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PlatAfrica 2015: A dazzling display

Anglo American Platinum – in partnership with Metal Concentrators – hosted the PlatAfrica 2015 Jewellery Design Awards in Johannesburg, South Africa, last night.

The annual PlatAfrica competition which has been running for 16 years, has become synonymous with excellence in platinum jewellery design and is an important aspect of Anglo American Platinum’s beneficiation activities. Chris Griffith, chief executive of Anglo American Platinum, presided over the evening, welcoming attendees to the event and presenting the awards. 

The selection of images below provides a snapshot of the event's proceedings and a selection of designs. You can view the winning entries here.

A platinum opportunity

The competition is designed to give South African students and professionals the opportunity to work with the platinum metal. Students benefit from personally handling platinum and learning about its strengths and capabilities, and develop the skills required when designing and manufacturing platinum jewellery.

This year, Anglo American Platinum looked beyond South Africa’s borders to India, the worlds’ second-largest platinum jewellery market, for inspiration. The theme for PlatAfrica 2015 challenged both professional and student designers to create platinum jewellery for ‘The Bridal Couple’.

Find out a full list of the winners on our South Africa site.

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