About Us

Safdico’s key individuals, Laurence Graff, Brian Gutkin and Johnny Kneller evince a combined knowledge, experience and level of professionalism that is unique. Between them, they have integrated all aspects of the diamond business into one, highly efficient company with offices and factories around the world.


State-of-the-art technology, such as an advanced microscopic inclusion mapping system, spectrophotometry or proprietary software development complements the master-craftsman’s eye at every step. Throughout the entire cycle, every diamond is monitored by a customized tracking system, which ensures absolute quality, accountability and provenance.


In order to manifest the intrinsic quality of the stones, our artisans handle each stone individually. In the ensuing dialogue between man and nature, technology plays a vital role. It offers a better understanding of the structure and potential of every stone, but the precise operation of transforming the rough stone into an exquisitely cut and polished diamond, is ultimately in the hands of the master craftsman.
Safdico Diamonds: Craftsmanship

Peace Diamond

Safdico purchases 709ct rock from Sierra Leone

Lesedi La Rona

World's largest rough diamond at 1109 carat cuts into the largest, highest colour, highest clarity diamond ever certified by the GIA

Diamond Exporter of the Year in Israel

Johnny Kneller receives the prestigious award from Yoram Dvash, President of the Israeli Diamond Bourse

Opening of Safdico Israel

Unveiling of the Diamond Technology Park

Botswana's advanced and highly secure diamond hub featuring polishing facilities, GIA, Customs, tender houses and more.

Unveiling of world’s largest D Flawless round, 102ct

De Beers Sightholder in Botswana

As of January 2019, we are entering into our 11th year as a Sightholder in Gaborone

Purchase of historical Lesotho Promise

Safdico International Ltd is the Sightholder of De Beers group

Safdico is granted its third Sight in the British capital.

Partnership with Laurence Graff


Diamond Technology Park

In realising the Botswana Government’s vision for the establishment of a downstream diamond industry, Diamond Technology Park has been developed in a professional, socially responsible, commercially viable and sustainable manner that satisfies the aspirations of government, the international diamond industry and other key stakeholders. To find out more about the DTP, its benefits and the range of services enjoyed by its long list of blue-chip tenants please browse the site at your leisure. If you are a prospective tenant please have a look at our development page to learn more about how you can become part of this growing vision.
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