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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. PlatAfrica is a high-profile initiative that promotes innovation and nurtures new talent in platinum jewellery design and manufacturing. Metal Concentrators represents Anglo American Platinum in the South African jewellery sector.

PlatAfrica 2018

Anglo American Platinum announces “Blessings of Love” as theme for PlatAfrica 2018 design and manufacture competition

In an era that is celebrating the rise of female power, “Blessings of Love” has been announced as the 2018 theme for the 19th annual PlatAfrica jewellery design and manufacture competition. Presented by the world’s leading producer of platinum group metals, Anglo American Platinum, in association with Platinum Guild International India and Metal Concentrators, the prestigious competition is open to student, apprentice and professional jewellers in South Africa.

This year’s competition, designed to unearth the country’s top talent, looks to celebrate the significant milestones in the lives of young women who are being raised as the empowered, successful future generation that will take women to a place of equality in society.

This year’s theme looks to emphasise the rarity and strength of both platinum and her wearer through modern but timeless design, showcasing no more than two or three simple elements of the highest quality production, through three broad design categories namely;

  • Nature’s Spirit
  • Modern Feminine
  • Cultural Confluence

Entries to be submitted by 22 June 2018 and the winners will be announced at a gala event on 24 October 2018. For more information contact Juno@junocorp.co.za

The Competition is consistent with the Metal Concentrator’s vision, the business is focussed on the expansion of South Africa’s precious metal footprint in the rest of the world through the world-class manufacturing of Jewellery, bullion and investment products which represent South Africa with dignity and respect.