The only of its kind in Cape Town, the Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world’s most precious gem, the diamond. A gift from Shimansky to the City of Cape Town, it is a non-profit organisation dedicated to educating, and creating an appreciation for the world’s oldest and most beautiful gem.
Situated in the Clock Tower Precinct at the world-famous V & A Waterfront in Cape Town, The Shimansky Diamond Experience offers an exciting tour whichs allows guests to explore the fascinating world of diamonds like they’ve never seen it before. Set against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain, overlooking Robben Island and the Waterfront harbour, The Shimansky Diamond Experience lets the public experience the beauty of South Africa’s most valuable treasure, in one of its most beautiful cities.
Discover the history of diamonds during the tour of the Cape Town Diamond Museum, see replicas of some of the world’s most famous diamonds, and witness how rough diamonds are transformed into mesmerising creations of fire and light in the Shimansky Diamond Cutting and Polishing Workshops. See how these brilliant diamonds are set into jewellery creations such as engagement rings, earrings and pendants in the Jewellery Manufacturing Workshop, and browse the incredible jewellery creations in the Shimansky Showroom, where guests are shown a selection of signature, and traditional diamond cuts, and Shimansky-exclusive jewellery designs.
The Shimansky Diamond Experience is one of Cape Town’s most unique attractions for local and international visitors, and no visit to the city is complete without it.