About Kim

Since 1999, Kim Cloete has specialized in hand-crafted, once off, individual jewellery pieces in gold and platinum that are designed and manufactured especially for the client.

“I believe that the design of a special piece needs to represent and compliment the wearer completely. Together with my client I work to achieve that – and even more, to fulfill their very expectation of what the piece should be. Time is spent to unpack their individual likes and dislikes both of the person and their choice of design, taking great care to discover their individual needs and personality.

The entire process is a journey that we take together to discover what will suite the very character and personality of the person who will be wearing the article. It is such a precious and personal occasion when someone has something made for themselves – and it needs to be a special process.

It’s about personal attention, detail and good execution; a creation of sweeping lines and angles that are truly beautiful.”

We offer: Design, Manufacture in platinum and gold, Sourcing of all precious and semi-precious gem stones, Remodeling, Repair, Valuation certificates, Refining of old gold.

There is more to jewellery than just adornment. It’s an accurate representation of a personality and a style. Jewellery must be adored and enjoyed to the fullest.


Kim Cloete studied her degree in Creative Jewellery and Metal Design at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town. She qualified as a goldsmith by means of the Goldsmithing Trade Test, and worked for industry, until she opened her own business 14 yrs ago.

Kim Cloete Design has African Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) Accreditation which helps to ensure clients of the quality and reliability of her work. Kim Cloete Design was named the winner of the Cape Province ABIA Awards for Best Jewellery Supplier in 2012 and 2013.

Kim is registered as a Qualified Assessor and Moderator for the National Qualifications Framework, through the Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) SETA

She has been appointment as a member of the ETQA Quality Assurance Sub Committee