about diamond & dragonflies
Diamond and Dragonflies is the brainchild of South African entrepreneur and jewellery lover, Almarié van der Merwe. Almarié’s passion for jewellery stems from her childhood in Kimberley in the Northern Cape where her father was a diamond polisher and farmer.
Diamond and Dragonflies is Almarié’s celebration of nature’s perfect imperfections, with each individual piece designed to complement a beautiful, extraordinary life.
“For me, the Diamond and Dragonflies customer appreciates a unique sense of style in simplicity, which is not constrained by trends and tastes other than her own”
“Every morning on our farm, Charlottesdal, I’d wake up early and wander around searching for crystals and interesting rocks. I was so fortunate to visit the family diamond mine with my dad as a small girl. There I helped sort diamonds and look for semi precious stones. I could see something unique and special in every single stone I picked up. Often it was the tiny flaws that made them more beautiful to me… which I guess is true for people too.”
All over the world, the dragonfly is seen as symbolic of change, self-awareness and the power that comes from within. Paired with the strength and brilliance of a diamond, we believe we have created a jewelled force to be reckoned with.
Each piece is carefully crafted in South Africa using only 9- or 18-carat white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, diamonds, emeralds or sapphires.