About the Shining Light Awards
Our vision is to show the world the wealth of design talent that exists in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa by creating a design platform, through which the creative artistry can be showcased using nature’s most remarkable and finest creation: the Diamond.
The De Beers Group Shining Light Awards unites this heritage to create an internationally appealing and unique collection of diamond jewellery.
Since the inception of the Awards in 1996, we have seen a huge increase in the number of participants, and we have witnessed some of our previous winners embarking on successful careers in the industry.
This goes to show that there is a huge amount of latent talent in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa and the Shining Light Awards provide the ideal vehicle for these skilled designers to show their worth.
It is immensely satisfying to see the fulfilment of potential and it gives us great pride to introduce the 2020 / 2021 Shining Light Awards competition theme – The Evolution of Love and Life.
About De Beers Group
De Beers Group is a member of the Anglo American plc group. Established in 1888, De Beers Group is the world’s leading diamond company with expertise in the exploration, mining and marketing of diamonds.
Together with its joint venture partners, De Beers Group employs more than 20,000 people across the diamond pipeline and is the world’s largest diamond producer by value, with mining operations in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa.
As part of the company’s operating philosophy, the people of De Beers Group are committed to ‘Building Forever’ by making a lasting contribution to the communities in which they live and work, and transforming natural resources into shared national wealth. For further information about De Beers Group, visit www.debersgroup.com
About Forevermark – The Inscription
Less than one percent of the world’s diamonds are eligible to become a Forevermark diamond and be inscribed with the Forevermark icon and a unique identification number.
Highly advanced, proprietary technology is used to inscribe the icon and unique identification number on the table facet of a Forevermark diamond. Invisible to the naked eye, the actual size of the inscription found on Forevermark diamonds is only 1/20th of a micron deep and can only be seen using a special Forevermark viewer which can be found in Authorised Forevermark Jewellers. It is confirmed by leading gemological institutes that the Forevermark inscription does not affect the internal quality of a diamond in any way.
About Forevermark – The Brand
Forevermark is a diamond brand which comes from De Beers Group. Forevermark diamonds are carefully selected and come from sources committed to high standards; are beautifully crafted by a select group of diamantaires; and are exclusively available in select jewellers.
About Forevermark – The Company
Forevermark is part of De Beers Group. The division’s main mission is to build and develop the Forevermark diamond brand. Forevermark also holds responsibility within De Beers Group for driving diamond demand in key markets and maintaining consumer confidence in diamonds.
Shining Light Awards Winners Timeline
Canada – Cara Fitzell
Namibia – Isaak McAllan
South Africa – Malefa Phoofolo
Runner Up - Madeli Viljoen
Overall Winner - Lilja Pesanka Hastie
Namibia – Richard Lee Schoombe
South Africa – Hunadi Tlomatsana
Lilja Pesanka Hastie
Erkki Hifi Ndwako
David Atho Moatisi
Richard Lee Schoombe