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Dalumi Showcases Polished Diamonds from Botswana

Jun 26, 2007 1:50 PM   By Zach Helke
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RAPAPORT... Israel-based Dalumi is presenting its first shipment of polished goods from its factory in Botswana.

Minister Ponatshego Kedikilwe The factory's first polished diamonds, according to a company newsletter,  were of a "good quality" from what will soon be one of Dalumi's main manufacturing facilities.

The event prompted a visit from Botswana's minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Ponatshego Kedikilwe (pictured standing.) The minister spoke fondly of the new partnership of his nation with the Israeli diamond and jewelry house, which is a Diamond Trading Company sightholder, and the boost this center would give to the nation's economy and social development.

As reported by Rapaport News, Dalumi began production at the factory on April 26, 2007, hiring 100 workers within Botswana with aims to hire 100 more by year's end. The factory is expected to meet growing demand in the United States, Italy, and the United Kingdom for quality polished goods, and has positioned itself as a leader in the growing trend in Botswana's effort to diversify itself beyond the traditional role of rough diamond production.
Tags: Dalumi, Economy, Israel, Jewelry, Manufacturing, Production, United States
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