Jewellers' Network

Category: Industry News

How Do You Feel About A Little Healthy Competition?


Today I’d like to share with you the story of two upmarket jewellers in Durban, who had two very different attitudes when it came to opposition. One jeweller was so obsessed with the possibility of other jewellers taking potential business away from him, that he channelled all his energy in that direction. The other embraced, welcomed and encouraged the competition.  Continue reading…

Which key terms do you need to know when buying an engagement ring?


If you’ve never shopped for jewellery before, choosing an engagement ring can be intimidating. First, you’re looking for something that your future fiancé will love, they’re expected to wear it every day after all! You also want a piece that shows how well you know them and represents your feelings for them. Lastly, you want it to fit (although this can always be amended at a later date) and ideally fall within your budget.

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Platinum is Timeless


Spending time with Janine Binneman is like breathing pure oxygen, but the oxygen has a distinct azure blue energy which vibrates on the same frequency as a bubbling chemical reaction you’d find in some crazy Frankenstein-like laboratory. Janine and her all-woman team exude an honesty where creativity reigns supreme.

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Pneuma Abides by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030

Pneuma works to meet these important goals

Executive Summary

The Pneuma Academy’s initiatives toward meeting the goals was guided by decisions reached at the top-tier level of governments and think-tanks, toward achieving what has proven to be the elusive holy-grail.

This, simply put, must enact policies that result in the eradication of poverty and ensure the survival of the planet for our future generations. Continue reading…

The Jewellers’ Platinum Story – Incredible Metal

 “The first ring I ever made as a professional jeweller was in platinum and I set the benchmark very high, as not every jeweller can work with this incredible metal.” 

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The world’s prime marketplace for diamonds, gems & pearls

The 6th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show (26 February – 2 March 2019) gathers the finest in the global jewellery industry, showcasing top quality stones, pearls and raw materials in Hong Kong. Continue reading…

Pneuma: Questions & Answers Part 3

By Michael Pneuma

Could you give us some financial stats regarding the implications of locally manufacturing as opposed to Importation?

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#PlatAfrica 2018 winners announced

The winners of the 19th annual PlatAfrica 2018 jewellery design and manufacturing competition were announced last night during a theatre production style award ceremony hosted by the company at the Theatre on the Track in Kyalami. The competition was presented in association with Platinum Guild International (PGI) India and Metal Concentrators. Continue reading…

Jewellers’ Network and WPO

This journey started with Skills Train and WPO Plant a Forest campaign in June 2018.

We managed to successfully plant 30 trees at the WPO Plant a Forest Site, Klein River Cheese Farm, Stanford. This is something we are incredibly proud of as our social responsibility program. Continue reading…

PlatAfrica 2018 – Own the future

Don’t miss your chance to purchase some of the most unique, once-off platinum jewellery pieces, from South Africa’s most talented and up-and-coming jewellery designers.

PlatAfrica 2018 pieces are available now!

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Gemvision – Pirated Software

Dear Members

Please click here to view a letter which I received from Gemvision, the jewellery software developers of Matrix, Countersketch, RhinoGold & MatrixGold Essentials. It seems that there are many jewellers that are using Gemvision pirated software. They have advised that they will take bold action within South Africa, to eliminate the illegal use of their product. This includes raids.

Please ensure that your software is licensed or there will be serious consequences.


Lorna Lloyd
Chief Executive Officer

Freedom to create is an application away

Nontando Molefe, founder of Phatsima Jewellery Designs, has found that having her new permit has brought her freedom and hope for the future of her business.

“Applying for the Jeweller’s Permit has always been a huge hurdle as it appears to be so complicated. Having applied for my permit through the MetCon Permit drive I received good advice and assistance which helped a great deal. Continue reading…

LAELIM and IGC Disclose a Diamond’s Full Journey with GIA M2M

First retailer in China to participate

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Oct. 18, 2018 – GIA (Gemological Institute of America) announced that Chinese retailer LAELIM Jewelry and Belgian diamond manufacturer IGC Group will pilot GIA’s M2M program that allows for complete transparency and traceability of diamonds along the value chain. This is one of the first instances where a manufacturer and retailer implemented the M2M program in partnership.  Continue reading…

Top 20 PlatAfrica 2018 finalists announced


The 19th Annual PlatAfrica 2018 jewellery design and manufacture competition continues to be at the forefront of discovering the country’s talent. The competition has continued to enjoy the support of previous entrants throughout the years. Following a record number of entries, the entries have now been shortlisted to the top 10 for both professional and student & apprentice finalists. Continue reading…

Jeweller’s Permits now: “A walk in the park”

So says Western Cape jeweller, and owner of Auriu Manufacturing Jewellers, Ilonka Doyle.

Her previous five-year permit took 14 “frustrating” months to receive and required several visits to the Gauteng based SADPMR, where she was also based at the time. This left her with great animosity when it came around to applying for a new permit in mid 2017. Sadly, her concerns were validated when that application was rejected due to incomplete paperwork.

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62nd Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair

Success at 62nd Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair with Record Sales
MoC Promotes Thai SMEs, Reinforcing Position as Regional Gems & Jewelry Hub

The 62nd Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair experienced overwhelming success with Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) revealing that sales at the fair totaled 2,389.74 million baht, exceeding the initial target. Buyers worldwide expressed interest and admiration for jewelry made by up-and-coming brands as well as Thai SMEs, generating immediate sales and opportunities to become trade partners in the future. Continue reading…

4 Pneuma Youth contestants make the PlatAfrica Finals

2 Ladies, 1 Gent & 1 Deaf Gent Make the PlatAfrica Finals

Out of a total of 140 entries and 20 finalists, our students have excelled – we are very proud to announce that they achieved highest number of finalists by company in the prestigious PlatAfrica-2018 event. The 4 contestants who made the PlatAfrica Finals are Bhekubaba Tembe, Bokang Naile, Julian Roux, and Puleng Tsotetsi, their work shown from left to right. Continue reading…

The 62nd Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair

Mr. Sontirat Sontijirawong (middle), Minister of Commerce of Thailand, Mrs. Nuntawan Sakuntanaga (second from right), Permanent Secretary and Mrs. Chantira Jimreivat Vivatrat (second from left), Director General of Department of International Trade Promotion presided over the 62nd edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) Opening Ceremony, under the theme of “Heritage & Craftsmanship” which highlights Thailand’s cultural heritage and the exquisite craftsmanship of Thai artisans that are internationally renowned.

The 62nd BGJF is expected to welcome over 20,000 buyers and visitors from countries across the globe and boost the country’s gems and jewelry exports. The 62nd Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair takes place from September 7 to 11, 2018 at Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani

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Cape Watch

Cape Watch is ranking #1 with their latest tools & technology offering at this year’s Jewellex!

Once again Tennille Hoge and her team are pulling out all the stops for Jewellex 2018. Great new additions to their technology range are a 3D printer and Laser cutting engraving machines, Welders and more. All being demonstrated by the international manufacturers and experts on their stand! Continue reading…

Questions & Answers part 2

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