Many countries had export-orientated markets, and when the economics contracted in our developed nations, it made them extremely vulnerable. You know, you have a country like Botswana, which is actually a well-managed country that has made enormous progress, but their main revenue generator is diamond sales, and they have literally seen the diamond market collapse - in part because they couldn't get trade financing, in part because the demand in developed countries has dropped off. So we started to make progress there. Our most important task right now is helping them get through this crisis.
President Obama, March 2009
Swana stones are formed deep in the earth of eons before being mined and painstakingly selected for quality - but like true love, they are worth the wait. Each carefully chosen stone is patiently cut and polished to precise perfection. Only 100 expert master diamantaires have the skill, experience and artistic vision to produce the Swana cut, with Swana's signature eight-pointed star at its center.
In order to give back to Botswana for their beautiful diamonds, each purchase of a Swana Diamond translates into a direct donation to better the livelihood of children of Bostwana. Through this sponsorship, food, clothing, medication and school materials are sent to children of the SOS Village, providing a brighter future.
As part of managing our business in a social responsible way, we at Simon G. have joined the on-going project supporting the SOS Children's Village in Tlokweng, Botswana. We invite you to join us by taking part in this worthy initiative. With every diamond jewelry item you purchase from our designated collection, we will transfer a donation on your behalf to this village.
Your donation will help fund food, clothing, medication and school materials for a family house accommodating 12 children. Together, we can achieve our goal, helping these children confidently meet tomorrow's challenges.
Thank you, Simon.