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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 Responsible Jewellery Council and our dual certification (in the form of Code of Practice and Chain of Custody) is renewed. The Responsible Jewellery Council’s Code of Practices are the only independently verified sustainability standard for the global jewellery and watch industry. They cover…

PLATAFRICA 2020: Designed for MEN OF PLATINUM

Welcome to PlatAfrica 2020! Proudly presented by Metal Concentrators, in collaboration with Anglo American Platinum, this year’s competition is set to tap into a novel, exciting men’s market and, as always, promote the power of Platinum and the shimmering jeweller talent of South Africa. PLATAFRICA 2020 PlatAfrica, now in its 21st year, has become synonymous with platinum design and manufacture…

Quarantine Relief: Beauty, inspiration and creativity in a crisis

Creative is not a thing you are, but a way to be in and interact with the world. Amidst an emotional and uncertain backdrop, remember to feed your creative soul with relief, beauty, generosity and possibility.  As we move into Level 4 lockdown in South Africa, our jewellery industry’s hands are still, relatively, tied. Though manufacturing jewellers are entitled to…

Sustainability, creativity and innovation: Highlights from Vicenzaoro January 2020

1500 brand exhibitors, over 40 events and 35 000+ visitors — 60% of which were international buyers from 126 countries. This is a snapshot of Vicenzaoro, the leading global event for the gold and jewellery world. From 17-22 January 2020, jewellers, creators, producers, technologists, buyers, visitors and MetCon gathered in Vicenza, Italy, to celebrate the new trends, collections, and technologies…

PLATAFRICA 2019 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The 20th year of PlatAfrica has seen another round of incredible entries. Open to students, apprentices and professionals in South Africa, PlatAfrica affords jewellers the exceptional opportunity to work with platinum. While South Africa is the world’s largest producer of this precious metal, it is only a small contributor to global platinum jewellery production. Hosted annually by Metal Concentrators, Anglo…

Trading Responsibly: What to know when buying minted bars

The precious metals industry is a unique and thrilling one but also a highly regulated one. Its prices are live. It is weighty with the materials that we, collectively, have deemed emotionally and financially precious. It is also a field that now, more than ever, is being challenged by pressing ethical considerations. As a producer of minted bars, MetCon realises…

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. Increasingly, sustainability is of great importance and we will see consumers begin to demand environmentally-friendly products, with ethical origins and respectable processes. Providers will need to prove a dedication to a different way…
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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. Proudly presented by Metal Concentrators, in collaboration with Anglo American Platinum, the competition is set to highlight the strength and beauty of Platinum and reveal the glowing jeweller talent of South Africa. PLATAFRICA 2019 Metal Concentrators, in association with Anglo…

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. This very significant Agreement…

PlatAfrica 2018 design and manufacture competition

METAL CONCENTRATORS NEWS – IMMEDIATE RELEASE  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…

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