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The Shimansky Rockwell Diamond Experience in the Cape Town CBD is notable for many things – interactive tours of their jewellery manufacturing facility and a chance to experience their mesmerizing Secret Diamond Chamber, among them – but what truly makes it unique is the opportunity to collaborate with a dedicated Shimansky team to have a custom jewellery item designed, created and delivered, within 48 hours.

The bespoke items can be created with true fire at their hearts, courtesy of a choice of diamonds from South Africa’s largest selection of top quality GIA certified loose diamonds. The interactive jewellery design studio involves visitors in the co-creation of their very own personalised diamond or Tanzanite masterpiece, alongside one of Shimansky’s talented designers, before the design is stunningly brought to life by the team of expert craftsmen.

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The plush facility, hidden within the Rockwell Hotel, is home to one of two Shimansky manufacturing facilities in Cape Town – the other being in the Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront. It’s here that a select group of Shimansky craftsmen cut and polish the brand’s trademark loose stones and fashion them into unique, exquisite jewellery items.

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In true Shimansky style, the adjacent showroom is a temple to the majesty of all that sparkles. It’s here that two worldwide patent cuts – My Girl (the world’s first square-cut diamond with a diamond-shaped table) and Brilliant 10 (which offers up to 25% more ‘sparkle’ than any other diamond cut in the world) – are showcased in exquisite gold and platinum settings designed by founder Yair Shimansky and his team.

The showroom is also home to items crafted with Tanzanite, the only truly home-grown gem from the continent, as well as mesmerizing items crafted to highlight the rare beauty of Natural Fancy Colour diamonds – the rarest and most valuable of stones.

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While selecting a designer item from the Shimansky collection or contemplating one of their own designs, guests can relax in the stylish bar and enjoy a multi-sensory South African experience with craft gin, wine or whiskey tasting experiences. At the heart of the Experience is the ‘Secret Diamond Chamber’ reserved for smaller groups of up to 5 guests at a time, which is as exclusive and magical as the name suggests – and begs exploration.

Located in the stylish Rockwell Hotel in De Waterkant, the Shimansky Rockwell Diamond Experience operates 7 days a week. Booking for visits is essential.

Written by Trevor Crighton

Images: Supplied

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