DTC awards diamond designers

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The glamourous DTC Shining Light Design Awards were held on Thursday.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Diamond Trading Company, Varda Shine, in her remarks at the awards ceremony said Botswana, Namibia and South Africa have managed to increase international interest by working together and giving young and upcoming designers a platform to work through the diamond design competition.

Although the South African jewellery collection was not present at the event, a total collection from Botswana and Namibia of over 14,000 cut diamonds with a combined wholesale value of over U$1 million was showcased. The collection showcased the 2013-14 collection of winning designs by the two countries' designers.

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