Mokgatle wins Lucara's jewellery designer competition

Mpho Mokgatle PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Mpho Mokgatle PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Moshupa-born ambitious jewellery designer, Mpho Mokgatle was on Friday crowned the winner of Lucara Diamonds’ inaugural jewellery designer’s competition.

His authentically Botswana-inspired earring design of Botswana crafts, leselo and tlatlana won him the hearts and eyes of the adjudication panel comprised of Botswana fashion designer, Botho Chalebwa and jewellery counterpart, Boikhutso Kebakile.

The ambitious winner is no greenhorn to the world of jewelery designs. He was the winner of a similar competition by DeBeers in 2015, as well as having widely travelled and studied jewellery design in the fashion capital Italy in 2016.  Mokgatle also trained in South Africa previously, after attaining jewellery design training at Oodi School of Applied Arts.

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