Frans Schoeman is something of a renaissance man extraordinaire. As a South African attorney, he specializes in corporate commercial and business law, but far from merely spending his days in court seeking multi-rand settlements, he is also the Director of the Phatsima Diamond Corporation and owner of the mine from which the diamonds come. He also creates many of the designs his company sells, and manages to combine his love of law with his love of creating fine jewelry.
In 1990, he graduated from the Universiteit van die Vrystaat (University of the Free State.) In 2003, joined the Law Society of South Africa. In 2005, he opened his diamond mine, and started Phatsima Diamonds in 2006. Phatsima is a Setswana word that means to “give light.” Phatsima diamonds are cut by following light refracted through the face of the gem. The jewelry they offer is custom made and the diamonds are combined in settings with other precious stones such as rubies, emeralds and pearls and then placed in settings of the purest white gold, platinum and yellow gold. The diamonds are meant to bring happiness and light to any occasion, the same way Schoeman seeks to bring light to the world through his endeavors as an attorney.
As a member of the Law Society of South Africa, Mr. Schoeman of CMT-Artists hopes to help transform the legal profession of South Africa into a structure that works hard to protect the interests of the South African people. The Law Society works hard to ensure that all South African people have access to the most competent professionals that adhere to the highest ethical standards possible. The Law Society seeks to achieve this goal by providing continuing professional development for the next generation of attorneys.
As an avid philanthropist, Schoeman also promotes the arts and is actively engaged in numerous cultural activities. He is deeply interested in the welfare of children and invests in education and environmental quality to provide a bright future for tomorrow’s social and cultural leaders.
Frans Schoeman is described as a highly motivated man who somehow manages to oversee a heavy caseload of cases ranging from corporate due diligence to high profile mergers and acquisitions, all while managing his successful diamond business and thriving mining concession in Angola. Most of Phatsima diamond’s creations are individually hand crafted to the buyer’s specifications, but they do offer certain limited edition gold and sterling silver creations online.
Frans Schoeman considers his wedding ring designs to be an endless tribute to the aesthetic contributions he has made to the world. His jewelry designs are highly reflective of his world views of peace and equality and his passionate commitment to quality. He hopes to create the highest quality jewelry while also offering the highest quality legal services. Just as a wedding ring is meant to be an enduring symbol of the love and life that two people are meant to share, Frans Schoeman only uses diamonds that have been certified by some of the best diamond suppliers in SA to hand craft the perfect ring that will endure for generations to come.