We pride ourselves on going the extra mile!

about us

The Company

The Team

The Offices

The Company

Aphrodite Diamonds is the brainchild of Wynand Hendrikse; and together with his successful team they are the driving force behind this ever-growing company.

Situated in the heart of the beautiful town Stellenbosch, it has quickly become on of the local favourites for jewellery shopping. Not only do they have a very loyal South African client base; they also have a global exposure reaching into many of the important countries worldwide. During the last couple of years the Aphrodite Management Team has grown into a largely family based team.

Deriving its name from “Aphrodite”; originally known as the Greek goddess of love, beauty and pleasure; it started out encompassing several facets of the diamond industry into one successful business. Today they have access to each part of the industry; offering a very unique product to their clients.

Not only do they mine and dive their own diamonds, they also have an on-site cutting works and gold smith, specializing in diamonds and custom made jewellery pieces.

The Team

Wynand Hendrikse

Owner

Wynand has an extensive background in the diamond diving industry. Together with his wife Surea, they opened Aphrodite Diamonds in 2002.

Surea Hendrikse

Co-owner & Brand Manager

Surea has a keen eye for anything beautiful and is in charge of the general look and feel for Aphrodite Diamonds. She is also actively involved in the marketing and brand exposure of the company.

Herman Jonker

General Manager

Herman, Wynand’s brother-in-law is the general manager and runs the retail setup in Stellenbosch. Coming from a varied background, including the IT; hospitality & marketing industry, he joined Aphrodite late 2004.

Annelize Du Plessis-Jonker

Admin and Boutique Manager

Annelize, Wynand’s sister-in-law is head of running the on-site boutique and head of the company’s admin department. Annelize also has an extensive background in the hospitality industry and a marketing degree.

Ansa van wyk

Financial Manager (Accounts)

Ansa has lived and worked overseas, but eventually found her place amongst the Aphrodite team.

Hylton Rosenburg

Master Goldsmith

Hylton has been in the jewellery industry for over four decades, and has carved out his own unique place at Aphrodite over the years.

The Offices

The offices in Church street Stellenbosch includes the goldsmith’s onsite workshop; offering clients a quick turnaround time on their custom made jewellery pieces. With Hylton Rosenburg as master goldsmith and over 40 years of experience in the trade; you can be assured of only high quality work.

Being a member of the Diamond Club of South Africa, as well as the WFDB (World Federation of Diamond Bourses), you can rest assured of the source of Aphrodite diamonds. These institutions are regulated by very strict rules and comply with the Kimberley Process.

The team polishes their own diamonds off-site as well. With the help of some of the newest technology in cutting and planning systems like the OGI; a lot of attention is put into ensuring perfectly polished diamonds.

Aphrodite Diamonds has mining sites on the West Coast of South Africa and is likely one of the only; if not the only jeweller worldwide that can offer exposure from the source to the end product.
For the adventurous client; there can even be organized a special experience of diving for your own diamond. This is not for the faint at heart though; working in mostly treacherous environments under water.

One of the secrets to their success is the combination of all of the above with exceptional service and always going that extra mile for their clients.

❖ At Aphrodite, we have experts on site, which will be able to help you decide on and design your dream ring.

❖ Choose a diamond to suite your personality and take part in the process of creating your ring.

❖ If time is of the essence, stroll through our boutique and select one of our exquisite jewellery pieces to your liking.

An Aphrodite Diamond is an individual experience that has been skillfully crafted to embrace the legacy of the most precious stone of all.

 

Did you know?

Interesting Fact

Diamonds have been valued and coveted for thousands of years. There is evidence that diamonds were being collected and traded in India as early as the fourth century BC. In the first century AD, the Roman naturalist Pliny is quoted as having said, “Diamond is the most valuable, not only of precious stones, but of all things in this world.”