DR PETRE PRINS PH.D GEOLOGY, MBA MANAGING DIRECTOR
Dr Petr Prins, managing director of Prins & Prins, studied geology and geochemistry at the University of Stellenbosch and spent two years doing postgraduate research at the University of Cambridge in England. On his return, he was appointed senior lecturer in geology and mineralogy at Stellenbosch University, where he taught for 12 years.
Dr Prins has received the Corstophine Medal from the Geological Society of SA, as well as the SJ Shand Medal from Stellenbosch University. In 1975 he started in the jewellery industry, completed his MBA in 1979, and formally registered Prins & Prins in 1982.
RIANA COURTIS G.G. (GIA) GENERAL MANAGER & GEMMOLOGIST
Riana Courtis joined Prins & Prins Diamonds in 1989 as a receptionist/secretary. She since enrolled with the Gemmological Institute of America and completed her studies qualifying as a Graduate Gemmologist. She gained valuable hands-on diamond grading laboratory experience in New York, coloured stone grading in Mumbai, India (she also visited Jaipur, the “home of coloured gems”) and passed her final gemstone Identification exam in London.
She attends numerous trade shows, both locally and abroad, to keep abreast with international jewellery trends, such as Vicenza (Italy) and Basel (Switzerland). She also represented Prins & Prins Diamonds in Beijing, China, in the Solana business district at an all African trade show to strengthen business ties between Chinese tour operators and Prins & Prins; she also used this opportunity to educate the passing Chinese public at the trade show on how to select a diamond.
She is currently the main buyer for, and general manager of Prins & Prins Diamonds.
PENNY MURDOCK A.J.P., G.G. (GIA) SENIOR DIAMOND & JEWELLERY CONSULTANT
Penny Murdock has 36 years of experience working with diamonds, gems and fine jewellery. She completed tertiary studies through the Gemmological Institute of America, and qualified as an Accredited Jewellery Professional, as well as a Graduate Gemmologist, which she passed with Distinction.
“Jewellery has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. Following my grandfather and father, I am the third generation of my family to be working with jewellery in Cape Town. In the early part of my career, I spent three years working as assistant to Richard Ogden, the well-known Burlington Arcade Jeweller in London. I love being a part of the Prins & Prins team, which I joined in 2000.”
DANIEL VAN NIEKERK A.J.P., G.G. (GIA) DIAMOND & JEWELLERY CONSULTANT
Daniel van Niekerk studied engineering at Stellenbosch University. Thereafter, he attended the Daniel Jacobs Jewellery Design Centre and completed the Institute of Stellenbosch training course in Jewellery Manufacture. He subsequently studied at the Gemmological Institute of America, in Carlsbad, California, qualifying as a Graduate Gemmologist and Accredited Jewellery Professional.
LEONARD ARENDT E.G.L. Diploma DIAMOND & JEWELLERY CONSULTANT
Leonard Arendt joined Prins & Prins Diamonds in 2006 after working in the jewellery trade for many years. As one of our enthusiastic diamond and jewellery consultants, his care and dedication to service excellence is much appreciated by his clients.
LINDSAY SEYMOUR DIAMOND & JEWELLERY DESIGN CONSULTANT
Lindsay Seymour, a Cape Town born jewellery designer and goldsmith, fell in love with diamonds, gems and jewellery, and has been creating and consulting since 1998.
She is passionate about her clients and takes great care in assisting them in the selection of their perfect diamond or custom designed jewellery creation.
STEFAN DOVETON -MOORE E.G.L. Diploma MARKETING & SALES CONSULTANT
Stеfan Doveton-Moore joined Prins & Prins as their Marketing, and Diamond & Jewellery Sales Consultant after 10
years in the retail sector of the jewellery industry. He has completed diplomas with the European Gemmological Laboratory, as well as the Corlia Roberts Diamond College, and also gained invaluable insight of the jewellery industry during the time he spent as an assistant manager for a manufacturing jeweller’s workshop in Cape Town.
He is also an accomplished classical musician, having continued his studies privately in Cape Town, Europe and the United States after matriculating, specializing in four instruments. He is an avid lover of the arts and still performs at select functions. He also holds a position as choir master and organist at a Cape Town based congregation.
STACEY-LEIGH COURTIS EGL Diamond Diploma RECEPTIONIST
Stacey joined Prins & Prins in 2007, and has since successfully obtained a Diamond Grading Diploma through the European Gemmological Laboratory in Cape Town. All frontline responsibilities are handled by her, and as a valued and trusted member of staff, she truly has become the voice and face of Prins & Prins. She eagerly awaits to meet, greet and assist you.
ROZELLE O’KENNEDY Administration
After 14 years as a personal assistant to a business banking manager at one of South Africa’s largest banks, Rozelle joined the Prins & Prins team in 2005, taking over the portfolio that deals with the administrative responsibilities of the company. Through hard work and commendable loyalty, she has become an indispensable part of Prins & Prins, always eager to assist wherever she can with whatever is required.