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World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace Opens in Hong Kong Early Next Year

Jewellery Show and Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show

Jewellery Show and Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show Brighten Businesses

27 November 2017 – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will stage the 5th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show from 27 February to 3 March at the AsiaWorld-Expo, and the 35th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show from 1 to 5 March at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The twin shows anticipate a total of more than 4,480 exhibitors from over 50 countries and regions, forming the world’s largest jewellery marketplace for traders to tap into global markets. In 2017, the shows attracted more than 85,000 buyers from 144 countries and regions. Continue reading…

Jobshop – SA’s First Free Artisanal Training Centre


Job creation and enterprise development through the Jobshop’s training facility in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga.

Pretoria, 22 August 2017:  From a single idea in 1998 to a national network of grassroots development projects across the country in 2009, Vukani-Ubuntu Community Development Projects represents a victory of cooperative spirit that welled up from the desire to improve life for the previously disadvantaged communities. Continue reading…

PlatAfrica 2017 – Jewellery Design Awards


PlatAfrica 2017 – Jewellery Design Awards – Developing local talent for the global market

Ulandie Jonas from Uwe Koetter Jewellers won the professional category with her piece themed “The Family Bond”. 

Nihal Shah from Vijay Shah Jewellery (2nd), Magda Nieman & Abram Mathabatha of Nieman Jewellers (3rd) and Brandon Cloete from BMC Fine Jewellery (4th) were the runners up. Continue reading…

Jewellers’ Network is celebrating!

21 years ago, an idea was born.

Years on, we have evolved from just a leaflet and blossomed into an esteemed publication and Definitive Directory.  Continue reading…

Gage & Porter Launches ‘The Originals’ Collection

Gage and Porter

The first of its kind from a South African designer. Gage & Porter will be launching its first collection of Minaudiere bags entitled ‘The Originals’ at Jewellex 2017 being held at the Sandton Convention Centre in October, South Africa’s premier jewellery exhibition. Continue reading…

Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair

Nearly 21,000 Buyers Attended Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and Salon de TE

Survey: Smart Watches the Way Forward

9 September 2017 – The 36th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair ended its five-day run (5-9 September) today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd and The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades and Industries Ltd, the fair welcomed nearly 21,000 buyers from 92 countries and regions, up 4 per cent over the previous year. Buyer attendance from the Chinese mainland and elsewhere in Asia such as Indonesia, Korea, Singapore and Vietnam, as well as other regions including Canada, France, Iran, Russia and the United Kingdom saw satisfactory growth. Continue reading…

Bryte Gem & Jewel Insurance


Bryte Insurance Company Limited is the premier, proactive commercial risk specialist in Southern Africa. Applying our unparalleled sector insights, proven expertise and foresight, we partner with customers and brokers to protect their businesses and improve their risk profile across the continent. Continue reading…

Arthur Kaplan’s Moonlight Masquerade

A series of artistic experiences proudly presented by Arthur Kaplan’s Moonlight Masquerade.

Pretoria, 11th September 2017 — Honoured guests were treated last week to a glittering evening of music and theatre in Pretoria, at Arthur Kaplan’s 3rd annual gala concert in support of local talent in the Classical Music genre. An air of mystery surrounded Atterbury Theatre on September the 6th, as stylish patrons dressed in beautiful attire arrived at the theatre donning embellished masks, in line with the Moonlight Masquerade theme. Continue reading…

Opportunity of a lifetime for PlatAfrica winners


Collaboration between the world’s leading producer Anglo American Platinum and Platinum Guild International (PGI) India resulted in an opportunity of a lifetime for last year’s winners of the PlatAfrica Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Competition to visit India earlier this year.

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The Jeweller’s story: Permit drive 2018


he Jewellers’ Story: Permit Drive 2018. An initiative from Metal Concentrators.

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Paramount Consulting

paramount consulting

Paramount Consulting is the official training service provider to the Jewellery Council of South Africa.

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T Mark Guarantees Quality Jewelry from Thailand

Featured Article Thailand Heartmade Quality

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, guarantees the quality and craftsmanship of Thai jewelry brands with the Thailand Trust Mark or T Mark, a symbol of trusted quality and excellence, while preparing to host the 60th edition of the Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair which will take place from September 6 to 10 at Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok.

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Rapnet Case Study – Diamond Brokers Queensland

How an Australian jewelry retailer doubled its sales by using RapNet Instant Inventory

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Arthur Thomas turns 80

Arthur’s Biography:

I was six years old when I first became fascinated with rocks and minerals. My father and I were walking along a stony beach in North Wales. I had tried unsuccessfully to emulate the way he could throw stones so that they skipped across the waves. Then looking at the stones more closely I began to ask him questions. He named a few of them and I took those home as the beginning of my collection. When I was old enough to join the Youth Hostels Association I began cycling to collect mineral specimens from the mines of the Peak District, Northumberland, Cornwall and the Lead Hills of Scotland.

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Shopkeeper Solutions E-Commerce

According to, as at 2013, 41 percent of global internet users have done on-line shopping, spending USD840 billion that year. And that is projected to grow to USD1.5 trillion by 2018. This doubling every 5 years can only mean that shoppers are moving away from traditional shopping.

Often people will see items in shops and display windows and then look on the internet to find a better price. On-line shops have much lower overheads and can afford to give better prices. Continue reading…

Hong Kong International – Twin Jewellery Shows

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the fourth Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show (28 February-4 March) and the 34th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show (2-6 March) concluded successfully.

The two shows featured about 4,480 exhibitors, and attracted over 85,000 buyers from 144 countries and regions, up six per cent over last year. More than 33,000 buyers visited the Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, while some 52,000 visitors attended the Jewellery Show.

“Despite economic challenges, especially in the luxury goods market, the two shows attracted a record number of buyers. The exhibitors are also generally satisfied with the results at the two shows,” said Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC.

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PlatAfrica 2017

PlatAfrica 2017 to focus on “Bold Minimalism”

“Bold Minimalism” has been selected as theme for the 18th annual PlatAfrica jewellery design and manufacture competition to unearth the country’s top talent. Presented by the world’s leading producer of the precious metal Anglo American Platinum, in association with PGI India and Metal Concentrators, the prestigious competition is open to student, apprentice and professional jewellers in South Africa.

The 2017 PlatAfrica theme aims at achieving the perfect pairing of timeless platinum with on-trend design – curated elements, pared down, simplified; each one considered, courageous and meaningful… a simple expression of love. It looks to minimalism as a stance against excess, it dares to be bold with designs that stand out from a sea of clutter.  Continue reading…

The Jewellers’ Story


>> View “In conversation with David Forman”
>> View “In conversation with Ernie Blom”
>> View “In conversation with Vijay Shah”
>> View “In conversation with Michael Pneuma”
>> View “In conversation with Alice Weil”
>> View “In conversation with Kirsten Goss”
>> View “In conversation with Labi and Wumba”
>> View “In conversation with Chris van Rensburg”
>> View “In conversation with Uwe Koetter”
>> View “In conversation with Grant Crosse

The acquisition of Metal Concentrators by our family company brought all of us into a new world of jewellery, manufacturing as well as refining.

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Korporate Culture

by Tomer Doron


I’ve become a Kulturalist

Businesses have forgotten why they work as businesses and not just individuals. They have forgotten the benefits of having a pool of experience and skill across the right range that can be accessed and collaborated and most importantly, they’ve forgotten what makes that happen

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17th Annual Platafrica Jewellery Design Awards


Platinum is the ideal choice for crafting a piece of timeless jewellery.

The sheer luxury and beauty of this metal is unique and, combined with its durability, will not disappoint. It will literally last you a lifetime.

Although there are many uses and markets for Platinum in the technology, automotive and health sectors, jewellery, by far, sees the metal taking its most breath-taking form and has become the symbol of love.
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