- Watch as experts demonstrate live diamond cutting and polishing
- Discover the importance of conflict-free diamond selection
- Enjoy a complimentary wine, whiskey or gin tasting in a luxury setting
Nestled in the Rockwell Hotel in Cape Town, the new Shimansky Rockwell Diamond Experience offers a unique diamond journey direct from the South African mines to you along with a complimentary wine, whiskey or gin tasting. Discover South African diamonds handcrafted to perfection on-site and internationally certified by the GIA. Shimansky’s involvement in every step of the process ensures the diamonds are conflict-free and ethically sourced. Explore a wide selection of diamond and tanzanite jewellery on offer including the Millennium® diamond ring, a true South African icon. Discover the Secret Diamond Chamber for a unique private experience.
Launched in 2017, the Shimansky Rockwell Diamond Experience is designed to give guests an intimate and luxurious escape into the world of diamonds. Housed in the stylish Rockwell Hotel, the setting is trendy and refined. Beyond the lounge and bar, where guests can relax pre- or post-tour, there are pristine labs where cutting and polishing are done. The Secret Diamond Chamber takes things to the next level, giving guests an intimate opportunity to learn about, shop or co-create jewellery.
Closed 25 December
Advice for visitors
The Shimansky Rockwell Diamond Experience is great for groups, offering enough space for everyone to witness the diamond craftsmen and relax in the luxury lounge. The experience is also a good all-weather option, giving guests a reprieve from the summer sun or winter rains of Cape Town. Be sure to bring a camera to capture the diamond experts at work, and to snap a selfie of you trying on a stunning piece of jewellery. You may even be tempted to take the picture, then take the diamond home!
Did you know
The first diamond was discovered in South Africa in 1867 by 15-year-old Erasmus Jacobs by the banks of the Orange River.