AUGUST 2018. JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA.
Students from four Botswana Universities attended the workshop in Gabarone on 6 August 2018
Windhoek Design Colledge students at their workshop. 2 August 2018
The workshops are one of the many initiatives that the De Beers Group Design Initiative team will be embarking on to ensure that the students who are chosen as finalists in the Shining Light Awards competition are also able to play a role in Southern African Diamond jewellery industry
Durban University of Technology students at their workshop .
26 July 2018.
The workshops ended with a presentation on the retail side of the diamond business, followed by a talk by an award winning top designer, on the relationship between clothing fashion and diamond jewellery giving all prospective entrants a good idea of what is expected when designing their collections for the competition.
Stellenbosch University students at their workshop. 27 July 2018
University of Johannesburg students at their workshop.
25 July 2018
Once again, it was time to pay homage to the wealth of design talent that exists in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, and for the first time in Canada, by creating a design platform through which the creative artistry could be showcased using nature’s most remarkable and finest creation: the Forevermark diamond.