What do you do at work each day? My daily routine consists of sourcing diamonds for specific requests from clients, including other diamond traders, jewellers, individuals and manufacturing jewellers. I also purchase polished diamonds from local and international manufacturers to keep as stock-hold. My stock varies, based on the supply and demand of the international diamond market, [and] personal preference. How did you get into the diamond industry? My father was involved in the diamond trade many years ago, and he pushed my sister and me to be involved too. The industry can be cliquey - entrance is usually restricted to references through family or close friends. Trust is a commodity almost as rare as the diamonds themselves, considering the values at hand and the temptation that invariably accompanies the trade. What do you love about diamonds, and what do you look for in a diamond? I find the process - from taking the stone in its rough form to producing a shimmering, sparkling...

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