Design your own jewellery at The Diamond Works Institute

Add some shine to your Cape Town visit when you book The Diamond Works Enhanced Sparkling Tour Experience at one of the most popular diamond facilities in Southern Africa.

The Diamond Works Institute, a true diamond and jewellery expert, has launched a new showroom, which offers curious travellers the best premium diamonds and tanzanite in the world.

What to expect on the tour

Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and juice on arrival before your guided workshop tour begins.

To celebrate The Cullinan, South Africa’s most famous diamond, a replica is showcased along with a visual feature exhibiting the world’s most iconic historical stones.

Dreaming up your own jewellery design is made possible through an interactive design service. Once your your item has been designed, you can print a wax replica to see what it looks like before the goldsmiths get to making your dream jewel a reality.

Diamond Works Institute
Diamond Works Institute

While you’re there you can also enjoy delectable Huguenot Chocolates, offering Belgian chocolates enhanced with a sparkling South African flavour. Bite into MCC truffles and a variety other handcrafted specialty chocolates and confectionery to complete the luxury experience.

Where to find them

The Diamond Works Institute is located five minutes from the V&A Waterfront and is within general walking distance of most Cape Town hotels.


Times: Monday to Sunday (including all public holidays) 09:00 to 19:00 – walk-in visitors are welcome.

Tours are available in English, German, French, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic and Italian.

Planning a trip to Cape Town? Book flights, browse accommodation, and rent a car now to get the best rates. The Cape Town City Pass gives you access to over 70 of the top Cape Town attractions, tours, and things to see and do, including the popular hop on hop off City Sightseeing bus.

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