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Nigerian woman a cut above in diamond trade

"This one cost just over £100,000 (S$194,000), it's got a low colour but it has been cut perfectly so it reflects light in such an amazing way," said Ms West.


NIGERIAN Thelma West is a rare gem in the diamond world as a woman in a male-dominated sector with few Africans, despite the continent being the main source of the precious rocks.

The first in her family to work in diamonds, Ms West is used to being an outsider, having been...

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