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MetCon’s Purchasing Guidelines for Bars

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MetCon’s Purchasing Guidelines for Bars

This article clears the often-murky water of precious metal products, and outlines our distinct purchasing and refining guidelines for bars, applicable to our suppliers and wealth clients.

MetCon’s Purchasing Guidelines for Coins

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MetCon’s Purchasing Guidelines for Coins

This article outlines our distinct purchasing guidelines for coins, applicable to our suppliers and wealth clients.

Coin Terminology: What makes a coin a coin?

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Coin Terminology: What makes a coin a coin?

If it looks like a coin, is it definitely a coin? What determines if something is a coin or isn’t a coin? Navigating the world of coined currencies can be a tricky business. In this article we’ll learn about some useful terms from the world of coins, getting you better acquainted with your change.

Can I melt my coin?

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Can I melt my coin?

If you’re a jeweller (well, hello) you’re likely on the lookout for cost-effective materials to craft your pieces with. Metal being the staple of any jeweller, metallic items are often targeted, melted down and the metal is used to form new pieces of jewellery. And one of the most ubiquitous sources of metal is found in coins. But can you melt your coins down? Let’s discuss.

MetCon | Accredited member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative

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MetCon | Accredited member of the Responsible Minerals Initiative

We are incredibly pleased to announce our membership to the Responsible Minerals Initiative!

PLATAFRICA 2020 | The winners of Designed for Men of Platinum

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PLATAFRICA 2020 | The winners of Designed for Men of Platinum

A year of surprise, challenge and creativity!

A celebration of Africa

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A celebration of Africa

Ubuntu: I am because we are.

Together, we are transforming the jewellery industry for good

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Together, we are transforming the jewellery industry for good

#ASustainabilityStory

MetCon SEZ

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MetCon SEZ

A golden light at the end of the runway Metal Concentrators is excited to introduce our new, flagship, sustainability-focused refinery, MetCon SEZ.

Metal Concentrators’ Platinum Provenance

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Metal Concentrators’ Platinum Provenance

It is always an incredibly happy and satisfying day when MetCon’s accreditation as a member of the…

PLATAFRICA 2020: Designed for MEN OF PLATINUM

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PLATAFRICA 2020: Designed for MEN OF PLATINUM

June 20, 2020 - Welcome to PlatAfrica 2020! Proudly presented by Metal Concentrators, in collaboration with Anglo American Platinum.

Quarantine Relief: Beauty, inspiration and creativity in a crisis

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Quarantine Relief: Beauty, inspiration and creativity in a crisis

June 20, 2020 - Creative is not a thing you are, but a way to be in and interact with the world.

Sustainability, creativity and innovation: Highlights from Vicenzaoro

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Sustainability, creativity and innovation: Highlights from Vicenzaoro

June 20, 2020 - 1500 brand exhibitors, over 40 events and 35 000+ visitors — 60% of which were international buyers from 126 countries.

PLATAFRICA 2019 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

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PLATAFRICA 2019 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The 20th year of PlatAfrica has seen another round of incredible entries.

Trading Responsibly: What to know when buying minted bars

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Trading Responsibly: What to know when buying minted bars

To be certain that you are purchasing an excellent product, provenance of material is critical.

The Gold Standard of Sustainability

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The Gold Standard of Sustainability

Slowly, we're waking up. As a global population we are considering our environment and the part humans play in the conservation or devastation of our treasured landscapes.

Welcome to the 20th year of PlatAfrica

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Welcome to the 20th year of PlatAfrica

Welcome to the 20thyear of PlatAfrica, the design competition that celebrates new and professional talent in Platinum jewellery design and manufacturing.

Anglo American Platinum and Metal Concentrators want to move mountains

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Anglo American Platinum and Metal Concentrators want to move mountains

Platinum Partnership

“If you want to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today” – African Proverb

The above quote is very appropriate especially in the physical reality of the Platinum Mining Industry, but today is the start of the moving of symbolic stones to move symbolic mountains for South Africa in the future.

PlatAfrica 2018 design and manufacture competition

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PlatAfrica 2018 design and manufacture competition

The Platinum Design Competition, known as ‘PlatAfrica’, which is presented by Metal Concentrators in conjunction with Anglo American Platinum is now in its nineteenth year.

Platinum – its investment appeal

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Platinum – its investment appeal

South Africans all across the nation are hopeful that February 2018 marked the dawn of a new era, with the prospects of better working relationships between business and government, dedicated investment in the education and training of our young people and a renewed focus on developing entrepreneurs to grow our economy coupled with an intense clamp down on corruption.

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