Two sisters with an eye for brilliance, embarked on a journey to realise their vision of African excellence. Kwame Diamonds is a women owned diamond refinery institute, offering wealth building & investment alternatives through our responsibly sourced, rough and polished diamonds. Our pride is knowing that each stone we process is taken care of by our highly capable, qualified manufacturing team, which guarantees that each diamond is refined to its greatest potential, bringing its true character, individuality and provenance to life. Founded in 2008, we are a level 1 BBEEE South African company, backed by our diamond dealing and beneficiation licenses, as well as over 20 years of combined experience in the local business industry.
Mosibudi Jo Mathole | Founding Director
Mrs Mosibudi Jo Mathole is an experienced stock broker, investment banker and qualified diamond sorter and valuator through Henry Oppenheimer Diamond College.
An innovative, resourceful & dynamic spirit coupled with her established networks saw Mosibudi become the first black woman in South Africa to manage a diamond manufacturing plant. Through her leadership, the company she was managing attained Sightholder status with DeBeers. Her vast experience in manufacturing and continental travel is where she learnt to identify rear high value stones. She is a qualified polished diamond grader through the International Institute of Diamond Grading (IIDGR) in Belgium. Her ambition is to turn Kwame Diamonds into a global brand, synonymous with excellence and perfection.
Khomotso Ramodipa | Director
Khomotso Ramodipa is an established, professional optometrist as well as a qualified sorter and valuator with over 20 years of experience in business management.
Her resilience, compassion and strong ability to multi-task is what allows Khomotso to remain excited and driven by new challenges and experiences, even in unchartered territory. Her ambition is to build Kwame Diamonds’ legacy as a beacon for positive change, leaving a lasting impact on people’s lives.
Khomotso is currently a dealer in rough and polished diamonds and with her strong network, she co-ordinates international buyers of polished and industrial diamonds, who attend diamond tenders in South Africa on a monthly basis. She is currently responsible for the operations and financial departments at Kwame Diamonds.