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New diamond manufacturing facility opened in Botswana

A new diamond cutting and polishing facility has been opened in Gaborone Botswana by Finestar Diamonds one of the largest manufacturers and wholesalers of polished diamonds and fine Jewellery. Speaking during the launch, Botswana’s Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security minister, Lefoko Moagi said that such diamond beneficiation initiatives are very important for the nation. “Government has dedicated itself to drive diamond beneficiation as one of its key areas of focus as part of its diversification strategy in order to create employment opportunities for citizens and develop value through sustainable industrialisation,” he said.

He further added that opening of the factory presented an opportunity to produce a highly skilled local workforce in the industry. “Jewellery manufacturing remains a sector that is underdeveloped in Botswana, therefore the opening of this factory is highly commendable and presents an opportunity to cultivate a highly trained local workforce in the diamond industry. An occasion like this is exciting for us as a country, and reaffirms our dedication to progress Botswana’s diamond industry. Indeed this is a milestone to be celebrated, and we trust that with Finestar Diamonds, we have found a partner that will stay the long haul,” he said.

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Bringing sustainable business to Botswana

On the other hand, Finestar Botswana Managing Director Gaurav Jain, expressed the company’s intentions to bring sustainable business to Botswana. “Our Made in Botswana diamonds will be refined by several highly skilled artisans that comprise mostly of Batswana staff and we can proudly say we will be crafting best quality diamonds that will leave a lasting impression on consumer minds worldwide. We believe this is the next phase of diamond beneficiation and we are excited to be part of Botswana’s diamond manufacturing journey. Our passionate commitment to ethical standards, environment, and customer satisfaction truly must be experienced to be believed, we sincerely welcome you all to join our family,” he affirmed.

Finestar Diamonds Jewellery currently employs almost 20 Batswana, with prospects of employing 70 Batswana in the foreseeable future. Through continuously investing in the best technology and developing an expert workforce, Finestar is determined to establish a seasoned product design team and produce high-quality products.

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