NQ Jewellery Design Services launched in 2007 as the first local manufacturing and retail company for fine jewellery in South Africa, offering a wide range of bespoke and luxury designs.
NQ Jewellery Design Services is a South African custom jewellery company established by Nqobile Nkosi, a jewellery designer from Soweto. The company has won several awards through Nqobile’s creativity including, the Gauteng Business Leader Award, the Jet Community Awards–Vuka Uzenzele, a SAB Kickstart Award and the Hope Fund by Euro News.
In 2009 NQ Jewellery won a community award that enabled him to build a four-room facility in Soweto, which had been the company’s home until this move to Rand Refinery.
NQ Jewellery’s new Rand Refinery 200-square-metre premises employ eight people, as well as interns from universities and FET colleges. The company designs and produces custom-made, high-end jewellery that retails at various outlets around the country, including Bryanston Organic Market, Tourvest retail outlets at airports, and at Shishangeni Lodge on Kruger National Park’s border.
At the opening, Nkosi said opportunities were open for his business when he was crowned Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016. “Through the Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur platform, we launched our first corporate division, designing, manufacturing and supplying high-quality items such as key rings, cuff links, jacket pins and trophies. This led to our incorporation into the Rand Refinery Supplier Development programme.