Cape Town

Cape Town Diamond Museum

The stunning Cape Town Diamond Museum showcases the timeless beauty of these gems and chronicles their journey from the depths of the earth to a polished, sparkling jewel.

A non-profit enterprise

A brainchild of famed jeweller Shimansky, the museum is a gift to the city of Cape Town and is aimed at promoting diamonds. The museum also records the role of South Africa as a nation in creating diamonds of eternal value and pays homage to the painstaking process of mining, the first sighting and its discovery. Did you know that there was a time when South Africa produced 95% of the world’s total diamonds?

Discover a world of elegance and sparkle

Thanks to South Africa’s place of pride in the world of diamonds, the Museum houses an extensive collection of photographs and historic facts related to these precious gems. The tastefully organized exhibits complement the exquisite nature of diamonds and makes it a must-visit destination in the city.