Shimansky Rockwell Diamond Experience

Experience a luxury diamond tour and a wine, whiskey or gin tasting.


  • 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.

Day Opens Closes
Monday 09:00 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 20:00
Thursday 09:00 20:00
Friday 09:00 20:00
Saturday 09:00 20:00
Sunday 09:00 20:00

Closed 25 December

Phone: +27 (0)21 440 5277

Rockwell Hotel

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.

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