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In conversation with Natanya van Niekerk (Part 1)


Pneuma – How me made it work

Once upon a time, from Austria and from Greece, came 2 masters: Combination Goldsmith / Gem-stone Setter Wolf-Dieter Dorr and Michael Pneuma. Continue reading…


Business travel just got a lot more rewarding with Cathay Pacific

From waiting in line at departures to wondering whether you’re going to make it to your meeting on time, business trips can be incredibly stressful.

The last thing you need is the hassle of missing your flight and having to pay more for another one, right? With Business Plus from Cathay Pacific, a unique rewards programme designed to make travel easier, more efficient and far more rewarding for corporate travellers, booking and managing flights is now simpler and easier than ever. Continue reading…


Mike Pneuma

Mike Pneuma – A Jewellers’ story, by Metal Concentrators

Michael Pneuma started out in 1983, at the mere age of 19 as a trainee manufacturing and repairing Jewellery for a company. Michael then grew from there and started working for other companies as well.

This continued for four hard working years of working for three different companies specializing in 1) British 2) Arabic and 3)Italian. He was trained to specialize in Italian and Arabic classic and traditional Jewellery manufacturing. During the time of Michael’s apprenticeship, he had the great privilege of attending the Cartier Exhibition, this inspired and humble him to no longer compare his quality of Jewellery with those that are store bought, but rather to aspire to the quality of Cartier’s Master Goldsmiths. Continue reading…


Richline SA

It is with a grateful heart that I think about Richline South Africa’s humble beginnings back in 2012.

The business world in SA was excited by Berkshire Hathaway’s Richline Group acquiring it’s first business on the local front. The euphoria of thinking that the golden duck arrived and all will be well quickly dissipated with the reality of the decline in the jewellery industry. Continue reading…


Twin Jewellery Shows Attract Record of some 87,000 Buyers

The fifth Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show and the 35th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show welcomed about 87,000 buyers from 145 countries and regions

On-site Survey Shows Industry Optimism on Future Prospects

5 March 2018 – Featuring more than 4,550 exhibitors, the fifth Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show (27 February-3 March) and the 35th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show (1-5 March) concluded with participation from about 87,000 buyers from 145 countries and regions, representing a two per cent increase from last year. Continue reading…


Metcon – In Conversation with Andreas Salver


Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair a Resounding Success

The 61 Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair was a resounding success as it draws international visitors and exhibitors to showcase the strength of Thailand’s gems and jewelry industry to the world.

Organized by the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, the 61 edition of Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair attracted visitors from 113 countries over five days with top five visiting nations from India, Myanmar, China, USA and Russia respectively. Continue reading…


Pneuma Academy of Excellence – A Beautiful, True Fairy Tale

A STAR IS BORN: BHEKU BABA – DEAF LEARNER

— DISABILITY … IS ONLY A WORD —

… BHEKU BABA WAS DEAF AT the Tender Age of 2 …

… BHEKU BABA IS STILL DEAF TODAY …

… But this has not stopped Bheku from having completed the Pneuma Graduate Development Program (GDP) as an intern, and then shown great excitement and enthusiasm when entered into the ‘Super-Artisan’ Program … And continuing to financially support Granddad back in KZN … Continue reading…


The Skills Summit 2018 – Postponed

Skills Development Summit and Achiever Awards.

The second type of organisation is that which is fundamentally and directly affected, particularly in terms of the people who must attend the address. The latter rings true for the Skills Development Summit.

The nature of the Summit is such that it attracts some of the top private and public sector speakers who provide our delegates with knowledge, sector-specific expertise and insights for the duration of the Summit. The event is also attended by civil servants across all three spheres of the government. Continue reading…


In Conversation with Dave and Nina Newman

Metcon - The Jewellers' story


In conversation with Bheki Ngema

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Skills Development Summit

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Skills Development Summit – Time to raise the bar


The Live – Streamed Skills Development Summit 2018 will unveil a pragmatic vision of skills development, which integrates the need to develop skills, create jobs and grow the economy.

This vision will be set within a framework of inclusivity and social transformation, and will be displayed against the backdrop of international competition, which represents the bar to which South Africans need to aspire to raise themselves. It’s a game-changing vision, and the Skills Development Summit will provide the workshop in which an exciting economic future will be forged for industries and the nation as a whole.  Continue reading…


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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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…