Shimansky, Cape Town

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See the sparkle at Shimansky, the main store and museum of the designers and manufacturers of fine jewelry. Gain an understanding of the story behind each diamond as you walk through the halls of the museum, where information panels, multimedia presentations, and displayed artifacts detail the formation, mining, and crafting of these precious gems into jewelry, clothes, and ornaments. Stop in the store after your tour to see some of the ready-to-wear designs, or have a chat with the expert staff if you're looking for something personalized. Planning Cape Town trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • I thoroughly enjoyed the museum tour. Our guide, Mariette Mel - was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I particularly enjoyed visiting their showrooms and admiring their beautiful jewelry. A big... 
    I thoroughly enjoyed the museum tour. Our guide, Mariette Mel - was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I particularly enjoyed visiting their showrooms and admiring their beautiful jewelry. A big...  more »
  • I enjoyed learning about the diamond mining history and the process for cutting a diamond. Best to go during the week when you can see the gemologists working on these beautiful stones. 
    I enjoyed learning about the diamond mining history and the process for cutting a diamond. Best to go during the week when you can see the gemologists working on these beautiful stones.  more »
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  • Very enjoyable experience buying a piece with assistance from Carmen. Lovely store and very attentive staff. I would recommend Shimansky for anyone with high standards for Tanzanite or Tsavorite.
  • What an amazing tour! Tanya was an awesome guide and taught us so much about the local diamond industry and its history. The diamonds on display are magnificent.

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