Since opening its doors in B.Y.L Diamonds has cemented its reputation as one of South Africa’s leading diamond and jewellery wholesalers.
As a respected diamond merchant and jewellery manufacturer, B.Y.L Diamonds has access to some of the world’s most impressive loose cut diamonds, in a dazzling array of shapes, sizes, colours and clarities. Continue reading…
Protea diamonds was established in 1966; as an independent diamond merchant, sourcing stones from the Northern Cape Province ( principally the Wolmaranstad and Kimberly areas.
They purchased rough stones directly from the mines and polished a percentage in-house before selling both rough and polished diamonds into local and international markets. A jewellery division was established in 1999 to expand the existing business. Continue reading…
For someone who is rich and famous, £600,000 for a diamond Christmas tree topper mightn’t cause a bat of an eyelid. And it doesn’t stop there, there are pens available for just short of £1 million and Rolex watches fitted with diamonds for close to £45,000. Read on as we take a look at the market of expensive goods and investigate how some items earned their price tags.
DIA is a grading laboratory specializing in Diamonds, Tanzanite and Jewellery Evaluations.
The company was established in 1996 by GIA qualified grader Lesley Tsakos, and has continued to grow and service the industry for the past 21 years. Now owned by daughter Nichola van Niekerk and long standing colleague Nicolette van Niekerk, the company is continuing to grow on the strong foundation on which it was built. In 2017 the company expanded its services to include Tanzanite grading as well as Jewellery Valuations.
Protea Diamonds was established in 1966; as an independent diamond merchant, sourcing stones from the Northern Cape Province (principally the Wolmaranstad and Kimberley areas).
They purchased rough stones directly from the mines and polished a percentage in-house before selling both rough and polished diamonds into the local and international markets. A Jewellery division was established in 1999 to expand the existing business. Continue reading…
Since opening its doors, B.Y.L Diamonds has cemented its reputation as one of South Africa’s leading diamond and jewellery wholesalers.
Through associates with mines in South Africa and abroad, B.Y.L Diamonds has secured access to some of the world’s most impressive loose cut diamonds and Tanzanite, in a galaxy of shapes, sizes, colours and clarities. Continue reading…
DE BEERS GROUP OF COMPANIES PARTNERS WITH UNITED NATIONS TO EMPOWER WOMEN IN ITS DIAMOND PRODUCING COUNTRIES, ACROSS ITS BUSINESS AND IN MARKETING CAMPAIGNS.
Partnership harnesses commitment of De Beers and UN Women to advance gender equality
On September 2017, De Beers Group announced a three-year partnership with UN Women to accelerate the advancement of women across its organisation, in its diamond producing countries and in its marketing. Continue reading…
The Birthstone of April is diamond. For these lucky ladies they get a gem that’s 58 times harder than anything else in nature but the allure of diamonds is mostly because of its lustre that sparkles and dances in the light. As a wedding ring it symbolizes the strengths of a happy marriage with eternal love.
The largest rough diamond discovered was the Cullinan diamond, weighing in at 3106 carats. Continue reading…
Not only does Protea Diamonds have a reputation for exceptional Diamonds and Jewellery; but they now also proudly boast the Trophy for Stand Of The Year 2017.
Protea Diamonds, who has attended almost every Jewellex since inception more than 35 years ago, was proud to have received the Award for Stand Of The Year at Jewellex 2017. Jewellers Network speaks to Donna Oosthuizen who was responsible for organizing the stand at this year’s show.Continue reading…
De Beers Enterprise Development Project for Diamond Beneficiators – Year 2
At De Beers, the concept of “Building Forever” describes the commitment to creating a lasting positive legacy, both through its own activities and by working in partnership with others to find solutions to some of the most significant challenges we collectively face.Continue reading…
Eureka is a mobile application that will change the way people in the diamond industry look/find/search for diamonds. It is a simple, updated stock-listing of diamonds that belong to registered dealers and has a powerful search feature to ensure quick access to specific diamonds required by other registered dealers.Continue reading…
This earliest of diamond “cuts” simply involved polishing away any blemishes on the faces of a diamond octahedron. Legend has it that the association of diamond with love came from the practice of French courtiers to use a point diamond to write messages on inconspicuous palace windows arranging assignments, hence engagement rings.
The table was a very early and practical diamond cut. It merely amounted to grind-ing and polishing away a heavily included or damaged point of a diamond octahedron.
De Beers Enterprise Development Projectfor Diamond Beneficiators
Project members Receive First Supply of Rough Diamonds from De Beers
After the successful launch of the De Beers Enterprise Development Project for Diamond Beneficiators that introduced the five Historically Disadvantaged South African (HDSA) owned diamond cutting and polishing companies that will receive assistance in their growth and development, the next major step was for them to receive their first supply of rough diamonds from De Beers.
BYL Diamonds is an industry leader in supplying wholesale diamonds to South Africa and the rest of the world.
Our partnership with one of the biggest tanzanite manufacturers in Tanzania allows us to supply the best quality stones directly from the mine.
The main focus of BYL Diamonds is exceptional quality therefore the majority of our stones are certified by GIA.
We put our heart and soul into each piece of jewellery using only the best metals South Africa has to offer.
Our collections include various sizes and shapes from certified loose diamonds and tanzanite, calibrated round diamonds, fancy cut calibrated diamonds, diamond and tanzanite tennis bracelets, designer diamond and tanzanite jewellery.
This series of articles briefly examines how and where gems originate.
In the case of diamond the long-standing mystery of its source was finally thought to have been resolved in 1870 with the first discovery of a diamond bearing kimberlite in the South African Free-State.
However modern research has revealed that kimberlite is not the matrix in which diamonds formed. In fact diamonds are formed in the very active high pressure and high-temperature zone that lies between the Earth’s solid crust and its outer mantle (Fig 3). That said, it should be noted that the occurrence of diamond is rarely associated with typical volcanic activity. Continue reading…