41 years of experience in diamond sorting, valuing, cutting and polishing, marketing/dealing and running of diamond tenders;
Ex-Member of the Advisory Board to the Minister of Mineral and Energy Affairs (RSA);
Member of the Master Diamond Cutters Association in South Africa;
Managing Director of Erikson Group, First Element, Erikson Diamond Cutting Works and Flawless Property holdings;
Specialist in the Deep Boiling Method of Diamond Cleaning;
Master Diamond Cutter;
Vast experience in Running of Tenders;
Independent Diamond Valuator and advisor to many International Diamond Companies;
National businessman of the year for non-listed companies;
National winner in Open division for non-listed companies for Service excellence;
Honorary Consul General for the Central African Republic;
Ex-Member of the National Certification and Advisory Board;
Ex-Part time lecturer Business management;
Expert in Run of mine production. (Cleaning, Valuing, preparing goods for Tender and running of Tenders.).
Director of Operations
Edward Wilkes - Director of Operations
Vast experience in Running international diamond tenders in the major diamond centers of the world
Experienced in International banking systems
Responsible for stock control and reconciliation
Responsible for the specialized ‘state-of-the-art’ diamond cleaning and Deep Boiling Laboratory
Developed, in conjunction with Rubinstein software, the Fantasy stock control and tender management system including the secure online bidding system
Client liaison for tenders
Responsible for shipping logistics
Specialist in the Deep Boiling Method of Diamond Cleaning
Sorting and Valuation Manager
Nick Grobler - Sorting and Valuation Manager
Expert in the planning of Rough Diamonds for polishing
Specialist valuator in Run of Mine production
Experienced in the Diamond Deep Boiling Method of Diamond Cleaning
Over 38 years’ experience in valuation, international diamond buying, Diamond Polishing, Diamond Grading and Planning
Conrad Benn - Senior Valuator
Successful completion of a Rough Diamond Valuation Course offered at the Diamond Education College
Successful completion of a Polished Diamond Grading Course offered by GIA
Successful completion of an industry related course on â€œHow to Manage the Jewellery and Diamond Industryâ€ At the University of Antwerp Business School in Antwerp.
Successful completion of Basic Crosswork course at the Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School in 1998.
Rendered my services as a Senior Diamond Inspector for the South African Diamond Board.
Successfully trained a delegation of Ministers and Valuators from Africa on the Art of Diamond Valuation for the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.
Worked at the Diamond Trading Company Head Office in London for one year IN 1997 and as a senior Diamond Sorter at the Diamond Trading Centre (DTC SA).
Established and headed the Government Diamond Valuators (GDV) team as a Senior Manager at the South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator and developed a rough diamond price book for the use of the GDV to assist them in their duties.