Country / Region: South Africa
About KGK Diamonds SA Pty Ltd:
The foundation for the worldwide trust that KGK Diamonds SA Pty Ltd – a KGK Group company (KGK Diamond) enjoys today was laid more than a decade ago. In the EMEA region, KGK manufactures diamonds in South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and Russia and distributes them worldwide. KGK’s exquisite jewellery is distributed across Middle East. Its coveted status of being a De Beers Sightholder, an Alrosa alliance member and Rio Tinto select diamantaire has further empowered its name. In its expansion towards comprehensive growth, KGK has partnered with State Diamond Trader in South Africa and introduced Entrepreneur Development Program to encourage youth to venture into diamond manufacturing industry.
What the judges have to say:
KGK has made a major impact on the development of cutting and polishing facilities in the EMEA region. It has established, and is developing, facilities in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Angola.
This has involved a major commitment to these communities both in terms of capital and technical investment and the vital role of equipping employees with the skills to compete in the international markets with customers ranging from the International Brands through online platforms to chain stores and independent retailers.
KGK champions an ethical approach towards business – selling only fully certified diamonds from its African sites and has a focus on minimising environmental impact.
With a new joint venture in Angola, the company is literally breaking new ground; continuing its commitment to bring added value and skills to many key producer countries.