Zebra Diamonds Ltd., the Botswana diamond polishing factory part of the group of companies around Belgium-based IGC Group, has proudly celebrated its 10th Anniversary. An event was held on April 12 in the presence of honorary guests from Botswana’s Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, De Beers Executives, the Governor of the Bank of Botswana, management and staff.
From its inception 10 years ago, the philosophy and focus of Zebra Diamonds has been on training highly specialized local Batswana diamond professionals. With its loyal team of 82 Batswana, the company is extremely proud of having achieved its goal of true beneficiation. In addition, Zebra Diamonds is actively involved in local CSR and community empowerment initiatives including the support of the Ramoswa Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children.
Zebra Diamonds has undoubtedly made diamond dreams come true and it looks forward to the next 10 successful years.
IGC Group - Belgian excellence in diamonds
Five generations of diamond expertise have underpinned the success of one of the world's oldest diamond firms. Jacques Claes, assisted by his father Frans Claes, a diamond cutter, established the company in 1912.
A major milestone in IGC Group’s history was the establishment of a large polishing factory in Thailand in 1980. Since then, two more factories have joined the group: one in Laos in 1999 and another in Botswana in 2007.
Known all over the world for its finest make, IGC Group is a strategic diamond partner for the Swiss watch industry, high-end retailers and jewellery manufacturers worldwide.