Martin Ammann of OroDesign.

Founded in 2002, OroAfrica Design (Pty) Ltd – “OroDesign” is a highly skilled, technology-driven jewellery design and luxury product development facility. Our focus is the customer, the individual – finding, designing and creating what they desire and aspire towards.

Swiss-born Martin Ammann, Creative Head of OROAFRICA and co-owner of OroDesign, is an experienced, award-winning designer and goldsmith, who qualified at the School of Manufacturing Arts in Zürich, Switzerland.

OroDesign partners with clients looking for something truly special. We handle challenging projects and bring bespoke ideas to life. We source investment-quality diamonds and work them into breathtaking, wearable art. Our expertise lies in creating personal luxury, from concept and initial sketch, through to the finished, exquisite piece.

We make use of cutting edge 3D design and sculpting technologies, rapid prototyping and sampling, laser welding, engraving and cutting, as well as age-old, traditional goldsmith skills. Our investment in the right people, talent and advanced technology form the basis of the quality service we deliver, without fail, to our customers around the world.

Situated within an established and dynamic global company, we have unique access to the entire supply chain. Customers value our creativity and the confidential nature of our business. We cater for individuals seeking an alternative to the mass market, who desire personal service and expertise coupled with uncompromising work ethics.

“The range of projects that we’ve successfully delivered is unmatched. We are unique in Africa, and one of only a handful worldwide.”

The Team

Martin Ammann:        Managing Partner

Moegamat Toffar:       CAD/CAM Technical Expert / Processing & Programming

Susan Vergeer:           Senior CAD Designer / Creative & Customer Liaison

Yusuf Fortune:           Goldsmith / Workshop Coordinator

Paul van Eck:              Goldsmith / Laser Operator

Craig Wessels:           me.mi Production / Team Leader

Ricardo Rodriques:    me.mi Production / Assembly & Finishing

Sipho Mamase:             me.mi Production / Assembly & Finishing

Soroya Oliver:             me.mi Production / Finishing & QC