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Kristin Weixelbaumer of Black Betty recently launched the brand’s Polki Diamond Collection. It’s a unique take on traditional investment pieces and offers something interesting and valuable in an understated way. Kristin travelled to India to source and work with the uncut diamonds. She selected stones that had a raw beauty pointing to their origin – the earth, which allows for an organic and natural look and feel. The stones in their unique shape and uncut forms have been set in 14 carat gold to accentuate their natural hues and rough lines. The gold colouring is the ideal contrast and the stone is the hero element of all the pieces in the range. The history and heritage of the stones has added to the inspiring concept behind the collection, which includes bracelets, earrings, rings and necklaces ranging from R2 200 to R12 000. For more information, visit blackbettydesign.com. Text Nadia van der Mescht