• CAPE TOWN DIAMOND MUSEUM
  • DIAMOND CUTTING FACTORY
  • JEWELLERY MANUFACTURING

SOUTH AFRICAN DIAMOND TOUR

Explore the fascinating world of diamonds on a personalised Shimansky Diamond Tour at the Clock Tower, Waterfront.

Discover a 3 billion year old story unfold from a diamond's formation deep within the Earth’s crust to the final polished stone in the Cape Town Diamond Museum. Witness first hand as rough diamonds are transformed into creations of fire and light in the Diamond Cutting and Polishing Factory before they are set into breathtakingly beautiful gold and platinum masterpieces in the Jewellery Manufacturing Factory.

Enloy a glass of South African wine or freshly brewed coffee as you wander through the Shimansky Showroom, fitting signature designs including the Evolym, Millennium, Eight Hearts, Brilliant 10 and My Girl Diamond collections.

The Shimansky Diamond Experience Tour operates 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm, and a courtesy transfer from your hotel can be arranged upon request.

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CAPE TOWN DIAMOND MUSEUM

Experience the Cape Town Diamond Museum, the only of its kind. Explore the history of the South African diamond rush and where it all began. Discover the world's most famous diamonds with life-size replicas on display. Learn how rough diamonds are transformed into creations of fire and light.

The Cape Town Diamond Museum offers an original educational experience. Discover how diamonds where formed 3.3 billion years ago and the traditional and modern mining methods used. Travel back to the early days of diamonds in South Africa and learn about the key players, past and present, who are responsible for South Africa being one of the world's top diamond producing countries.

You can also marvel at the life-size replicas of the famous diamonds that have adorned royalty, the rich and the famous. These include the The Hope Diamond, The Taylor Burton Diamond, The Star of Africa Diamond and the 3,106 carat rough Cullinan Diamond.

Visit the Cape Town Diamond Museum website.

DIAMOND CUTTING FACTORY

Diamond cutting is not only an art, but is also a very precise and exact science. The skills needed to be a proficient diamond cutter and polisher take years of training to acquire.

As part of the Shimansky Experience you will witness first hand how a diamond is transformed from rough into a dazzling array of fire, brilliance and scintillation. Witness this magical transformation as our skilled cutters and polishers showcase their superior training and knowledge.

JEWELLERY MANUFACTURING

At the Shimansky Jewellery Manufacturing Workshop cutting edge design and superior artistry is achieved through modern laser technology and traditional handcraftsmanship by Africa’s very own Platinum Pioneers. Watch as unique and exceptional jewellery masterpieces take shape at the hands of our skilled jewellers that later become symbols of love and devotion that stand the test of time.

Famous for our unique designs and exceptional quality, Shimansky wants to share the magic of the process of creating jewellery with you so that when you own a Shimansky piece you know how much care and attention has gone into making it.

Visit the Shimansky website to learn more and view our unique diamond and tanzanite collections.

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