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Jo Stephens

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Half day

Where in the world

Cape Town, South Africa

Enjoy insider access to a diamond showroom in Cape Town where you have the rare opportunity to polish a rough gem under the guidance of an expert crafts person.

You will learn more about the history of South African diamonds during your visit to the cutting-edge showroom of Shimansky Rockwell. Find out what makes them extra special. This is the perfect experience for a honeymoon or anniversary.

Following a welcome drink, you will join your personal guide to begin the tour viewing replicas of famous diamonds and learn more about their history and where they are displayed today.

You will have the chance to see expert polishers at work as they transform ethically sourced diamonds into dazzling stones — a process that requires precision and science. Our behind-the-scenes tour, exclusive to A&K guests, allows you to roll up your sleeves and polish a rough diamond until it sparkles.

Following the experience, you can enjoy sampling wine from the Western Cape and those who prefer gin or whisky can try the country’s premium craft brands in Shimansky new bar lounge.

A private shopping experience awaits, which is the perfect time to purchase an engagement, eternity, or special occasion ring. For added inspiration you can meet with a designer who will help you create a unique piece of jewellery to treasure.

After the tour you will return to your hotel.

Additional notes about the tour

The diamond polishing experience must be pre- booked. The experience is by appointment only.

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