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Cape Town Diamond Museum

Housing a fascinating story that covers the history of South African diamonds, the Cape Town Diamond Museum covers a timeline that stretches some 3 billion years. Here, you can learn many things about the industry such as how the precious stones are formed, mined and processed.

The building itself is found in the Clock Tower precinct of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s premium shopping destination. This elegant, original and sophisticated operation is a non-profit organisation, aimed at educating and developing the public’s appreciation of diamonds and their trade.

Learn about bruiting and girdling, blocking and brillianteering, all incredibly important steps in crafting the finished product we all know and love.


  • Learn about the history of diamonds in South Africa
  • Discover the process of diamond manufacture
  • Located in the heart of the premium shopping mecca that is the V&A Waterfront

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