Shimansky

It Took 3.3 Billion Years For That Diamond To Get To Your ...

Mon - Sun | 09:00 - 21:00
 
+27 (0)21 421 2788
Level 1 | The Clock Tower | Waterfront | Cape Town
http://www.shimansky.co.za
enquiries@shimansky.co.za
ShimanskySA
Shimansky
ShimanskyDiamonds

It Took 3.3 Billion Years For That Diamond To Get To Your Finger

Enter the interesting world of diamonds and tanzanite at Shimansky’s Waterfront showroom and workshop

Each Shimansky diamond has taken a 3.3 billion-year journey to your finger. That’s how long it takes for this precious stone to form, be mined and then shaped into a sparkling stone and set in a beautiful jewel. These are the kinds of stories you’ll hear when you go on the Shimansky Diamond Experience at the Clocktower at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, which gives a unique and interesting insight into the world of diamonds.

RENOVATED SHOWROOM GETS A BRAND-NEW GEM
The world of master diamond cutters and goldsmiths is fascinating. You’re able to see what exceptional craftsmanship and expertise it takes to transform a raw gemstone and artfully craft precious metals to create unique jewellery.

You can have this behind-the-scenes look at the newly renovated Shimansky Showroom, a tribute to the brand’s three-decade journey to international icon status, says its founder and CEO, Yair Shimansky. 

“We mark this milestone with the creation of a brand-new gem in the shape of the new V&A Shimansky showroom, which shares the story of how a blend of ethical diamond sourcing, bespoke design, innovation and authenticity has made Shimansky the byword for world-class jewellery,” he says. 

Located on the upper level of the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, next to Baia Seafood Restaurant, the meticulously-curated space offers a full-service bar and a private diamond experience for clients who want a bespoke opportunity when selecting their jewellery.

WATCH HOW DIAMONDS ARE BEING CUT AND POLISHED
The Shimansky Diamond Experience and Jewellery Showroom is also home to the Cape Town Diamond Museum. Here you can find out how diamonds are formed, and their journey up into the world, where it could end up in a Shimansky jewellers setting. It’s located at the Clock Tower Precinct at the V&A Waterfront, near the Zeitz MOCAA and gateway to Robben Island. It’s a 45-minute, multilingual tour.

The jewellery showroom also offers visitors an insight into the diamond cutting and polishing process, with an on-site jewellery manufacturing workshop and factory.

ETHICAL DIAMONDS DIRECT FROM THE SOURCE
Each Shimansky diamond is hand-picked by Yair Shimansky, who inspects over 100 000 carats of diamonds per trip he makes to South African mines. “Selecting rough diamonds is an extremely specialised skill and it’s extremely subjective – there are only a handful of jewellers in the world who can do so,” he says. His involvement in every step of the process ensures Shimansky diamonds are conflict-free and ethically sourced. 

World-renowned for contemporary, classic designs and expert craftsmanship, visitors can explore a wide selection of diamond and tanzanite jewellery on offer, including the Millennium diamond ring, the most revered engagement ring in South Africa.


THE NEW SOUTHERN CROSS COLLECTION
The Khoisan viewed the two pointer stars in the Southern Cross as male lions and the three brighter stars of the Southern Cross as lionesses. Containing diamonds older than the constellation they represent, the wonder of this shining star formation is perfectly captured in the Southern Cross collection. While Shimansky’s Southern Cross pendant is a direct replica of the constellation, their ring marks the navigation routes similar to those that the Khoisan followed. In wearing the ring and holding it up to the lit night sky, the navigation marking points of the Southern Cross are visible both in the sky and on your finger. They are made from the finest white, yellow or rose gold, hand-selected Ayanda Tanzanite and round, brilliant-cut white and black diamonds.

 

---

Take a piece of Cape Town wherever you go with these souvenirs.

Feeling overwhelmed? Here’s a guide to buying diamonds and tanzanite, and read more about the history of diamonds

While you’re there, see what else you can do at the V&A Waterfront, which includes Battery Park.

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, suburbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and add us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates.

 

Cape Town Events Calendar
August 2020
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31

opperman_gallery1Discover Abe Opperman’s winter ...

View Opperman’s works at the expanded gallery until 30 August

extrablattMonday Madness and Wacky Wednesday at ...

Café Extrablatt is running two amazing 2-for-1 deals

robin_hoodLunch is sorted at Robin Hood Burger ...

Robin Hood in Kloof Street has basket lunch deals every day

The grill father The Grillfather is back with a hearty ...

Enjoy their 2.8kg pure beef patty and backyard braai vibes

jordan winesDonate used clothing and indulge in a ...

Support Jordan Wine Estate’s 12th annual clothing drive and get a free coffee

spring_2Bradwell Spring: Vredehoek’s fresh ...

It’s the second formalised spring water collection point built by the City

spring_1Newlands Spring: Cape Town’s ...

Rules are in place to ensure everyone’s safety

UCOOK 1Cook along with top Cape Town chefs and ...

Invite Karen Dudley, Franck Dangereux, and Reuben Riffel into your kitchen in these ...

timekeepers4See the Timekeepers in an online ...

The masked portraits are a reflection of what is happening now

Virtual Vertical KM Series 2Conquer three mountains in 12-weeks in ...

Three mountains, three routes and three races to win in the Virtual Vertical KM Series

VW BARONS 2Barons Cape Town VW is open to the ...

Quicker services and courtesy cars for essential workers

Om RevolutionSlow flow mobile yoga with Om Revolution

You don’t have to go to a yoga studio to stay active

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips