“My name is Joseph. I am Malawian by birth. I have been a gem cutter my whole life. I learnt this trade in Zambia which is a neighboring country with Malawi with an international company which is called International Diamonds General Corporation from Germany. I’ve done this job for quite a long time now. I should say this is my 40th year as a cutter.

I’ve worked for other people which are very much renowned. I worked in Zambia for some years, before I went to work with Mario in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Then I should say, with much experience, I am very much acquainted in the gemstone industry, both in cutting fancy and normal standard cuts. At the moment trying to train a few youngsters who are interested in cutting and polishing precious and semi-precious stones. My experience is so vast that I cannot manage cannot say much about it but my experience has been 40 years now cutting stones.”