several types of these,

a beautiful lustre and shimmering

to legend, symbolises love.

some natural and others treated.

scintillation.

Onyx is a rock, a marble-like

The latter are known as carbonados

Most people think of a sapphire

material used in modern jewellery

and the treatments usually include

as being the deepest blue, but this

which has been used since the time

radiation and heat.

gem actually comes in other colours,

of the Second Dynasty in Egypt. It

Natural black diamonds are an

including black. The colour change

is a form of chalcedony, a banded

impure form of crystalline diamond,

is due to trace elements within the

material used to make bowls and

consisting of diamond, graphite

mineral. Black sapphire is extremely

other pottery items. It was known

and amorphous carbon. Natural

dark and appears to absorb most of

to the ancient Greeks and Romans.

coloured diamonds get their colour

the light that enters it. It is cheaper

Although it does come in other

from the impurities attached to them

than most other black gemstones,

colours, its best-known variety is

during their formation process and

making it an affordable alternative

the black version used in jewellery,

are similar to white stones, which

to onyx and diamonds.

Mary Queen of Scots had six strands of black pearls (known as the 'Hanoverian pearls') presented to her by her husband. They had previously belonged to Catherine di Medici and she is seen wearing a single strand of them in the portrait of her which hangs in the Victoria and Albert Museum. SA JEWELLERY NEWS – AUGUST 2020

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ISPARKLE (PTY) LTD 010 020 2030

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ITALCHAIN (PTY) LTD 011 524 0693

JEWELLERY DESIGN COMPANY - CENTURION 012 663 2477

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GLOBAL JEWELLERY ACADEMY 082 337 6428/082 337 6428

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K.D DIAMONDS SA CC 011 334 4124

LOTTI JEWELLERY 079 386 1079

JEWELLERY DESIGN COMPANY - SANDTON 011 783 5711

KISMET DIAMONDS (PTY) LTD 011 025 9982

LOUIS JEWELLERS 083 300 3534/058 622 1309

JEWELLERY DESIGN COMPANY- HEAD OFFICE 011 011 9199

KEA NTHABI’S AFRICAN DESIGN 083 350 2737

LOVI JEWELLERY DESIGN 0833 933 290/011 882 3272

JEWELLERY REPLACEMENT CONSULTANTS 011 234 4473

KEOGH COINS SA CC 082 454 6927/031 304 4561

LS DIAMONDS 011 334 9440

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KGK DIAMONDS & KGK JEWELS 073 230 9811/011 221 3100

LUJO FOR YOU (PTY) LTD 083 603 1188

JEWELLERY SERVICES INCORPORATED 083 677 4448

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LUTRIN & ASSOCIATES 011 334 6355

JOE GADDIE DIAMONDS 011 334 8866

KIM CLOETE JEWELLERY DESIGN 021 531 9082

LUXCO IMPORTERS (PTY) LTD 011 448 2210

JOHANNA VAN ZYL 082 778 5846

KINKEL JEWELLERY 021 786 1549

JOHN 3 JEWELLERY 076 822 8783

KIRTI JEWELLERS 082 554 9541/012 374 0873

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JS GEMS (PTY) LTD 011 334 7657

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JULIUS KLEIN DIAMONDS (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 011 402 3278

L’AUTRICHE FINE JEWELLERY 084 318 8284/011 883 4021

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LEUVEN METALS (PTY) LTD 082 563 7906/021 426 4140

MARION’S JEWELLERY STUDIO 041 368 4582/3

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LILLY FRIEDLAENDER CC 021 887 1655

MARIOS JEWELLERS CC 021 551 8636/7

KAHUNA DIAMONDS 082 555 1184/011 334 4808

LILY DESIGN STUDIO 011 694 5061

MARK GOLD/JUMAT JEWELS 082 922 2100/031 303 4417

KAMALDIEN JEWELLERS 021 425 5527

LIMPOPO JEWELLERY BUSINESS INCUBATOR 015 293 0214

MARK WHITEHORN GOLDSMITH 083 271 6065

KAREN JILL MUIRHEAD 011 083 266 4760

LINDE COLLECTION 021 422 0041

MARKET JEWELLERS - CANAL WALK 082 961 1108/021 552 5929

KARLIEN DESIGNS CC 083 659 2607

LINEA D’ORO JEWELLERS 011 615 0182/435 8955

MARKET JEWELLERS HEAD OFFICE 082 961 1108/021 424 9008

KARLSEN JEWELLERY CO 082 451 9429

LIONEL NOACH DIAMONDS 011 484 2520

MAROUN DIAMONDS 011 334 5752

KATANNUTA DIAMONDS CC 083 234 0247

LIPMAN & SON 082 555 1519/021 424 3371

MASELESELE JEWELLERS 012 734 0245

KAYRO JEWELLERS 083 657 5018/041 585 4842

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JOY MASSYN JEWELLERY MANUFACTURE & DESIGN 082 904 8158/012 662 2861

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MUGA MUGA HANDMADES 072 299 7148

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OSMONDS 082 779 9922/021 559 8277

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MICHL CONTEMPORARY FINE JEWELLERY 083 601 8535/021 913 3944

NEWMAN JEWELLERY DESIGN 012 329 9600

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NEXCLO NO 77 T/A GABRIOLLI GIOIELLI 083 326 2618/021 461 6543

MIKE BERGMAN DIAMONDS 083 229 2624/011 622 7586

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MILLER GOLD HOUSE (PTY) LTD 011 883 9972 MINTEK JEWELLERY MANUFACTURING TRAINING AND INCUBATION 011 709 4367 MIRKO JEWELLERY 082 494 6636/021 886 8296 MIZANE JEWELLERY 083 419 5819/011 485 3784 MOGAKWE DIAMONDS CC 011 334 6513

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RANDTIP 78 CC 053 832 8338

RSA DIAMOND CORPORATION 083 232 0139/086 110 6186

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RANDBURG COIN (PTY) LTD 011 789 2260

RUZOW DIAMOND CUTTING WORKS CC 011 334 6243

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ROYAL EAST INDIA TRADING CC 011 334 1050

SIBAHLE JEWELLERY (PTY) LTD 079 213 5061/ 011 049 3933


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SILK ROUTE GOLD (PTY) LTD 011 450 3192

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TIRSA DIAMONDS (PTY) LTD 083 377 0183

SILPLAT (PTY) LTD 021 461 5344

SUNDELSON BROTHERS 083 375 8508/011 642 0093

TOURVEST HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 021 418 2530

SILVER MYST - JULIANA RED 072 433 2324/021 762 9794

SURAJ MANUFACTURING JEWELLERS 072 122 6010/031 262 1256

SIMON EFUNE MANUFACTURING JEWELLERS 011 334 4529

SUSAN ROOS JUWELE 028 754 2949

TRADIAM TRADING CC T/A TRACEY’S DIAMONDS 083 477 2324/021 876 4655

SINCE NOW JEWELS 072 336 9518

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SIRKEL JEWELLERY 082 643 1381/011 726 2365

TACHE DIAMONDS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 011 334 0388

SIVANA ACADEMY OF JEWELLERY DESIGN MASTERS (PTY) LTD 011 025 2552

TAMAR DIAMONDS (PTY) LTD 011 334 3307

SIVANA DIAMONDS CC 011 025 2552

TANUR COLLECTION 021 418 5524

TRANS ATLANTIC GEM SALES 021 418 1587 TREASURE DIAMONDS 021 421 4972 TREGER BRANDS (PTY) LTD 086 122 0861 TRIMALCHIO 082 922 2373/012 346 6874 TRISLO (PTY) LTD 012 259 0100

SJ GEMS 083 529 9518

TANZANITES AND DIAMONDS OF HERMANUS 028 312 4074

S L DIAMONDS 083 377 6691

TASHA SWART CREATIONS 082 523 9982

TURNER MANUFACTURING JEWELLERS 021 424 2528

SL HERMAN MANUFACTURING JEWELLERS 012 460 6771

TCHALIEU JEWELLERY 082 490 1823/011 453 0492

TWO SHIPS TRADING 472 (PTY) LTD 051 436 1400

SM WATCH WHOLESALE (PTY) LTD 012 323 1774

TEMKIN DIAMONDS 011 334 4338

SMITH JEWELLERY 071 313 8649

THATO RADEBE JEWELLERY

SOMETHING SPECIAL IN JEWELLERY 082 454 7015/011 544 1500 SOOLIMAN JEWELLERS 011 496 1521 SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION 011 334 1930 SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND SOURCE (PTY) LTD 011 484 7349/4 SOUTHERN CROSS DIAMONDS (PTY) LTD 011 334 8867 SPARK CREATIONS LIMITED 011 326 8164 SPARKLE DIAMEX 011 334 6665 SQUISITO GIOIELLE 079 885 9936/011 834 4720 STAR GEMS (PTY) LTD 074 067 6210/011 334 6873 STARBRIGHT JEWELLERY 083 775 9995 STATUS JEWELLERS 011 838 8473 STEFAN’S JEWELLERY AND GEMS 021 424 5802 STEINER SCHWARTZ 033 342 8595

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TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY 083 457 1585/012 382 6007

U UNCUT JEWELLERS 083 225 8221 UNGAR BROTHERS CC 011 642 2018/9 UNITOOLS 011 837 8071 UNITY DIAMOND DISTRIBUTORS 083 272 2133/011 484 2594 UNITY FIRE TRADING 011 334 1097 UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG 011 559 1130 UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH 021 808 3047 UWE KOETTER JEWELLERS - HEAD OFFICE 021 425 7770 UWE KOETTER JEWELLERS - V & A MALL 021 421 1039

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STUDIO 1980 (PTY) LTD 083 379 0171

THE SWATCH GROUP SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 011 911 1200

VAWDA JEWELLERS 031 265 1440

STUDIO 39 JEWELLERY DESIGN 061 303 3939/031 764 3000

THE TANZANITE COMPANY 011 466 5900

V.B. DIAMONDS (PTY) LTD 073 797 3790/011 334 1427

STUDIO C MANUFACTURING JEWELLERS 011 642 7826

THE TRADING CO 021 424 2999

VEGA ZA (PTY) LTD +134 786 59362

STUDIO LOUBSER 082 852 3991/011 782 4051

TINSEL GALLERY 082 342 3496/011 782 4051

VERA B JEWELLER WHOLESALER 082 566 2780/023 355 1652

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MEMBERS A-Z VERA BUHMANN 083 255 4888

VK JEWELLERY 082 789 4498

VEREENIGING JEWELLERS 011 883 2215

VON EDEN (PTY) LTD 076 140 4909

VERMAAK DIAMONDS 011 484 3644

VON WIELLIGH GOUDSMID CC CLEAR WATER MALL 082 568 2159/011 675 4101

VERNON WHITE JEWELLERS 082 659 1505/031 303 8278 VERONICA ANDERSON JEWELLERY 082 881 0359/011 268 2021 VERSITRADE 082 579 2058 VICTORIA ORPEN JEWELLERS 084 580 1555/011 615 4758 VIENNA JEWELLERS 012 460 7231 VIJAY SHAH CONCEPTS 031 564 2948 VILJOEN JEWELLERS CC 023 347 0682 VITRI’S MANUFACTURING JEWELLERS 076 958 1845/015 291 3143 VJS JEWELLERS - CAMPS BAY CAPE TOWN 021 910 7300 VJS JEWELLERS - PRODUCTION 063 353 4243 VJS JEWELLERS - WELKOM 051 813 8651

W WAINWRIGHT FINE JEWELLERS 074 369 4294 WATCHES UNLIMITED 031 202 9450 WATT’S JEWELLERS 056 212 3341 WESSELTON DIAMONDS 011 334 7073 WESTJEWEL (PTY) LTD 021 424 3474 WHITE DIAMOND JEWELLERS 083 288 9333/035 789 5550 WINO JUWELIERS BK 022 713 4348 WOLF BROTHERS JEWELLERS - CANAL WALK 021 555 4418 WOLF BROTHERS JEWELLERS CAVENDISH SQUARE 021 674 1255

WOLF BROTHERS JEWELLERS CLEARWATER MALL 082 654 3929/011 675 6635 WOLF BROTHERS JEWELLERS MALL OF AFRICA 011 517 2417 WOOSH DESIGNS JEWELLERY STUDIO 011 318 1340

X XAFARI (PTY) LTD T/A WEBUYGOLD 0800 800 800

Y YOL NOMADIC JEWELLERY 074 136 3633

Z ZADIKOV GEMS 082 824 5726/011 484 3246 ZIRK LOMBARD DIAMONDS CC 053 861 2145 ZULU MIEN 082 334 4426 ZUREL BROS 011 334 1171 ZUREL BROTHERS SA (PTY) LTD 015 293 2306/58


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