About Us

Premium Diamonds specializes in servicing the retail diamond and jewelry industry with an emphasis on loose diamonds.  Our specialized service together with one of the largest inventories of top quality polished diamonds in Southern Africa has established us as a preferred supplier to some of the most prestigious jewelers and private individuals in the world.    



These are the attributes that you can expect from a family with over 100 years of industry experience.  It is our integrity and expertise that has engraved us as the leaders in our industry for so many years.    

Premium Diamonds - Our History of over 100 Years in the Diamond Industry

Sheldyn Buchman


Sheldyn Buchman, Great grandson to Harry Messias and Grandson to Joe Messias.  In 2005 Sheldyn established Premium Diamonds and has since grown the enterprise into an internationally recognized firm with clientele across the globe.  

Joe Messias


Joe Messias is the son of Harry Messias and he was the CEO of Messias Diamond Cutting Works for over 40 years.  Joe retired in 1997.

Harry Messias


In 1918, Harry Messias established one of the first Diamond Cutting factories in South Africa, it was called Amsterdam Diamonds Works and later became Messias Diamond Cutting Works. He was the founder and an Honorary Life Vice President of the Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa.