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Introducing Samuel Manyisa: new Centre Manager at the Ekurhuleni Jewellery Project

The Ekurhuleni Jewellery Project recently welcomed business wiz Samuel Manyisa as its new centre manager. While his predecessor Colin Campbell’s extensive knowledge of jewellery manufacture ably led their stable of trainers and moderators, Samuel’s appointment injects a new level of entrepreneurial know-how.

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Calibrating your jewellery scale

CPM Calibrating scales article

It goes without saying that an accurate scale is the only kind you want in order to track your use of metals and help determine pricing of finished products. This is especially pertinent when weighing smaller items and quantities, or gemstones (remember that one carat is equal to exactly 0.2g, or 200mg).

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Digital security for jewellers: protect yourself from hackers and scammers

Ecommerce has boomed as a result of lockdown regulations. Jewellers who previously had lagged the trend quickly felt the disadvantages of not having a digital retail presence, and many sites were cobbled together quickly as something to tick off the list. But these sites are not a one-and-done job.

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Basic videography tips for jewellers

Article contributed by CPM videographer Brad JacksonCPM Videography tips for jewellers

The key to taking quality videos of your jewellery products and pieces is utilising what you have at your disposal to its full potential. Camera equipment can be rather costly, and although I am lucky to use some nifty gear these days, I still make my own fittings and camera components if the need is there. Most phone cameras are in serious competition with entry/mid range DSLR cameras. As long as you have some form of video-recording device, basic content creation is possible!

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Zulu Mien: Award-winning African jewellery with a heart of gold

Zulu Mien Article

Zulu Mien is a grassroots social enterprise dedicated to supporting female artisans in South Africa. This people-before-profits brand is the culmination of Nicola Robertson’s years of experience on the ground, working and living with women in remote communities. The jewellery emerging from this collaboration is as appealing for it’s beauty as it is for its philosophy: that we should live a life of grace and integrity, and never lose the awareness that we are all connected to each other.

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