We recently heard about the world’s second largest diamond discovered in Botswana. A captivating gem at 1,111cts, this is the epitome of “a diamond in the rough”. It was discovered in the Karowe mine. Classified more as a bedrock that is openly exposed to the wild elements of Kalahari sand,…

Around the beginning of the 20th century, jewellers started making ornaments that depicted insects and blossoms. Metal moulded into snake bracelets coiled around a woman’s arm. Jewelled insects paraded on her lapels. At the same time, these artists experimented with new techniques to bring to life traditional subjects as the…